Carol L. Ulrich

September 26, 1946February 12, 2018

Carol Lynn Ulrich, 71, of Lebanon, passed away Monday, February 12, 2018 in Wellspan Good Samaritan Hospital, Lebanon. She was born in Lebanon on September 26, 1946, a daughter of the late Raymond M. and Grace E. Hockley Ulrich. Carol was dedicated to her job, church, family and community. She taught at Schaefferstown Elementary School for 24 years and later became principal at Myerstown and Jackson Elementary Schools for 15 years, retiring in 2007. She was a member of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International and was very active with the local Nu Chapter, Lebanon County. Carol served as their President from 1984 – 1986 and was Pennsylvania State President from 2003 – 2005. As a member of St. Luke Lutheran Church in Schaefferstown, she was the first women on Congregation Council. Also serving as Sunday School Superintendent and teacher; Leader of the Luther League Youth Group, Chairperson of Christian Education Committee, Chairperson of Worship and Music Committee, Organizer and Chairperson of St. Luke Community Concert Series, Organizer and Librarian of St. Luke Library, President of St. Luke Women of the ELCA and various other activities and committees within the church. She also served on the ELCO School Board, ELCO Foundation and was a member of Historic Schaefferstown. Carol is survived by sister, Judith A. Gillen; brother, Thomas R. Ulrich and wife Connie; nephews, Colin Gillen and wife Allison; Matthew Ulrich; Jeremy Ulrich and wife Kelly; and niece, Taryn Gillen. Celebration of Carol’s Life will be held on Monday, February 19, 2018 at 1:00 PM in St. Luke Lutheran Church, 1432 Heidelberg Ave., Schaefferstown, PA, with a viewing beginning on Monday at 11:00 AM. Private interment will be made in the Schaefferstown Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to her church, St. Luke Lutheran Church, P.O. Box 278, Schaefferstown, PA 17088. Clauser Funeral Home, Inc. is handling her arrangements.


  • Viewing Monday, February 19, 2018
  • Celebration of Carol's Life Monday, February 19, 2018

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Mechelle Bray

February 18, 2018

Ms. Ulrich was my 5th grade teacher in a combined 4th grade/5th grade class at Schaefferstown Elementary School. I remember being so appreciative of the fact that she actually made time to teach science. Also, her service to and in St. Luke's Lutheran Church was unmatched. She really was a quality person that set high standards. I am grateful to have known her. I pray that God's peace will be with her family.

Kim Bell

February 18, 2018

I had the pleasure of having Ms. Ulrich as my fourth and fifth grade teacher at Schaefferstown Elementary. I remember loving hearing her read chapter books aloud to the class every day. She was smart, fair and fun. She will be missed. My condolences to her family.

Cathie Ambron

February 18, 2018

Blessings to Carol's family. She was a devoted educator. My children benefited as her students at Schaefferstown Elementary. Rest In Peace.

Deb Foshager

February 17, 2018

Carol was my cousin. I remember her as being in charge, capable, efficient, helpful, always working for good. Indeed, she was a good person. I loved my conversations with her later when I grew up and was able to appreciate her admirable qualities. She was always helpful and kind, May God give her rest from all her work on this earth. And may her family be comforted in recalling the memories of her strong, fruitful life.

Joanna Ulrich Uhler

February 17, 2018

I have such good memories of Carol, my cousin. She was a joyful positive presence. I hope you find comfort in remembering the wonderful woman she was.

Candy Rabold Stehr

February 16, 2018

I had the pleasure of having her as a teacher twice in elementary 3rd and 5th grade she was a very nice teacher I will always remember her RIP Miss Uhlrich

Marilyn Swartzel

February 16, 2018

I would like to offer my sincere condolences on the loss of your loved one! She was a wonderful individual and just a lovely lady!

Anita Williams

February 15, 2018

To Carol's Family,

My heartfelt condolences to all of you. I had the pleasure and honor of working with Carol at Schaefferstown Elementary when I was an aide, then transitioning with her to Jackson Elementary as her secretary when she became principal of Myerstown and Jackson. Carol was a hard-working, extremely dedicated woman, championing for what was best for the students. She was a generous person, and thought the world of all of her family. May you find peace and comfort in all the wonderful memories you've shared over the years.