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Carter Murray Fortune

70 years old, passed away in Florida on August 25, 2012. He was born in Indianapolis September 21, 1941 to the late Russell Fortune, Jr. and Martha Murray Fortune.

Carter Fortune was, first of all, a great humanitarian, businessman, respectful of family, and lover of people. He graduated from Shortridge High School. Carter earned a Bachelor's Degree in Finance from the University of Cincinnati. He worked for Stokely-Van Camp and Howard E Nyhart Companies. He was a member of The Penrod Society, Woodstock Country Club and The University Club. Carter served as Director of the Indianapolis Motorcycle Drill Team. He earned the highest distinction in Indiana, The Sagamore of the Wabash Award, and served as Chairman of the Board for Fortune Industries.

Carter's children wanted to note Dad lived life to the fullest and never met a stranger. Dad always followed his dreams. He will be missed every day for the rest of our life.

Carter is the great-grandson of William Fortune, one of the founders of Eli Lilly. Left to cherish Carter's memory is his wife, Kimberle Ann Fortune. His surviving family are: son, Russell Carter Fortune; grandsons, Richard Carter Fortune and Russell Tanner Fortune; daughter, Deborah Elaine Fortune Hunter; grandchildren, Cole Fortune Hunter and Elizabeth Fortune Hunter; daughter, Heather Murray Fortune Lacy; grandchild, Olivia Elaine Lacy; brother, Jock Fortune; sister, Sheila Fortune; her daughter, Sophia Fortune Gold, two children, Hannah Leah and Robert Gold, Jr.

A private family Eucharist to celebrate Carter's life will take place Wednesday, September 5th at 1:00 p.m. in Crown Hill Cemetery at the Gothic Chapel. Funeral rites will be officiated by Reverend C. Davies Reed. The calling for Carter Fortune will be held at Woodstock Country Club from 3 to 5 p.m.

Carter loved animals, and he understood our responsibility to the natural world. In tribute to and recognition of Carter, Kim and the family have requested that memorial gifts in his honor be made toward the creation of the International Orangutan Center at the Indianapolis Zoo, 1200 West Washington Street, Indianapolis, IN 46222, to help fight for the survival of the most endangered of all of the great ape species.

Published in the The Indianapolis Star from Sept. 2 to Sept. 4, 2012
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