Strate Funeral Home


Carl Makepeace Canfield

January 30, 1932December 27, 2020

Canfield, Carl Makepeace: (1932-2020); Carl was born on January 31, 1932 in Davenport, Washington, the son of Carlton L and Verna M Canfield. Carl spent his youth at the family farm located between Harrington and Davenport. When Carl was 8 years old, he was afflicted by polio, which resulted in his right leg being slightly shorter than his left. However, to Carl this was simply an inconvenience and he did not allow it to affect his life. His attitude was an inspiration to all who knew him. Carl graduated with a Petroleum Engineering degree from the Montana School of Mines in 1955 with a BS degree in Petroleum Engineering and moved to California to work at the Wilmington oil field in Long Beach. Carl married Wilma (Nadine) Ward on August 25, 1956. Carl adopted Nadine’s three children, Darrel, Celia, and Peter and had two additional children, Carlton (Tony), and Patra. Working in the oil and gas business resulted in several family moves as he progressed in his career. These moves included Rock Springs, Wyoming in 1960, back to California in 1964, and finally to Denver, Colorado in 1978 where he completed his career in the oil and gas business in 1985 as consultant with H.L. Coonts and Associates Petroleum Engineering. Carl return to his passion – farming – in 1985. Carl managed the farm inherited by him and his sister, Nancy, until his death on December 27, 2020 at 88 years of age. Carl, like his father before him, was a long- time member of the Bluestem Grange. He is survived by his sister, Nancy C Roubieu, of Louisville, KY; his children Darrel Canfield, Celia Canfield, Peter Canfield, Tony Canfield, and Patra Canfield, and 8 grandchildren, and 18 great grandchildren

Visitation for Carl M Canfield will be held at the Strate Funeral Chapel January 5, 2021 between 11:00 and 12:00, with a Graveside at Mountain View Cemetery at 1:00 pm. .


Carl Makepeace Canfield

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