Our beloved husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather, Fred L. Carpenter, age 77, passed away in the Gunnison Valley Hospital on June 1, 1991, to be reunited with his parents, Fred Spence and Ethelind Bracken Carpenter and other loved ones.
Fred was born May 18, 1914 in Vernal, Utah, the eldest of three children. He married Phyllis Wintch on June 25, 1945; marriage later solemnized in the Manti LDS Temple. Fred graduated from Manti High School and attended Snow College in Ephraim, Utah and Kemper Military School in Boonville, Missouri. He was a merchant in Manti until he retired. Managed F. S. Carpenter & Sons; and later owned and operated Carpenter's Fabric Center. He was active in civic affairs, he was district secretary and president and charter member of the Manti Lions Club. Active in the JayCees. He helped for many years with the Manti Mormon Miracle Pageant. He was active in the LDS Church, serving as Elder's Quorum president, ward clerk under three bishops, ward teacher, High Priest group leader, assistant and name extractor in the genealogy program. Fred and Phyllis served as missionaries at the Manti Temple Visitors Center. Fred was an avid collector of stamps, coins, bottles and antiques, rocks and sport cards. He delighted in sharing these interests with his children and grandchildren.Survived by wife, Manti; one daughter, Mrs. Morris (Bonnie) Hansen, Sandy; two sons, Fred Stephen, Beaver; Phillip Henry, Franklin, Virginia; 11 grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren; two sisters, Vera Ellsworth, Murray; Enid Nielson, Salt Lake City.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, June 6, 1991 at 11 a.m. in the Manti Tabernacle; where friends may call Wednesday, June 5th, from 7-9 p.m. and Thursday, 1 1/2 hours prior to services. Interment, Manti City Cemetery, under the direction of Buchanan Mortuary.
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