Oren Eugene Carter

Friday, September 17, 2021

Oren Eugene Carter

April 7, 1926 - Sept. 16, 2021

McCOOK, Neb. ó Oren Eugene Carter, age 95, of McCook, passed away on Thursday, Sept. 16, 2021, at Hillcrest Caring Center in McCook.

Oren was born April 7, 1926, in McClave, Colo., to Simeon J. and Jessie M. (Hartford) Carter. He was one of 11 siblings who attended elementary school in and around McClave. He later graduated from Colome High School in Colome, S.D., in 1946. Following high school, Oren enlisted in the United States Army, proudly serving his country from 1946-1947 and then again from 1950-1952 at which time he was honorably discharged.

Oren worked at many jobs over the years including the local elevator, on the railroad, in construction and at Dayco Rubber Products. He was a 50-plus year member of Memorial United Methodist Church in McCook where he served on various committees and sang in the choir.

Oren married Eleanor Ruth (Nelms) Carter on Sept. 5, 1970, at Memorial United Methodist Church.

Oren was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Eleanor Carter; eight brothers, Warren, Bryan, Ernest, Harvey, Marion, Calvin, Wayne and Forrest Carter; and two sisters, Velma Shade and Norma Dawson.

Those left to celebrate his life include brother-in-law, Roger Nelms of McCook; sisters-in-law, Dona Nelms of Cambridge, Neb., and Shirley Nelms of McCook; and many nieces, nephews and lifelong friends.

Visitation with family present to greet friends was Monday, Sept. 20, 2021, at Carpenter Breland Funeral Home, McCook.

A funeral service was today, Tuesday, Sept. 21, 2021, 10:30 a.m., at Memorial United Methodist Church with Pastor Jeremy LaBrie officiating.

Burial with Military Honors followed at Memorial Park Cemetery, McCook.

Memorial contributions are suggested in Orenís name for future designation and may be directed to Carpenter Breland Funeral Home, P.O. Box 605, McCook, NE 69001

Carpenter Breland Funeral Home of McCook has been entrusted with the arrangements. Please visit our website at www.carpenterbreland.com to sign the online guestbook for the family.