Frances Tunnell Carter, a riveter during World War II, died on Memorial Day, May 31. She was 99.
As a college sophomore, Carter worked on B-29 planes during WWII.
In 1998, she founded the American Rosie the Riveter Association, an organization aimed at honoring the working women of the war and furthering workplace excellence and American patriotism. The organization now has more than 6,000 members.
Carter and her late husband John, a WWII Army paratrooper, both taught at Samford University in Birmingham.