UPDATE received from President Carter on May 26, 2006:
After being released from our Inner City Mission in Ogden Utah, we returned to the Ogden Temple as officiators. I had another back surgery in January 2005 which seemed to take care of the problems. Sister Carter passed away on April 26, 2006 of heart failure.
Our son Sterling is now living in Gilbert, Arizona and continues to travel the world for Philips Electronics.
(The following information was written by President Carter and submitted on June 30, 2001.)
After leaving the Montana Billings Mission in July, 1979, I returned to work for the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation and was sent to Peru as the leader of a Technical Assistance Team assigned to help the government of Peru with the planning of irrigation projects. While in Peru I served on the High Council of the Lima Tumbo Stake and Sister Carter served as a counselor in the Stake Relief Society presidency.
Upon completing our assingment in Peru I was transfered to Boulder City, Nevada, where I was Chief Irrigation Management Services Branch and Regional Soil Scientist for the Lower Colorado River Basin of the Bureau of Reclamation. During this time I also consulted with the government of Spain regarding irrigation efficiencies and made several trips to Spain. I also headed up a team that went to Somalia to write up a terms of reference for the World Bank. While in Boulder City I served as First Counselor in the Henderson Nevada Stake and Sister Carter was involved in Records Extraction.
In 1986 I was invited to be on a team that was going to Brazil to give techniical assistance to Brazil in planning irrigation projects. I was the assistant team leader. While there we lived in Brasilia and I was called as the First Counselor in the Brasilia Alvorado Stake. Sister Carter served as Stake Relief Society President and established a bi-stake Family History Center.
We retired in August, 1990, and returned to the US, settling in Morgan, Utah. In 1992 we were called as officiators in the Ogden Temple and served there until I was called in 1994 to preside over the Sao Paulo Brazil MTC. When we completed that assignment we returned to serve in the Ogden Temple again until 1998, when we recieved another call to serve in Brazil. This time it was to set up Employment Resource Centers. However, just as we were ready to leave we were asked if we would serve as interim President ot the Sao Paulo MTC. While there I had some very serious back problems and had to return to the US for back surgery. While I was recuperating Sister Carter discovered she need two valves replaced, and she had open heart surgery in January, 2000. As soon as we were able to get around we were released from our mission to Brazil and called to serve a Service Mission in the inner city of Ogden. We will be released from this mission soon.
Our son Sterling lives in Albuquerque, NM, and has just recently returned from spending four years in the Netherlands, where he was one of the Directors of Philips Electronics. His oldest son has been home over a year from his mission in Hungary. Nathan has three daughters (one of which is getting married in August), lives here in Morgan, and works in Salt Lake.