Carver, J. Emmett (Unknown - Unknown)

J. Emmett Carver

Douglas Budget - September 20, 2000

Funeral services for J. Emmett Carver, 97, were held Sept. 16 at Sun City, Ariz.

He died Sept. 13 at Salt Lake City.

Mr. Carver was born July 12, 1903, in Crocker, Mo. he was reared and educated in Missouri and graduated from Highland University in 1928. In 1930 he moved to Douglas and taught school until 1936. He owned the Standard Service Station and, later, the Kandy Koop.

He was a postal carrier and clerk for 24 years until his retirement in 1970, when he moved to Sun City. He moved to Salt Lake City in 1996 and lived there until the time of his death.

He married Lillian Russell on July 16, 1931. They were married 52 years at the time of her death in 1983.

Mr. Carver enjoyed playing golf, baseball and chess. He and his wife enjoyed the great outdoors, and he climbed Laramie Peak when he was 64 years old.

He loved doing yard work and prided himself all his life on his well kept yards. He was a member of United Methodist Church in Sun City and a Mason in good standing at Ashlar Lodge #10 A.F. & A.M. in Douglas since Jan. 5, 1955.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Lillian; grandson Brett Carothers; parents Willis and Minerva; sisters Lena, Edna, Peg, Francis, Marie and Beatrice; and brothers Scott, Bill and Stewart.

He is survived by daughters Beverly Carver of Phoenix and Judy Martin of Salt Lake City; brother Diz Carver of Crocker, Mo.; grandchildren Brad Carothers of San Jose, Calif., Brenda Carson of Glendale, Ariz., Natalie Jeffery of Scottsdale, Ariz., and Jamie Pergeau of Phoenix; and great-grandchildren Brynt and Kyle Carson and J.T. Court and Alyvia Jeffery.

Honorary pallbearers were Brad Carothers, Anthony Carson, Diz Carver, Kim Carver, Cliff Hanson, John Jeffrey, Larry Martin, Jamie Pergeau and Bud Turner.

Memorials to the American Cancer Society in care of Converse County Bank would be appreciated by the family.

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