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Kenneth W. Carter

date of birth January 24 1925

date of death February 6 2019


Born 1.24.25 In Onalaska, Washington

Ken was the 3rd son of William Thomas Carter of Riply, Mississippi, and Estha Whitham of Custer County, Nebraska.

He grew up in Portland, Oregon and graduated from Multnomah Elementary School in 1938. From there, Ken attended Benson High School then enlisted in the US Navy in 1943. He served on the USS Antietam during WWII. Following that, he was hired by the Portland Fire Bureau in 1949 and served as a lieutenant, retiring after 25 years, in 1975.

In 1980, he and Lora served in the Peace Corps Philippines for 2 years. Ken enjoyed 44 years of retirement with activities like camping, fishing, and pursuing his hobby of painting and teaching watercolors.

He is survived by Lora (Warner), wife of 72 years, and 4 sons, (Dana, Paul, Sean and Joe), 10 grandchildren, and 6 great grandchildren, plus many nieces and nephews.

There will be no memorial service. You are invited to celebrate Ken's life by donating to Talking Books in Salem, Oregon. www.ORTalkingbooks.org.

6 tribute candles have been lit

Candle lit by Diane Mills God bless you and your family. My prayers are with you.

Candle lit by Susan Gregory I have fond memories of my times with the Carter family ...

Candle lit by Lora Love you

Candle lit by Staff at Autumn Funerals, Cremation & Burial Our sincere condolences.

Candle lit by Bruce R Warner Miss you Uncle Ken

Candle lit by Carrie E. [Warner] Bryant Miss you Uncle Ken...so many memories...Can still see you driving that bread truck!