Charles Lee "Chuck" Carter


October 11, 2017

Charles Lee "Chuck" Carter, 82, of Rock Springs, passed away Oct. 4, 2017, at his home. A longtime resident of Rock Springs and former longtime resident of Burlington, Iowa, Carter died following a lengthy illness. 

He was born March 5, 1935, in Burlington, Iowa, the son of Louis Albert Carter and Franziska Kapitain.  

Carter attended schools in Burlington, Iowa, and was a 1953 graduate of Burlington Catholic High School.

He was a United States Navy veteran of the Korean War. 

He married Betty Jean Jacob In Burlington, Iowa, Sept. 24, 1960.

He was employed at Chevron for 32 years and retired in 1997 as a chemical fertilizer instructor and trainer. He also worked at Barrick Gold Strike Mine in Elko, Nev., for five years as a trainer writing instruction manuals and producing training films.  

Carter was a member of Holy Spirit  Catholic Community, Knights of Columbus, B.P.O. Elks Lodge and was past Exhalted Ruler, Fraternal Order of the Eagles and American Legion Archie Hay Post No. 24.

His interests were duck hunting, making things in his shop and coffee clutch with buddies. 

Survivors include his wife Betty Jean Jacob Carter of Rock Springs; one son, Damian Keith Carter and wife Barbara of Bangor, Wisc .; one daughter, Kiera Lee Bettolo and husband Brad of Rock Springs; one brother, John Carter and wife Lola of Burlington, Iowa; three grandchildren, Shauna Catherine Laufenberg and husband Daniel, Lea Nichelle Bettolo and Abby Lyn Bettolo; two great-grandchildren, Riley Laufenberg and Kennedy Laufenberg.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Wally and sister Anna Marie.

A Mass of Christian burial took place Wednesday.

The family of Charles Lee "Chuck" Carter respectfully suggest that donations in his memory be made to Cowboys Against Cancer, 1893 Dewar Drive, Rock Springs, WY.  82901; Huntsman Cancer Foundation, 500 Huntsman Way, Salt Lake City, Utah, 84108; Young at Heart Senior Citizen's Center, 2400 Reagan Ave., Rock Springs, WY  82901, or the charity of the donor's choice.


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