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Obituaries: Carson; Clark; Hoaglund

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Gary Lee Carson

Gary Lee Carson: 1947 – 2024

A celebration of the life of Gary Carson, 77-year-old Gillette, Wyoming resident who passed away April 14, at his home in Gillette, will be held Friday, May 10 from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Gillette Eagles FOE at 210 W. 3rd Street in Gillette. Donations in Gary’s memory may be made to the Eagles Lodge in Gillette. Online condolences may be made at www.harnessfuneralhome.com.

Gary Lee Carson was born on February 22, 1947, in Hutchinson, Kansas to Robert Theodore and Vera Marcine (Pipkin) Carson. He moved to Gillette, Wyoming where he graduated from Campbell County High School with the class of 1966. He then moved to Rozet and worked in the Oil field for Arco for over 25 years and in the Methane field until retirement.

In his retirement he started working for the Campbell County School district driving school bus transporting students. He married the love of his life Carole Jean on May 24, 1997, and they made their home in Gillette, and they were blessed with three daughters.

Gary and Carole enjoyed their children and family and friends who were involved in their lives, camping at Keyhole, and taking their Corvette to Cool Deadwood Nights. They spent the last six years of their lives together as snowbirds living in Tucson, Arizona during the winter months. They enjoyed family visits and touring around the Tucson area. Carole passed away in November of 2020 and Gary continued living in Gillette until his death.

Gary had a passion for old cars and Corvettes, and taking his cars to car shows and events, he enjoyed mountain climbing which included climbing Devils Tower; skydiving, hunting, camping and playing chess.

He is survived by two sons, Danny Carson and Melvin Carson;  his daughter, Sherry Sangervasi and her husband Paul; his step-daughters Lori Mensing and her husband, Brian, Jolene Hallcroft and Angie Taylor and her husband, Kevin; nine grandchildren: Emily and Devin Donovan, Tosha Hallcroft, Casey Holland, Mason and Kelcie Mensing, Brailey, and Taylor and Ryker Taylor; 10 great-grandchildren; two brothers, Bill Carson and Fred Stetz; and one very special dog, Sassy.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Carole; his parents, Robert and Vera; one son-in-law, Richard Hallcroft; and great-granddaughter, Morgan Holland.

Monty Joel Clark

Monty Joel Clark: 1956 – 2024

Monty J. Clark, (68), of Beulah, Wyoming, passed away on April 12, 2024, in his home.

Monty was born to Lewis and Shirley Clark, on February 23, 1956 in Bozeman, Montana.

His early childhood was spent in the Madison Valley of Montana where he loved exploring the great outdoors with his siblings. Monty left home at a young age to start working, he was always a hard worker.
In the early 80s, Monty relocated to Gillette, Wyoming, marking the beginning of his distinguished career as a carpenter and his journey as family man. Monty’s reputation as an expert framer then brought his family to Aladdin, WY, where Monty worked in Spearfish and Rapid City. One of Monty’s many talents included his art. He made unique leatherwork, woodwork and even custom-made spurs, bits and jewelry.

Monty’s love for the great outdoors was unwavering, and he felt most at home in the picturesque Aladdin area. He reveled in a range of outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, hunting, trapping, camping, and anything else that allowed him to embrace nature, particularly when the sun was shining bright.
Monty was a tough cowboy with a kind and gentle soul. He made friends with everyone and absolutely adored his grandchildren. Monty made a lasting impression on many throughout his life and he will be truly missed.

Monty is survived by his children, Jamie and Triton; his step-children, Shannon and Derrik; grandchildren: Lane, TayEtta, Sydney, AuBrea, Emma, Paesyn, James, Maddox, Jordyn and Kailey; as well as several great-grandchildren. He is also survived by his siblings: Tana, Cathy, Marvin and Shirlena.

Monty was predeceased by his parents, Lewis and Shirley; his sons, David and Chase; and grandson, Ruhel.

Monty’s family will host a service on Saturday, April 27, 2024, at 1:00 p.m. The service will be held at one of Monty’s favorite spots- The Island Ranch Swimming Hole in Beulah, Wyoming. A burial will follow at the Beulah Cemetery. There will be a celebration of life immediately following at Saloon 333 in Beulah.
In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to the Monty Clark Memorial Fund at Pioneer Bank & Trust.

Tammy Sue Hoaglund

Tammy Sue Hoaglund: 1959 – 2024

Tammy Sue Hoaglund (Apland), 64, of Gillette, passed away April 12, 2024 surrounded by family and friends. 

Tammy was born in Worland to Alvin and Myrona Lee Apland (Allred) on April 26, 1959. She went to school in Thermopolis where she was active in swimming, volleyball, cheerleading, and FFA. Tammy graduated in 1977, then attended Casper College, where she was involved in livestock judging, and worked as a butcher while earning her degree.

Tammy then moved to Oklahoma and finished her degree in Agricultural Science. Following school, she started working at Rissler McMurray. She worked as traffic control and a roller operator. She gained many lifelong friends, as well as met the love of her life, Timothy Hoaglund. Tim and Tammy were married November 23, 1985, in Casper, Wyoming. The following summer, their daughter, Jenna Rose, was born.

Tim and Tammy continued to work road construction and the family stayed all around the state until 1991. At that time Tammy started at State Farm in Casper while Jenna started school. That same year, Jacee Rae was born. In 1995 the family relocated to Gillette when Tim got a job at Cordero Coal Mine.

Throughout the years, Tammy worked at various locations including L&H, Schwann’s, Universal Consulting, All Wire Weatherford, and Rain for Rent. At her time at Weatherford, she obtained her journeyman’s license. Tammy met many different people she considered close friends. You could always find her playing jokes, with a diet Coke and a can of chew in her hand!!  Her biggest hobbies were camping, fishing, crafting, and spending money on flowers for her many garden ideas. She was also known for following around her grandkids and being their biggest fan. 

She is survived by her husband, Tim; daughters, Jenna and Jacee; grandchildren: Shayna RaeAnn, Shylo Elizabeth, Alton Stanley (AJ) and Blayne Julius Lee Johner; brother, Jere (Donna) Apland; uncle, Lonnie Allred; numerous cousins; nieces and nephews; great-nieces-and-nephews; in-laws; and friends that were considered family.

Tammy is preceded in death by her grandparents, Golden and Clara Allred; parents, Alvin and Myrona Apland; uncles, Stanley and Willard Allred; in-laws, Stanley and Agnes Hoaglund; and brother, Gary Apland. 

A celebration of life will be held on June 15, 2024.