for Eshter Hoskins Carter, 89, of Nampa, who died Sunday, July
14, in her home, will be conducted at 1 a.m. Wednesday at the
Alsip Funeral Chapel, Nampa. The Rev. Paul E. Goins,
pastor of the Greenleaf Friend's Church, will officiate.
Private family interment will follow in the Greenleaf
Mrs. Carter was born on April 14, 1896, in Pleasant
Plain, Iowa, to Owen and Josephine Jones Hoskins. At a
young age she moved with her family to Colorado. In 1909
they moved to Idaho and homesteaded in the Sunnyslope area
near Nampa where Esther was reared and educated.
She married Eric P. Carter on Oct. 10, 1915, in the
Hoskins home in Sunnyslope. They homesteaded in the
Sunnyslope area for several years. They later moved to
California. In 1929 they returned to Idaho. Mrs.
Carter took care of people in her own home for several years.
She started the Carter Nursing Home in 1937 in Nampa, which
she owned and operated for 20 years.
She took care of Carlyle Young, a handicapped child, in
her home for 47 years until his death in January of 1985.
After retiring from the nursing she raised Appaloosa horses
and Airedale dogs. She later moved to her home on
Airport Road where she had since resided. Mr. Carter
died in November of 1943. Mrs. Carter was a birthright
member of the Friend's Church.
She is survived by one daughter, Mrs. Lloyd (Alice)
Dinwiddie of Santa Rosa, Calif.; one son, Raymond Carter and
his wife Dona of Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; three grandsons;
one niece; and one nephew.
Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by her
parents, one sister and one brother.
Memorials may be made to the Hospice Program in care of
Mercy Medical Center, 1512 12th Ave., Road, Nampa, Idaho 83651
or flowers may be sent.