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Judy (Nichols) Carter

May 18, 1937 ~ July 18, 2023 (age 86) 86 Years Old


Judy Carter, 86 of Lake Stonycreek, passed away July 18, 2023 at her home after a long illness. Born May 18, 1937 in Buffalo, NY, daughter of A. Frances (Wiggins) Nichols and Kenneth Miles Nichols. She is survived by her husband Don and their three children; Mark Carter and wife Michelle, Tim Carter and wife Judy, and Lori Griffin and husband Doug. She leaves a legacy of 8 grandchildren, 2 step grandchildren, 10 great-grandchildren with one on the way, many cherished nieces, nephews and over 30 cousins; and siblings Alice M. Henk and Kenneth M. Nichols, Jr. Judy moved to the Pittsburgh area where she attended Mt. Lebanon High School. Judy loved music and singing. She was a designated singer of the National Anthem in the mornings at Mt. Lebanon. Upon graduation, Judy studied nursing and dating Donald L Carter. They were married on Valentines’ Day in Coeur d’Alene, ID in 1957 and began living in Spokane, WA where Don was stationed during his military service. Judy had her first of three children in Spokane. After Don’s service the couple returned to the Pittsburgh area and raised their family. In the mid 70’s, the Carters began moving for Don’s work, living in Florida and then later Maryland. They returned to the Pittsburgh area in the 90‘s. During this time, Judy was employed in several diverse job positions; for a drafting company, a dental assistant, a logistics coordinator and as a purchasing agent. Judy and Don moved to the Shanksville/Stonycreek area in 1990. Don continued his work from Stonycreek until retirement. They both became active in the Unity United Church of Christ and participating in local community activities. Judy was an avid homemaker, hostess and caregiver to many of her and Don’s relatives. While living at Lake Stonycreek, many memorable traditional family gatherings were organized and hosted by the Carters. Judy was devoted to her faith and many family and friends. A celebration of life will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 2, at Unity United Church of Christ, 2074 Huckleberry Hwy., Berlin, PA 15530. Rev. Jay Shaffer officiating. Arrangements entrusted to Deaner Funeral Home, Berlin. DeanerFuneralsAndCremations.com

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Celebration of Life
September 2, 2023

10:30 AM
Unity United Church of Christ
2074 Huckleberry Hwy.
Berlin, Pennsylvania 15530


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