Carpenter, Luther Jay (May 27, 1910 - February 27, 1958)

Funeral Here Tuesday For Luther


Unknown - March 16, 1958

Funeral services for Luther Carpenter, who died suddenly of heart trouble, Feb. 27, were held from the Methodist Church this Tuesday, Mar. 4. The Rev. John Cox, Pastor, officiated, and interment was in the Douglas Park Cemetery beside his brother, Clarence.

Luther Jay Carpenter was born near Inavale, Neb., May 27, 1910, the fourth son of Harry H. and Ellen Carpenter, and departed this life Thursday, Feb. 27, 1958, in his sleep of a heart attack. He received his schooling in Nebraska and came to Wyoming as a young man where he was engaged in ranching and the dairy business for several years. He lived about sixteen years in the Jackson Hole Country and for the past two years was employed at the Glenrock Power Plant. Luther was a member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and Moose Lodge in Douglas.

He was married Aug. 3, 1957., to Gladys Holl at Scottsbluff, Neb. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers; Alvah, Bassett, Neb., and Clarence of Douglas. He is survived by his wife and a son, Richard, age 8 years, by a previous marriage; a stepdaughter, Mrs. Delora Luttig, Los Angeles, Calif., and a stepson, Duane Holl, Omaha, Neb.; four sisters, Mrs. Jesse Hogue, Bismarck, N. Dak.; Mrs. Catherine Johnson, Douglas; Mrs. Azealee Batzner, Portland, Ore.; Mrs. Velma Bellamy, Brighton, Colo., and one brother, Donald, of Amelia, Neb., and many nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Pallbearers were Harold Featherston, Hobart McKee, Art Howard, Jack Bloem, Howard Bloem and Bob Tiedt.

We did not know the pain you had or hear your final sigh.

We only know you passed a way without a last goodbye.

Gone Dear one, gone forever.

How we miss your smilin face, but you left us to remember.

None on earth could take your place.

A happy home we once enjoyed, how sweet the memory still.

But death has left a loneliness the world can never fill.