Carole Carson

Obituaries | Gillette, Wyoming

Carole Carson, 74, of Gillette, WY went to heaven November 15, 2020 after suffering a battle with pneumonia. She will be sorely missed.

Carole was born in Deadwood, SD on August 10, 1946, to Walter and Margaret Sorlie. She grew up in the Faith and Sturgis, SD areas.

Carole married Melvin Curtis in 1964. They started their family while Melvin was working the gold mines in Deadwood. They moved their family to Gillette, WY in 1968. The couple later divorced in 1996.

She later married the love of her life, Gary Carson, on May 24, 1997 in Reno, NV. Gary and Carole retired in 2015 and enjoyed wintering in the Tucson, AZ area. The couple enjoyed traveling and spending time together.

Carole was a dedicated and loving mother first and foremost. She treasured her children and grandchildren and embraced every moment with them. She loved spending time outdoors and enjoyed camping at Keyhole with her family. Many laughs were shared and stories told around the campfire.

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She had a vivacious personality and made friends quickly and those who met her loved her for her kindness and beautiful soul.

She loved decorating homes and started working and helping others by selling Home Interior. She later sold Avon for many years and enjoyed socializing with all her customers.

Carole is survived by her husband, Gary Carson; her three daughters, Lori (Brian) Mensing, Gillette, WY, Jolene (Rich) Hallcroft, Sheridan, WY and Angie (Kevin) Taylor, Gillette, WY; step-daughter, Sherry (Paul) Sangervasi; sister, Peggie (Wes) Jamison, Rapid City, SD; six grandchildren, Tosha Hallcroft, Casey (Randy) Holland, Mason (Jasmin) Mensing, Kelcie Mensing, Brailey Taylor and Ryker Taylor; five great grandchildren; two step-grandchildren, Devon and Emily Donovan; two step-great grandchildren and one niece and nephew.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Walter and Margaret Sorlie; grandparents, Bridget and Thomas Wicks, Anna and John Sorlie; and great granddaughter, Morgan Holland.

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Family and friends are invited to attend a Celebration of Life for Carole Carson on December 6, 2020 from 2:00 to 6:00 PM in the Club House at Bel Nob Golf Course, 4600 Overdale Drive, Gillette, WY.



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