Timothy Dean Carter, 46, of Beaverton, Ore., escaped the mortal bondage of life on Nov. 26, 2012, from injuries sustained in an aircraft accident.
Tim was born in Emmett, Idaho, to Carl and Goldie Carter in 1966 and was the youngest of seven children.
Tim met the love of his life and future wife Kristine Dedrick in Emmett where they were high-school sweethearts before their marriage in 1985. Tim and Kristi made their way to the Portland area in 1989 where they raised their five wonderful children. Tim was a journeyman plumber who owned and operated Carter Mechanical for the last 14 years. Tim was introduced to aviation 11 years ago and was immediately enthralled. Tim was always happiest when speaking about his family or his "mistress" (his airplanes). He was a cancer survivor who faced challenges with optimism and lived life with a zest and vigor that most people couldn't help but admire.
Tim was a generous man, a devoted husband and a caring, kind-hearted father. He will be missed, he will be remembered and he will always be loved.
Tim is survived by his wife, Kristine; daughter and son-in-law, Valerie and CJ Tillia; grandson, Jim Tillia; daughter, Anna; and sons, Don, Cameron and Will.
Those close to Tim knew him to be a courageous, hopeful and trusting man. Tim would not have wanted anyone to mourn his passing but instead would have rejoiced at the opportunity for those who loved him to gather and celebrate his life. Please honor Tim by joining his family to share your memories of him on Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Kuan Colorado's, 4708 N.W. Bethany Blvd., Portland, Ore., between the hours of 5 and 9 p.m.