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Ida Carter Anderson

11/18/1928 - 03/10/2017
Service Date: 03/21/2017
Service Time: 10:00 AM
Service Location: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Elmwood Ward, 925 North Harris Drive, Mesa, Arizona

Ida Carter Anderson, 88, loving wife, mother, grandmother great-grandmother and aunt, passed away at home on March 10, 2017.  

Ida’s warmth, love for others and contagious smile caused her to be loved by many. She was born November 18, 1928 in Lincoln Park, Michigan. She married and was sealed to Ralph Carter in 1948 in the Salt Lake City LDS temple. They had 3 children. In 1955 she began working for Ford Motor Company and after 30 years, she retired, and moved to Arizona to be near her family.

She is survived by her three children, Cindy Phillips (Norm), Susanne Edgeworth (Lowell) and David Carter (Diane McCoy Carter); 8 grandchildren, and 18 great-grandchildren; sister, Iva Skidmore; and brother Larry (Barbara) Pullen.

Even though she worked full time, raised 3 children and attended college, she was very involved in LDS church service her entire life. She served as a Relief Society President, Young Women President, and various teaching callings while in Michigan. While in Arizona, she served in the LDS Family History Center; the Mesa, AZ temple; in the Relief Society and assisted two Stake Presidents with various assignments.  

She enjoyed traveling, the arts, golf, swimming, the sunshine, bowling, sewing, knitting, needlepoint, quilting, and stamping. More than anything, she enjoyed people; she loved to be of service, and really loved a party, especially a family party. Her family and friends will miss her immensely and will look forward to being reunited with her someday. Her love and service to her family will be remembered forever.

The Family is so grateful to Arizona Hospice of the Valley for the care they gave to her at home in her final months. 

A visitation will be held Monday, March 20th from 6-8 PM at Bunker’s Garden Chapel, 33 N. Centennial Way, Mesa. Funeral services will be Tuesday, March 21st at 10 AM at the LDS Stake Center on 925 North Harris, Mesa. A visitation will be held from 9-9:45 that morning.


  • I also lived in Michigan (Detroit Stake-old Pontiac Ward)-I think her cousins lived in our ward (Clinic ?) A great family!!!! All of us that grew up there had many blessings-Vernor’s, Sander’s, J L Hudson’s, 4 seasons (instead of 1 endless summer) and the best parties in the world-my thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

    Nancy D

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