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Marshall Curtis Carter

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Marshall Curtis Carter Obituary

Retired MSgt (USAF) Marshall Curtis Carter passed away on September 5, 2015, at the family home in Alamogordo, N.M.
He was born on a farm in Northwest Iowa on July 1, 1937, to Clifford and Ora Carter. He graduated from Newell High School in Newell, Iowa in May 1955.

He entered the Air Force in 1959. After basic training, he spent time at Langley AFB, Hickam AFB, Scott AFB, the Pentagon, Udorn RTAFB in Thailand, ending up at Holloman AFB. He retired on April 1, 1979 after 20 years of service. After a short stint as an NCOA counselor and the City of Alamogordo purchasing agent, he was hired at Holloman AFB as a civilian in the Contracting Squadron. While there he administered the Maintenance Range contracts for Oscma, Red Rio and McGregor.

After retiring from civil service, he pursued his hobbies of furniture refinishing, lapidary and singing with the barber shoppers and the Grace United Methodist Church choir where he was an active member for many years. He was also an avid bowler.

He was preceded in death by his parents and older brother Keith A. Carter.

He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Janice, of the family home; two daughters, Miriam Armstrong of Alamogordo, and Sandra Hernandez of Warner Robins, Georgia; five grandchildren, Bridget Carter, Geoffrey and Andrew Ancira of Augusta, Maine, Roman Hernandez (Skyla) of Alamogordo, and Amanda Hernandez of Warner Robins, Georgia; three great granddaughters, Payton Marshall, Taylor and Brianna Green along with many other relatives and friends.

The Funeral Service will be conducted at 2 p.m., September 16, 2015. at the Alamogordo Funeral Home Chapel with Jack Moffett officiating.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Alamogordo Home Health and Hospice.

The Carter family has entrusted their loved one to the care of Alamogordo Funeral Home to direct the funeral services.
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Published in Alamogordo Daily News from Sept. 9 to Oct. 8, 2015
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