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Idaho State Journal, 03/20/12
FORT HALL - One of Earth's most gentle and kind human beings passed away in her home
on Thursday, March 15, 2012, two days after her 104th Birthday. Lola was born on March 13,
1908 in Bennington, Idaho. She was the daughter of Estella Ipsen Merrill and Ambrose Dunn
Lola graduated from Montpelier High School. She worked as a cashier at Barrett's
Clothing store and at Jones Market as a bookkeeper in Montpelier, Idaho.
Lola was married May 2, 1928, to Fred B. Carter in Preston, Idaho. The marriage was later
solemnized in the Idaho Falls temple on January 3, 1958.
Fred and Lola owned and operated Carter's Printing & Bookstore for a number of
years where they enjoyed working side by side. After retiring from their Printing &
Bookstore they bought a small farm in Fort Hall where they enjoyed working side by side
maintaining their property and their garden.
She was an active member of the LDS church her entire life holding numerous positions
within the church throughout the years. Lola and Fred both enjoyed working in various
church positions and enjoyed working with their Native American neighbors in Fort Hall
Lola is survived by her daughter, Betty Exeter; son, Wayne B. Carter; son and
daughter-in-law, James M. & Judy Carter; 12 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and
Lola was preceded in death by her husband Fred B. "Nick" Carter; he passed away
on December 14, 1991. She had 3 brothers and 3 sisters who all preceded her in death.
Funeral and Memorial Services for Lola will be held at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 20, 2012, at
the 44th Ward LDS Chapel, on Old Highway 91, between Reservation and Ballard Roads in Fort
Hall, with Bishop Gary Johnson conducting.
There will be a viewing for family and friends beginning at 12 Noon, Tuesday, March 20th,
at the church prior to the services. The interment will follow the services at Restlawn
The funeral arrangements for Lola are under the care and direction of Wilks Funeral Home,
211 W. Chubbuck Road, 238-8000. Condolences may be sent to her family online at
Published in Idaho State Journal on March 20, 2012
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