Jennilee Anderson Carter

Jennilee Anderson Carter, 76, of Wildorado, died February 9, 2019.

Services will be held at 2:00 P.M., Monday, February 11, 2019, at First United Methodist Church in Vega with Linda Kay Wimberley and Lane Boyd officiating. Burial will be at Palo Duro Cemetery in Wildorado. The family will receive friends at 1:00 P.M, Monday, February 11, 2019, at First United Methodist Church in Vega, prior to the service. Arrangements are by Boxwell Brothers Funeral Directors, Amarillo.

Jennilee was born on February 12, 1942 to James and Ethel Anderson in Amarillo. She graduated from Vega High School in 1959. She had been the tax collector for Wildorado ISD and the Oldham County Chief Appraiser for many years. Jennilee was a member of Suzies Sunday School for many years at Polk Street United Methodist Church. She enjoyed playing the piano and organ for Sunday School and Church. Jennilee also enjoyed ballgames, spending time with her grandkids and family gatherings.

She is preceded in death by her parents, James and Ethel Anderson; husband, Kenneth Carter; brother, Jim Anderson; and son-in-law, Stacy Stevens.

She is survived by her daughters, Jan Davis and husband Terry, of Kennedale, TX, Terri Tharp and husband Alan, of Allen, TX, Sherri Drinnon and husband David, of Vega, TX; sister, Beth Heatherly, of Wildorado, TX; grandchildren, Erin Samson and husband Aaron, Shawn Stevens and wife Rachael, Kelsey Head, Ryne Head, Kyle Drinnon, Lane Drinnon, and Kami Drinnon; and great-grandchildren, Harper, Hayden, Hadley, Bryce, and Stacy.

Family suggests memorials be sent to Palo Duro Cemetery Association, P.O. Box 62, Wildorado, Texas 79098

14 Replies to “Jennilee Anderson Carter”

  1. Consolations to Jenn’s family and other loved ones from one of her fellow Panhandle chief appraisers back when it was new and fun.

  2. Jen was my first cousin. I have known her all my life. Although not that close, she was always kind and gracious to me and my family. The story goes that when she was a teen, her mother, my aunt Ethel, would make her go clean grandmother Hamilton’s small house across the way. She may perhaps have resented it at the time, but it is probably one incident among many as to why she grew to become such a caring and sacrificial person. I know she was a blessing to many people.

  3. Many years ago Jennilee and I worked together at Wildorado School. What a delight she was! Intelligent, thoughtful, always a smile or laughter. I know she meant so much to so many people. Sending our prayers to the family.

  4. Terri, Sherri, Jan and family, J-Sea, Jericho and I send our sincerest sympathy for the loss of your beautiful sweet momma. We all have such good memories of her being on Oahu with us and of course I can’t begin to count the good meals, love and laughter shared with her at yall’s house when growing up. When momma was down and needing help, you mom was pushing through any of her aches and pains and cooking and caring for my mom. What a strong and faithful woman she was. Rest in Peace Jen♡ and love, prayers and hugs to the beautiful family left here on earth. “Until we meet again, Aloha♡”

  5. Jan I am so sorry to hear this! I know your memories of her will sustain you through this difficult time. I am down south at this time and won’t be able to make it to the funeral. Love and miss you and Terry. Sam and Kay

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *