Medray H. Carpenter II of Longmont, beloved husband, father, son, brother, uncle and friend, went to meet his heavenly Father on Oct. 9. He was 53 years old.
Medray was born on Feb. 20, 1963, at Boulder Community Hospital to Medray and Joyce (Alrick) Carpenter. His father, Medray Carpenter, survives in Pagosa Springs. Medray was married to Susan Surratt Carpenter, who survives in Longmont, Colo.
Medray grew up in Boulder and Pagosa Springs, graduating from Pagosa Springs High School. He proudly served in the Navy from 1987 to 1994 during military operations Desert Shield and Desert Storm.
In addition to his wife and father, Medray is survived by his daughter, Marin Alta Carpenter, of Longmont; sister Meshja Dawn Carpenter, of Longmont; stepfather Robert Alrick, of Longmont; stepsister Susan Thomas, of Grand Junction; nieces Shaylene Wood, of Longmont, Caitlin and Ellie Townsend, of Nashville, Tenn.; nephews Timo and Joris Surratt, of Ann Harbor, Mich.; uncles Van and Mason Carpenter, of Pagosa Springs, and Marvin Carpenter, of Los Alamos, N.M.; as well as a host of aunts, cousins and friends. He is proceeded in death by his mother, Joyce Alrick.
Medray was known for his constant smile and warmth and always put others first. In fact, he donated his eyes to science so he could help others even after he was gone. Medray was indeed a godly man who always gave the Lord all the glory. Medray knew the secret to life was love. He knew it to be true and he lived it so and passed it on to everyone.