Alberta Carter

Posted: Fri 8:56 AM, Dec 20, 2013
Funeral Home: Hillier Funeral Home
May 27, 1914 – December 19, 2013

Alberta Ruth Richter Carter, 99 ½, of Bryan, went to be with her Lord on Thursday, December 19, 2013. A time for family to receive friends will be from 5-7 on Saturday, December 21, 2013 at Hillier Funeral Home. A rosary will be recited Saturday evening at Hillier Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 1:30 PM on Sunday, December 22, 2013 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 507 East 26th St., Bryan with Msgr. John McCaffrey officiating. Interment will follow at College Station City Cemetery.

The family will have a celebration of life in honor of Alberta on her 100th birthday, May 27, 2014.

Alberta was born on May 27, 1914 to Dr. Carl and Carrie (Hamill) Richter in Calexico, CA. She graduated from La Jolla High School in La Jolla, CA in 1932 and attended San Diego State University and continued at the Maryland Institute of Art in Baltimore, MD.

Alberta was a founding member of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church and was involved with The Woman’s Club of Bryan. Her most memorable time was working with her husband on field work in American Indian Pre-history of the Southwest. Those summers in the Southwest were the greatest experiences in her and her husband’s lives. She loved to revisit these regions later in her life.

More than any other, she spent her time caring for her family. She also loved to paint, especially portraits.

She is preceded in death by her parents; her loving husband of 65 years, George Francis Carter; one grandson, Brennan Carter; one great-grandson, Christopher Hoysa; and one sister, Carrie Mary Wakefield of San Diego.

Alberta leaves behind her two sons, Robert and his wife Catherine of Baltimore and George of Bryan; one daughter, Anne of College Station; six grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.

As an expression of sympathy, memorial contributions may be sent to Catholic Charities at

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