John M. Carr

John M. Carr

PENDLETON — John M. Carr, 87, of Pendleton died Sunday, Oct. 17, 2010, in a local care facility. Memorial funeral services will be conducted at 3 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6 in the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer, 241 S.E. Second St., Pendleton.

Mr. Carr was born Nov. 27, 1921, in Portland to Charlie and Clara (Foss) Carr. He was raised and educated in Portland and graduated from Parkrose High School. He then attended the University Of Oregon and graduated with a bachelor’s degree in business. He served his country during World War II in the Navy onboard a destroyer escort, where he was a gunnery officer. 

He married Elizabeth Huckins in 1949 in Portland. She passed away in 1971. He married Gwen Weiss in 1977 in Walla Walla; she died in 2006. 

He worked as a manufacturer’s representative for International Harvester as well as other farm equipment companies. 

Mr. Carr is survived by children Mary Carr and David Weiss, both of Portland, Kathy Knopp of Sun City, Ariz., Beverly Cary of Pendleton and Carrie Graham of Waitsburg, Wash.; sister Carlene Fretland of Highland Parkland, Ill.; five grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. 

Along with his wives, he was preceded in death by his parents, one son and two sisters.

Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements. Sign the online guest book or send condolences to the family at

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