Thursday, November 5, 2009

Jacob Mitchell Carter-man, 77, died October 27, 2009, in Wenatchee, Wash.

He was born Nov. 11, 1931, in Cassville, to Andrew and Loral Carterman. He was raised in Cassville and graduated from Cassville High School. He liked music and played the mandolin. He also loved to travel. He toured the United States, Canada and Mexico -- often on a motorcycle.

He began working for the Boeing Company in 1952 as an electrician in Wichita, Kan. He later moved to Washington for Boeing. He retired after 40 years of service in July 1991.

Survivors include: his wife, Linda, of Wenatchee, Wash.; his brother Roy, of Oklahoma City, Okla.; sisters, Emma Funk, of La Crosse, Kan., and Imogene Kamees, of Auburn, Ill.; his children, Kathryn, Ira Jay, Cheryl Jo and Jess. He is also survived by his step-children, Jerry, Bob and Joe, and many grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents Andrew and Loral, his sister Irene, and his brother Joe.

A graveside service was held Saturday, Oct. 31 at Lower Hillside Cemetery, 305 West Sunset Way, Issaquah, Wash. A celebration of life followed at Ira's home in Renton, Wash.