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Willie Maye Carter

Peninsula resident Willie Maye Carter died Saturday, Sept. 21, 2002, in her son's home in Seaside, Calif., surrounded by her children and grandchildren. She was 84.

Mrs. Carter was buried next to her husband at El Carmelo Cemetery in Pacific Grove, Calif.

She was born June 1, 1918, in Chico, Texas.

Mrs. Carter was a longtime Nikiski, Kenai and Soldotna resident. She moved to Alaska with her husband, Cecil in 1971. Her children and grandchildren were living in Alaska at that time. Her son, Frank Carter, and her grandson, Matthew Carter, were the last of the family to leave Kenai. A grandson, Eddie Shannon, and family still live in Healey.

She enjoyed quilts and crocheting beautiful pieces for family and friends.

Mrs. Carter was a great cook and cooked at many of the early restaurants in the area. She cooked at the Port Inn, now the North Star; Royal Redoubt, now the Merit Inn; old Kenai Airport; the Lighthouse; Harborview and The Katmai.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 30 years, Cecil Carter; her daughter, Margaret Carter; and two sisters, Susie Hudson and Juanita Ward of Texas.

Mrs. Carter is survived by four sons, Bennie Cooper and Billie Williams of Seaside, John Williams of Monterey, Calif., and Frank Carter of Deer Park, Wash.; daughter, JoAnn Shannon of Gresham, Ore.; brother, William H. Alexander Jr. of Texas; 11 grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren.

Source:  Peninsula Clarion, November 1, 2002



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