Walter Donald Carter
September 6, 2017
Walter Donald Carter, 86, passed away Sept. 1, 2017, at his home in Rock Springs.
He was a resident of Rock Springs for 45 years, and a former resident of Cheyenne. Carter passed away following a lengthy illness.
Carter was born on April 27, 1931, in Elwood, Neb., the son of Walter F. Carter and Mathilda M. tenBensel.
He attended schools in Elwood, Neb., and was a 1947 graduate of the Arapahoe High School.
Carter married Lorana Edland Carter Aug. 10, 1973 in Rock Springs.
He served in the United States Navy during the Korean War, and was honorably discharged Sept. 2, 1954.
Carter was an active member of Trinity Lutheran Church.
He owned Carter Company and worked as a carpenter for 64 years and retired in 2008.
Carter enjoyed playing horseshoes, bowling, camping, fishing.
Survivors include his wife Lorana "Lori" Carter of Rock Springs; six sons, Matt and wife Karen Carter of Rock Springs, Mike Carter of Cheyenne, Ron Hughes of Rock Springs, Mitch and wife Lori Carter of Cheyenne, Chris Carter of Cheyenne and Terry Hughes of Rawlins; two brothers, Frank Weatherwax of Arapahoe, Neb., and Richard Carter and wife Lulu Mae of McCook, Neb .; two sisters, Carol Pinn of Sioux Falls, S.D., Bonnie Johnson and husband Meryl of Eden Prairie, Minn .; six grandchildren, Dana Bijold and husband Brad, Julie Raney and husband Gary, Tawny Hughes, Hannah Hughes, Shayne Carter and Jonathon Sanchez; six great-grandchildren, Rebecca Bijold, Elizabeth Bijold, Henry Raney, Landon Hughes, Jude Hughes and Dean Hughes; as well as several cousins, nieces, and nephews.
Carter is preceded in death by his parents, Walter and Mathilda Carter; one sister, Jean Weatherwax; one brother, Galen Carter; one brother-in-law, Orville Pinn; three nephews, Ricky Carter, Jim Carter and John Carter.
Following cremation a memorial service will be conducted at 11 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 30, at Trinity Lutheran Church, 3101 College Drive in Rock Springs.
Condolences may be left at http://www.vasefuneralhomes.com