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Obituary: James Clair Carter

James Clair Carter 12/14/19 ~ 09/03/05 WALES/MT. PLEASANT/EAST CARBON - James Clair Carter, age 85, died at home in Wales, Utah September 3, 2005, due to complications of a stroke. He was born December 14, 1919, in Fountain Green, Utah. He was the son of Arthur Elmer Carter and Sarah Eliza Holman Carter. He Married Bernita Everts Carter July 8, 1940, she died June 6, 1999. Married Anita Lamb of Wales, Utah February 11, 2000. Worked at Horse Canyon Coal Mine for 36 Years. Was a proud member of the United Mine Workers of America for most of those years. He loved the outdoors and collected rocks and arrowheads. Spent much of his spare time camping in Utah, the neighboring states, and his cabin located in Joe's Valley. Was always called the "Wagon Master" by relatives and friends. He led convoys of campers and trailers to his special places of interest for years. He was well known by his story telling and robust laughter. He is survived by his wife, Anita; and by his children, Sylvia (Cody) Leek, West Valley, Steven (Maggie) Carter, Mesquite, and Loralie Carter, West Valley. Also survived by four grandchildren, Rodney Leek, Tracy Brown, Troy Leek, and Kandi Sant; and nine great-grandchildren. Also survived by Anita's children, Burnell (Elena) Bowers, DeLos (Jo) Bowers, Jack (Jackie) Bowers, Marsha (Charlie) Eppler, Karen (Sherwood) Whitlock, Bonnie (Bill) Ormand, and Ron (Nicole) Lamb. Preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Bernita; brothers, Stan, Gerald, Lester; sisters, Reva Swensen, and Fern Francom. The family would like to express our appreciation to the Central Valley Medical Center Hospice staff, especially Tiffany Hurst, Deniece Winnie, and Kris Cropper, for their loving dedication and care for Clair and Anita. Funeral Services will by held Thursday, September 8, 2005, 11:00 a.m. at the Sandpitch Ward Chapel, in Wales, UT. A Viewing will be held 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. prior to services at the church. Interment will be in the Mt. Pleasant City Cemetery.