Peggy Farrar Carter was born on April 17th, 1936 in Reelfoot Lake, Tennessee to parents Lum Edward and Ima Cain. Peggy was the youngest of six children and is survived by two siblings: Dorothy Campbell and Charles Cain.
Her boisterous and infectious personality was evident at an early age. Her involvement in her high school was “bigger than life.” She was involved in her high school choir, drama, yearbook, newspaper, student council programs, and was even named the Fall Festival Queen.
She was married right out of high school and relocated her family to California in 1965 due to her husband’s work transfer. Her true talent was being an amazing seamstress. She made all of the clothing for herself, her children and even reupholstered furniture.
While raising her five children as a single mother, she worked several jobs to make ends meet. Later in life, this brave woman decided to go back to school to obtain her nursing license. She had a great passion for caring for others and worked as a home healthcare nurse until she retired.
Because of her big heart and loving personality, Peggy was known for taking in her kids’ friends and helping them make a new start to their lives. Once her kids were grown, she became an amazing grandma to her grandchildren and taught them about the Lord.
In her later years, she found great relaxation in pouring her recreational time into word searches and had an insatiable appetite for reading. It wasn’t uncommon for Peggy to finish massive novels in a matter of a day or two.
Peggy is survived by her five children Larry Carter, Debra Foust, Pamela Goertz, Rory Carter, Candi Mayhugh, twelve grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren.