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Bert E. Carpenter

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Bert E. Carpenter 1926 ~ 2005 Bert E. Carpenter, "almost 79," passed away May 18, 2005 peacefully at his home from multiple myeloma cancer. Bert was born May 23, 1926 in Manti, Utah, the only child of Edwin S. and Bertha Denison Carpenter (both deceased). Bert married Carol Peterson of Ephraim in the Manti Temple on July 3, 1959. They moved into their Salt Lake City home August 3, 1959 and have been there since. They have one son, Craig, and his wife Elaine. He graduated from Manti High School and then served in the U.S. Army for two years during World War II. He graduated from Snow College and got his B.S. degree from U.S.A.C. (Now Utah State). He taught school for 30 years, grades two thru 12. Starting in Huntington in Mechanical Arts, then four years in Sterling as a teaching Principal, teaching 4th, 5th, and 6th grades. In the Granite District he taught 25 years, mostly 4th grade at Oquirrh Hills Elementary. Three years after retiring he worked another 18 years at Dan's as a bagger. He always enjoyed auto mechanics and working with cars, especially prizing his '53 Hudson Hornet. Bert has always been an active member of the LDS Church, serving in many positions including Young Men's secretary, teacher, "Greeter" at the door, and 100% home teacher for many years. He was very supportive of Carol's activities and all church callings were "family callings." He was an active member of American Legion Post 31 (Manti) for over 50 years. During his teaching years he was a member of G.E.A. and a Life Member of U.E.A. and N.E.A.. Bert enjoyed people, camping, out-of-doors, jeep riding, photography, music (playing the clarinet, singing in choirs), and family and friends. Special thanks to the loving and professional CNS Hospice nurses Debbie and Barbara, also Leni and other staff. Funeral services will be held Saturday, May 21, 2005 at 11:00 a.m. in the Winder 2nd Ward (1361 East 4000 South, SLC). Friends may call Friday from 6 to 8 p.m. at Russon Brothers Mortuary (255 So. 200 E., SLC) and Saturday at the Ward from 9:45 to 10:45 a.m. Graveside with Military Honors by Legion Post 31 of Manti will be at 4:30 p.m. on Saturday in the Ephraim Park Cemetery. Online guestbook at www.russonmortuary.com
Published in Salt Lake Tribune on May 19, 2005
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