Paula Jo Valdez Carter; 7/14/1954 to 2/9/2023; Paula returned to her heavenly home on February 9, 2023, and is surrounded by her beloved Tony and her parents. Paula was born July 14, 1954, to Peggy Lou and Joseph Daniel Valdez in Pico Rivera, CA. During her school years, she was a member of the Rainbow for Girls where she was an advisor and member of the choir. She loved singing and could often be heard singing a tune everywhere she went. Paula met the love of her life in high school. On December 1, 1974, she married Tony E. Carter in Downey, CA. As members of the Latter Day Saints, they were sealed in the Los Angeles Temple in May 1980. Together they had 3 wonderful boys. That same year in 1980 they moved their family to North Ogden Utah where they continued to raise their children. Paula loved being the secretary for the CRC Rodeo company. She had many amazing friends that became family. Paula worked for Ogden Regional Medical Center for 15 years before moving to Lake Havasu City, Arizona where she continue to work in the medical field for 5 more years. She enjoyed being in Arizona and being with her family. She will be missed by many. Paula is survived by her children; Joseph (Jana) Carter of Roy, UT. Benjamin (Brittany) Carter of West Point, UT, and Jason Carter of Lake Havasu City, AZ. Paula loved her 9 grandchildren and 3 great-grandchildren dearly. Paula is also survived by her brother Dann (Diana) Valdez of Idaho, Stepbrother Kelly Green of Austin, TX, and Charles Green of Bullhead City AZ, among several cousins, nieces, and nephews. Preceded in death by her husband Tony, parents; Peggy, Joe, and Jay Green. She is holding dear her 3 unborn children and 2 grandchildren. ~From Paula, “To my family and friends, thank you for a wonderful life. You all had a very special place in my heart. I will forever love each of you. Your angel from above. My love and blessing to all of you, until we meet again.“ Special thanks to Science Care Inc, the medical staff at Havasu Regional Hospital, and Havasu Skilled Nursing Center. Thank you to her friends and family that always made her feel loved and special. In lieu of flowers, please offer a donation in Paula's name to the American Diabetes Association.