Janet Adena MacIntosh Carl

Born July 17, 1931 in Allentown, Pennsylvania
Departed February 22, 2024 in West Melbourne, Florida

Janet Adena MacIntosh Carl 7/17/1931 – 2/22/2024

“It’s not the years in your life. It’s the LIFE in your years.”

Janet Adena MacIntosh Carl passed away peacefully on February 22, 2024. The fifth child of Walter Bruce MacIntosh and Lilly May Brown was born in Allentown, PA on July 17, 1931. She grew up in Miami Beach, FL, was educated in private schools in Miami and at Wilson College from 1949-51. She married Allan Parker Hunt, Jr. on Dec 24, 1951, a graduate of USMA at West Point. He went through flight training to become an F-86 jet pilot. After 43 successful missions in Korea he was KIA March 31, 1953.

Janet then married Malcolm Gilmore MacNeill on June 10, 1955. Her most beloved children are Nancy Hunt MacNeill of Asheville, NC, Malcolm Gilmore MacNeill, of Waynesville, NC, Robert Bruce MacNeill of Boca Raton, FL, and Noel MacNeill Keough (Hugh) of Ft. Lauderdale, FL.

Janet married William Lee Reed on Jan 14, 1970, with the marriage ending in 1990. She then married CAPT Frederick Daniel Carl, USNR Ret. on June 10, 1996, in Washington DC, who passed away Feb 13, 2009.

She adored her four grandchildren, Malcolm Keough, Meghan Keough, Adrienne Wright (Rodney), and Lindsay Cooke, and her four great grandchildren, Jack, Hadley, Amelia, and Lilly – what a God given legacy!

Janet was a professional model in Miami with Coronet. She was an enthusiastic sportswoman, always outdoors. She received awards from National Geographic Expeditions traveling both poles, the Northernmost and Southernmost voyages. She traveled the world extensively, visiting all 7 continents. She was an expert hunter, then taxidermist of her trophies. Accompanied by her children, she caught a 10-foot Pacific striped marlin on a 6-week New Zealand adventure. Also, she got the Catch of the Day salmon in Vancouver, B.C. For 20 years, she maintained a horse farm in Middleburg, VA, birthed, broke, and trained 9 horses to jump and ride in the Middleburg Hunt. She was also a player of the USTA Mid Atlantic Tennis Championship, A-2 team; and also PGA golf score keeper for 4 years.

Janet was listed in Who’s Who of American Women cited as a Civic Worker, including 8 years Lighthouse for the Blind director of Dade County (Miami) summer activities camp, receiving national photo and story coverage in the Association of Junior League of America magazine. She volunteered at the Civil Defense Control Center; Girl Scouts of Dade County board; Boards of Friendly Visitors and Volunteer Services; TV “What’s My Line” panelist; Recording for the Blind at the Univ. of Miami; Past President of the Young Patronesses of the Opera; Won the Ladies’ Sailing Trophy at Coral Reef Yacht Club; Miami Mineralogical and Gem Society award of the year for handmade silver and gold jewelry. She was the Past Regent of the Daughters of the American Revolution.

In 2004, CAPT Fred Carl and Janet were invited to the President’s Memorial Day Breakfast at the White House. Fred represented the Naval Reserve Association, of which he was Past National President. President George W. Bush and First Lady Laura Bush greeted them warmly, which is reflected in a special signed photo of the four. They attended a Memorial Service, and laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier at Arlington National Cemetery.

Additionally, Janet had a deep interest in architecture and landscape design. She was instrumental in multiple building projects of her personal family homes and gardens in Florida, North Carolina, and Virginia.

In Indialantic since 1992, Janet was the Past President of the Sustainers of the Junior League of South Brevard; Rotary Club of Indialantic member; a Paul Harris Society Fellow; Women’s Center Guild member; Haven Guild member; FL Space Coast Philharmonic Board; Garden Club by the Sea Board; an Audubon member; and an active Bridge Club player. She was a member of the Council of 100, Brevard Art Museum, a Life Member of MOAA, and Life Member of the Navy League of the US. Janet was a member of Holy Trinity Episcopal Church and St. Margaret’s Guild.

“I don’t want to get to the end of my life and find that I lived just the length of it. I want to have lived the width of it as well!”

A Memorial Service will be held at Brownlie-Maxwell Chapel on Wednesday, Feb. 28, 2024 at 11:00.


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