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DONALD BRYCE CARTER(1925 - 2013)

DONALD BRYCE CARTER June 26, 1925 - February 7, 2013 Donald Bryce Carter, 86, of Anderson, California, passed away of natural causes at his home, on Thursday, February 7, 2013. Memorial services will be held at Faith Reformed Church in Anderson, where he was a founding member, on Friday, February 15, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. Don will be laid to rest at graveside following the memorial service at the Anderson Cemetery. A reception in his honor will be held at Faith Reformed Church in Anderson following his burial. Don was born on June 26, 1925 on the "Ranch" off Old Highway 99 in Anderson,Ca, and was the eldest son of Orlando and Dorothy (Herber) Carter. He graduated from Anderson High School and was a United States Air Force pilot during World War II, where he developed his lifelong passion for aviation. After the war, he graduated from Cal Berkeley with a degree in Civil Engineering. Don worked for the New York based international engineering firm, Tippetts-Abbett-McCarthy-Stratton, for many years which allowed him to work and travel all over the world. He lived in Asia and South America before coming home to Anderson, where he operated his own professional civil engineering and land surveying business for over 40 years. Don also served as a City of Anderson Planning Commissioner for many years. He was an avid skier and loved sailing, tennis, his dog Muff, birds, reading, popcorn, ice cream and all things mechanical, like fast airplanes, cars and navigation instruments. Don was preceded in death by his wife of 50 years, Teo, in 2010. Don is survived by his five children: Leah (Bill) Kabbara of Villa Park, California; Ithiel (Ethel) of Anderson, California; Victoria (Jon) Fewster of Seattle, Washington; Phebe (Heinz) Henn of New York, New York; and Alison (Justin) Dragoo of Napa, California; and nine grandchildren; his brothers Paul (Babe) Carter of Lake California, California; Glen (Lolita) Carter of Hillsboro, Oregon; and his sister Joyce Romero of Laytonville, California; and ten nieces and nephews and extended families. Don was a loving father, husband, grandfather and friend to all. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to Faith Reformed Church in Anderson.

Published in Daily News on Feb. 13, 2013
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