Nell Carter

Posted: Wed 8:32 AM, Jan 22, 2014
April 20, 1934-January 5, 2014

Nell Carter, 79, of Ruidoso, New Mexico passed away on Sunday January 5, 2014. A graveside service will be held at Steep Hollow Cemetery on Saturday January 25th, 2014 at 2 p.m.

Nell was born in Bryan Texas on April 20, 1934, the daughter of L.Z. Jones and Bessie Inez Jones of Bryan, Texas. She was married to J. T. “Buddy” Carter, of Kurten, Texas. Nell worked most of her life as a secretary in the oil industry. She spent the last years of her life in El Paso, Texas, where she and Buddy owned and operated El Paso West RV Park. She also resided in Ruidoso, New Mexico where they owned and operated Ruidoso Ski shop.

Nell was preceded in death by her father, L.Z. Jones, her mother, Bessie Inez Jones, both of Bryan, Texas; as well as her brother, Lewis E. Jones of Englewood, California; and a niece, Jeannie Willard of Terrell, Texas.

Survivors include her husband, J.T. “Buddy” Carter of Ruidoso, New Mexico and her daughter, Carla Susan Carter-Hoffer and husband Danny Hoffer, of Ruidoso, New Mexico. She is also survived by four brothers, John L. Jones of College Station, Texas, David Wesley Jones of Kyle, Texas, Tommy L.Z. Jones of Bryan, Texas, Danny L. Jones of Wixon Valley, Texas; numerous brothers-in-law, sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, and cousins.

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