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Elaine Stoddard Carter, age 81, died December 6, 1994 at her home in St. George, Utah.

Born July 6, 1913 in Beaver, Utah to Preston N. and Amy Dalton Stoddard. She married Elmer Carter on January 3, 1933 in Minersville, Utah. Their marriage was later solemnized in the St. George LDS Temple. He preceded her in death on November 29, 1983.Elaine was born and raised in Minersville, Utah. She graduated from Minersville High School. Elaine and her family lived in San Diego, California from 1942 to 1978, where she worked as a drug store clerk. They then moved back to Minersville. Elaine enjoyed reading, crocheting, fishing, singing and was an excellent cook. She was an active member of the LDS Church and loved her grandchildren.

Survivors include two sons, Gary E. and wife, Joyce Carter, of Parowan, Utah; P. Scott and wife, Ellen Carter of Midvale, Utah; two daughters, Mrs. Keith "Judy" Wilcock of Excelsin, Minnesota; Mrs. Tom "Carol" Verhaeren of St. George, Utah; four sisters, Mary Atkin, Lorelei Dunkley, Yvonee Dea, all of Salt Lake City; Fae Garrett, Tigard, Oregon; 13 grandchildren, 22 great-grandchildren and three great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by two sisters and four brothers, Olene Osborne, Thelma Brenkmann, Mitchell Stoddard, Ronald Stoddard and Eugene Stoddard.

Funeral services will be held Monday, December 12, 1994, 1 p.m. at the Minersville Ward Chapel where friends may call one hour prior to service for visitation. Interment will be at the Minersville Cemetery under the direction of Spilsbury - Deseret Rose Mortuary.

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