Obituary of Donald McCarter
Donald C. McCarter was born on September 4, 1924 in Boise to Claude C. and Julia R. (Shipman) McCarter. His first six years were spent on the family ranch in Camas County. He was educated in Boise schools and graduated from Boise High School in 1942. He attended Boise Junior College briefly before entering the U.S. Marine Corps in March 1943. He served in the Pacific theater and China until May 1946.
He married his high school sweetheart, Beverly Kay Kennedy, in March 1943 for a lifelong relationship. He attended Boise Jr. College from 1946 to 1948 and graduated from the University of Colorado with a degree in Civil Engineering in 1950. He worked for several employers in Boise and in 1958 started his own Consulting Engineering firm. He was joined by Bill Tuller in 1961 and the firm continued for thirty years as McCarter and Tuller.
Don was active in several professional organizations and a number of public boards and commissions. He was instrumental in helping organize the Idaho Association of Land Surveyors and served on the Idaho State Board of Professional Engineers and Land Surveyors for nine years. He served for twelve years in the Army Reserve as a Commissioned Officer.
After retirement, Don and Kay traveled widely and visited many foreign countries Europe, Africa, Mexico, and the Pacific Ocean area and islands. He is survived by three children; Kathleen, Brian, and Lauren; and six grandchildren, Christiana, John, Julia, Henry, Brynna, and Tessa.
His committal graveside service will be held at Idaho State Veterans Cemetery at 10100 N. Horseshoe Bend Road, Boise, ID. 83714, Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 11:00am.