Treiva Leu Carter

March 10, 1952-Dec. 8, 2002

LONG CREEK — Treiva Leu Carter died Sunday, Dec. 8, at the family ranch in Long Creek at the age of 50.

Treiva was born March 10, 1952, in Pendleton to William "Benton" and Loraine Susan (Kelly) Carter. She was raised in Long Creek and attended all 12 grades there, graduating from high school in May 1970. She went to Eastern Oregon State College in La Grande where she played varsity volleyball and graduated in 1974.

She taught school in Long Creek from 1974-1976 and in Enterprise from 1976-1979. She went to summer school during that period and earned a masters degree from the University of Idaho. She taught at Blue Mountain Community College and Armand Larive Middle School, where she coached volleyball and basketball. She also coached volleyball at Stanfield and at Hermiston High School and she refereed volleyball for many years. She also taught health and physical education at Hermiston High School from 1982-2002.

She enjoyed sports and loved to watch her son, Luke, play at all of his games.

She is survived by her son, Lucas Carter-Shuman of Hermiston; sisters and their husbands, Reiba and Cliff Smith of Long Creek, Neila and Dave Wallace of Vancouver, Wash., and Neita and Greg Brockway of Estacada; brother and his wife, Patton and Sheila Carter of Long Creek; nieces and nephews, Treisa Granstrom, Treiva Brockway, Travis Brockway, Treina Slatt, Rykeir Smith, Treila Smith, Stephanie Wallace, Theresa Wallace and Chris Wallace; an uncle, Jack Kelly of Port Hueneme, Calif.; aunts, Montana Davis of Snohomish, Wash., and Leitha Parsons of The Dalles; seven great-nieces; two great-nephews; and numerous cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Benton and Loraine Carter; and husband, Lyle Oren Shuman.

Funeral services were held Thursday, Dec. 12, at the Hermiston Church of the Nazarene, and on Friday, Dec. 13, at 1 p.m. at the Community Church in Long Creek. Burial followed at the Long Creek Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Treiva Carter Memorial Scholarship Fund in Hermiston or to the Benton Carter Memorial Scholarship Fund in Long Creek.

Burns Mortuary of Hermiston was in charge of the arrangements.

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