Ray Morris Carter

June 20, 1930 – June 16, 2011

Ray Morris Carter, 80, of Lovell died on June 16, 2011, at his home in Lovell of natural causes. Ray was born June 20, 1930, in Minersville, Utah, to Horrace Leitner and Madge LaFever Carter. Ray was one of 12 children born to Horrace and Madge.

After graduating high school Ray enlisted in the Navy and served from January 1951 to November of 1952. He later worked for C.A. Lewis herding sheep, the town of Lovell driving a dump truck and the sugar factory.

Ray was a great storyteller. He loved to read books and most recently had been reading a lot in the Book of Mormon. He loved his grandchildren and enjoyed taking them fishing. He was a very private man that never complained or asked for anything. Most of the time he would not accept things offered to him and it would have to be done secretly. On the other hand, Ray would eagerly give all that he had to those who needed it. Ray leaves behind a nice big garden for his family to work in and enjoy throughout the summer.

Ray is survived by his wife, Karen Bischoff Carter of Lovell; brothers Ned Carter of Hurricane, Utah, and Wildon (Anne) J. Carter of St. George, Utah; sisters Joy Grander of Lahabra, Calif., Vaudice Richey of St. George, Utah, and Nellie Long of Kansas; sons Shad Lee Carter and Jeremy Cimmeron Carter; daughters April (Dale) Smith and Sharaea Janelle Carter; grandchildren Nicole E. Smith, Christopher B. Smith, Cassandra K. Smith, Rachelle L. Smith, Ciera Twomey, Breia Twomey and step-grandson, Evan K. Scheetz.

Viewing/visitation was held at Haskell Funeral Home on June 20 from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services were held at the Lovell LDS Chapel on June 21 at 10 a.m. Burial was in the Lovell Cemetery. Haskell Funeral Home in Lovell is in charge of arrangements.

To send an arrangement call Valley Flowers & Gifts, 307-548-7101.

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