R Carter, age 61, passed away Sunday morning February 12,
2012 surrounded by his sons and their mother Shelly at home
in American Fork, Utah. He was a devoted father, grandfather,
husband, and friend who loved everyone and was always looking
out for others.
Shelden battled cancer for over 2 years and was determined
to get all he could out of life – especially more
time with his family. He graciously appreciated all the
doctors, nurses, and other care givers who cared for him.
Always joking and making everyone smile in his presence.
Shelden was born in Lovell, Wyoming, November 21, 1950
to Norval Edwin Carter and Alice Roberts Carter. He grew
up in Byron, Wyoming and graduated from Byron High School
in 1969. In high school, he excelled in athletics and academics.
Shelden met Shelly Sessions in high school, and married
June 10, 1970. After attending Northwest Community College
in Powell, Wyoming, he continued his education at Brigham
Young University in Provo, Utah. graduating with a degree
in Business Management. He received his Jurist Doctorate
degree from the University of Wyoming in 1976. Shelden began
his law practice at the Utah County Public Defender’s
office in Provo, Utah. After a short while, he started his
private practice. He tenaciously continued to work between
chemotherapy treatments until December 2011; surprising
everyone with his ability to successfully push on despite
his personal battle.
Shelden’s family was his greatest joy. If he wasn’t
at work, he was picking up grandchildren from school for
a fun time, sitting on the sidelines at ball games, school
programs, or just playing with them and taking them wherever
they wanted to go. Parks, swimming pools, toy shopping,
pizza, ice cream – he was an easy touch and his sons
and grandchildren knew they would get whatever they wanted
from Grandpa. They put a ‘Super Grandpa’ sticker
on his truck window advertising what they thought of him.
He is survived by his ex-wife – who cared for him
through his illness – Shelly Sessions Carter, and
three sons: Shawn of Salt Lake, Brandt (Karren) of Pleasant
Grove, and Brannon (Kelle) of Pleasant Grove. Six grandchildren:
Calvin, Kylee, Kelson, Kaleb, Korman, and Kambry.
Also, his family: Sharon Carter Dusenberry (Bill); Brent
Carter (Glenna) Sue Carter Lewis (Joe); Dan Williamson (Colleen);
Sheila Williamson Becker (Wayne); Don Williamson. He was
preceded in death by his parents Norval and Alice, brother
Kent, and infant sister, Sherry Lee. Shelden’s family,
relatives and friends will remember his fun loving, adventurous
spirit and his kindness to everyone.
Funeral services will be Saturday, February 18, 2012, in
the LDS chapel at 3500 N. 1270 West Pleasant Grove, Utah.
(a few blocks North East of Mt. Timpanogos Temple in American
Fork) Services begin at 11:00 a.m., with a short visitation
from 10 to10:45 a.m.
Cremation has taken place. Burial will be in Provo Cemetery.
A visitation with friends and family will also be held Friday
night, February 17, 2012 at Warenski Funeral Home, 1776
North 900 East in American Fork from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
In lieu of flowers, please contribute to American Cancer
Association or Primary Children’s Hospital.