Air Force Chief Master Sgt. Carl Bane, 40, and his wife, Gwendolyn Ealy Bane, 34, residents of the Washington area until moving to Arizona in July, were killed Friday in a two-car collision near their home in Glendale, Ariz.
Sgt. Bane had been stationed at Bolling Air Force Base for about three years before his transfer this summer to Luke Air Force Base in Arizona.
Mrs. Bane had been a business teacher at Friendly High School in Oxon Hill for 11 years and before that at High Point High School in Adelphi for two years.
The couple was married in July 1977.
Mrs. Bane was born in Bluefield, W. Va. She was a graduate of West Virginia State College and earned a master's degree in business education from Catholic University while teaching at Friendly High School.
She had been a member of St. Moriah Baptist Church in Washington.
Sgt. Bane was born in Kincaid, W. Va. He was educated in Montgomery, W. Va., and attended the University of Maryland for three years before entering the Air Force in 1957.
He was a graduate of the Non-Commissioned Officers Academy and held several decorations, including the Meritorious Service Award. His assignments included duty at Hicham Air Force Base in Hawaii.
Mrs. Bane is survived by her parents, the Rev. and Mrs. James C. Ealy, of Charleston, W. Va.; three brothers, Cecil D., of Washington, Sherwin Q., of Cincinnati, Ohio, and James David, of Germany, and four sisters, Blanche N. Hooks, of Phoenix, Ariz., Barbara K. Tonic, of Hyattsville, Vincent O. Jordan, of Fredericksburg, Va., and Brenda Johnson, of Charleston, W. Va.
Sgt. Bane is survived by a son of a previous marriage, Shaun, of San Diego, Calif.; two sisters, Mary Heath and Refrenita Smith, both of Oxon Hill, and six brothers, Bernard Hawkins, of Charleston, W.Va., Lawrence and Elmer Hawkins, of New York City, John Carter, of Detroit, Hillard Bane, of Oxon Hill, and Willard Bane, of Woodbridge, Va.