In Memory of Trace Carter

On Tuesday, June 6, 2006, Trace Carter passed away unexpectedly at her home in Seaside, California.

Trace was born on May 31, 1956 in Barre, Vermont. While she grew up in Vermont, Trace lived in many places across the United States, including Providence, Rhode Island and Boston, Massachusetts, but fortunately for the Monterey Peninsula she finally found her true home here. She quickly became very involved and well loved in our community. Over many years, Trace served on numerous boards and committees. She left a wonderful mark with any endeavor she took on.

While she contributed to many important and worthwhile organizations and projects, her roles as a wife to Skip (Dr. Everett Carter) and mother to son Everett gave her the greatest joys. As partners in life and in business, Skip and Trace were closer than many married couples and would have celebrated their twenty-first wedding anniversary this month. Trace's pride and joy, however, was her 15 year old son, Everett, whom she lovingly referred to as Rhett. She was grateful for every minute she spent with him.

Trace touched the lives of many, many friends. She was a wonderful, dynamic and charismatic woman, who was aalways vibrant and engaging. Many can still hear her deep, throaty laugh and see her beautiful smile. She will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved her.

Donations in Trace's honor may be made to the Everett Carter Scholarship Fund at Comerica Bank, Calle Principal at Bonifacio Plaza in Monetery, California.

Skip, Rhett, and the extended network of family and friends of Trace Carter thank you for you expressions of love, kindness, and generosity during this very difficult time.

From Trace's Memorial Service at the Unity Church of Monterey Bay - Saturday, June 24th, 2006.