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Carter Lenn Bickford


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Carter Lenn Bickford Obituary
Carter Lenn Bickford, 66, passed away on July 26, 2017 in Yreka, California. Carter was born on September 8, 1950 in Cassville, Missouri to Ruth Dalton Bickford.
Carter attended Willits High School then Santa Rosa Junior College. He served in the U.S. Air Force for 2 years specializing in radar technology. Carter graduated with honors from Sonoma State University with a double major in accounting and business management while playing collegiate soccer. He married Deborah Lynn Thomas on March 29, 1987. Carter and
Debbie raised their children in the Willits, California area for many years and to this day Willits remains home. Their adventures also led them to Ukiah and their current residence in Happy Camp, California.
Carter was athletically gifted and enjoyed playing football, wrestling and soccer. Carter was an entrepreneur, accountant, CFO and loving father to his four children. In his spare time Carter enjoyed reading, spending time outdoors and watching sports. Carter was known for his witty sense of humor, hard work ethic and the pride he took in his children and grandchildren.
Carter is survived by his wife, Debbie Bickford, daughters, Liz (Tony) Lindgren, Jennie (Jason)
Morgan, Summer (Ben) Manchester, and son, Christopher (Alma) Bickford, as well as grandchildren, Jacob Lindgren, Jiovanni Morgan, Bradley Manchester, Lauren Manchester, Mia Manchester, Presley Bryant and Bristalynn Bickford.
Carter is also survived by his siblings, Karren (Bill) Warren, Allen Bickford, Janice Bickford (Jim Ramming), Bill (Thelma) Bickford, and mother-in-law Virginia Thornton.
Carter was preceded in death by his mother Ruth Dalton Bickford.
A memorial in honor of Carter was held on Saturday, July 29, 2017 in Willits, California.
Published in Willits News on Aug. 2, 2017
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