Born February 25, 1933
OBITUARY KEITH W. CARTER Keith W. Carter died in his home June 18, 2012, of acute myelocytic leukemia. He was in the loving care of his family and friends as he faced death with courage, peace, and acceptance.
Keith, the only son and fIrst child ofLawrence "Carney" Carter and Hazel Mulkey Carter, was born on February 25, 1933, in Jennings, Kansas. He graduated from the University of Kansas with a Bachelor of Music Education degree and also held a Master of Arts in Counseling degree from the University of Denver. His early career years were in public school music and counseling, locally in District 20.
Since 1977 Keith served the community of Colorado Springs as a Licensed Marriage and Farnily Therapist in private practice. One of the greatest joys in his life was working with people, and he wanted the community to know how much he loved his profession and practice.
All whose lives were enriched from knowing Keith will remember him as profoundly nurturing, kind, and empathetic, a man who treated others with respect that garnered unmeasurable loyalty. He was also a man of great compassion and courage with a keen intellect that could designate him as the personifIcation of life long learner, always growing, a great searcher of inner truth. In relationships he was sincere and attentive, a gentle man and a gentleman with impeccable marmers and an extraordinary aesthetic appreciation. Keith was a spiritual man, honest and with remarkable insights. His sense of humor added a refreshing dimension to relationships.
Keith's joys outside his professional life included music, theater, cycling, and singing in Out Loud: The Colorado Springs Mens Chorus. His life was also enriched by his membership in First Congregational United Church of Christ.
Keith was predeceased by his parents. He is survived by: A daughter, Angela Harrington, her husband, Steve Howard, their son and Keith's grandson, Seth Howard; a son, Steven H. Carter; a sister, Creta Carter Nichols, and her husband, W. Eugene Nichols; two nephews, Scott Nichols and his wife Charrnayne, Christopher Nichols, his wife, Andrea, and their children, Carter and Kate; a host of devoted friends.
A memorial service in celebration of Keith's life will be held Monday, June 25, 2012, at 10:00 a.m. at First Congregational United Church of Christ, 20 East Saint Vrain Street, Colorado Springs.
In lieu offlowers, contributions may be made in Keith's name to a charity of the donor's choice or to the following:
Out Loud: The Colorado Springs Mens Chorus Rocky Mountain Arts Association 3900 East Mexico Avenue, Suite 700 Denver, CO 80210 or online to HTTP://rmarts.org Designate: Keith Carter Memorial Out Loud: The Colorado Springs Mens Chorus
OR First Congregational United Church of Christ Attn: Keith W. Carter Memorial Fund 20 East Saint Vrain Street Colorado Springs, CO 80903
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January 22, 2013
Keith, you mean so much to me. Thank you for all you have done. I don't know where I would be if you had not been in my life. I will always remember you, but I will miss your laugh and the faces you made when you were thinking. I will miss your thoughtful words and your kindness. I will miss talking with you.
Colleen Adams Carney
January 2, 2013
Keith was a special man with a special soul. Those of us who were fortunate enough to know Keith, both individually and in the community, are better individuals who have benefited from his presence. Rest in peace, dear Keith, you are deeply missed.
June 25, 2012
Rest in God, Keith Carter. I was grateful for his open and compassionate heart over the last 26 years. We met when I was Steven's teacher. We had many great conversations about life, God and the pursuit of happiness. God bless his journey in the next dimension. Dear friend, I will miss you !
June 22, 2012
thank you for being the Dad I always I needed.
June 22, 2012
he changed my life for the better