- Aubrey Herbert Carter, 89, left this earth to eternal life with his Heavenly Father on December 30, 2017, after a long period of declining health. He was born in Ellsworth, Maine, on September 8, 1928, to Ralph H. Carter and Helen (Card) Carter.
Aubrey enjoyed many adventures during his lifetime. He served in the U.S. Navy, 1945-1946 as an A.P.A. 25 R DIV Transport & Cargo Ship Ship Fitter & Welder in the South Pacific. He graduated from Sparling School of Deep Sea Diving in Wilmington, CA, in 1948, in the 1960's he worked in Vietnam twice as a Maintenance Supervisor and then as a Deep Sea Diver. He was a certified welder. In 1983 he obtained a pilots license to operate a single engine plane and was very proud of his Cessna 180 and Piper 150 airplanes. He flew for the Civil Air Patrol for awhile. He retired from Champion International. In 1993 he had cardiac bypass surgery and was disappointed as he had a trip to Alaska planned with a group of friends on their motorcycles so the next year he took his Gold Wing motorcycle and made the trip by himself. He later made a trip to Alaska with his wife in their motor home.
Aubrey loved boating, snowmobiling, flying, four wheeling, motorcycles, handguns and trips to Moosehead Lake to name a few of his hobbies.
Aubrey is survived by his loving wife of 36 years, Jean Marie Carter; daughter, Terri Macdonald; son, James Carter (Beatrice), and step-son, Bruce Dennison (Susan).
Grandchildren, Bradford Macdonald, Whitney Macdonald Winter (Daniel), Korey Dennison, Troy Dennison (Meagan) and Joey Dennison (Shannon) and seven great-grandchildren. Special kitty, Simon.
Aubrey was predeceased by daughter, Rhonda Carter in 1972; step-daughter, Suzanne Dash in 2017; brothers, Ronnie Carter in 2000 and Billy Carter in 2014; sister, Gwendolyn Clement in 2016 and brother-in-law, Bryant Clement in 2017.
Aubrey and Jean were members of the Wesley Community Church.
The family would like to thank the staff at Marshall Health Care Facility in Machias for the support and loving care provided to Aubrey on a daily basis. Also special thanks to to Dr. Kerry Crowley at DECH.
A memorial service will be announced at a later date followed by a graveside service in June at Birch Grove Cemetery in Ellsworth.
In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the SPCA of Hancock County, 141 Bar Harbor Rd, Trenton, ME 04605 or The Ark, PO Box 276, Cherryfield ME 04622.
Published on  January 9, 2018