IRENE ANTONIA CARTER
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93, of Las Vegas, NV and formerly of San Bernardino, CA, passed away in Las Vegas on Tuesday, April 23, 2013. She is survived by her daughter, Pamela M. Nicely and Pam's partner, Curtis Potts, of Gilbert and Phoenix, AZ, respectively; her son, Thomas M. Painter and his wife, Carla Roncoli of Atlanta, GA; and her grandson, Charles Butts and his partner, Emily Estes of Seattle, WA. Irene had been married to David D. Carter of Las Vegas, NV, and prior to her marriage to David, to Thomas Painter of San Bernardino, CA, both of whom passed on before her. She was born In Bernardino on January 17, 1920, the daughter of Joe Piña and Mary Sotello. Burial services were held on Wednesday, May 1 at the Palm Eastern Mortuary and Cemetery, 7600 South Eastern Ave., Las Vegas, NV 89123. In addition to nurturing her family during her many years in San Bernardino, Irene was an active, longstanding member of the Lugonia Parlor no. 241 of the Native Daughters of the Golden West, and the Highland Junior High and Pacific High school PTA organizations. Following her move to Las Vegas in 1979, she became an active member of the women's group of the First United Methodist Church and later, the Heritage United Methodist Church, and with of members of the Betty's Babies group, provided hundreds of knitted items for new, often disadvantaged mothers who were served by the Family Resource Center of the city's University Medical Center. Anyone who knew or knew of Irene also knows that she loved, cared for, helped, and brought happiness to many during her life. Those who knew and loved her are invited to send their condolences to Pamela Nicely, 275 W. Juniper Ave., Apt. 1176, Gilbert, AZ 85233 or Thomas Painter, 339 Candler St. NE, Atlanta, GA 30307. Donations in her memory may be sent to the Family Resource Center c/o University Medical Center (UMC) Foundation, 1800 W. Charleston, Las Vegas, NV 89102.
Palm Green Valley Cemetery
7600 S Eastern Ave Las Vegas, NV 89123
Published in San Bernardino Sun on May 12, 2013