Dr. Lewis Harrold Carter died Tuesday, January 28, 2014, in Longview, Washington. Lew was born January 5, 1930, in Tipton, Oklahoma, to Ray and Blanche Carter. He moved to Longview, Wash., with his family in 1937. Lew graduated from R.A. Long High School in 1947. He went on to attend the University of Washington and graduated from Northwestern University Dental School in 1953. Lew served as a Captain in the United States Army in Huntsville, Alabama before returning to Washington and marrying Ellen Oyen of Longview in 1958. They settled in Hoquiam where Lew established his dental practice and raised his family. Lew was a member of the Washington State Dental Association, the Mount St. Helens’ Ski Club, the B.P.O.E., Kiwanis, the Hoquiam Parks Board and Hoquiam Babe Ruth Baseball. He was a supporter of Hoquiam Grizzly athletics traveling to many out of town games. Lew also enjoyed Washington Husky football games and tailgating with family and friends.
Lew is survived by three sons, Harrold Carter of Ann Arbor, Mich., Michael (Janice) Carter of Longview, Wash., Stephen Carter of Kansas City, Mo.; two grandchildren, Douglas and Bonney Carter both of Longview, Wash. He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Blanche Carter; his wife, Ellen; daughter, Valerie Carter; and brothers, Ernest, Kennith and Wendall Carter.
A memorial service will be held at 12 noon, Friday, February 7, 2014, at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 400 East 1st Street, Aberdeen, WA with Father David Monsen officiating.