Becky Lynn Carter

1959 ~ 2023

Becky Lynn (Brett) Carter, 63, wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, daughter, sister, aunt, cousin, and friend, passed away from heart failure Saturday, April 8, 2023, at 5:30 pm at the Riverway Center in South Jordan, Utah.
Becky passed peacefully after being cared for all day by her mother, Karlyn, and enjoying conversation and expressions of love from her family. She developed heart failure and kidney disease several years ago and managed her condition as it worsened through very difficult times supported continuously by her family and many caregivers, angels, and a loving God whose timing of every moment gave evidence as to her relationship with Him.
Becky was born August 10, 1959, in Modesto, California then as a child moved to Bellevue, Washington, then Beaverton, Oregon, and then at age 8 to Spokane, Washington with her family where she lived until marrying Richard Everett Carter in the LDS Ogden Temple October 5, 1978. Becky and Rick raised their family starting in Spokane, then in Hayden Lake and Boise, Idaho, and finally in Sandy, Utah where Becky formed many close friendships in the Heytesbury and Willow Creek neighborhoods.
Becky is known by anyone who has met her as a kind, sweet, gentle, and giving person, always willing to serve and be the perfect host for any gathering. She is also known as a gifted pianist and accompanist, crafter, cook, and the decorator of her most beautiful homes visited and admired by many. Becky’s greatest accomplishment and expression of her gifts is the raising and forming of her family. Becky and Rick spent their time together nurturing their family, caring for their home, traveling the world, visiting relatives, attending 43 years of family reunions, building businesses, and seeing every chick flick.
Becky’s passing follows the passing of her father, Jerry Brett, her grandparents, and her aunt Luann Campbell. Becky is survived by her husband Richard Everett Carter, their 5 daughters Christina Leigh Roberts (Jameson), Cara Nichole Sessions (Tommy), Cayla Cherice Carroll (Jerry), Cachae Corein Moncur (Nicholas), Cassidi Amber Carter, her 18 grandchildren (Jaycee, Kylee, Carter, Jaxon, Taylor, Chase, Tommy, Sammy, Gracie, Maggie, Bella, Hartley, Hayden, Everett, Nyxon, Harrison, Cecelia, Garrett, and great-grandson Julian), her mother, Karlyn Summerill Frost Brett, and siblings Marci Ann Romney (Rick), Thomas George Brett (Andrea), Scott Kennedy Brett (Jennifer), Kelly Leigh Armstrong, and their children.
The funeral is managed by Larkin. There is no viewing. The funeral service is being held at 11 am, Monday, April 17, 2023, at the Buttercup Chapel of the Heystesbury Ward 1600 E. Buttercup Drive, Sandy, Utah. The interment will be at Larkin Cemetery, 10600 S. 1950 E. Sandy, Utah. And a luncheon will follow the interment back at the Buttercup chapel. Flowers and cards can be sent to Larkin Mortuaries 10600 S. 1950 E. Sandy, Utah. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Rescue Mission Women’s Center. Becky requested that those attending the funeral wear spring colors.

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My love, admiration, and prayers go out to the Carters and Bretts and all loving family & friends of Becky. Life being cut short causes grief, tears, and anguish for a brief time. But when we allow that grief to be swallowed up in our Lord & Savior, those tears become tears of gratitude, appreciation, and peace. I love all of you, we will ALL be together again because of HIM...I know this.

- Vicki Moon Divis

So very sorry to hear this sad news. Although we never had the pleasure of meeting Becky, we were acquainted with this loving and talented materfamilias through Rick's lively social media posts.
We will light a candle in London in her memory.

- Adrian and Alison Furnham

- The deeper the grief, the greater the love.

- Chaplain Sheila Kennedy

Rick and girls... I am so sorry for your loss. Your wife and mother was a vessel from God for you. It was an absolute pleasure to have met her, the rock of your family. She showed me such wonderful hospitality when I came to Utah; I will never forget her. I pray that you have peace like a river that surpasses all understanding. Remember, she is within you, and now she is with her Lord. To be absent from the body is to be present with God! Trust that she is now at peace without pain or suffering, and you shall see her again when the Trumpet sounds! Her legacy is alive, and everyone can witness it within you.
God bless you all forever...amen!😇🙏🏽👑

- Shavette Moore (Sykes)

Our condolences for Becky's passing. May the Lord bless your entire family and give comfort and peace as needed and warranted - in this season of your life.

So sorry for your loss.

- Larry & Carol Wintersteen

So sorry to hear about Becky's passing at such a young age. I'm sure you will all miss her being involved in your day to day lives. Becky is a woman of grace, kindness and service. For me, she made a world a more beautiful place through her music, friendship, and her helping me to decorate my homes.
Her legacy will live forever through her wonderful family.

- Laurie Edwards (Canfield)

Our hearts ache for you and we pray that Heavenly Father will will bless you with strength and peace during this difficult time.. Becky was such a vibrant, talented, fun, and giving person. You were both daily examples of our Savior's love and kindness and we have missed seeing you in the neighborhood. This photo shows Becky's personality--so full of life. May your love for each other last forever.
Love, Dan and Jacquie

- Dan and Jacquie Lybbert

Becky is such an incredible woman. So talented, giving, loving and fun. She was always very kind to me and I have fond memories of her. To Rick, my brother Gary and my sister Karen both join me in expressing our love and condolences to you. To all of the Carters and the Bretts, I love you all so much and my prayers are with you at this very tender time. Your faith and strength as a family is such a powerful blessing, and I know that you will come through this period of grief stronger than ever. I know that Bear and Becky are watching over you. Much love to all.

- Melodie Gren

Our condolences Rick and family,

Our thoughts and prayers go to you for the loss of your wife, Becky. Her kindness and support will resonate for generations to come.

Love the Mosers

- Apollo and Kristy Moser

I loved Becky. Her unselfishness, combined with a great sense of humor, made her a joy. Her gifts to the music world were never ending. I cannot imagine what a loss of light in the Carter family.

- Debbie Goodson

The funeral and celebration of life for Becky today was beautiful. The program was nicely done, it was good to hear about Becky's life, many talents, commitment to church, God, friends and family.
Our family was with you in spirit.
Thank you for sharing.

- Kaye Thomas