Sandra “Sandy” Carte
March 28, 1939 ‒ January 27, 2017
LEXINGTON: “Life is better when you’re laughing.” Sandy filled her life and the lives of those around her with laughter, giggles and smiles. Sandy was known for bringing out the best in others and she will be dearly missed.
Sandra Marlene “Sandy” Carte passed away Friday, January 27, 2017 in Presidential Center in Marion surrounded by her family. She was 77.
She was born March 28, 1939 in Mansfield. Sandy graduated from Madison High School with the class of 1958.
On February 6, 1960, she married Carol “Buck” Carte and they shared 56 wonderful years of marriage together. She worked at HPM in Mount Gilead, where she worked for many years as a machinist.
Sandy enjoyed doing many things including sewing and quilting. She would jump at a chance to go shopping, especially if it included going out to eat. She was a card shark and enjoyed playing any card game including euchre, poker and canasta. But above all, Sandy was known for her cooking. It was said that a Carte family function could not start until Sandy brought the cheese plate. Her specialties included biscuits and gravy, chicken and noodles and potato soup.
She is survived by her loving husband Buck Carte; children DiAnn (Les) Morgan of Caledonia, Nancy Moodispaugh of Mt. Gilead and JoAnn (David) Cianciolo of Marion; 10 grandchildren and their spouses; 18 great-grandchildren; siblings Connie Ramirez of Texas and Robert (Paulette) Jaynes of Lexington; special cousin Carie (Gary) Rogers of Mt. Gilead as well as numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.
In addition to her parents Aut and Edith (Jaynes) Lowe she was preceded in death by a brother Ronald Eckstein and her aunt Helen Miller that raised her.
The Carte family will receive friends Tuesday, January 31, 2017 from 4-7 p.m. in the Lexington Avenue Snyder Funeral Home. The funeral service honoring Sandy’s life will be held Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 11 a.m. Pastor Rob Ratcliff will speak. Burial will follow in Shauck Cemetery.
For contributions in her memory may be made at the funeral. Please, make checks payable to the Ronald McDonald House.
Snyder Funeral Homes is honored to serve Sandy’s family and encourage you to share a fond memory or message of condolence to them -or to watch her tribute video- at SnyderFuneralHomes.com
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