Cattle Market & Farm Reports, Editorials
Feb 21, 2005
Edwin J. “Ed” Carter
Edwin J. “Ed” Carter, 72, died Feb. 6. He was born in Torrington, WY, Nov. 1, 1932, the son of Bill and Phyllis (Platx) Carter. He grew up in Torrington and graduated from Torrington High School.
Following high school he went to work as a ranch hand for various ranchers in the area and lived in Fresno, CA, Sheridan and Lovell, WY. Carter spent four years working for Senator Malcolm Wallop on his ranch near Sheridan. He then began his own business trimming cattle hooves and preparing livestock for stock shows and traveled to Wyoming, Colorado, South Dakota and Nebraska.
Carter was active in the Goshen County 4-H program, and was the ringman for the cattle show at the Goshen county fair for nearly 40 years. He enjoyed his work and taking time to help prepare young people for the stock shows.
He is survived by his brother James Carter, St. George, UT, two nephews and a niece.
Willie E. “Bill” Carter
Willie E. “Bill” Carter, 97, died June 5, 2004. Born on May 14, 1907 in Esbon, KS, the son of Wilbur and Myrtle (Nichols) Carter. He grew up in Esbon and attended Cottner College in Omaha, NE, where he met Phyllis Ann Platz. The couple married in September of 1930, and moved to Torrington, WY, where Carter helped build the Holly Sugar factory and was employed until his retirement in 1972.
He enjoyed raising cattle and working on his home. He is survived by his son, James Carter and wife Gail of St. George, UT; three grandchildren and three great-grand children.
A joint memorial service for father and son was held Feb. 15, at the Colyer Funeral Home in Torrington, WY.
Those who wish to make a memorial contributions may do so in Ed’s name to the Ed Carter Memorial fund, established for creating a handicap facility on the Goshen County Fair Grounds, %Pinnacle Bank, 2000 Main St., Torrington, WY 82240.