Sept. 5, 1940-Jan. 2, 2007

MILTON-FREEWATER - Pendleton resident Eugene Anthony "Hambone" Carter, a cartoonist, died Jan. 2, 2007, at Evergreen Retirement Center in Milton-Freewater. He was 66.

A dressing ceremony will be at 3 p.m. today at the Long House in Mission. A recitation of the rosary will be at 7 p.m. today at the Long House. A mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Andrew's Mission with burial to follow at Old Agency Cemetery.

Mr. Carter was born Sept. 5, 1940, in Nespelem, Wash., to Lewis and Evelyn Shippentower Carter. He was raised in the Pendleton area, attending school at St. Andrew's Mission and St. Joseph Academy, where he graduated.

He worked at Smith Cannery, Tillicum Enterprise and the Tribal Alcohol and Drug Treatment Center as a bookkeeper.

Mr. Carter enjoyed reading, crossword puzzles and watching movies.

He is survived by his mother; sisters Bertha Case and Bernadine Watchman, both of Pendleton; brothers Rudy Carter of Grainville, Idaho, and Lewis Carter Jr., Ray Watchman, Francis Watchman, John Bevis, all of Pendleton; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father and a sister.

Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements.


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