Carol M. Goerger

Published 6:44 pm Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Carol M. Goerger, 76, unexpectedly passed away June 11, 2022 of heart failure. She was born in Barnstable, Massachusetts to Mary and George Mastick on Christmas Day 1945. Her dad was deployed in Europe, so her mother took a taxi to the hospital in a snowstorm. She was raised in a military family and lived in several states and countries, including Germany and Italy. She often reflected fondly about living in Germany during her teen years.

She attended Rutgers University and Christopher Newport College and graduated with a degree in elementary education from Old Dominion College. She was an elementary school teacher. She was a member of Smithfield Trinity UMC for 53 years. She taught Sunday School for 30 years and held several positions in the church. Carol also worked in day care and tutored many students in the Smithfield area. She enjoyed gardening in her spare time.

Carol is survived by her husband, Jim Goerger of 53 years, their son, Nick (Anita); daughter, Michelle Goerger; sister, Connie Cumbia; brother, George Mastick and three grandchildren, Zachary Goerger, Josh Goerger and Seth Vaughn and one aunt, Agnes Helming along with numerous extended family members. Her parents and sister, Molly Hastings predeceased her. She was especially grateful for her special friends, Bill W. and Bob Smith.

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Services will be held at Trinity UMC, 201 Cedar St, Smithfield, VA 23430 on Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 2 PM. In lieu of flowers, please donate to Christian Outreach Program (COP), 402 Grace St, Smithfield, VA 23430, or Trinity UMC. R.W. Baker & Co. Funeral Home, Downtown Chapel is serving the family. Condolences may be registered at