ULYSSES — Patricia E. "Pat" Carter, 71, died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2012, at her home¬ in Ulysses.
She was born July 31, 1941, in Lakin, to Frank and Lena May Smith Bless.
A former resident of Hugoton, Mrs. Carter moved to Ulysses 12 years ago. She was the bookkeeper and helped with Willie's Country Meats and later with Willie's & Roger's Kuntry Kookin' and Catering.
On July 8, 1956, she married Willis Carter in Dalhart, Texas. He survives. Other survivors include four daughters, Debra Fetterolf of Ulysses, Sherrie Bryan and Betty McNeel, both of Liberal, and Lori Wolford of Satanta; two brothers, Larry Bless of Visalia, Calif., and James Bless of Lakin; a sister, Phyllis Wilson of Hoyt; six grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. She was preceded in death by her parents and four brothers, Ralph, Delbert, Dallas and Denny.
A memorial service will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday at First Baptist Church in Ulysses. Inurnment will be at a later date.
Visitation hours are 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. today at Garnand Funeral Home in Ulysses. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society, in care of the funeral home, 405 W. Grant Ave., Ulysses, KS 67880.