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Elva Rae (Campbell) Carter

November 5, 1937 — May 4, 2023

Elva Rae (Campbell) Carter

Elva Rae (Campbell) Carter


A daughter, A sister, A wife, A mother, A grandmother, A great grandmother, An Aunt, A friend but most of all ……A woman of God.


Elva Rae (Campbell) Carter was born in Enid, Oklahoma November 5, 1937 to the late Merry Christine Butler and Othelllan Campbell, where she lived and was reared by her grandmother Hassie “Tiny” Butler until the age of 8. In 1945 Elva moved to Omaha, Nebraska to live with her mother.  She attended Howard Kennedy and Lake Elementary, John Adams Jr. High in Los Angeles, CA for 1 year and graduated from Omaha Central High School in 1956.  Elva continued her education and graduated from the Omaha School of Practical Nursing in 1960.


In 1956 she was united in marriage to the late Milton Fowler, Sr. and to this union, three children were born: Kimberly, Rozlynn and Milton, Jr.  Elva accepted Christ into her life at a young age and was baptized at the age of 12 by the late Reverend David St. Clair of the Mount Moriah Baptist Church in Omaha, NE and is a current member of the New Risen Star Missionary Baptist Church under the direction of Pastor Jon A. Lucas.  As a young Christian she was always active in the Youth Choir, singing or playing the piano, she was on the Youth Usher Board and attended Sunday School on a regular basis.


In 1970 Elva was united in marriage to Ernest Carter, Jr and they would have celebrated 53 years of marriage this coming August. 


Elva was an avid reader of fiction, poetry, current events and her bible she always had a desire to “help someone along the way”, thus her love for nursing and for many years she was employed as a nurse at Methodist Hospital, Richard Young Memorial Hospital and the Midwest Clinic of Neurology & Psychiatry.  In later years she worked for the State of Nebraska, Department of Vocational Rehabilitation for over 13 years and retired from there in 1997.  In 1998 she began working part-time for Med Scripts doing medical transcription. In 1998 she began work at World Insurance as a full time New Business Associate and retired in June 2006.


In the Community, Elva was the founding and charter member of the National Council of Negro Women, Omaha Chapter, founded in 1979 and held offices with this organization for numerous years.  She also served on the Myasthenia Gravis Foundation.


Elva was preceded in death by her mother and father Merry Christine Butler and Othellian Campbell, her daughter Kimberly R Fowler and leaves to cherish her memory, her husband Ernest Carter, Jr., daughter, Rozlynn (Fowler ) Felici (Mike) of Omaha, NE, son, Dr. Milton A. Fowler., Jr (Monica) of Olathe (KS);  sisters,  Carolyn Canady of Wichita (KS), Annette Anderson (GA) and brother Lamond Campbell of Wichita (KS); Grandchildren; Ernest Kevin Johnson, Jr, Sara (Felici) Cooper,  Jason Felici, Dominic Fowler, Milton Fowler III & Alexandria (Fowler) Collins, Bro-in-Law Rodger Ulmar (Sharon) of Omaha, NE, Roy Fowler (Beverly) & James Fowler (Donna) of Kansas City, MO; George Fowler (Ha) Escondido (CA), Sis-in-Law Kathleen Carter of Sacramento (CA), God-daughters Janice and Salena Alderson, Detell Davis, 17 great grandchildren and a host of other relatives and friends.



Visitation Monday 5:00 - 7:00 PM at Roeder Mortuary with Funeral Service 10:00 AM   Tuesday ( 5/16/2023 )  at Roeder Mortuary, 2727 N. 108th Street  Omaha, Nebraska 68164, Interment Mount Hope Cemetery at  Omaha, Nebraska 

Roeder Mortuary, Inc. - 108th Street Chapel

2727 N 108th St - Omaha, NE - 402-496-9000



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