PALISADE -- Twila Jean Carter of Palisade, died Thursday, Sept.14, 2006, at the Central City Care Center. She was 79 years old.
She was born June 19, 1927, at Hamlet to Samuel Clifford and Anna (Jader) Ferguson. She grew up in Palisade, attended and graduated from Palisade High School in 1947. She earned a teaching certificate from Kearney State College.
She married Frank F. Carter in Palisade on Jan. 9, 1947. To this union three children were born. She was a lifelong resident of Palisade. She worked for the Hayes Center ASCS office for 27 years and retired in 1987.
She was a member of the United Methodist Church and the United Methodist Women, Eastern Star, Palisade Community Service Club, Home Study Club and numerous other organizations.
She was preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Lois Bishop; and seven brothers, Carroll, Cleo (Dutch), Dale, Dean, Donald, Irvin and Merle (all of whom served in World War II).
Survivors include her husband, Frank of Grand Island; a son, Doug Carter and wife, Colleen of Hastings; two daughters, Lynn Jorgensen and husband, Tom of Plano, Texas, and Terri Simpson and husband, Bill of Richardson, Texas; three sisters, Clarice Bauer of McCook, Joyce Coe and husband, DeWayne of North Platte and Joan Laumann and husband, Ted of Sterling, Colo.; seven beloved grandchildren; Jennifer Jorgensen Bailey and husband, Jeremy, Michael Jorgensen, Melanie Carter Wiegert and husband, Chris, Matt Carter and wife, Stephanie, Dan Carter, Rebecca Simpson and Ashley Simpson; and five great-grandchildren: Aidan and Liam Bailey, McKenna Jorgensen, Taylor Blanchard and Audrey Carter.
Memorials may be given in her name.
Funeral services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. at the Palisade United Methodist Church with Pastor Judy Dye officiating. Burial will be in the Palisade Cemetery.
The casket will not be open. Visitation will be on today, 1-8 p.m. Friends may also go on-line at www.carpenterbreland.com to leave condolences.
Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook is in charge of the arrangements.