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Obituary: Morris Wayne Carter

Morris Wayne Carter

Morris Wayne Carter

Morris Wayne Carter

Beryl, Utah

Morris Wayne Carter, 73, passed away April 26, 2017. He was born March 31, 1944 in Richmond, California to Ellis Chester Carter and Geraldine Billings Carter.

Morris was raised in St. George, Utah and graduated from Dixie High School in 1962. After high school, he served an LDS mission in Canada. Once returning from his mission, Morris was eager to enlist in the U.S. Army. After 26 years of serving in the Army, he retired as a captain. While serving, he married Rosemary Cluff and together they had five children; Tony, Dean, Dale, Wade, and Wendy.

He was later remarried to Mary Theresa Dollarhide of whom he took on two more children, and he treated them as his own; Jennifer Shade and Frederick Shade.

Morris joined the 631 Teamsters in Las Vegas, Nevada and also belonged to the Operators Union 12.

In 2008, Morris retired from Southern Nevada Paving and went to work for Scenic Canyons during the summer as a camp host. In 2009, he started working for the Holt Dairy Farm in Beryl Junction. He always loved driving trucks and working.

Most of all, Morris loved to spend time with his family and friends while camping, fishing, riding quads, working on the farm, and raising animals.

He is survived by his wife, Theresa, siblings, Burton, Doug, Mike, Neil, Scott, Gregg, Rosemarie, children, Tony, Dean, Dale, Wade, Wendy, Jennifer, Frederick, 24 grandchildren, and recently one great-grandchild.

The first viewing will be held on from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, May 4, 2017, at Hughes Mortuary in St. George, Utah, 1037 E. 700 S., St. George, Utah 84790.

The final viewing will be held from 12:30-1:45 p.m. Friday, May 5, followed by services from 2-3 p.m. at the LDS Chapel in Enterprise, Utah, 620 E. Main St. Enterprise, Utah. Morris will be buried at the New Castle Veterans Memorial Cemetery after the service, 700 W. 300 S., New Castle, Utah.

Arrangements are made under the direction of Hughes Mortuary, (435) 674-5000, to leave condolences and complete funeral listings.