Billie Jo Carter Daniels was born on Dec. 22, 1928 to Edward and Viola McMurterey in Ardmore, Okla. She married Ralph John Carter in Huntington Park, Calif. on Aug. 25, 1951.
In their life together they did road rallies and owned two businesses in Los Angeles. It wasn’t until 1970, when they vacationed to Moab, that they bought the land known as “Carter’s Valley View Mobile Estates.”
Before they moved to Moab, she had just finished her schooling to be a dental assistant. When she moved to Moab in 1971, she started working for Ralph Miller Jr. in Miller’s Shopping Center, until Ralph Miller retired. She also worked for Travelodge as head housekeeper, City Market, and later Wendy’s until in she was in her 60’s where she retired and married Elmer (Tug) Daniels and to pursue her love of quilting.
She started quilting in 1979 and was very pleased when the quilting bug hit her granddaughter, Christina, in 1990. During all of these years, she has became known to a lot of folks as Mom and Grandma.
She is preceded in death by her late husband, Elmer (Tug) Daniels, her father, Edward McMurterey, and her late-late husband, Ralph John Carter.
She is survived by her son, Stephan Allen Carter, of Moab, and her granddaughter, Christina (Donovan) Woodard, of Moab. Her great-grandchildren she loved deeply – Justin (Thuy) Woodard, of Moab, Aaron (Lucenda) Woodard, of Moab, and Coy Woodard, of Cortez, Colo. She is also survived by six wonderful great-great grandchildren, Malina Bohannon, Jace Woodard, Brendon Woodard, Kilee Woodard, Nyah Woodard, and Kien Woodard.
She will be greatly missed by all her loved ones.
The family would like to put out a special thank you to all of the following: Deputy Mike Thirsten and grandson Aaron Woodard, EMT’S John Marshall and Michelle Peterson, Dr. Sherer and the Allen Memorial Hospital staff, the Moab Police Department and the Grand County Sheriff’s Department.
You all did your best, But the Lord needed her home.
The family suggests donations in her name to St. Jude’s Hospital or Shriners Children’s Hospital.
A memorial service will be held Monday, Dec. 28, at 11 a.m. at Moab Baptist Church, 356 Kane Creek Blvd. Pastor Cole Howe will officiate.