clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

Obituary: Ethelyn Anderson Carter Sargent


Ethelyn Anderson Carter Sargent, age 93, passed away Monday, March 3, 2003 in Bountiful of natural causes.

Known as "Tiny," she was born October 28, 1909 in Bear River City to Nephi and Ane Margrethe Hansen Anderson, the eighth of 10 children. She attended district school in Bear River City, later went to Box Elder High School and the last two years at Bear River High School. At BRHS she met George Virgil Carter.

Two years after graduation, they were married on October 12, 1929. They had one son, Virgil Ray Carter. George Virgil was killed in an airplane accident in November, 1939. Their marriage was later solemnized in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.

Mother attended LDS Business College after Dad's death. She then worked as the secretary to the principal of Bear River High School. During the war she worked at Hill Field Army Air Force Base. Later she transferred to Bushnell Army Hospital in Brigham City. Here she met Kenneth Moyle Sargent who was stationed there in the Army. They were married in October, 1945. Mother lived in Garland, Salt Lake City and Las Vegas, Nevada. Ethelyn and Ken moved back to Bountiful to be closer to family. Kenneth died of cancer in July, 1977. At age 77, Mother was called on a mission to the Washington D.C. Temple. This was one of the happiest years of her life. Mother remained active in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

She is survived by her son, Virgil Ray Carter (Mary); two grandchildren, Craig (Lisa) and Leslee (Patrick); seven grandchildren, Ashley, Katie Lyn, Tyson, Emily, Ke'ala, Dane, and Landon; one sister, Muriel Anderson Sorenson; and many nieces and nephews.

The family would like to thank nurse Greg Abtlanalp, and all the staff of Life Care Center of Bountiful, and mother's doctor, Russel B. Shields, for their hours of loving care and service.

Graveside serviced will be held Friday, March 7, 2003 at 12:00 noon at the Tremonton City Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday evening from 7:00 - 8:00 p.m. at Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main.