Graveside services were held on Jan. 2 for Arthur Raymond "Ray" Carter, 73, of Hemet, Calif., formerly of Lindsay, at Riverside National Cemetery in Hemet. He died on Dec. 28.
He was born on Jan. 12, 1930 in Chicago, Ill. He worked as an auto mechanic owning his own business, Ray's Auto in Lindsay for four years and also working at Rudy Castillo's Auto for seven years, Walter Bonush Auto for seven years and TransVan for eight years in Lindsay. He also worked as a sheet metal worker in the heating and air conditioning business in Chicago. He served in the United States Navy from '50-'51. He lived in Hemet for the past two years.
Survivors include his wife of 32 years, Betty Carter of Hemet; four daughters, Catherine Baird of Ontario, Calif., Carynn Anderson of Agunga, Calif., Juliet Stevenson of Fair Oaks, Calif. and Teresa Sprow of Michigan; four sons, Stuart Carter of Egypt, Kevin Carter of Tennessee, Paul Swarts of Hemet and Robert Swarts of Texas; 22 grandchildren; four great-grandchildren.
Arrangements were under the direction of Hemet Valley Mortuary in Hemet, Calif.