Venice was born in Centerville, Utah to Willard G. and Annie Call Carr. He was the eighth of ten children. He was raised around Carr Printing Company, the family business.
He experienced printing from handsetting
of type to hot metal casting of type on the Ludlow and the Linotype, thru to making printing plates on the PhotoLathe and the Dupont Dycril system. Then came photo-lithography and to the first electronic printing system in Utah. Venice served as manager of Carr Printing, Co. and in all officer positions including president of Utah Printing Industry, Utah Printing Industry Credit Union and Printing House Craftsmen of Utah. Venice established Carr Stationary as an addition to Carr Printing Co.
Venice enlisted and served four years in the Army Signal Corps, which included seven months in the Arctic on Baffin Island and in Guam,
Okinawa and Tokyo at the end of World War II. Venice was a charter member of the Bountiful Jeep Posse and member of Jr. Chamber of Commerce, Lions Club and Bountiful Businessmen's Association. He was the first male PTA President in Davis County.
Venice married Audrey Deane Burke in Philadelphia on September 20, 1945. He and Audrey loved ballroom dancing. They both received their Ruby Trophy from the Veloz and Yolanda dance studio in San Francisco in 1957.
Venice's lifetime hobbies have been photography and now includes
computers. He is a member of the LDS Church.He is survived by his wife, four children, Valerie (step-daughter), Georgia, Harold and Peggy and
seven grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
Venice passed away due to complications from a fall.
Funeral services were held Monday, April 19, 2004 at 12:00 noon at the Bountiful 2nd Ward Chapel, 600 South 200 East. Friends may called Sunday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. at the Russon Brothers Bountiful Mortuary, 295 North Main and Monday morning from 10:30 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. at the church prior to services. Interment-Bountiful City Cemetery.
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