Amber â€śAmbieâ€ť Nicole Mattingly, age 35, passed away in Colville on April 28, 2014. She was born on April 1, 1979 in Inglewood, California, the daughter of Floyd Lee and Susan Yvonne (Warren) Carter. Amber grew up in California until moving with her family to Moscow, ID in 1992. Upon graduating from high school in Moscow in 1997, Amber attended North Idaho College in Coeur dâ€™Alene, ID for a year and a half, and then attended college in Spokane.
In 2003, Amber moved from Moscow to Colville where she met and married Jeremy Mattingly. Amber worked for Dominicare, and eventually started her own business cleaning homes and local business buildings. In her spare time, she enjoyed making jewelry, baking, cooking, yard work and planting flowers, but most importantly, spending time with her children and her family.
Amber loved the summertime and enjoyed life in the sun. She was a truly devoted mother, daughter, sister and friend. Amber always wanted the best for everyone around her and would provide help to anyone in need, and â€śpay it forwardâ€ť every opportunity she could. She was a loving, compassionate person and will be truly missed by all who knew her.
Amber is survived by her parents, Floyd and Susan Carter, Colville; daughter Starlyn Mattingly, Colville; son, Avery Mattingly, Colville; sisters, Crystal Mikita, Northern CA; Tiffany Myers and partner Retta, Hayden, ID; brother, Richard Carter, Torrance, CA; aunt, Frances Horne, Inglewood; cousin, Paul Esquievel, Inglewood; and best friend, Tracie Larson, Colville.
A memorial service and celebration of Amberâ€™s life will be held at a later date.
If one so wishes, memorial contributions can be made in Amberâ€™s name to Key Bank/Susan Carter.
Please visit the online memorial and sign the guestbook at HYPERLINK "http://www.danekasfuneralchapel.com" www.danekasfuneralchapel.com.
Danekas Funeral Chapel & Crematory has been entrusted with the arrangements.