Lynn Carter

March 3, 1949February 2, 2013

Lynn R. Carter a resident of Vancouver, WA passed at his home surrounded by family and friends on Saturday February 2, 2013. Lynn died peacefully after a long battle with congestive heart failure.

He was born March 3, 1949 in Portland, Oregon the son of Ralph Carter, Sr. (deceased) and Doris (Carter) Johnson. After attending Roosevelt High School Lynn joined the U.S. Army in 1967. Lynn served nine years in the Army including a tour in the Vietnam War during 1968-69. Lynn was awarded four bronze stars and the Vietnamese Cross of Gallantry for his heroism in combat while in the Vietnam War.

Lynn is survived by his wife of 28 years, Shelley; children, Byron Carter (deceased), Mandy Carter, Tawnya Ford, Adam Morrison; and four grandchildren. Adding to his loving family are his brothers, Mark Carter and Ralph Carter, Jr.

Services will be held at Willamette National Cemetery, 11800 SE Mt. Scott Blvd, Portland, OR 97086-6937 on Tuesday, Feb. 12, 2013 at 11:00 a.m.

The family asks that in lieu of gifts please make donations to the Disabled American Veterans at or 1-877-426-2838 ext 1340.


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Tony Zasky

March 5, 2013

Rest in Peace fellow warrior, thank you so much for your service to your country. The men from the 25th Infantry Division Association will miss you.

Katrina & Jake Hubby

February 14, 2013

Uncle Lynn, You will be missed and will always have a special place in our hearts. You were a humble and brave silent warriors. Thank you for your service and dedication to our country!

Chery and Jerry Brough

February 9, 2013

Shelley and Family, So sorry for your loss. You all are in our thoughts and prayers. If you need anything please let me know. Love Cheryl

Jim Dawson

February 9, 2013

Lynn was a good man and i am proud to have known him and to have worked along side him on the job. He will be missed.

Irene Hardiman

February 8, 2013

Lynn will be sorely missed at the VA medical Center in Vancouver. He was a great person.

February 8, 2013

Holding all of you up in prayer.

Much Love, Cousin Jason, Amy, Faith and Tyler


February 8, 2013

Sorry for your Family's loss. My thoughts are with you all !

Kelly & John Higgins

February 8, 2013

John and I were very sad to hear of Lynn's passing. You have both been good friends to us for many years. I have many fond memories of him bringing you roses through the drive up of the bank, going on bank trips with and without our families, going to dinner with you guys and of course the family weddings. Lynn was a great guy with a lot of quiet strength. His passing is a great loss to his family and our veterans, whom he proudly supported. He is a peace now with no more pain and no more suffering. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you. Please let us know if you need anything.

John Russell

February 8, 2013

Lynn will be missed by all of us in the Vietnam Veterans Community.

Larry & Trish Leveton

February 7, 2013

We are so sorry for your loss. We remember Lynn with great fondness. Have memories of driving up the hill to see him out working in the yard on something. Always put a smile on our faces.
Praying God's peace and comfort on you at this time.
Much love,
Larry & Trish