EASTON - Eldora Leita Carter passed away unexpectedly Monday evening, Nov. 26, 2012 at her home. Eldora was born Dec. 14, 1928, in Dyer Brook, the daughter of Perley and Leah Porter.
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Eldora graduated from Oakfield High School and Maine Beauty Academy, Bangor. Her life was dedicated to her six children and her loving husband, Clair. She operated a small beauty shop in her home for many years. Eldora's later years were dedicated to work with Easton Methodist Church, where she was a lay minister along with many other duties. She also spent many years as the "Easton" reporter with Presque Isle Star Herald. Her work and support in her community will be a lasting legacy.
Eldora is survived by Clair, her loving husband of nearly 66 years; and six of her seven children, Jeffery Carter and his spouse, Sue Gartley of San Francisco, Vaughn Carter and spouse, Cheryl, of Easton, Andrea Celayeta and husband, Tony, of Grand Junction, Colo., Michael Carter and spouse, Beth, of Portland, Dana Carter and spouse, Kimberly, of Scarborough, and Wendell Carter and spouse, Doreen, of Saco; a brother, Darrell Porter and his wife, Norma, of Gardiner. Eldora was a loving grandmother to nine beautiful grandchildren, their spouses and six great-grandchildren. She was predeceased by her infant daughter, Amy Louise.
Friends and family are invited to a celebration of Eldora's life 1 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, at Easton Methodist Church, Station Road, where there will be a time of gathering and comfort at noon. After the service, there will be "a party," her words, at the church for friends and family to reminisce her wonderful life. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation in her name to
. You will be continuing her work. Arrangements are in care of Duncan-Graves Funeral Home, 30 Church St., Presque Isle. Online condolences may be expressed at www.duncan-graves.com.
Published in BDN Maine on Nov. 28, 2012