Elizabeth Goss Carter died on August 19, 2017 in Oviedo, Florida. She was born in Lyndon, Vermont, May 8, 1931 to Dean Abbott Goss and Della Heath Goss, who predeceased her. She attended the Barnet Graded School and graduated from McIndoes Academy in 1949.
She married Menifee Carter of Wayne, West Virginia, on December 19, 1958, and they resided in West Palm Beach, Florida. He passed away on October 26th, 2000, in Deltona, Florida, and was buried with full military honors in Wayne, West Virginia. He was an ex-POW of the Korean War, having been a prisoner for 28 months.
In May 1856, Elizabeth was employed by Southern Bell Telephone Co. as a long-distance telephone operator. She began working for AT&T when those companies merged in 1984, and she retired on December 15, 1991. She was a member of the First Congregational Church in Lake Worth, Florida, the DAR Chapter Garcilaso de la Vega in Lake Worth, Florida; Telephone Pioneers of America, Maitland, Florida; and a life member of the American Ex-Prisoners of War organization.
She is survived by one daughter, Lori Hamm of Oviedo, Florida; former son-in-law Jim Hamm of Oviedo, Florida; and one son, Charles Dean Carter and wife Anita Carter of West Palm Beach, Florida. She is also survived by three grandchildren: Joseph Hamm and wife Emily of Longwood, Florida; Kaila Hamm and wife Jeannette of Daytona, Florida; and Allyson Hamm and friend Dana of Oviedo, Florida. Four great grandchildren, as well as one brother, Phillip Dean Goss of St. Johnsbury, Vermont, and a sister, Irene Jennie Harlow of Montpelier, Vermont, also survived her, as do several nieces and nephews and cousins. A brother, Robert Heath Goss, preceded her in death earlier this year.
A graveside service will be held at the Pleasant View Cemetery in Barnet, Vermont, arrangements pending. Assisting the family is the Sayles Funeral Home in St. Johnsbury, Vermont. In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to McIndoes Academy Alumni Fund, c/o Linda Clark, 50 Valley View Drive, Lisbon, NH 03585.