Hubert Gene Carter (Hugh) was born on April 23, 1934 to Claude and Irene Carter in Red Cloud, Nebraska. He was a lifelong resident of Sutter County. Graduating from Live Oak High School in 1952 after marrying his high school sweetheart Imogene Merritt they made their home in Yuba City, CA where he lived until he passed peacefully in his home on December 15, 2013.
Hugh is survived by his wife of 61 years, Imogene. His brother Lester Carter of Live Oak and sister Gwen Finch of Indio, CA. His three children Cathie Noble (Terry) of Dobbins, CA, Gene Carter (Janeen) of Yuba City, CA, and Chuck Carter (Virginia) of the Dallas area in Texas; six grandchildren: Stephanie Noble-Wahlberg, Carrie Noble-Cortes, Paul Carter, David Carter, Chas Carter and Erika Carter; fourteen great grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers Roy and Walter Carter.
Hugh worked for Wonder Bread and Hostess Cakes for 38 years with most of those years as the Supervisor of the Yuba City Division. He coached baseball at Peach Bowl Little League for 10 years and then was a head boy's counselor at Sierra Bible Camp for 15 years. Hugh served as a deacon and elder at Peach Tree Lane Church of Christ for 15 years. He also worked with the youth taking them on a trip to Canada where they conducted a Vacation Bible School.
Hugh loved traveling, camping and duck hunting. Hugh and Imogene took many excursions with their traveling companions Bob and Dot Sweringen where they traveled to Hawaii, Europe and through the United States and Canada.
Hugh was a quiet well respected man who was a great listener. He counseled and encouraged the men he worked with and the people he cared for in his church family and community. He will be greatly missed.
A Memorial Service will be held at Peach Tree Lane Church of Christ located at 1321 Peach Tree Lane, Yuba City, CA on Monday, December 23rd, 2013 at 2:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to Rideout Hospice, 939 Live Oak Blvd., Yuba City, CA 95991, or the Wounded Warriors.
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Published in Appeal Democrat from Dec. 18 to Dec. 22, 2013