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Lillian Irene Carter

July 1, 1929 — September 18, 2022

Irene Carter went to her

heavenly home on Sept. 18,

2022, at the age of 93 in

Olympia, Washington. She was

born July 1, 1929 to Amasa

(Nick) and Hazel Nichols.

She met the love of her life

Clyde Carter, who was home

from leave in the U.S. Army

during WWII, and they married

in 1947. They raised five

children together and created

lots of fun memories for their

children and grandchildren.

Irene loved to be outdoors,

camping, clam digging,

shucking oysters, sitting

around a good campfire or

just traveling anywhere she

could in her motorhome. She

also loved God, horses, dogs,

country music, watching

Wheel of Fortune, Price is

Right, and Gunsmoke. She

was a liberated, (before it was

cool) strong willed woman

who taught her children to be

independent and strong too.

She was preceded in death

by her husband Clyde, her

grandson Mike, and seven of

her siblings.

She is survived by her

children Jan Silva, Dana

Caywood, Kelvin (Terri)

Carter, Tami (Kevin) Howard

and Teri (Bud) Willard, as

well as her 12 grandchildren,

12 great-grandchildren, three

great-great-grandchildren, her

sister Pearl, and brothers Clyde

and Pleaides. A graveside

service will be held at 2 p.m.

on Oct. 7, 2022, at the Toledo

Cemetery where she will rest

peacefully next to her husband

Clyde. A reception will follow

at the Toledo Senior Center.

Funeral arrangements are

under the directive of Fir Lawn

Funeral Home in Toledo,


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