Obituary of Felicitas A. Summers
COLUMBIA - Felicitas (Fay) A. Summers, 86, of Columbia, S.C., passed away Monday, February 1, 2010 in National Health Care Parklane. Fay was born in Berlin, Germany on October 17, 1923, to Ernst and Toni Baumgarten. Fay was present in the 1939 Olympic Games in Berlin and soon after World War II she married a U.S. Army soldier, the late Joseph P. Summers. She became a U.S. citizen and had two sons, Gregory and Jeffory. The wife of a military soldier took her and the family to Japan and Germany to which she would later say, “Those were the best years of my life”. Fay was a stay-at-home mother and later became an avid golfer with a hole-in-one to her credit. She was a founding member of Woodfield Park Baptist Church and later a faithful member of Northeast Presbyterian Church. “Omi” as she was known to her family, kept an immaculate well run home and was extremely proud of her 5 grandchildren, Clay, Rodney, Jamie, Christi, and Terri; and 7 great-grandchildren, Mackenzie, Vance, Thomas, Bryce, Joseph, Ella Grace and Chandler. Fay is survived by her sons, Gregory Summers and his wife, Debbie, and Jeffory Summers and his wife, Mary; brother, Klaus Baumgarten, and his wife, Ramona; and cousin, Ursula Goetze. The family will receive friends Thursday, February 4, 2010 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m. at Powers Funeral Home. Funeral service will be held Friday, February 5, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at Northeast Presbyterian Church with burial to follow in Crescent Hill Memorial Gardens. Memorials may be made to the National Alzheimer’s Association (www.alz.org).
2/4/2010, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM, Powers Funeral Home
2/5/2010, 1:00 PM, Northeast Presbyterian