Wayne E. Carver


Wayne E. Carver was born son of Mary Belva Siegrist and Rev. Robert Tolatha Carver. He was born on February 4, 1921 in Logan, Kansas. He passed July 29, 2017 in Colorado Springs at the age of 96.

He was preceded in passing by his parents and his two brothers, Malin Francis Carver and Ivil Lee (Bud) Carver and by his son Terry Wayne Carver who passed away in 2011.

Wayne served in the Army from Feb 3, 1941 through the duration of WWII. He was in 5 big battles: Normandy, North France Campaign, Rhineland, Ardenness (Battle of the Bulge), and Central Europe. He is entitled to wear the American
Defense Service Ribbon, European-African Middle Eastern Theatre Campaign Ribbon, 2 Overseas Bars and was awarded 5 bronze stars for the above mentioned campaigns and a good conduct medal. He was 9 days lost under AW 107. And he has a marksman badge for a Carbine 9.

After the Army, he drove a truck for Town Talk Bread and then drove a gasoline tanker for Hill Oil and Petco for 28 years. Then he became the terminal Manager for Petco for 13.5 years before retiring.

After retiring he volunteered at the Rehab Center for Memorial Hospital for 12 years. He remained very active, went to the YMCA 3 times a week and walked in the mall with his friends 5 times a week. Those who knew him knew he always had a new joke and liked to tease.

He married Dora Mae Ogle and they were married for 70 years. They had three children. He is survived by daughter Kathy Lynn Carver/Bohuslavsky (Kevin Bo), grandchildren Joshua Bohuslavsky (Tianna Sandoval), great-grandchildren Joshua Jr Esiah, Deion, Harmony. Granddaughter Jordan
Bohuslavsky (Joshua Herrera), great-grandchildren Joshua Jr Herrera.

Also daughter Linda Munson (Jerry Munson), grandchildren Nathaniel Munson (Samantha Munson), and Jonathan Munson (Cassandra Irons), great-granddaughter Isabella Munson, grandson Jacob Munson, (Petra Munson), great-grandchildren Adia Munson, Jacob Munson, Sky Munson and great-great-granddaughter Evangeline Schultz.

A viewing will be held Friday, August 4th from 6 to 8 p.m. at Memorial Gardens with the funeral service Saturday, August 5th at Awakening Church on 3445 Oro Blanco Dr. at 11:00 a.m.
Published in The Gazette on Aug. 4, 2017
Arrangements under the direction of:
Memorial Gardens Cemetery & Funeral Home
3825 Airport Road | Colorado Springs, CO 80910 | (719) 596-7990
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