The community lost a very special person on October 15th, when David Carro passed away in Carson City, NV after a short illness.
David was born in Bishop on March 5, 1956. He grew up in Bishop and attended Bishop High School. After high school, David embarked on many adventures. He hitchhiked up the coast and landed in Alaska where he became a commercial fisherman and also worked at a local TV station. David returned to Bishop in 1984. In September of 1986 he married his loving wife, Bette Rae. Over the years he worked various jobs, including Social Services and IMACA. For the past 4 _ years, David has been a Rural Mail Carrier. All the people on Davids route could always count on him to deliver a friendly smile and conversation as well as the mail.
David touched many hearts on his road through life. He was always there to lend a helping hand to those in need. His love for animals and creatures was boundless. He and Bette Rae took in all the homeless animals their house could hold, from iguanas to llamas. David loved being with friends while eating good food and watching movies. He also loved hitting a bucket of balls at the golf course, talking politics, making jokes, and just being social. David was an avid reader and a music lover. His compassion for life will deeply be missed. Davids heart was large; it fit perfectly in the boundless space of the Owen Valley. May David find peace along his eternal path.
David was preceded in death by his grandmother, Esther Watterson; mother, Sybil Carro, both of Bishop and half brother, Stan Mack of Tennessee. David is survived by his wife Bette Rae; brother, Ken Carro of Bishop; sisters Maxine Carro of Bishop and LaVerne Alvord of Oregon as well as 4 nieces and 4 nephews.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, October 26, 2008 at 2:00 P.M. in the Home Economics Building at the Tri County Fairgrounds. A potluck reception will immediately follow. All are invited to attend and bring stories to share about David.