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Obituary for Esther Hoskins Carter
14 April, 1896 - 14 July, 1985
From The Idaho Press-Tribune,
July, 1985
Contributed by Dennis McIndoo

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Esther Carter

     Servies 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 Cemetery.
     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.

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