Wendy Lyn Carter Daniels was born to Lynn Carter and Shirley Pipkin Carter on Aug. 7, 1970 in Battle Mountain, Nev., and passed away in Murray, Utah on May 1, 2009.
She lived in Moab from the time she was 3 weeks old until the end of kindergarten, in Thornton, Colo. from 1976 to 1986, and graduated from Cascade High School in Cascade, Idaho in 1988.
She attended Boise State University for one year on a marching band scholarship. Wendy married Jeff Daniels on Aug. 20,1994 in Cascade. Wendy and Jeff lived in the Salt Lake City area for the last several years.
Wendy had a remarkable talent for music. She played several instruments, including violin, guitar, keyboards, piano, saxophone, oboe, harmonica, and flute, and had a beautiful singing voice.
Wendy had a heart bigger than the Montana sky, and despite her often difficult personal circumstances, she always reached out to help others. Although she was not blessed with children of her own, she cared for several of her friend’s children in such a loving way.
Wendy was diagnosed with Type I diabetes in 1982 and was on dialysis for the last six years. She was a very strong person and battled this disease courageously until the end.
Wendy is survived by her parents, Lynn and Shirley; her husband, Jeff; her brother, Bill (Elizabeth) Carter; her sister, Jodie Carter Peltz (Vernon); her nephew, Eric Peltz, her nieces, Catherine Carter Corcione and Kerri Lyn Carter Kirk; great-nieces, Sierra Corcione and Phoenix Kirk, and great-nephew, Kobi Corcione.
A memorial service was held at the LDS church in Magna, Utah on May 7. A graveside service was held on May 9 in Monticello.