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Dimond & Shannon Mortuary

10630 Chapman Ave, Garden Grove, CA

OBITUARY

John Miles Carter

December 11, 1973June 21, 2019
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Carter, John Miles

Miles was born December 11, 1973, in Torrance, CA to Susan Maxheim and Peter Greer Carter. He grew up in Westminster, graduated from La Quinta High School in 1992 and joined the United States Coast Guard in August of 1994. He spent the next 22 years as a Boatswains Mate on 378” cutters and at Station San Francisco and Station LA/LB. He retired in February 2016 as a Chief Petty Officer and then began working at the Disneyland Resort as a security officer. He married Charina Chaingan in 2009 and has a son, Cyle and step-son, Chad. He died on June 21, 2019 and is survived by his parents, wife, son, sister Greer (Anthony) Contreras, nephews Anthony and Ethan and great-nephew Ace. He loved driving boats, anything Disney and the Rams.

A Mass will be on July 12th at 10 am at St Barbara Catholic Church followed by a Celebration of Life will be held at KiwanisLand at July 12th at noon. Hawaiian shirts are encouraged.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to Wounded Warrior Project or CHOC Children’s Hospital.

Fair Winds and Following Seas

  • FAMILY

  • Peter Carter, Father
  • Susan Carter, Mother
  • Charina Carter, Wife
  • Cyle Daniel Carter, Son
  • Greer Contreras, Sister
  • Anthony Contreras, Brother-in-law
  • Anthony Contreras Jy, Nephew
  • Ethan Contreras, Nephew
  • Ace Contreras, Grandnephew

Services

  • Funeral Mass Friday, July 12, 2019
  • Celebration of Life Friday, July 12, 2019

Memories

John Miles Carter

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Sally Vest

July 12, 2019

Miles was the mysterious cousin I unfortunately was unable to spend much time with because we lived so far away from each other. I would encounter Miles at family affairs, celebrations, weddings, and funerals. Miles was always friendly and eager to get to know whoever he was talking to. I could sense he had a fond connection with the Carter family. Milburn and Donna Carter were so proud of their nephew Miles! After observing the beautiful tribute to Miles, I feel like I finally got to know what love, laughter and kindness he not only gave, but received twofold with family and friends. His loving spirit will be missed deeply.

Al & Val Rae

July 10, 2019

We have many memories of Miles at the Rams game with Suki and Peter One that always stands out is when he bit into a piece of French bread and cut is tongue really badly. Funny how these things you never forget. He was a great kid and We know the family will miss him terribly . Hugs.

Katie Carter

July 10, 2019

I didn’t get to know Miles well as I’ve always lived so far from my extended family. However, the times I spent with Miles were filled with laughter and fun. His love of anything Disney was infectious and I enjoyed our conversations. No matter that I only spent limited time with Miles, he was family and it always felt that way with him. Rest easy cousin. We will meet again in a paradise of perfection. Love to everyone. Wish I could be there.

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