April 28, 1971 –– Oct. 31, 2017
Blake Lee Carper died in London, England. He was born April 28, 1971, in Pendleton, Ore., and considered Joseph his hometown. Blake Lee Carper, son of Brian E. Carper and Charlotte (Whisler) Carper, passed away after a sudden brain bleed in October 2017.
Blake graduated Joseph High School in 1989, a star athlete in football, wrestling and soccer. Blake kept the love of sports throughout his life.
After graduation, he attended Reed College, where he met the love of his life Johanna Swanson. Blake and Johanna were married in March 1996, and were together for almost 30 years before his untimely passing.
Blake continued his education for many years, ultimately studying and excelling in computers and programming. Blake was at the height of his career working for Expedia in London when he passed away.
Blake leaves behind his wife, parents, sister (Alicia) and brother-in-law, and one nephew (Kade), as well as many extended family members and friends.