Arthur "Bill" McCarter

Arthur "Bill" McCarter

Arthur William McCarter, born on October 11, 1925 in Topeka, Kansas, died peacefully on February 7, 2012 in Bellingham, Washington. He was the son of Arthur and Mildred McCarter and brother of Dora, Maxine, Betty, Patricia, and John. Upon high school graduation, Bill joined the Army Air Corps to serve in World War II. After the war, he attended the University of Kansas, earning a bachelor degree in mechanical engineering. Chlois and Bill were married on September 4, 1948 in Topeka and they moved to Wichita Kansas for his first professional engineering job. Over the next five years, they had their three children: Linda, Leslie and Larry. The family moved from Wichita to Great Bend, Kansas in 1957 and then the larger leap to Honolulu in 1964 where Bill became a manager of the Dole Pineapple Cannery. Later, he joined the Ralph M. Parsons Company and subsequently established his own consulting firm and his specialty in fuel delivery systems for ports and airports, which resulted in work around the world. They lived and worked in Hawaii for three decades before settling in Washington. Chlois and Bill enjoyed travelling, reading, music and birds watching. They loved remodeling older houses and together renovated too many to count, transforming each house into a beautiful home full of love and memories. Bill’s smile and wit, courage and wisdom, patience, determination, and keen interest in the world guided and touched so many lives, especially his wife, children, their spouses, and his six grandchildren.

Donations suggested to the Mount Baker Kidney Center, 410 Birchwood Ave., Suite 100, Bellingham, WA 98225.