Mike and Janet Carter of Strawberry, died Feb. 20, 2004.
Mike was born June 12, 1958 in Glendale, Calif. and graduated from Crescenta Valley High School, where he was a talented athlete playing football and track.
Janet was born Sept. 20, 1955 in Burbank, Calif. She graduated from Burbank High School.
The Carters were married May 1, 1983 and have lived in Strawberry for about 15 years.
An avid outdoorsman, Mike enjoyed hunting, fishing and annual golfing trips.
Janet was very supportive of the local Strawberry's Elite.
Both enjoyed traveling, including a trip to Hawaii for a nephew's wedding and weekend trips in Laughlin.
The couple had many close friends.
The Carters owned and operated MBC Drywall for many years in the Rim country. Janet also worked as a bartender at the Sportman's Chalet, the Black Bear Restaurant --here she and Mike were partners with other owners -- and the Sidewinder.
They are survived by their son, Matthew Carter, and 1-year-old grandson, Matthew Jr.;ike's father, Wyatt Carter and mother, Delores Matteson; brother, Wyatt Carter and sister-in-law, Jinjer Carter; sisters Denise Weiss, Wendy Carter Ford and Mary Ellen Carter and sister-in-law, Leanna Carter; Janet's mother, Helen Chapman; brother, Tom Chapman and sister-in-law, Carol Chapman; sisters, Cheryl Schroede and Lynda DesEnfants and brother-in-law, Jeff DesEnfants; plus many nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Carter's father, Richard Chapman preceded her in death in 1981
A celebration of life will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 26 at the Pine Community Center on Highway 87.
A community reception and potluck will follow at the Black Bear Restaurant in Strawberry.
Donations can be made to the Pine-Strawberry Firefighters Association, P.O. Box 441, Pine, AZ 85544 or to the Strawberry Elite, P.O. Box 730, Pine, AZ 85544.