Elva Bigelow Carter
Elva Bigelow Carter, 97, of Orem, Utah, passed away May 10, 1996, of causes incident to old age. She was born April 25, 1899, in Wallsburg. Utah, a daughter of Don L. and Annie Maria Boren Bigelow. She married Jesse Monroe Taylor, in 1918, but was later divorced . She married Clyde A. Carter in the Salt Lake Temple January 30, 1929. He preceded her in death December 20, 1968.
She loved to work with her hands. Crocheting, embroidering and needlepoint were her favorite activities and even after she lost her eyesight she continued making lovely afghans for several years. She was generous with these handmade articles as gifts. She 1oved flowers and there were always lovely gardens wherever she lived.
Elva was anctive member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Stints. She held many positions in the various organizations including that of Relief Society President, Priniary Counselor, and as a teacher. Her favorite was that of temple work. She and her husband enjoyed this throughout their lives together. After his death, for eleven years, she and her sister, Emily Stoker. attended the temple four days a week. and spent the day. They each did work for over ten thousand names even though both were blind.
Of her ten brothers and sisters, only Okie Howard of Salt Lake City Utah and J Alton Bigelow of St George, Utah, remain. Her five children survive her. They are: Velma Anderson, Spokane, Washington; Jesse Keith Carter, Watsonville, California; Myrna Laird, with whom she lived in her later years, of Orem, Utah; Carol Rawlins, Richland, Washington; and Don C. Carter, Loomis, California. She also leaves behind 26 grandchildren, and 63 great-grandchildren. She loved much and was much loved.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, May 14, at 11 a.m. in the Sharon Third Ward Chapel, 415 S 700 East, Orem. Friends may call Monday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Walker Sanderson Funeral Home, 600 E 800 North, Orem, and Tuesday at the ward chapel from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the services. Burial will be in the Provo City Cemetary.