Geraldine Ramsey Carter
1930 ~ 2008
Geraldine Ramsey Carter, beloved wife, mother, grandmother and friend, passed away peacefully due to natural causes on April 3, 2008 at 77 years of age. The youngest of five children, she was born Oct. 16, 1930 to Ross James and Leone May Williams Ramsey in Salt Lake City, UT, where she resided her entire life. She graduated from East High School on June, 3 1948 then was married and sealed to Wayne Durward Carter (deceased) in the Salt Lake Temple on Aug. 18, 1948.
She is survived by her six children, Stephen (Bonnie), Gregory (Vickie), Debra (Kevin Andersen), Bradley (Donnalyn), David (Lisa) and Julie Ann, 18 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.
She was a joyful bundle of energy with a wonderful sense of humor, exuding love and enthusiasm for her family and friends. She loved to gather the family together on holidays and birthdays, serving the most expansive, delectable feasts imaginable. She was a world-class homemaker who saw her home and family as her life's work. As her children grew older, she also worked for and retired from the Salt Lake City School District. Her father was an outstanding musician, and she naturally gained her own love for music at an early age. She was an excellent pianist who could accompany a soloist or a choir then, without missing a beat, tackle a Chopin concerto. She also had a fine singing voice. She and Dad passed the gift of music on to their children for which we will always be grateful.
In her 40's she gained a passion for running. She participated in several well-known races including the Bay to Breakers in San Francisco. She always said that running helped maintain her sanity, but it also helped her stay in excellent physical condition well into her 70's before a series of illnesses made it impossible for her to continue. Her example taught us it is never too late to pursue self-improvement.
A life-long member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, she loved the Lord Jesus Christ and had a strong testimony of His Gospel. She demonstrated the authenticity of her convictions by her devoted service to so many people, most especially her family.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, April 15, 2008 at 11:00 a.m. at the Cottonwood 10th Ward, 4930 So. West Moor Road (1660 E.). Friends and family are invited to attend a viewing on Monday the 14th from 6-8 p.m. at Wasatch Lawn Mortuary, 3401 So. Highland Dr., or at the church between 9:30-10:30 a.m. prior to the services.