Kenneth Russell Carter, 77, of Fallbrook, Calif., passed away on February 16, 2010, following a recent diagnosis of pancreatic cancer.
Born on a farm near Fort Branch, Ind., Ken was the fourth of eight children. After graduating from Purdue University with a degree in horticulture and serving two years in the US Army, he settled in California, arriving in Fallbrook in the mid 1960’s.
Ken worked at several nurseries in the Fallbrook/Vista area in his career, and was a member of the Fallbrook Garden Club and the Fallbrook Art Association. He was a long-term volunteer teacher of citizenship classes in Fallbrook, serving for at least the last 25 years. Many other charitable and educational organizations have also benefited from Ken’s generosity.
Ken is survived by four sisters, one brother, 41 nieces and nephews, and many loving friends in the Fallbrook area.
A memorial service is scheduled for Saturday, March 6 at 2 p.m. at Berry-Bell & Hall Mortuary Chapel, 333 North Vine Street in Fallbrook. A reception will follow at 3 p.m. at St. Peter’s Catholic Church - Sheridan Hall, 450 South Stagecoach Lane, Fallbrook.
The family suggests that any desired memorial donations can be made in Ken’s memory to the following organizations: the Fallbrook Garden Club Scholarship Fund or the Fallbrook Library Building Fund.