Marengo-Gary Lynn Carter, born Dec.7, 1937 in Mount Clemens, Mich., died Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, peacefully in his home, surrounded by his children, after a long illness. Gary was a devoted husband and father.
Gary met Carol Grace Beyer in Mt. Clemens where on June 25, 1960 the couple married and spent the next 53 years together. Carol Grace Carter passed away one day prior to Gary, only one short day apart. Today they are in paradise where they will be together forever.
Gary and Carol raised three children, Brian (Holly) Carter of Elgin, Wendy (Mary Beth) Carter-Siddons of McHenry, and Kevin J. Carter of Rockford.
He had an impressive career with General Motors in Warren, Mich. where he worked as a metallurgist at GMâ€™s research and development facility.
In 1977 Gary relocated to Illinois to work as Training Manager for AFS (American Foundry Society). In 1985 he accepted a position as Training & Safety Manager for the Department of Energy (EE&G) in Blackfoot. While in Illinois Gary was an active supporter of the Crystal Lake Heraldry Guard and a very active member and instructor of the American Red Cross Water Safety Programs. Gary loved all things adventurous; the mountains, the outdoors, and great food and restaurants. He was an accomplished wood carver, photographer, gardener and cook. His greatest love, however, was his wife Carol of 53 years and his children and family.
There will be a memorial service at Colonial Funeral Home, 591 Ridgeview Dr., McHenry, Ill. on Saturday Oct. 12, 2013 from 2 to 5 p.m. There will also be a memorial service in Mt. Clemens Mich. that will be scheduled over the next few weeks.