Obituary of Mattie May Thorpe McCarter

December 5, 1991
Gooding County, Idaho

Mattie May Thorpe McCarter, 98, a resident of Hagerman, died Thursday, Dec. 5, 1991 in Buhl.

She was born December 6, 1892, in Dayton, Washington, the second of five children born to Jeannette May and Arthur C. Thorpe. In 1895, the family moved to the Camas Prairie where she finished her schooling, attending high school in Soldier. In 1912, she married William S. McCarter, a member of an early pioneer family in the area. They lived on the Camas Prairie for most of their lives, except for eight years in Montana, and retired near Hagerman in 1962.

She is survived by four daughters, Agnes McFee of Salem, Oregon, Irma Petrick of Hagerman, Wilma West of El Cerrito, Calif., and Eileen Hanson of Buhl; one son, Joe McCarter of Boise, and two granddaughters, Jacqueline Robinson of Hagerman and Naoma Spackman of Fairfield, who grew up in Mattie's home. There are 11 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and 12 great-great grandchildren. Mattie was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and one daughter, Marjorie McHan.

Her life revolved around her family, her flowers and her home. She attended the Methodist Church and the Grange in Hagerman.

The funeral will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Dec. 9, 1991, at Demaray's Gooding Chapel, by the Rev. Harold Hake. A private burial will be in the Hagerman Cemetery. Contributions may be made to the Idaho Youth Ranch.

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