Frieda Palz Caple of Denton, MD, died Thursday, April 19, 2018, at Somerford Place in Annapolis, MD. She was 91 years old.
Born in Deutsch Goritz, Austria on May 1, 1926, Mrs. Caple was the daughter of the late Siegfried Palz and Stefanie Bauer Palz. Her husband, George Henry Caple, Jr., U.S. Army Lt. Col. Ret., died October 23, 2004. In 1929, at the age of three, Mrs. Caple and her family moved to Canada for better opportunities during the Great Depression. They settled in Schumacher, Ontario, where Mrs. Caple's father worked in a gold mine. With her mother suffering from tuberculosis, Mrs. Caple's family moved back to Austria in 1939. Consequently, she lived through war-torn Europe during WWII, and escaped the Nazis and Russians as a teenage refugee, eventually living in Ohringen, Germany after the war. There, she worked for the US Military Government as a translator and met her eventual husband, Mr. Caple. They married in 1950 and Mrs. Caple lived in Westminster, MD while Mr. Caple served in Korea. At the end of the Korean conflict, Mrs. Caple moved to Tokyo, Japan to live with Mr. Caple. Thereafter, they returned to the U.S. and eventually moved to Hampton, VA and finally to Denton, MD in 1957. A homemaker, she was a member of the St. Luke’s United Methodist Church in Denton.
Mrs. Caple is survived by two sons: George Henry (Hank) Caple, III (Katy) of Annapolis, MD and Frederick William (Bill) Caple of Naples, FL; two ½ brothers: Siegfried Palz of Weixelbaum, Austria and Rudolph Palz of Gross Klein, Austria; one ½ sister, Annaliese Zierngast of Weixelbaum, Austria; five grandchildren: Greg, Andrew, Matt, Eliot, and Adrian; two nephews: Peter Sembacher and Siegfried Sembacher; and two nieces, Gertrud Vlk and Mary Ellen (Mathias) Carosella. Mrs. Caple is preceded in death by her sister, Stefanie Sembacher.
Funeral services will be held at 1 PM in the Westminster Cemetery, 17 N. Church Street, in Westminster, MD on Saturday, April 28th. A reception will follow the service at Johanssons Dining House, 4 West Main Street, Westminster, MD 21157.
If friends wish to send memorial donations, the family suggests sending them to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, PO Box 98018, Washington, D.C. 20090-8018 or by going to donate.lls.org. To offer online condolences and tributes, please visit moorefuneralhomepa.com. The arrangements are by Moore Funeral Home, Denton, MD.
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