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Elaine was born on July 16, 1934 to Franklin and Gladys Carter in South Gate, CA passed peacefully, surrounded by family and loved ones, on Sunday June 3, 2012. She was a long time resident of Long Beach, California. Elaine attended Bell High School, Whittier College and in 1955 she married Joseph D’Angelo. At an early age, Elaine was a stand-in for Shirley Temple and later became a professional entertainer. Her entertainment career included; church organist, singer, and classical pianist. Her favorite piano performances were Hollywood Bowl and throughout Europe. Elaine worked at Bank of America and Capitol Records. She became an Escrow Officer and Real Estate Agent and retired from Security Land Escrow in Downey. Elaine traveled the world and loved to entertain. She graciously donated to several charities including Cystic Fibrosis and numerous music foundations. Her strong and loving presence will be missed by all. Elaine is survived by 3 daughters, Marlene, Denise, and Andrea, their spouses, 5 grandchildren, and brother Richard Carter of Long Beach. Rosary will be held on June 8 at 7pm, St. Barnabas Catholic Church in Long Beach. Funeral Mass will be held on June 9 at 11am, St. Barnabas. Burial to follow at All Souls Catholic Cemetery in Long Beach.
Published: June 07, 2012 – Volume 11 – Issue 08