Rebecca "Becky" Carter passed away February 21, 2019 in Abilene. A visitation will be 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Monday, February 25,2019 at Elmwood Funeral Home, 5750 Hwy 277 South Abilene, Texas.
Becky was born February 3, 1950 to James and Elnore Carter in Sullivan, Indiana. The family moved to Abilene shortly after Becky was born. Becky graduated from Abilene High School on June 4, 1968. After high school she worked for Timex for 8 years leaving there to join the Navy in 1976. Becky was very proud of serving her country, she ended her time in the Navy in 1981 and was in the reserves from 1982 - 1987. From 1982 - 1986 she worked for the cable company in San Antonio and then became a United States Postal Service Worker in Austin, Texas from 1986 - 1999. In 1992 she joined Sandy and the couple was married in Pennsylvania on January 26, 2014 until Sandy's passing on December 25, 2014. Becky was a wonderful daughter, sister, aunt, and friend. She will be dearly missed.
She is preceded in death by her parents, James and Elnore Carter and wife, Sandy.
Oh Becky - what will we do without you. Your "baby girls" will miss you and your big old heart and hugs. Having you back in my life for e en this short time meant the world to me - after 40 years, seeing you again was wonderful. I am so very grateful for the times we had together from that first mini-reunion you and I pulled off the surprise for the other girls, to the reunion in October in Orlando and our conversations and texts since. I will miss your silly memes you would send, hearing your laughter and mostly hearing you call me Baby Girl. I live you Sweet Friend. May you rest in peace, free from the pain and celebrating a reunion with Sandy! I will see you again and will miss you forever!
Lora Roberts-LatimerNewnan, GA
My sincerest condolences to Becky's family over the passing of your loved one. She was a warm, loving and wonderful friend. I met Becky while going through US Navy Bootcamp in Orlando, Florida over 40 years ago. Being from Oklahoma, I was drawn to her Texas accent as it reminded me of home. We lost touch for many years and had been reunited with several of our Navy Bootcamp Sisters in recent years and had great mini reunions. We spoke of how lives had passed and about our families. We remembered those we'd served with and how we might reconnect with them. We spoke fondly of upcoming gatherings and always expressed how we wanted to meet each others families. My husband, children and grandchildren share in my grief of a friend loss at a young age. Fair winds and following seas my sweet friend. May the Lord's strength, comfort and compassion surround those that loved and cared for Becky.
Rozie WaldronCollinsville, OK
Darling Becky, from our days in boot camp all those years ago to all our visits together in the past couple of years, my whole family has grown to love you! Greg and I, as well as our children and grandchildren, nieces and nephews, and brothers and sisters will grieve your loss. We love you and your big heart and your kindness and generosity. There’s no one like you! Rest in peace my dear friend! We will see each other again in our Father’s house!
Mary SullawayOklahoma City, OK