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  • Ernest Wayne Carter (September 4, 1925 - May 7, 2010)

    died 2010/5/7/  
    Ernest Carter
    Ernest Carter
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    (St. George, UT) - Ernest Wayne Carter, beloved husband, father, grandfather, and great-grandfather passed away May 7th 2010. He was born September 4th 1925 in St.George Utah to Samuel Leornard Carter and Ida Leola Crawford. He had five brothers and two sisters. When he turned 18, Wayne joined the Navy and was stationed in Oran Africa during World War II. On July 13, 1945 he married Helen Gardner in the St. George Temple.

    For many years he worked for McCords Service Station, sold vacuum cleaners door to door, and did many other odd jobs to provide for his rapidly growingfamily. In 1962 he moved them to Las Vegas, Nevada, worked in construction, refrigeration, maintenance and truck driving which he really loved.

    His greatest love however, was his wife, his children and grandchildren. He was so proud of all of them, just as we were so proud of him.

    He is survived by Helen, his wife of sixty-five years, his children, Connie Ankiewicz, Judy Casey, Joyce Hanks, Robert Carter, Maryann Stevens, Donna DuCrest, Deanna Carter, Sherrie Kotarski, John Carter, Kenneth Carter, forty-four grandchildren, sixty-seven great grandchildren, and one great-great grandchild. He is preceded in death by one grandchild, and one great grandchild. The family would like to express their appreciation to Zion’s Way Hospice for their tender care and service.

    The viewing will be Saturday May 15th at Spilsbury Mortuary, 110 South Bluff St in St. George from12:30-1:30 p.m. Services will follow at 2:00 p.m. Interment will be at the cemetery in the town of Central.

    Arrangements are made under the direction of Spilsbury Mortuary, St. George, Utah. www.spilsburymortuary.com

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