Billie Jack (Love ) Carter.

March 6, 1935 - December 2, 2022


In loving memory

Billie Jack (Love) Carter was born March 6, 1935 in Newton, Texas in the house she grew up in, to Andrew Jackson Love and Nancy Jane (Dougherty) Love.

Billie’s family later moved to DeRidder, Louisiana where her dad took a job in a sawmill. Billie graduated from DeRidder High School where she met the handsome Robert Randall Carter who she later married and moved to Washington state.

Robert (Bob) attended the University of Washington School of Dentistry. 

Bob and Billie then settled in Port Townsend, Washington, where Bob set up his dental practice and they started their family.

BiIlie was a woman of many talents. She was the accountant for her husband‘s dental practice as well as a short stint at Edward Jones investments. She also opened a dress shop in downtown Port Townsend called “Billie J’s.”

When Bob became ill with MS, Billie drove a school bus so she could be home for her kids (and husband) during their formative years. She also worked as a dispatcher for the Port Townsend Police Department where she could keep track of goings on around town and especially with her boys!

BiIlie loved quilting and sewing and was active with Cabin Fever Quilters who made beautiful “Quilts of Valor.” 

Billie’s two sons Randy and Bill were her pride and joy. When Bob became ill, BiIlie became mom and dad and fulfilled that role with gusto taking her boys fishing, hunting, skiing and every adventure she could think of.

She also shared many of life’s skills with her grandchildren.

BiIlie will be remembered as a wonderful wife, mother, sister, grandmother, great-grandmother and passionate friend.

BiIlie is preceded in death by her parents, sister Elouise; brother AJ Love; and her husband Bob.

She is survived by her sister Jane Jacobs Griffith; sons Randy Carter of Port Townsend (Ryan Carter, Lacey Carter) and Bill Carter of Whitefish, Montana  (Jade Stacy, Derek Crittenden, Kaitlyn Carter).

There will be a celebration of Billie’s life at 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 14 at First Baptist Church, 1202 Lawrence St., Port Townsend.