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21 April, 1905 - 10 May, 2000

 
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Harold Wilmot Carpenter

    Harold Wilmot Carpenter, 95, of Caldwell, formerly of Wilder, departed this life to be present with the Lord on Wednesday, May 10, 2000, at a Caldwell hospital. Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 15, at the Flahiff Funeral Chapel, Caldwell. Interment will be at the Wilder Cemetery, Wilder.
    Harold was born April 21, 1905, at Gate, Oklahoma, to Cornelius
Ernestus and Edith Wilmot Carpenter, the third of eight children, seven boys and one girl. He grew up and farmed in the wheat
country in Oklahoma. On May 20, 1925, he was married toStella Hanzl. They continued to farm in Oklahoma until 1935, when they moved to Idaho. They settled on a farm in the Fargo Community southwest of Wilder, Idaho, and continued farming until their retirement.
    Due to increasing health concerns, they moved to the Autumn Winds assisted living facility in Caldwell, Idaho, in 1998.
    Harold was a man who loved and enjoyed life. He was always up-beat and looked forward to having family and friends stop by for a visit. He and Stella were good travelers and enjoyed several trips they were privileged to take. Of special interest were their visit to the Roy Rogers Museum in Victorville, California, and their visit to Hawaii.
    Harold was a good neighbor, always ready with a friendly smile
and a helping hand when needed. When he was a young man, he professed his faith in the Lord Jesus Christ as his personal Savior. His life was an example of how a Christian is suppose to live. He was a role model to his family, as well as to all who knew him. Every grandchild, as well as many others, looked up to him with love and pride. His cheerful attitude and strength of character will continue to be reflected in his posterity for many years to come.
   He and Stella would have celebrated their 75th wedding anniversary on May 20th. In addition to his wife, Stella, he is survived by three daughters, Lorene, Mrs. Ralph Cornwell, of Boise, ID, Dolores, Mrs. Sid Harris, of Caldwell, ID, and Gloria, Mrs. Fay Ferrenburg of Eugene, OR; nine grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; four brothers, Clifford Carpenter of St. Helens, OR, Randall Carpenter of Fruitland, ID, Harry Carpenter of Caldwell, ID, and Rex Carpenter of Vale, OR; numerous nieces and nephews plus
a host of friends remaining to remember Harold.
    He was preceded in death by twin daughters, two brothers, one sister and one great-granddaughter.
    Friends may call from 4 to 6 p.m. Sunday, May 14, at the Flahiff
Funeral Chapel, Caldwell.






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