Timothy Wayne Carter
At the start of a beautiful fall day, with his loving wife Deb, and his step-daughter, Kelly, holding his hands, Tim Carter, age 66, left to do what he loved best. To get that big bull elk.
Tim was ushered into Glory on November 3, 2014. He valiantly fought a four year battle with cancer and in the end he did win. He is wrapped in the arms of Jesus, fully alive in a brand new perfect body. He started life’s journey on December 17, 1947 in Terry, Montana where he joined his family. His parents, George R. and Vietta Ewing Carter, his brother Willard, now of Miles City, Mt., and his sister Catherine Dielman (Lewis), now of Big Sandy, Mt. Tim was always content and never strayed from his beloved Prairie County. He went to school in Terry with his best friend, Frank Kruse, at his side. But school was not for Tim so he dropped out his junior year and got his GED. He later went to work for the City of Terry and later for the Montana State Highway Department. He loved plowing those winter roads and even once, received a call in the night after his retirement, to plow, they were so used to dialing his number. But due to his health, he reluctantly retired in 2000 after 25+ years and spent the next 10 years helping Larry Bond out at Bond Drilling. Tim was always outdoors, be it working or playing. He took full advantage of the seasons, hunting and fishing. Although he hunted with friends and family around home, his most looked forward to trip was to Wisdom, Mt. to hunt elk with long time friends and Minnesota hunters, Jim and Janet Robinson. Jim and Tim hunted for years before Jim found and married Janet and taught her to hunt. Tim must have thought that was pretty slick because a few years later he got married and the four of them hunted and fished together. The summer months usually started with the sound of revving engines in Tim’s front yard. Tim was instrumental in starting the demolition derby craze in Eastern Montana and his yard was where many derby cars and drivers were born.
Two dates were special to Tim. The first was the birth of his son, Todd Wayne, on August 28, 1975. The second was, after a 32 year chase, his marriage to the love of his life Deb Schultz Fisher on February 8, 2002. This union created a combined family consisting of Todd Carter (Jessica) of Mesa, Az., Kelly Rogers (Ralee) of Columbus, Mt., Laurie McCamey (Jay) of Roundup, Mt. and Tiffany Dieckmen of Lewistown, Mt. Nine grandchildren, Holee and Hyatt Rogers, Taylor Apple (Tommy), Tanner and Jessica Dodds, Mason and Jill McCamey, Logan and Owen Carter, and two great- grandchildren, Adex and Braxton Apple. He is survived by a special niece, Heather Carter, of Terry Mt., all the staff and residents of Special K Ranch in Columbus, Mt. especially his three girls Cindy Gordon, Billie Jean Nelson, and Robin Willems’ and a multitude of people who were honored to call him Uncle Tim.
Tim is preceded in death by his parents, George and Vietta Carter, infant brother and sister Georgie and Mary Alice Carter, and niece Virginia Lee.
Services will be held at the Stevenson and Sons Funeral Chapel on Saturday November 8, 2014 in Terry, Mt. at 10 am. with Pastor Jay Forseth of the Columbus Evangelical Church officiating. Because of Tim’s love for the Special K Ranch it is asked that in lieu of flowers that donations be sent to Special K Ranch, Box 479, Columbus, Mt. 59019 designated, if you will, towards the purchase of a new swather.
Those we love don’t go away, they walk beside us every day. Unseen, unheard, but always near, still loved, still missed, and very dear. Rest in peace my love. Deb