Carpenter, Clarence Curry (May 23, 1903 - July 26, 1954)

Clarence Carpenter Dies Suddenly

Final Rites Held Today

Douglas Budget - July 29, 1954

Clarence Carpenter, local representative for the Kansas City Life Insurance Co., died suddenly Monday evening at Memorial hospital from a heart attack. Mr. Carpenter had suffered a light attack two days earlier and had been admitted to the hospital where he was apparently recovering satisfactorily when he was suddenly stricken with the fatal attack.

Funeral services were held this afternoon at the First Methodist church with Rev. Kenneth Moore of Hay Springs, Neb., officiating, and burial was in Douglas Park cemetery.

Clarence Curry Carpenter, son of Harry H. and Ellen Carpenter, was born May 23, 1903 at Westbore, Mo., and died July 26, 1954. He spent his boyhood in Iowa and Nebraska, moving to this community in 1928.

On Sept. 22, 1931, he was united in marriage with Mabel Benham of Douglas. To this union two daughters were born.

After moving to Wyoming, he was on a ranch for several years, later moving to Douglas where he has been in business ever since.

He took an active part in community and lodge work, being a member of the International Order of Odd Fellows of which he was district grand patriarch at the time of his death. He was also a member of the Methodist church and Royal Neighbors of America.

Surviving are his wife, Mabel and his daughters, Mrs. Wilma Edwards and Mrs. Ruth Davis of San Francisco, Calif.; two brothers, don of Amelia, Neb., and Luther of Douglas; four sisters, Catherine Johnson of Douglas, Azealee Batzner of Portland, Ore., Mrs. Jessie Hogue, Bismark, N.D., and Velma Bellamy of Denver, Colo., and one grandson, Trule Edwards III. He was preceded in death by one brother, Alvah Carpenter of Bartlett, Neb.

Pallbearers were Walter Busch, Lyle Mecham, Chester Rice, Arthur Howard, Warren Alexander and Lloyd Bruegeman, all associates of Mr. Carpenter in the Odd Fellows lodge.


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