Lilla MacLaren Carter 1924 – 2010


AUGUSTA — Lilla MacLaren (Nicholas) Carter of Chelsea, died unexpectedly April 14, at MaineGeneral Medical Center.

She was born in East Millinocket, Dec. 1, 1924, the daughter of Carl and Josephine (Haskins) McLaren. She married Dennis Nicholas in 1945, with whom she had four children, Barbara, Bettijane, Jerry and Michael. In 1969, she married Maurice Carter, with whom she operated L& M Lobster Pound in Chelsea for many years. He died in 1989.

She is survived by her sister, Anne Jewett and family of Lewiston; son, Michael Nicholas and his wife, Paula, of Chelsea; grandchildren, Katrina Evans and husband, Rob, of China, Julie Anderson and husband, Chris, of Australia, Michael Nicholas Jr. and wife, Vaunalee, of Chelsea, Paul Soule and partner, Brian Tompkins, of Augusta, David Soule and wife, Kim, of Chelsea and Laurie Soule of Virginia; daughter-in-law, Margie Nicholas and family of Randolph; and nine great-grandchildren.

She was predeceased by her parents; her husbands, Dennis and Maurice; daughters, Barbara Nicholas and Bettijane Soule Goulet; son, Jerry Nicholas; sister, Jane Walls; and brothers, Vernon and Frank MacLaren.