Glenda Carter, a long-time resident of Artesia, passed away at the age of 69. Born in 1949 in Oakland City Indiana, she was the youngest of five children. Her family moved to Artesia when she was a girl. Glenda graduated from Artesia High School in 1967, and married her partner of almost 40 years, Bud Carter, in 1968.
In addition to owning and operating Carter’s Texaco with her husband Bud, Glenda was a Certified Occupational Therapy Assistant (COTA), a profession that brought her tremendous joy. As a COTA she worked with children in the Artesia Public School system, she provided home therapy across Eddy County, and worked in nursing facilities in both Artesia and Carlsbad.
Glenda was a private person who quietly touched many throughout her life and lived with a strength that her children still marvel at. She is remembered as a voracious reader, wonderful cook, and loving mother and grandmother. She is loved and missed by her family: Jesse Carter, Johnny and Erika Carter, Cheryl Carter, her six grandchildren, her many nieces, nephews, cousins, and in-laws.
At Glenda’s requested, rather than a memorial service, family and friends are welcome to come to the family home at 2pm on Friday, December 7th to share memories and celebrate her life.
In lieu of flowers the family suggests memorial donations to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society at lls.org.
You and Bud were are neighbors on 11th & Chisum for years and became close friends. We will be seeing you later thanks for the memories. God Bless the whole family. As always Esther Frazee and Family!!
Esther FrazeeArtesia, NM
Carter children, my love & prayers are with you. Aunt Jo
Mary Jo Brewton-LeeLincoln, AR
Cheryl, I’m so sorry for the loss of your mom. I love you. Pam
Pam Peterson HornerArtesia, NM
I am so saddened to hear of Glenda's passing. She and I ran around together during high school and had some really fun times!!! We were at each other's houses on the weekend and her mom was my "second mom". We stayed in touch through the years and lately, mostly ran into each other at the hospital or in the grocery store. The world will be a less wonderful place without Glenda. I will miss her quiet humor and genuine interest in people. You, her family, will be in my heart and in my thoughts. God bless!
Patsy (Baker) ScrimshireArtesia, NM
I am praying for strength and peace for the Carter family. May God comfort you in this time.
Thad PhippsArtesia, NM
We are saddened to hear about Glenda. Our condolences, prayers and thoughts are with the family. We will remember Glenda as friendly and always having a wonderful smile.
Terry & Elaine HillArtesia, NM
So sorry to hear this sad news. What a wonderful lady! Always smiling and had a kind and sometimes funny words when you would see her. Our prayers are going up for the family during this time of loss.
Roger and Ramona KilpatrickArtesia, NM