Phillip Carver, 80, of Bagley, died on Sunday, Feb. 1, 2009, at his residence, near Bagley.
A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Friday at Cease Family Funeral Home Chapel in Bagley with Mardy Schermerhorn officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Bagley City Cemetery.
He was born on June 2, 1928, to William and Myrtle (Phillips) Carver in Vienna, Mo. He moved, when he was six weeks old, to a cattle ranch in Chama, N.M. In the early 1940's he logged in the Washington and Idaho area. He moved in the early 1950s to the Midwest, where he built concrete elevators. On Sept. 5, 1959, he married Judith Ann Whitis in McCracken, Kan. He was the construction superintendent of Roberts Construction in Kansas. In 1962, he and Judy moved to Albuquerque, N.M., where they farmed. In 1965, they moved to Bagley, where they bought land and farmed.
He is survived by his wife, Judith Ann Carver of Bagley; son, Jerry Phillip (LeAnn) Carver of Prescott Valley, Ariz.; daughter, Terrie Annette Carver of Los Altos Hills, Calif.; son, Justin Nelson (Tammy) Carver of Bagley; daughter, Cathy and her family; and four grandsons.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brothers, Nelson and Clyde; and sisters, Lillian Bryan, Lucille Cookson and LaVerne Bursch.
Messages of condolence may be sent to ceasefuneralhome.com.