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Theodore Noel (Ted) Carder

September 27, 1924 - September 28, 2020

U.S. Veteran

He will always be remembered as a wonderful and helpful person possessed of a  positive attitude toward life and a ready wit.

Service Date October 2, 2020

A graveside service for family and close friends was held on Friday, October 2 in Ridgway, Colorado

Theodore Noel (Ted) Carder  September 27, 1924 – September 28, 2020

 

Long time Montrose resident Ted Carder passed away Monday, September 28 at Montrose Memorial Hospital at the age of 96.  Ted was a World War II veteran who served in the Army from June 1943 to September 1945 and was awarded the Combat Infantry Badge and a Purple Heart.  He saw action in Holland and in the Battle of the Bulge at St. Vith, Belgium where his unit was captured by the Germans.  He spent 97 days in German captivity.

Following a 27 1/2 year career in the Aerospace Manufacturing industry in Glendale California, Ted and his wife, Dee, moved to Montrose in 1973 where Ted managed the Best Western Red Arrow Inn until his retirement in 1986.

His varied interests included snow sports, he was a National Ski Patrolman from 1949 to 1960; shooting sports, he was a competitive pistol shooter and was instrumental in organizing the United States Practical Shooting Association eight state Area Championships at the Montrose Rod and Gun Club range in 1987; he was a highly skilled machinist and was involved for many years in building and exhibiting model engineering projects.

Ted was preceded in death by his wife of 27 years, Delores R. (Dee) Carder; his parents, Noel Vernon and Stella (Bellue) Carder; and his brothers, Richard Carder and Homer Carder.

For those who were lucky enough to have known Ted Carder he will always be remembered as a wonderful and helpful person possessed of a  positive attitude toward life and a ready wit.

A graveside service for family and close friends was held on Friday, October 2 in Ridgway, Colorado