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Obituary: Carter, Gregory Lee

Age 54

CARTER, Gregory Lee Greg was born April 29, 1959 to Larry and Beverly Carter in Monte Vista, CO. Greg’s dad worked for the Phone Company so they lived in Cheyenne, Boise and Denver. Greg loved the outdoors, camping, back- packing, rock climbing, hunting and fishing. He played a variety of sports as a young boy, and then tennis in High School. He also loved music and played the guitar since before kindergarten. Greg graduated from Kennedy High School in Denver, CO., in 1977, then from Colorado State University in 1982, with a major in Biology and minor in Anatomy. He worked in cancer research for several years. Greg came to personal faith in Jesus during College. After serving as Youth Director at St. James Presbyterian Church in Littleton, CO., he attended Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, CA., where he met Cindy. They married in 1985, and graduated together in 1987. They served as Pastors in Butte, MT., Cottonwood, AZ., and Spokane, WA. Greg loved the Lord and cared deeply for people. He was a terrific teacher, motivator, and organizer. Greg was totally devoted to his family, daughter, Emily and son, Tim. He was a dedicated husband and father, teaching, mentoring, enjoying the outdoors, family vacations, time at the cabin, volunteering in school, helping with whatever he could, and most importantly, raising his children to love and serve the Lord. Greg had incredible strength, having been through cancer at age 10 and 20, then related heart and lung issues for the past 10 years. He fought through to the end, out of love for his family. Greg passed away peacefully, finally able to be with his Lord, on March 23, 2014 in Yakima, WA. He is survived by his wife of 28 years, Cindy; his two children, Emily Carter of Boise, ID, and Timothy Carter of Seattle, WA; parents, Larry and Beverly Carter of Denver, CO; brothers, Steve Carter and wife, Phylis, and Doug Carter and wife, Kathy, both of Denver, CO. A Memorial Service to celebrate the Life of Greg Carter will be held at 3:00 PM on Sat., April 5, 2014, at First Presbyterian Church, 318 S. Cedar, Spokane, WA 99201. Donations may be made for Living Waters for the World in Greg’s honor. Checks can be made out to Grace of Christ Presbyterian Church with “in memory of Greg Carter” in the memo line. They will help fund our water project for Guatemala. Mail to: 9 South 8th Ave, Yakima, WA 98902. To celebrate the life of Greg and share a memory visit,