Nancy S. (Stevens) Carter, 71, of Clark Road, Ipswich, died
Wednesday November 25, 2009 in the Ledgewood Rehabilitation and
Skilled Nursing Center in Beverly following a long illness.
Born in Olney , Maryland January 5, 1938, daughter of the late
Howard C. and Ruth E. (Mandley) Stevens, she was educated in local
public and parochial schools. As a young woman she worked in
Washington for several years as a legal secretary . Married to
Richard T. Carter in January 1960 at Andrews Air Force Base, the
Carters made their home and started their family first in Suitland
, Maryland, later Ramstein Air Force Base in Germany, Long Island,
New York and Fairfax, Virginia, before moving to Ipswich in 1968.
For the past nineteen years they wintered in Marco Island, Florida.
Nancy enjoyed most spending time with her family. With a young
family she served as a den mother for Cub Scouts and troop leader
for Girl Scouts. She enjoyed sailing with her family on the coast of
Maine , cooking and entertaining for family and friends, and the
special time with her beloved grandchildren.
was a member of the Winglets Club of Marco Island and the Ipswich
Bay Yacht Club.
addition to her husband of fifty years she is survived by two sons,
Robert L. Carter and his wife Margaret of Dover, NH and Kurt S.
Carter and his wife Kristen of N. Andover; a daughter, Dianne Carter
O’Keefe and her husband Timothy of Wexford, PA; six grandchildren,
Shannon O’Keefe and Timothy O’Keefe, Jr. both of Wexford, PA,
Lauren and Caroline Carter both of Dover, NH and Katherine and
Andrew Carter both of N. Andover; a sister, Barbara L. Smith of
Manassas, VA and many nephews and nieces. She was the sister of the
late Chester C. Stevens of Edenton NC.
funeral service will be held Monday, November 30, 2009 at 11 am in
the Whittier-Porter Funeral Home, 6 High Street, Ipswich followed by
interment in the Cowles Memorial Cemetery, Ipswich . Family and
friends are respectfully welcomed. Visiting hours are Sunday 4 to 7
pm. Memorial contributions in her name may be made to Ipswich
Caring, c/o First National Bank of Ipswich, 31 Market Street,
Ipswich, MA 01938 .