Dec. 16, 1920-Dec. 4, 2004
BURLINGTON, Colo. -- Estaleene "Estie" Carter, 83, died Saturday, Dec. 4, 2004, at Burlington Hospital in Burlington, Colo.
She was born Dec. 16, 1920, to Lewis (Brack) Haley and Ona Anders Haley in Schuyler County, Mo. She moved with her aunt in Wray, Colo., in 1936. She graduated from Wray High School in 1940.
On May 6, 1940, she married Floyd Carter in Oberlin. The couple started their own business of running a creamery, buying cream, eggs and poultry. They ran this business until 1965.
The couple moved to Burlington in 1955 and bought a creamery, which they later named Carter's Produce. In the late 1950's and early 1960's, she worked at JM McDonald Department Store in Burlington. She then worked for Western Auto and then worked for Burlington Flower Shop.
Later in life she worked for the Old Town Museum in the craft shop. She then became a researcher, restorer of artifacts and historian at the museum.
She was a member of the Rebekah Lodge and Royal Neighbor Lodge in Yuma. She was also a member of the Garden Club, Business Women Home Demonstration Club, KnickKnackers Club and the Red Hat Society, all of Burlington.
She was preceded in death by her parents; brothers, George Haley and Bill Haley of Carthage, Ill; and two half-sisters, Perle and Merle Sitton.
Survivors include her children, Sheryl Davis and husband, Glen of Burlington, Jim Carter of Burlington, Dan Carter and wife, Pat of Casper, Wyo.; and four grandchildren.
Services were today, 10 a.m., at Evangelical Free Church in Burlington, Colo., with the Rev. Ron Lee and Bill Viergutz officiating. Interment was in Yuma Cemetery in Yuma.
Memorials may be given in her name to the Old Town Museum or Caring Hands Hospice. They can be left at the Bank of Burlington.
Love Funeral Home of Burlington is in charge of the arrangements.