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Carol Lynn Tefft, age 77, of Harleysville, formerly of Los Altos California, passed away on October 4, 2013. She was the beloved wife of Gaylord S. Tefft for 53 years.

Born in Kansas City Missouri, she was the daughter of the late Earl C. and Lillian M. Fisher.

Carol was the Head Librarian at the Los Altos Public Library for over thirty years. Her innovative spirit and leadership helped the library achieve the second highest readership in the country and her efforts made the library an integral part of the community. She had a passion for genealogy and was a published author. She also taught college level library science and research courses. Carol moved to the Harleysville area after retirement to be close to her children and grandchildren.

In addition to her husband Carol is survived by her sons Gavin  Tefft and Sherwood Tefft, his wife Robbi and grandchildren Clara, Nicholas and Lila Tefft, and her brother Charles Dietz.

A memorial service for Carol was held on October 27, 2013.

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