Julie Kay Carter, 67 of Tucson, Arizona died Tuesday, January 20, 2009, in Tucson, Arizona. Mrs. Carter, a homemaker and beloved grandmother was born in Billings Montana, and grew up in Missoula. She is survived by her husband of 47-years, Paul Carter; daughter Christina Feikes; sons Brian Carter, Bruce Carter and Robert Carter; grandson Alex Madden-Feikes and granddaughter Natalie Feikes; Son-in-Law Stephen Feikes, Daughter-in-Law Frances Carter, and by brother Robert Raffety and sister Shirley Raffety of Missoula Montana. Julie graduated from the University of Montana with a Bachelor of Arts in History and Political Science. In addition to raising her family of four children and enriching the lives of her 2 grandchildren, she devoted time to charitable work helping the disadvantaged and homeless of the Tucson community. Her interests included historical biographies, particularly those of women in politics from Eleanor Roosevelt to Hillary Clinton, the writings of women authors from George Sand to Virginia Woolf to Edna St. Vincent Millay, and Southwestern art, including DeGrazia, Casas Grandes pottery, and Painted Ponies. Other passions and pastimes included travel, online auctions, video poker, and water aerobics. A private gathering of family and friends will be held on Sunday, January 25th. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Humane Society or the Nature Conservancy in memory of Julie K. Carter are encouraged.