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Norris Carter

1925 ~ 2010

Grandpa and Grandma Carter are together again, forever. Our beloved grandpa has gone home to be with his love, Lois Ray Carter, deceased on March 6, 1988. Now he can rest in peace because he has her in his arms now and forever. Grandpa has left behind his second love, Lorana Campbell Carter, to whom he was married on December 27, 1989. Grandpa loved her very much and she will miss him dearly.Norris Carter was born May 7, 1925 in Sutherland, Nebraska to Nellie Bassett Carter and William Glen Carter. The family moved to Utah where Norris built his new life. He found his love, Lois, and they were married June 2, 1943. A couple of days later, he was called to serve his Country in World War II. He was a very brave and strong soldier who loved his Country and gave it four years of his life. When he came back home to his lovely bride, he entered Salt Lake Technical School in the building construction program. He became a very good carpenter and decided to teach kids carpentry at both Olympus High School and Salt Lake Technical School. After teaching, Norris and his best friend, Dick Adair, who were like brothers, started their own business, Ideal Builders. They became the best house builders around. After leaving Ideal Builders, he worked for Cottonwood Cabinet, making and installing cabinets. This would become his last job in life. He was the best at what he did and he loved building houses. He was a family man and took very good care of his family and loved them very much.

Grandpa had to leave us on May 15, 2010, after a short battle with heart problems that caused his body to shut down. He was 85. We are all going to miss you grandpa and you will live in our hearts forever. Goodbye. We all love you very much. Enjoy your peace and quiet with your first love, Grandma Lois.

Grandpa is survived by his second wife, Lorana Carter. He loved her very much. Children: Sherry (Dan) Whetman, Gayle Phelps, "Little" Dan (Susan) Carter; stepchildren: George D. Campbell (Cindy), Steven L. Campbell (Pauline), Coralyn C. Bond (Jack), Eldon D. Campbell. Survived by 15 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and two great-great-grandchildren. He is also survived by two brothers: Dick (LuJean) Carter, Morton "Pete" (Audrey) Carter; and sister, Barbara Ann (Boyd) Clark.

Grandpa will be laid to rest next to his sweetheart, Lois Carter. Say "Hi" to her grandpa, from all of us. You and grandma can rest in peace together forever. We all love you both very much.

Viewing will be held Wednesday, May 19, 6-8 p.m. at Goff Mortuary, 8090 So. State St., Midvale, Utah. Funeral services will be held Thursday, May 20, 1:00 p.m. at Crescent 30th Ward, 89 East 11000 South, with a viewing from 12-12:45 p.m. Interment, Larkin Sunset Gardens.