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Larry Leon Carter

December 14, 1937 — October 13, 2023


Larry Leon Carter, 85, peacefully passed away surrounded by his children, October 13th, 2023, in Preston Idaho. He was born December 14, 1937 in Osceola, Nebraska to loving parents Fredrick Harold and Dorothy Lena (Strobel) Carter. He was the third of nine children.

They were a close knit family unit that could be found working hard together on the farm. They enjoyed many activities together, he enjoyed hunting and fishing with his brothers and playing games with his family. His sweet mother instilled a love of music in each of her children
and they could often be found gathered around the piano harmonizing with one another.

He started first grade when he was 4 years old in a one room schoolhouse and had completed the 8th grade when he was 12 years old. He took a year off and then stayed with a family in Marquette, Nebraska while attending high school. He enjoyed playing football, basketball and baseball.

The family farm was hit by a tornado that caused extensive damage which was part of the reason that caused them to sell the farm and relocate to Lincoln, Idaho in 1955. It was there, in Idaho Falls, that he snatched the clip-on earring of a darling girl named Naomi Jean Daw.
After several months of courtship they were married on November 22, 1957. Over the next twelve years a total of six children joined the Carter family, Craig, Clint, Cindy, Cherie, Jimmy, and Steven. They were the pride and joy of their parents' lives. Larry and Naomi were later
sealed for time and all eternity on March 21, 1962 in the Idaho Falls Temple. They were just a little over a month away from celebrating 66 years together.

He served his country in the Army National Guard. His unit was called up during the Berlin Crisis. They were stationed at Fort Lewis, Washington from 1961-1962. He loved his country and was deeply patriotic. He encouraged all those around him to exercise their right to
vote and practice the freedoms that we so enjoy in this great nation he loved to call home.

He worked side by side with his father and brothers building homes across Utah and Idaho. He also farmed with his father-in-law Deloy Daw. He later started a trucking business, this occupation took him to the open road that he loved. His most cherished trips were those
when Naomi could join him in the truck so they could take in the sights and experiences together.

Larry was known for many things but some of our favorites we knew him for were his love of inventing! He was a dreamer and was constantly found sketching out ideas on whatever material he had on hand at the time. His inventive spirit gained two different patents on devices he knew would make difficult jobs easier in the transportation and cement industries.

In 1978 He moved his family back to Nebraska. This move gave Larry and Naomi many opportunities to serve and love as the Savior did. He showed his devotion to the Lord by accepting callings to serve as Branch President, Elders Quorum President and counselor, High Priest group leader and faithful home teacher.

As time brought changes to his and Naomi’s lifestyle, he stepped up and into the role of an outstanding caregiver and comforter to his sweetheart. We will forever be grateful to our sweet dad for his example of selfless devotion to our mother.

Larry is survived by his wife Naomi, their children Clint D. Carter (Kristi), of Heber City, Utah; Cindy (Todd) Thomas, of Preston, Idaho; Cherie (Nels) Peterson, of Oakley, Idaho; Steven D. Carter, of Burley, Idaho; 14 grandchildren and 21 great-grandchildren; Larry is also survived by his younger sister Lorna (Charles) Howell of Idaho Falls, Idaho; his younger brother David

(Gail) Carter of Idaho Falls, Idaho; brother-in-law Rendell Stevens, of Lewisville, Idaho; and his sister-in-law Carol Carter of Rigby, Idaho.

Larry was preceded in death by his sons Craig (Diane) Carter and Jimmy Deloy Carter; parents; brothers and sisters: Mike (Bonnie) Carter, Jim, Louann (Merle Anderson), Lois Stevens, Marie Neil, and RoyDean Carter.

Funeral services are under the direction of Nalder Funeral Home. and will be held at 1:00 P.M. on Monday, October 23, 2023, at the Shelley Stake Center, located at 325 East Locust Street, Shelley, Idaho. The family will visit with friends and loved ones from 11:00 a.m. to 12:40 p.m. at the church prior to the service. Interment will be at the Firth Cemetery with Military Rites by the David B. Bleak Post #93.

The family wishes to thank Lisa Asher for her help while our parents were living in Oakley. We would also like to thank the incredible staff of the Heritage Senior Living Center in Preston, Idaho. We are deeply grateful for the kindness and love that has been shown to our parents and
our family.














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