Lester H. “Les” Carter, 76
Les Carter passed away July 21, 2016 at the Montana Veteran’s Home in Columbia Falls, Montana.
Les was born July 17, 1940 in Granbury, Texas to Winfred and Frances Carter. He graduated from Granbury High School in 1958 and the following year enlisted in the United States Air Force. He worked in ground radio communications and electronics. Over the course of his twenty-year military career he was stationed in Mississippi, Colorado, Washington, D.C., Korea, Wyoming, Montana, and three times in Viet Nam. He was stationed at Kalispell Air Force 716th Radar Site (716th RADS) a total of three tours and retired from there in 1979.
He married the love of his life, Gloria Wilson, April 2, 1968 in Cheyenne, Wyoming.
Les loved the outdoors. For many years he and Gloria enjoyed their horses, German Shepherds, and cats. Les loved the Dallas Cowboys and country music and was an avid reader and student of American History.
For many years he was a member of the Eagles. Of special importance to Les was the more than seventeen years he spent as a member of the Somers-Lakeside Volunteer Fire Department, retiring from that in 1999 only after he lost his hearing from viral ear infections.
Les was preceded in death by his parents Winfred and Frances Carter, sister Netalie Gouyton and sister Linda Noah.
He is survived by his wife Gloria of Lakeside and two nieces and three nephews of Texas, and numerous cousins of Texas and New Mexico.
The family suggests that in lieu of flowers, any donations can be made to the Somers-Lakeside Volunteer Fire Department.
A graveside service will be held at 2PM on Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at C.E. Conrad Memorial Cemetery in Kalispell, Montana. Johnson-Gloschat Funeral Home is caring for the family.