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Memorial services for Betty (Norton) Carter, age 74, a former Lane resident, were held on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, at the Eastside Church of Christ, in Midwest City.
Carter passed away on Saturday, March 6, 2021, in her home, in Spencer, with her three children by her side.
She was born on October 3, 1946, the fourth child, to Curtis and Hazel Norton, at Lawton.
Her family moved to Lane in 1952, where she attended grade school. Carter graduated from Atoka High School in 1964. She was an outstanding basketball player, even though she stood at 5’ 1”. Carter attended East Central University, where she met her husband.
She married William “Bill” Carter, on August 14, 1965.
Carter lived in Lindsey briefly before moving to the Oklahoma City area and finally settling in Spencer, in 1972.
She cherished the times spent with family and friends for birthdays and holidays.
Carter taught the two and three year old Bible class for 55 years at the Eastside Church of Christ, where the family worshiped.
She was a daily Bible reader. Along with her husband, they strived to be a spiritual resource and good influence to all those they encountered, and often opened their home to any who had a need.
Carter loved her poodles, decorating cakes and keeping various sports team’s statistics, like it was a serious business. She passionately rooted for Oklahoma University and the Thunder, and of course, for her children and grandchildren in all their activities.
She was a devoted wife, a loving mother, an adoring grandmom and a tremendous, true friend. Carter had great faith and assurance of her home in Heaven.
Survivors include her husband, William “Bill” Carter; daughters, Shan Carter of Spencer; Shelli Butler and husband, Kenny, of Yukon; son, Scott Carter and wife, Amber, of Choctaw; five grandchildren, Brayden and Makiya Carter; Tate, Tyler and Breck Butler; four siblings, Glen Norton of Lane; Della Scott and husband, Larry, of Del City; Nancy Hyatt of Atoka; Linda Page and husband, Dicky, of Atoka.
Preceding her in death were her parents, Curtis and Hazel Norton; sister-in-law, Margaret Norton; and brother-in-law, Marion Hyatt, Jr.