Treiva Leu Carter, 50, died Dec. 8, 2002, at her family ranch in Long Creek. She was born March 10, 1952, in Pendleton to William "Benton" and Loraine Susan (Kelly) Carter.

Treiva was raised in Long Creek and graduated from high school there in 1970. She attended Eastern Oregon State College in La Grande where she played varsity volleyball and graduated in 1974 with a degree in education. She later earned a master's degree from the University of Idaho. She taught in Long Creek, Enterprise, and later at Blue Mountain Community College, and Armand Larive Middle School where she also coached volleyball and basketball. She also coached at Stanfield and Hermiston High School and refereed volleyball for many years. She enjoyed sports and watching her son, Luke, play at all of his games.

Mrs. Carter is survived by her son, Lucas Carter-Shuman of Hermiston; sisters and their husbands Reiba and Cliff Smith of Long Creek, Neila and Dave Wallace of Vancouver, Wash., Neita and Greg Brockway of Estacada; a brother and his wife Patton and Sheila Carter of Long Creek; and many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Lyle Oren Shuman, and her parents.

Funeral services will be Thursday, Dec. 12, at 5:00 p.m. at the Hermiston Church of the Nazarene and another service will be held Friday, Dec. 13 at 1:00 p.m. at the Community Church in Long Creek, to be followed by interment at the Long Creek Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Treiva Carter Memorial Scholarship Fund in Hermiston or the Benton Carter Memorial Scholarship Fund in Long Creek. burns Mortuary of Hermiston is in charge of the arrangements.

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