Nancy Carr Carter 1949 - 2010 Lawrence
A memorial Mass for Nancy Carr Carter, 60, Lawrence, will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church, with the Rev. John Schmeidler officiating.
Ms. Carter died Saturday, Feb. 13, 2010, at her home.
She was born May 26, 1949, in Kansas City, Mo., the daughter of Joseph E. and Marianne Gier Carr.
She grew up in Prairie Village, and was a 1967 graduate of Bishop Miege High School. Between 1968 and 1972, she attended Fontbonne College, Kansas University, the University of Missouri-Kansas City, and Penn Valley. She graduated in January of 1981 with a Doctor of Chiropractic from Cleveland Chiropractic College in Kansas City, where she served as president of the Student Council in 1980.
Ms. Carter and her family moved to Paonia, Colo., in 1984, where she started her own chiropractic practice. She served on the Paonia Town Council in 1987 and 1988. She also volunteered and served on the board of KVNF public radio of western Colorado from 1988 to 2000. With the help of friends, she built an off-the-grid home in the mountains of Paonia.
In 2002, she moved to Lawrence and worked at Pinnacle Career Institute from 2002 to 2008, serving as teacher, director of education and interim executive director. She was a member of St. John the Evangelist Catholic Church.
Survivors include a son, Piper Carter and wife Laura, Olathe; six sisters, Jan Richards, Sunspot, N.M., Lucy Markovich, Fairview, Texas, Maureen Carr, Kansas City, Mo., Carolyn Curtis, Loveland, Colo., Peggy Kittel, Lawrence, and Connie Mikelait, Olathe; a brother, Frank Carr, Berkeley, Calif.; her parents, of Lenexa; a sister-in-law, Margie Carr, Lawrence; two grandchildren, Cameron and Audrey Carter; former husband Bill Carter, Raytown, Mo.; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, great-nieces and great-nephews.
She was preceded in death by a brother, James P. “Jim” Carr.
The family will receive friends at 10 a.m. Thursday at the church. A rosary will be said beginning at 10:45 a.m.
The family suggests memorial contributions to Save the Children or Douglas County Visiting Nurses, Rehabilitation and Hospice Care, sent in care of Rumsey-Yost Funeral Home, 601 Ind., Lawrence, KS 66044.
Online condolences may be sent at rumsey-yost.com.