Everett Francis Carter Sr.

September 15, 1930July 19, 2018
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CARTER, Everett Francis "Buddy" Sr., 87, of Surprise, Arizona, a United States Air Force (Retired) Veteran, passed away on July 19, 2018. He was preceded in death by his parents, Arthur Carter and Jane Leahy Carter. He is survived by his beloved wife, Anita Halline Vieira Carter; loving children, Everett F. (Vika) Carter, Jr., Russell (Pam) Carter, Sr., Duane Carter, Kim (Chris) Lee, Lisa (Greg) Zatcoff, and Kerry (Lori) Carter; grandchildren, Jason (Katie) Lee, Jessica Lee, Jamie Lee, Jovan Lee, Jonathan Lee, Joshua Zatcoff, Tyler Zatcoff, Monique (Chris) Zatcoff Seleen, Everett Carter III, Lindsey Carter, Russell Carter, Jr., Matthew Carter, Ashley Carter, Collette Carter, Khalil Carter, Khaleemah Carter, Max Young, and Sarena Young; and great-grandchildren, Isaiah Herrera, Isabella Herrera, Olivia Cota, Mackenzie Lacross, Landon Lacross, Sophia Lacross, and Wyatt Gottschling. The Memorial Mass will be Saturday, September 15, 2018 at 10:00 AM, at St. Clare of Assisi Catholic Church, 17111 W. Bell Rd., Surprise, Arizona, with a Reception immediately following at the Church. The Arizona Patriot Guard Riders will escort from the church to the cemetery. A Graveside Service with United States Air Force Honors will be at 1:30 PM at Holy Cross Catholic Cemetery, 9925 W. Thomas Rd., Avondale, Arizona. To sign the guestbook online, to share your memories, and send condolences and well-wishes to the family, please visit,


  • Arthur Carter, Father
  • Jane Leahy Carter, Mother
  • Anita Vieira Carter, Wife
  • Everett F. Carter Jr., Son
  • Vika Carter, Daughter-in-law
  • Russell Carter Sr., Son
  • Pam Carter, Daughter-in-law
  • Duane Carter, Son
  • Kim Lee, Daughter
  • Chris Lee, Son-in-law
  • Lisa Zatcoff, Daughter
  • Greg Zatcoff, Son-in-law
  • Kerry Carter, Son
  • Lori Carter, Daughter-in-law
  • Everett also leaves 18 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren.


  • Memorial Mass Saturday, September 15, 2018
  • Reception Saturday, September 15, 2018
  • Graveside Service Saturday, September 15, 2018

Everett Francis Carter Sr.

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Jessica Lee

July 24, 2018

I can't believe the day has come that I must write this. My pampie was the best man that I have ever known. I will always cherish the memories of my childhood and growing up with Pampie by my side. I will always associate things such as MASH, Sanford and Sons, The Cosby Show, World News Tonight, and CSI Miami with memories of being at pampies. I will always remember the days after school at the house on Greenway, the dinners he made (or breakfasts) and piling on the bed at the end of the night, around 9pm. I will always remember driving to California during the summers and all of the places we went. I can't walk the mall without reminiscing, I can't eat at Peter Piper without thinking of all of the times we spent there, and the happy occassions that were celebrated. Everything reminds me of special times with pampie over the years. I will always appreciate the talks about "foolishness" and the words of wisdom and stories that were given to me over my 36 years. I will forever miss the best grandpa to myself and best great grandpa to my children. Thank you to my pampie for being an example of a man and always helping us kids. He is carried in all of us and we will forever carry him in our hearts.

Jessica~ pampies first granddaughter

Harriet Brown

July 23, 2018

My prayers are with my sister, Anita and her family... Buddy was a good husband and father, he will be missed ...I remember all of the good times we shared, Anita we all share your grief with you and your family, and know that he is now at peace...Much love
Harriet aka Hattie,

Peggy Geary

July 22, 2018

Anita & all of the Carter Family,

Keeping all of you in my prayers.

Peggy Geary

Jamie Lee-LaCross

July 22, 2018

My Strength, Wisdom and Stubbornness all come from my Pampy Everett F. Carter. I am Grateful for Every one of those qualities. My Strength keeps me going even in the Darkest of times, this being one of them. The wisdom he passed down Allows me to triumph through this incredibly difficult world with a little more power on my side.. knowledge is so powerful and Trust me We All Need it. And if it wasn't for my Stubbornness, I probably wouldn't have tried to prove Alot of people wrong along the way when they said you can't get through this life without being hateful or being mean or being an enemy, it helped me stick to what I believe in and stand my ground even when the odds we're against me and I was able to be a voice for people who didn't have one and stand behind them in case they started to fall. I Hope one day I Too Can pass down Alot of the Wisdom and strength that My Sweet Pampy gave to me. Pampy, every time I smell french toast I think about you and All of the mornings you spent making us grandkids potatoes and french toast, the Delicious way. I make sure to make mine taste just like yours, for we have to Keep the Goodness Alive and going. Pampy I Always Appreciated you being there for me to "punch someone in the nose" if they needed it πŸ˜‰ and I Know, I Know, I Just KNOW that I WILL "see you later Alligator or maybe even in a while crocodile." I Love You Beyond All Barriers, dimensions and Lifetimes My Dear Sweet Pampy, Love, Always& Forever (Your Favorite grandchild) Jamie aka JamerπŸ˜ŠπŸ˜πŸ˜˜βœŒοΈπŸ™πŸ’—πŸ’žπŸ’ŸπŸ’–πŸ’“πŸ’•β€οΈβ€οΈβ€οΈ

Scott Sveinsson

July 22, 2018

When we lose a loved one here on earth, we gain an angel in heaven that watches over us. May you take comfort in knowing that you have an angel to watch over you now. Please accept my deepest condolences. I've known Mr Carter's son Russell for almost 5 years and he truly loves his family. He loved his Dad, a good man who served his nation and took care of his family. May he rest in peace. God Bless.

With deepest sympathy,

Scott Sveinsson

Helen Maguire

July 21, 2018

We were so saddened to learn that our friend "Buddy" Carter had passed away. His legacy will live on in his beautiful children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Our children, too, will cherish the "good times," we've shared over the years. God bless our beloved Anita and all the Carter Family!