Dec. 5, 1925-May 5, 2004

PENDLETON - A memorial service for Paul E. Carter, a former Pendleton Police officer, was held on Monday, May 10, at Burns Mortuary in Pendleton. Disposition was by cremation.

Mr. Carter, 78, of Pendleton, died Wednesday, May 5, 2004, at Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial Veterans Administration Medical Center in Walla Walla.

He was born Dec. 5, 1925, at Asheville, N.C., to Andrew and Zelda Buckner Carter. The family later moved to Kellogg, Idaho, where he grew up.

He joined the Army during World War II, and on Dec. 16, 1945, married, Helene Johnson, at Lawrence, Kan. After serving a year in Germany with the Army of Occupation at the end of the war, he became a garment cutter at a factory in Chanute, Kan. Later he became a police officer at Pittsburg, Kan. The family then moved to Pendleton where he served as a police officer, rising to the rank of sergeant.

He as an expert marksman and a range master.

He enjoyed fishing, hunting, and traveling.

After leaving police work, Mr. Carter became a truck owner-operator, hauling RV's, traveling the United States and Canada, accompanied by his wife.

The family were members of the First Presbyterian Church in Pendleton.

Survivors include his wife of 59 years, Helene Carter, sons, Michael Carter and his wife, Linda, and Jerry Carter and his wife, Anna, all of Pendleton; grandchildren, Tamara, Andrea, Heather, Katie, Travis and Mike, and two great-grandchildren.

Burns Mortuary of Pendleton is in charge of arrangements.

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