Graveside services for Lester Wayne Carey, 64, of Austin, Texas were held on Monday, Aug. 14, 2006 at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery in San Antonio, Texas.

Carey passed away at his home in Austin, Texas on Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2006. He was born in Boise, Idaho on Nov. 8, 1941 to Earl Raymond and Lois Pearl Inselman Carey. He married Cristina M. Cano Espinosa in San Bruno, CA on Aug. 29, 1970.

He served in the U.S. Navy and the Merchant Marines. He was employed by J.G. Boswell Company in Corcoran, CA and retired in 1999.

Les and Cristina lived in Exeter, CA before moving to Austin in May, 2006. His greatest joy was his family, friends and riding his motorcycle, playing golf and watching western movies.

He is survived by his wife, Cristina of Austin; daughter, Veronica Carey of Austin; two sons, Edward and his wife, Raissa of Sao Paulo, Brazil and Philip of Chico, Calif.; sister, Jo Ann and her husband, Donald Dalquest of Lawrence, Kan.; brother, Wendell and his wife, Claudette of Bolivar, Mo.; several nieces and nephews; and last but not least, the joy of his last year, his grandson, Eduardo, also of Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Arrangements under the direction of Cook-Walden/Forest Oaks Funeral Home, 6300 W. William Cannon Drive, Austin, TX 78749, (512) 892-1172.

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