Our Hero, Glenda Bernice Anderson Carter, 66, of Idaho Falls, passed away peacefully surrounded by her loving family, Thursday, July 3, 2014, at her home after fighting a long courageous battle with cancer. She was under the loving care of family.
She was born July 10, 1947, in Pocatello, Idaho, to Clifford and Ellen Carlston Anderson. Glenda grew up and attended school in Pocatello. She graduated from Highland High School in 1966, and was a member of the first graduating class to attend all three years at Highland.
On Sept. 30, 1966, she married the love of her life, Edmund Lynn Carter, in Pocatello. Glenda and Ed lived in Pocatello; Vashon Island, Wash.; and Rigby, St. Anthony and Idaho Falls. Through the years, Glenda worked at Key Bank, and Smitty's Pancake and Steak House, but her favorite job was being a mother, wife and grandmother.
Glenda was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints where she served in the Relief Society.
She coached softball, basketball and volleyball, and she enjoyed bowling. She also loved fishing and camping. Other hobbies she had were quilting, watching Utah Jazz games and watching the New York Yankees. Mom was one of the most beautiful souls anyone could ever know. She was one of the most fun, loving, adventurous, family oriented, honest people you could have ever met. She will be missed by all of her peoples.
Glenda is survived by her husband, Ed Carter of Idaho Falls; daughters, Caprice (Richard) Watson and Rachelle (Terry) Hubler, both of Blackfoot; sons, Eddie (Ruth) Carter and Andy Carter, both of Idaho Falls; brothers, Gary Anderson of Federal Way, Wash., and Ned (Ellen) Anderson of Pocatello; sisters, Ellen (Al) Ballard of Yakima, Wash., and Carla (John) Hoffman of Pocatello; sisters-in-law, Hellen Anderson of Salt Lake City and Pauline Anderson of Blackfoot; eight grandchildren; and 10 great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, July 8, at the Sage View LDS Ward at 1345 Clarence Dr. in Idaho Falls with Bishop Jerry Tomlinson officiating. The family will receive friends from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday July 7, at Coltrin Mortuary, 2100 First St. in Idaho Falls, and for one hour Tuesday prior to the service at the church.
Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.coltrinmortuary.com.