Joe Carter

August 11, 1938March 6, 2018
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Joe Carter, 79, passed away peacefully in his sleep on the evening of March 6, 2018. He was surrounded by his wife and family at his home in San Antonio Heights, California.

Joe is survived by his loving wife of nearly 59 years, Jolene Carter. His son, Monte Carter, lives with wife Lisa Carter in Huntington Beach, California. Joe’s daughter, Jodi Ogilvie, currently lives in Hesperia, California. Joe leaves behind five grandchildren: Alexandra Carter, Curtis Ogilvie, Shannon Carter, Kevin Ogilvie, and Gregory Carter.

Joe was born in Hasse, Texas and moved to California in 1963. For twenty years, he owned and operated his own cement contracting business. Joe enjoyed many varied hobbies such as hunting, boating, salmon fishing, gardening and traveling in his motor coach. He was a life member of Elks Lodge #1419 in Ontario, and Mason Lodge #301 in Ontario.

Over the course of his lifetime, Joe Carter visited dozens of countries on six different continents. An avid hunter, Joe pursued sheep in Mongolia and Mexico and achieved the North-American Grand Slam for sheep hunting. He also hunted water buffalo, ducks, and geese in Australia as well as bears, goats, and wolverines in Canada.

Admired by his colleagues, beloved by his family, and respected in his community, Joe Carter will be greatly missed.

In lieu of flowers, in memory of Joe Carter, please donate to the Foundation for North American Wild Sheep or the American Cancer Society.

Services will be held on March 28th at 1:30 p.m. at Draper Mortuary in Ontario, California.


  • Jolene Carter, Wife
  • Monte and Lisa Carter, Son & Daughter-in-law
  • Jodi Ogilvie, Daughter
  • Alexandra Carter, Granddaughter
  • Curtis Ogilvie, Grandson
  • Shannon Carter, Granddaughter
  • Kevin Ogilvie, Grandson
  • Gregory Carter, Grandson
  • Felton Carter, Father
  • Opal Carter, Mother


  • Memorial Service Wednesday, March 28, 2018

Joe Carter

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Monte Joe Carter was born in 1938 and grew up in Proctor, Texas. He worked on his family dairy farm
while attending Comanche High School. After high school he moved to California where his sister,
Elizabeth Ann, lived in Covina. He moved back to Texas in 1958, where he took up the habit of hanging
out at the Hyatt family gas station; drinking coke with peanuts in it was a favorite pastime of his and the
station owner’s daughter, Jolene. It was there Joe and Jolene fell in love, they married in 1959.

The 1960’s brought many changes, but the biggest change for the Carters was the birth of their first
child, Monte Carter, named after his father. With great aspirations of cooler weather and better
opportunities, Joe and Jolene packed their bags and moved the whole family west; they arrived in
California on Monte’s second birthday in 1963. In 1965 their second child, Jodi, was born.

Amidst the hustle and bustle of running his own concrete businesses and raising a family, Joe had the
good fortune to pursue his love of hunting, fishing, and traveling. Throughout the late 60s and on into
the 80s he traveled across the globe fishing everywhere from Mazatlán to Alaska; he discovered
elephants on African safaris, hunted crocodiles in Australia, and even got detained in Russia while flying
through the country with a suitcase full of hunting rifles.

One of his most proud accomplishments is the much-revered North American Wild Sheep Grand Slam,
considered one of the most difficult hunting challenges to accomplish on the continent. This challenge
consists of harvesting a Dall sheep, a stone sheep, a Rocky mountain bighorn sheep, and a Desert
bighorn sheep . After accomplishing the task Joe was excited to hang his four sheep up in the family
home as a testament to the dedication and skill required but settled for a painting of the sheep instead
of the animals themselves after consulting Jolene.

Joe spent his golden years traveling the west coast in his motorhome, with Jolene at his side, visiting
friends, participating in the Elks Club among other social clubs, and continuing their adventures. While at
home, Joe was a proficient gardener, growing a cornucopia of fresh citrus, strawberries, and tomatoes much
to the delight of the local rabbits, squirrels, and raccoons. He also perfected his peanut and pecan
brittle recipes, much to the delight of his children and five grandchildren, every holiday.

Throughout his life Joe prized hard work, adventure, and most of all, his dedicated circle of family and
friends. He is loved and remembered by his wife of 58 years, Jolene, their two children, Monte and Jodi,
and their families.