Northwest NEWS

July 31, 2000

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Joseph E. Carr
   Joseph E. Carr, 89, of Carnation (formerly of Great Falls, Montana) passed away in Redmond of natural causes.
   Mr. Carr was born on June 17, 1911 in Moore, Montana, the son of Thomas and Addie Knapp Carr. He grew up in Winnett, Montana and graduated from Winnett High School where he lettered in football and basketball.
   He worked for his father who was a road builder in Petroleum County, driving the teams of horses to pull equipment. There he met Evelyn Martin, daughter of Rev. and Mrs. J.A. Martin and they were married January 27, 1938.
   The couple moved to Great Falls, Montana where Joe worked for HO Auto Supply a purchasing agent until the mid-60s. He left HO to be purchasing agent for NOVCO, a new auto parts company in Great Falls. He retired from NOVCO in about 1975.
   He was active in the First Methodist Church in Great Falls as usher and secretary-treasurer, and support for Evelyn in the formation of the church's first bell choir. His love of horses resumed in the early 60s, and became a very important part of his life.
   Joe and his horse Duke became a team at local horse shows and later in other events such as parades with Shrine Horse Patrol. In 1981, Joe moved from Montana to Carnation, Washington, where he resided until his death.
   Preceding Joe in death are his wife, Evelyn, who passed away in 1968; his brothers Ray and Glenn, and a sister, Opal Carr Johnston. He is survived by two sons, John and Richard, who reside in Washington. John, a veterinarian, and his wife Janet live in Carnation and Richard and his wife Kay live in Bellingham. Other surviving family members include two sisters, Viola Hill of Roundup, Montana and Frances Tynes of Great Falls and five grandchildren: Greg and Sheri, Justin, Jayelene and Chanda Carr.
   A masonic graveside service was held at the Highland Cemetery in Great Falls. A Celebration of Life service followed.
   Arrangements by Flintofts Issaquah Funeral Home.