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Don Carter (1920-2014) Obituary

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Don Carter (1920-2014) Obituary

Posted: 1397065114000
Classification: Obituary
Surnames: Carter, Rallison, Millward
Logan Herald Journal, 04/09/14

PRESTON, IDAHO — Dad was born on a cold blustery winter day Dec. 10, 1920, to Grace Rallison and Noel James Carter. One of five boys and two girls, Dad went to work at an early age for a nearby neighbor earning four dollars a week feeding cattle, haying, thinning and harvesting sugar beets.

He got his start with beef cattle during his high school years. In 1939, he took his prize bull to the San Francisco Fair and won his class over eight hundred other entries.

Dad loved people. He once stated, “These are mighty, mighty good people we work with. There are no more honorable people in the world than these cattle people.”

Dad always said he wanted to marry a cowgirl from Wyoming. As fate would have it, he agreed to a blind date. Prior to meeting the girls he and his friend traded “outfits.” Dad wore his friend’s sailor suit and his friend wore Dad’s cowboy clothes. Irene Millward’s date was with the boy in the sailor suit. That is the story of how Dad met his Wyoming cowgirl. They were married May 26, 1943, and were happy until her passing 49 years later. Mother often commented on how seeing him ride in from the fields on his horse always made her heart skip a beat.

Dad was preceded in death by his wife, Alice Irene Millward, four brothers and his parents. Dad leaves behind four children: Kathleen Kunz (Preston, Idaho), Bette and John Garfield (Island Park, Idaho), Kevin and Julie Carter (Preston, Idaho), Debbie and Blake Willis (Rexburg, Idaho); 18 grandchildren and two sisters, Connie Maughan and Ellen Hindman.

Services will be at noon April 11 at the Webb Funeral Home in Preston, Idaho. Viewing will be from 6:30-8:00 p.m. Thursday and from 10:30 to 11:45 a.m. Friday.

Happy trails to you until we meet again, Dad!

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