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Birthday - Ralph S. Carter

Article Date: 
18 January, 2012 - 20:14

Ralph S. Carter celebrated his 95th birthday at a family dinner this week.  Ralph was born in Porterville, Morgan County, Utah on Aug. 27, 1917, to Levi Alfred and Clara P. Carter.  He graduated from Morgan County schools.  Ralph married Fern Porter on Dec. 13, 1939 in the Salt Lake LDS temple.  
They had more than 72 years together.  Fern passed away June 30, 2012.  After they got married, Ralph had several different jobs, but eventually purchased his father’s farm and became a dairy farmer.  It was on this farm that they raised their nine children.
Ralph went back to school and received his Bachelor’s degree in education and math from Weber State College.  He sold the milk cows and started teaching at Morgan High School in 1966.  He retired from there after teaching math and physics for 13 years.
Ralph and Fern served an LDS mission in Harrisburg, Pa. in 1989.  He has always been active in the LDS church and served in many callings, including bishop and on the high council.
His children and their spouses are Paul and Vanna Carter, Vaughn and Carolee Carter, Shirley and Carl Dearden, Frank and Carla Carter, Julie and Paul Johnson, Elaine and Bob Barton, RaNae and Randy Stevenson, Lee and Jeannie Carter and Lisa and Michael Kelly.
He has 44 grandchildren, 99 great-grandchildren (with four more on the way) and seven great-great-grandchildren and one more on the way.