In loving memory of Carter, whose life was tragically cut short on May 27, 2023, we celebrate the vibrant spirit and profound impact he had on those around him. Born in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Carter devoted over three years to serving as a dedicated heavy equipment operator at Knife River.
Carter was not only a cherished husband, son, and friend but also a pillar of unwavering support for his loved ones. His commitment to family and faith was unwavering, always placing them at the forefront of his priorities. Known for his infectious laughter and remarkable ability to bring joy to others, Carter possessed an innate talent for brightening any room he entered. With a passion for creating projects in his home, he eagerly included everyone, inviting them to share in the excitement. His use of the word "Epic" was truly legendary, exemplifying his zest for life.
In addition to his many remarkable qualities, Carter possessed a unique creative streak that set him apart. He delighted in the art of sewing and took pleasure in crafting his own clothes with meticulous care and attention to detail. Whether it was a custom-made shirt or a new pair of work jeans, Carter's talent for sewing allowed him to express his individuality and create garments that were a true reflection of his vibrant personality.
These cherished hobbies, sewing his own clothes and collecting rocks and toys, further showcased Carter's multifaceted nature and his unwavering zest for life. They were a testament to his creativity, his love for exploration, and his ability to find joy in the simplest of pleasures. May these passions serve as lasting reminders of his vibrant spirit and bring smiles to our faces as we remember the unique and beautiful soul that was Carter.
Central to Carter's life was his profound love for Jesus Christ. His faith was a guiding light that illuminated his path and shaped his interactions with others. Carter's relationship with God was a cornerstone of his being, and he devoted himself wholeheartedly to living out the teachings of Jesus. Furthermore, Carter had a childlike enthusiasm for toys, always finding joy in the magic they brought to his life. Whether they were action figures, stuffed animals, or trinkets, he cherished each item in his collection. His playful spirit embraced the wonder of childhood, reminding those around him to find delight in the small pleasures and embrace their inner child.
In addition to his remarkable qualities and diverse range of interests, Carter was often described as an old soul. Despite his youthful demeanor, there was an inherent wisdom and maturity that radiated from him, surpassing his years. Carter possessed a depth of understanding and a perspective on life that was far beyond his age. He had a profound appreciation for the wisdom of the past, finding solace in the lessons and traditions that had stood the test of time. His contemplative nature allowed him to see the world through a unique lens, offering insightful observations and thoughtful reflections that often surpassed the expectations of those around him.
With a perpetual smile adorning his face, Carter displayed genuine concern for the well-being of his wife, Erika Teasley, and his 3 cats and dog. His love for Erika was immeasurable, and he showered her with affection and support. He tirelessly worked to create a peaceful and harmonious home life for them, selflessly going above and beyond. Carter's devotion to Erika knew no bounds, and he made sure she felt cherished every day. Additionally, his love for his parents, Blake and Heidi Teasley, ran deep. He knew he could always count on them for unwavering love, guidance, and support. Moreover, Carter made it a priority to spend time with his grandparents, Linda and Charles Teasley, Emmett and Robbi Lusher, and cherished those moments dearly. Carter's impact on those he encountered was profound, leaving an indelible mark in their hearts and memories. His captivating presence and unforgettable character made him a person one simply couldn't forget.
Carter leaves behind a legacy that will endure through the lives of his surviving family members: his beloved wife, Erika Teasley; his devoted mother, Heidi Teasley; his loving father, Blake Teasley; his dear sister, Gracelynn Teasley; his grandparents, Linda and Charles Teasley, Emmett Lusher, and Robbi Lusher; his uncle, Matt Teasley; his aunts, Rita Teasley and Robin Teasley; his cousins, Ryley and Faith Teasley; and numerous other cherished aunts, uncles, and cousins. He is preceded in death by his aunt, Katie Lusher, and great-grandparents, Helen and Charles Teasley and William and Catherine Lusher and Joyce Grandstaff and Truman and Mary Hicks
As we bid farewell to Carter, let us remember his vibrant spirit, his unwavering love for family and friends, and the extraordinary impact he had on all who had the privilege of knowing him. May his soul find eternal peace, and may his memory forever bring us comfort and inspiration.