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Catherine Elizabeth "Kate" Carter

Painesville, Ohio

November 18, 1958 - December 3, 2020

Catherine Elizabeth "Kate" Carter Obituary

A memorial service for Catherine Elizabeth "Kate" Carter, age 62, will be held 10:00 AM, Saturday, August 14, 2021 at St. James Episcopal Church, 131 North State Street, Painesville, Ohio.  

Kate was born on November 18, 1958 in Euclid, Ohio, the daughter of James Albert Carter and Alice Catherine (Fletcher) Carter. She died of Covid-19 on December 3, 2020 in Willoughby, Ohio.

Kate is survived by her former spouse and dear friend, Yvonne Lutter, of Grants, New Mexico, her five siblings, Marguerite Carter, Robert (Tracee Patterson) Carter, John Carter, James Carter, and Ruth Maxon, nieces and nephews Michele, Robert, Timothy, Sarah, Andrew, Ian, Courtney, Nathan, Madeline, and William, two great-nieces and a great-nephew. Kate is also survived by her loving aunts, uncles, and cousins, and many loving friends. She leaves her faithful dogs Odin and Red, and four cats Peeps, Nim, Merlin, and Dos Passos.

Kate was preceded in death by her parents.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. James Episcopal Church or Lake Humane Society.

In Kate’s Words…From her biography in the Arts and Health Humanities Conference held in Cleveland in April, 2016:

https://artsandhealthhumanitiesconf2016.sched.com/speaker/kate_carter.1uwi04xj

I consider myself blessed to have lived an artist's life, immersed in the arts and humanities from a very young age. My introduction to the humanities came through my father, a musician and high school music teacher, who received one of the first NEH funded grants for secondary education teachers to pursue graduate work which would enable them to establish humanities programs in the public schools. My five brothers and sisters and I were Dad's captive audience: each Friday we were treated to an advanced showing of the filmstrips and lectures he would present to his high school humanities students the following week. Discovering Dalí as an eight-year-old... The course of a future in the arts was unalterably set.

My creative interests are broad and varied: I am a poet and, like my father, a musician. I paint and, during my illness, made the transition to digital fine art. Before my illness, I worked as a glassblower and sculptor of soft stone. I'm also an academic: one of the lesser-known species of artists who love to apply art to seemingly unrelated endeavors which are disposed to the collection and interpretation of data. (A "gartist" or an "arteek".) My academic interests include the creative process; more specifically the experienced commonalities and differences between trauma-induced dissociation and the dissociative-like states that are integral to the creative process. And, as my presentation reflects, I'm interested in the use of art and writing to engage patients and physicians to explore and embrace the inevitable human states of isolation, loss, anxiety and sadness that so often accompany the treatment of life-altering illnesses.

Kate Carter is an award-winning poet and recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Fellowship in Poetry. She received her MA in Creative Writing from Antioch University McGregor and has taught in the Psychology department at Antioch University New England, the English and Women's Studies departments at New Mexico State University, and the English department at Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio. She's the author of Lodestar Night Sky, a chapbook of poetry.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Catherine Elizabeth "Kate" Carter hosted by Spear Mulqueeny Funeral Homes.

A memorial service for Catherine Elizabeth "Kate" Carter, age 62, will be held 10:00 AM, Saturday, August 14, 2021 at St. James Episcopal Church, 131 North State Street, Painesville, Ohio.  

Kate was born on November 18, 1958 in Euclid, Ohio, the daughter of James Albert Carter and Alice Catherine (Fletcher) Carter. She died of Covid-19 on December 3, 2020 in Willoughby, Ohio.

Kate is survived by her former spouse and dear friend, Yvonne Lutter, of Grants, New Mexico, her five siblings, Marguerite Carter, Robert (Tracee Patterson) Carter, John Carter, James Carter, and Ruth Maxon, nieces and nephews Michele, Robert, Timothy, Sarah, Andrew, Ian, Courtney, Nathan, Madeline, and William, two great-nieces and a great-nephew. Kate is also survived by her loving aunts, uncles, and cousins, and many loving friends. She leaves her faithful dogs Odin and Red, and four cats Peeps, Nim, Merlin, and Dos Passos.

Kate was preceded in death by her parents.

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to St. James Episcopal Church or Lake Humane Society.

In Kate’s Words…From her biography in the Arts and Health Humanities Conference held in Cleveland in April, 2016:

https://artsandhealthhumanitiesconf2016.sched.com/speaker/kate_carter.1uwi04xj

I consider myself blessed to have lived an artist's life, immersed in the arts and humanities from a very young age. My introduction to the humanities came through my father, a musician and high school music teacher, who received one of the first NEH funded grants for secondary education teachers to pursue graduate work which would enable them to establish humanities programs in the public schools. My five brothers and sisters and I were Dad's captive audience: each Friday we were treated to an advanced showing of the filmstrips and lectures he would present to his high school humanities students the following week. Discovering Dalí as an eight-year-old... The course of a future in the arts was unalterably set.

My creative interests are broad and varied: I am a poet and, like my father, a musician. I paint and, during my illness, made the transition to digital fine art. Before my illness, I worked as a glassblower and sculptor of soft stone. I'm also an academic: one of the lesser-known species of artists who love to apply art to seemingly unrelated endeavors which are disposed to the collection and interpretation of data. (A "gartist" or an "arteek".) My academic interests include the creative process; more specifically the experienced commonalities and differences between trauma-induced dissociation and the dissociative-like states that are integral to the creative process. And, as my presentation reflects, I'm interested in the use of art and writing to engage patients and physicians to explore and embrace the inevitable human states of isolation, loss, anxiety and sadness that so often accompany the treatment of life-altering illnesses.

Kate Carter is an award-winning poet and recipient of an Ohio Arts Council Fellowship in Poetry. She received her MA in Creative Writing from Antioch University McGregor and has taught in the Psychology department at Antioch University New England, the English and Women's Studies departments at New Mexico State University, and the English department at Lake Erie College in Painesville, Ohio. She's the author of Lodestar Night Sky, a chapbook of poetry.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Catherine Elizabeth "Kate" Carter hosted by Spear Mulqueeny Funeral Homes.

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