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Gene C. Carter

March 13, 1931 — March 29, 2024

Morgan

Gene C. Carter passed away on March 29, 2024.

Gene was born in Ogden, Utah to Leo E. and Mae Turner Carter. He was raised in Morgan until the age of eight, when his family moved to South Gate, California. He graduated from South Gate High School in 1949.

He married his sweetheart, Lillian Kay Christensen, on March 10, 1951 in Las Vegas, Nevada. They were later sealed in the St. George temple. They raised their family in Southern California, moving back to Morgan in 1970.

He was a faithful member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and served in numerous callings, including Elder’s Quorum President and a counselor in two bishoprics.

Gene was a man of integrity, and taught us that we should always be honest. A dear friend said it, best, “He stood for the truth, even if it meant standing alone.” He also taught us, by example, the value of hard work.

He loved everyone who was a part of his life, especially his large family. He had a very special place in his heart for the babies and little ones. Most of all he loved his eternal companion, Lillian. What a wonderful reunion for them.

Gene worked in construction his whole life, retiring in his early 70’s. He started working for his father where he learned the trade of construction. The crowning project of his career was building a master-planned community called “Menifee” in California. The project was about 2,000 acres, 6,500 homes, with planned recreation and commercial entities, a shopping center, and a lagoon.

He enjoyed working with all kinds of wood, and over the years made hundreds of beautiful boxes, and other items, for family members and friends.

Gene is survived by his three sons, Bret (Debbie), Jeff (Georgene), Tom (Linda) and one daughter, Malinda (Ray S.) Carter. Also surviving are 20 grandchildren, 42 greatgrandchildren, his sister, Elaine Thompson, and two brothers, Larry L. and Ray B. Carter. He was also preceded in death by his wife, parents, and sister Leona Mae.

Special thanks to his granddaughter, Becky, for her loving care of her grandpa during the past 10 months. Also, thanks to Enhabit Hospice. He loved every one of you. Jenni, thank you for helping him through to the end, and thank you to Nate Brown, who so willingly stepped in to care for him through the nights, and was with him when he passed.

A viewing will be held on Tuesday April 2nd from 6-8 pm, at the Walker Mortuary, 45 W 200 N. Morgan, and on April 3rd from 9:30-10:30 am at the Rock Church preceding the funeral. Funeral services will be held at 11 am on Wednesday, April 3rd, at the Rock Church at 10 W. Young St., Morgan. Interment at the South Morgan Cemetery following the service.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2024

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45 W 200 N St, Morgan, UT 84050

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Wednesday, April 3, 2024

9:30 - 10:30 am (Mountain time)

Morgan LDS Rock Church

10 W Young St, Morgan, UT 84050

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Funeral Service

Wednesday, April 3, 2024

11:00am - 12:00 pm (Mountain time)

Morgan LDS Rock Church

10 W Young St, Morgan, UT 84050

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