Troy – Evelyn LaPiere Carter Heath, 86, of Troy, died peacefully at her home with her family surrounding her on Thursday, April 26, 2012. She was wife of the late Dale Heath. Born in Keesville, NY, daughter of the late Peter and Evelyn Bashaw LaPiere, she resided in Green Island and Troy most of her lifetime. Evelyn had been employed by the former Tek Hughes in Watervliet from 1962 until 1972. She was a communicant of the former St. Patrick’s Church in Troy. She is the beloved mother of Gordon (Kathy) Carter of Bolton Landing, Beverly Ashcroft of Buskirk, Peter Carter of North Troy, Homer (Robin) Carter of Colonie, Sandra (Gary) Hartshorn of Troy and Albert (Cathy) Carter of Troy. She is also survived by 13 grandchildren and many great grandchildren. Funeral services will be private. The family has requested that anyone wishing to remember Evelyn in a special way may make a contribution to Community Hospice of Rensselaer County, 295 Valley View Blvd., Rensselaer, NY 12144 or the American Cancer Society, 260 Osborne Road, Loudonville, N 12211.