Daniel Lee Carver
Daniel Lee Carver, 78, a resident of Bakeoven, died at home, on his Bakeoven ranch, Friday, July 23. He was born December 14, 1942, in Toledo, Washington, to Max and Helen (Extine) Carver. After Max returned home from World War 2, the Carvers moved to Sweet Home, where Dan's brother, Doug, was born in 1947, and moved again in 1949 to Tillamook County, where Dan's sister, Carol, was born in 1950.
The Carvers lived on a farm, up the Nestucca River, between the towns of Beaver and Blaine.
Following graduation from Nestucca High School (Cloverdale) in 1961, he attended Oregon State University graduating in 1965 with a Bachelor's Degree in Business Administration. After attending University of the Americas in Mexico City for one and a half years, and working for Morrison-Knudsen International in Vietnam for two years, Dan started Santiam Mobile Homes in Stayton, Oregon. He operated the mobile home company for more than 30 years and finally, fulfilling his lifelong dream of ranching in the Oregon desert, purchased and relocated to the Imperial Stock Ranch near Maupin in 1988. Dan loved business and working hard. One of his favorite places was his office, where he crunched many, many numbers. He was always ready to listen to a new business idea and continued investing in new business ventures and projects until his death.
Dan always enjoyed the outdoors. He fished and hunted, gardened, backpacked to many remote locations in the Idaho wilderness, camped near Steens Mountain and Alvord Desert, worked outside as a logger, rancher and environmentalist. Many family and friends enjoyed adventures and everyday life with Dan, including exclusive hunting trips, "Carver Family Campouts" and conservation ranch tours. Dan had a travel bug all of his life, taking his family to many destinations around the world.
He is survived by his wife of 29 years, Jeanne Zumwalt (Maupin); daughter, Susan Rebecca & Rob Miles (Maupin), son, Blaine Douglas & Keelia Carver (Maupin) and son, Benjamin Lewis Carver (Portland); brother, Douglas Eugene & Joyce Carver (Grangeville, ID); sister, Carol Ann & Herb Kanne (Portland); grandchildren, Holly Kay Miles, Jack Ryan Miles, Eliot Myrsky Carver and Leopold Fenn Carver; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Preceding him in death are his parents; brother, David; wife of 18 years, Cindy Nelson; and grandson, Maxwell James.
In memory of Dan's loving support of his community, the family requests that any memorial contributions be made to the Maupin Area Chamber Endowment, PO Box 220, Maupin, OR 97037