Chester Leland Carter
Chester “Chet” Carter was born October 3, 1932 to Hulbert Washington Carter and Leah Elizabeth Allen Carter and passed from this life on March 21, 2021 in Laramie, Wyoming. Chester was born on the family farm near Homestead, Oklahoma along with his brothers, Hulbert Earl and Wayne Allen, and sisters, Lula Pearl, Virginia Jane and Gladys Leah. He graduated from Southard High School in 1951, and attended Oklahoma A & M 1951 through 1952. When drafted, he enlisted into the United States Air Force in 1952. Chester married Ramona Joy Davis on September 11, 1951. They welcomed five children. They were stationed in Altus Oklahoma for a time, before Chester accepted a job in Rantoul, Illinois as an Instructor. There, he was chosen into the Minuteman Program and moved the family to Seattle, Washington. In 1961 he was stationed to Cheyenne, Wyoming where he placed the first Minuteman missile in Wyoming. During this time, he received two presidential accommodations for valor. Chester retired from the Air Force in 1974 after 22 years of active service, to live in Laramie, Wyoming where he created and was an Instructor of Diesel Maintenance and later a Director at Wyoming Technical Institute. All three of Chester’s sons and one of his grandsons graduated from WTI. Chester was active in his community in Cheyenne. He carried the Scoutmaster Record for the most Eagle Scouts in Wyoming.
Chester is survived by his children, Chester Leland Carter II and wife, Estella, Melaney Joyce Sax
and husband, David, Tammey Leona Gribble and husband, Scott, Chris Lynn Carter and wife, Lynn, and Chad Leslie Carter; grandchildren, Matthew Gribble and wife, Cherokee, Andria Grant and husband, Ted, Jason Sax, Stefaney Sax, Chad Carter II, Chordell Carter and Cholten Carter; great-grandchildren, Connor Grant and wife, Ashley, Gavin Grant, Ian Gribble, Korbin Gribble, Shae Gribble and Tyler Gribble; great- great granddaughter, Wrenlee Grant, and his brother, Wayne Carter and wife, Glennis and their family.
Graveside service for Chester will be Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. at Homestead Cemetery with arrangements by Lanman Funeral Home, Inc. of Okeene. www.lanmanmemorials.com Facebook: Lanman Funeral Home Inc.
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