Bonnie Letitia Carter of Soldotna, AK, age 75, died at home in Soldotna on Monday, August 20, 2018 surrounded by family, friends and her faithful rescue dog, Ricky. She was born to Harold Lloyd and Gladys Ellen Owen Whitson on April 20, 1943 in Everett, WA. She was the eldest of five children. Harold Wayne Carter Sr. and Bonnie were married in Tonasket, WA on June 20, 1961. The family moved to Ketchikan, AK in 1969 and settled in Kenai, AK in 1975 where they raised their four children Wayne, Meg, Cathy and Shane. Bonnie always had an open door policy. Whether you were human or critter, you were always welcome into their home. An applicable family motto would be "The more, the merrier." At times, the number of family and friends nestled into their home looked like a cord of wood. The home never lacked animal companionship. For family stopping in, it wasn't uncommon to see a new family pet. Not only would they be helping anyone they opened their door for, she was known for helping complete strangers and hitchhikers. We think she would see them and figure, "Well, they look like they could use help, why not?" She always had an unwavering passion for her family, friends, learning, nature and art - especially painting. The family will be holding a graveside service at 1pm, at Spruce Grove Memorial Park (Mile 3, K-Beach Road), Kasilof, AK. Following the service, a celebration of life will be held at their home at 50805 Sterling Hwy, Soldotna, AK. Bonnie will be smiling from above knowing that her open door policy is still in affect having her friends and family together under one roof. For more information regarding arrangements, please contact Cathy Carter at (907) 360-1848 or Meg Carter at (907) 252-6640. She is survived by her husband Harold Wayne Carter; her brother Kerry Wright; her four children Wayne Carter, Meg Carter, Cathy Carter and Shane Carter; her grandchildren Sasha (Jordan Graham), Keith (Sarah Porter), Steven Carter, Abbie Carter, Brooke Badura, Chance Badura, Korbin Carter and Kalvin Carter. Her great-grandchildren Myla Graham, Adalyn Graham and Kian Porter.