Patricia ‘Pat’ Ann Carter, 77, first woman to earn welding certification at Cape Fear Community College

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Patricia Ann Carter
Patricia Ann Carter

Patricia ‘Pat’ Ann Carter, 77, of Wilmington, passed away on Monday, March 28, 2016, surrounded by her family.

Pat was the first female to earn her certification in welding at Cape Fear Community College and she was one of the first women hired at Babcock & Willcock as a welder. She returned to school at the age of 45 to obtain her GED.

At the age of 50, she began her education in waste water management and continued until she achieved the highest level of training in her field. After numerous years of employment at Babcock & Wilcock, she later obtained a position with the city as the waste water operator at the 23rd Street facility.

Pat was the last surviving of eight children; she was preceded in death by her seven brothers and sisters.

She is survived by her daughter, Tricia C. Peay; son, John G. Jarvis Jr.; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; and numerous other family members.

A memorial service is pending. Arrangements will be announced at a later date.

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