Let the memory of Maggie be with us forever.
  • 81 years old
  • Born on September 19, 1937 in Hyland Park, Michigan, United States.
  • Passed away on July 22, 2019 in St. George, Utah, United States.
Our beautiful, vibrant, wife, mother, grandmother and friend, Maggie Carter, courageously died on July 22, 2019 after a long illness.

Margaret Ethel Frank Carter was born in Hyland Park, Michigan on September 19th, 1937, to Edward Eugene Frank and Callie Ethel Phibbs.

Maggie had a long career in Medical Histology. She was highly respected by her peers for her skill and depth of knowledge. Maggie was well accomplished in her field becoming the 4th person in the United States to pass the Histotechnician exam.

Maggie married Wayne Anderson in 1954, later divorced, but their union produced 1 son and 5 daughters.

Later, Maggie married the love of her life, Steve, on October 16, 1993. Together, Steve and Maggie had many wonderful adventures, including moving to Puget Sound area in Washington before settling in Mesquite Nevada.

Maggie was always creative, but really found a community to grow as an artist in Mesquite. A founding member of the Mesquite Fine Arts Guild, Maggie was a talented painter in multiple mediums and genres.

Maggie is survived by her loving husband Steven C. Carter of Mesquite, NV. Her adoring daughters: Callie (Bryan) Birch, Maurine (Mike) Moffat, Susan (Josh) Lamb, Jo (Ron) Mugleston, Gina Anderson and step daughter Tracey Carter Snyder (Bryan). Maggie is also survived by siblings John Brent Cooling and Nanci Peters. She is loved by her 9 grandchildren (Carly, Michael, Nathan, Courtney, Nick, Dax, Sydney, McKael, Arielle), and 10 great-grandchildren, plus 2 step-grandchildren (Steven, Sierra) and many cousins, nieces, nephews and friends.

Preceded in death by her parents, her son, Robert Wayne (Andy) Anderson, her grandson, Lee Anderson and her twin brothers, Robert Eugene Frank and Charles Edward Frank, and brothers Walter Frank and Joseph Cooling. 
Posted by Carly Ammons on August 1, 2019
Posted on behalf of Maurine Moffat

If tomorrow had a dream
How lucky It would seem
To see you standing there
In all your classy flare
The light of life still shining
Before you went away
Then I wouldn’t have to miss you

If sorrow would just fly away
On the wings of a butterfly
The pain I feel inside me
Would slowly fade away
Maybe I could feel strong again
Then I wouldn’t have to miss you

In the shadows of the night
The loneliness comes back again
I saw a falling star
Disappearing in its flight
A part of me is missing
A star in my life
I wish I didn’t miss you 

As the wind blows so softly
I stand here in the trees
The leaves rustling all around me
I think I hear some voices
I think I hear you singing
But of course it isn’t true
It’s just my imagination
I’ll always be missing you

I miss you every moment
Life will never be the same
Thank you Mom for everything.

by Maurine Moffat
Posted by Gina Anderson on July 31, 2019
How does a girl of little consequence grow up to be such a glamorous and statuesque woman. A lady to recon with if one should rankle her ire. And yet sweet and tender. She posessed a true WOW factor. People could not help to stop and stare when she entered a room or just walked down a hall. Her joy, her laughter, her wisdom will never be matched in my lifetime. Missing you 'till the end of time.
My lovely mommy.
Posted by Nathan Maxfield on July 29, 2019
Grandma Maggie, you'll always be a beacon of hope, a pillar of strength, a source of warmth and light, and an inspiration in my life. Thank you for the words of encouragement and love you've always effortlessly given to me. I love you.
Posted by Lisa Hyte on July 29, 2019
To my dear cousin Maggie. I have admired you since I was a small child. I remember being captivated by your incredible beauty and gorgeous smile! You lit up every room you walked into with an incredible spirit and energy about you. Your inner beauty radiated out of you and was demonstrated by your kindness, your intelligence, your talent and your elegance. You will be missed by many. Thank you for sharing your kindness and talents and making this world a better place. Love, Lisa 
Posted by Mindy Bona on July 29, 2019
My beautiful Aunt Maggie. Your laughter was contagious and I loved spending time at your house as a child. I always remember you rubbing Tyler’s head because you swore it was good luck to rub a red head on the head.i always looked up to you. You were smart, classy, kind, & loving. I will miss you dearly
Posted by Susan Lamb on July 28, 2019
For my beautiful, talented mother,
I am so proud to have called you mom. You were my inspiration, always keeping an open mind and trying new things. You taught me to have compassion for others on this journey called life. Thank you for always being there for me whether I needed child rearing advise, a shoulder to cry on or just a friend to talk with. I will miss you my dear mommy.
I love you forever and always.
Posted by Steven C. Carter on July 28, 2019
You were my inspiration, the reason for getting up in the morning and will be the love of my life perpetually! 
Posted by Carly Ammons on July 28, 2019
I will miss you for the rest of my life. I will love you forever. Thanks for being the best grandma.

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