COWLEY, Wyo. — Dean William Carroll, 66, died Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, after a short battle with cancer.
A memorial service was Nov. 2 at Lovell Bible Church in Lovell, Wyo.
Dean Carroll was born Sept. 27, 1946, at Huron to Grace and Henry Carroll. He grew up in De Smet, where he attended school in a one room school house. He worked hard on the family farm caring for the animals and worked at a meat locker during high school. He graduated from De Smet High School and joined the Army in 1966. He served in Germany and was discharged in 1968.
In 1978, he moved to Wyoming. He was very involved in the 4-H program in Big Horn County as a leader and superintendent of the horse show. He volunteered countless hours to help youth. He looked forward to the fair all year, using his vacation so he could spend the week camping and helping the 4-Hers. He loved to ride horses and would rather go move cows than almost anything else in the world. For many years he participated in the wild horse races. After retiring from this, he was always glad to help out a younger team in this rodeo event. In recent years, he began participating in miniature chuckwagon races. He liked being outside tinkering with his many projects.
He is survived by his wife, LaVonne; two daughters, Lisa (Wes) Carroll of Powell, Wyo., and Kola Hein of Cowley; two sons, Michael (Deb) Carroll of Huron and Randy (Sonja) Hein of Deaver, Wyo.; seven grandchildren, Abby, Jake and Luke Eaton, Devin and Drew Carroll, Amy Hein, and Cody Halbur; a great-granddaughter; three sisters, Pat Tyrrell of De Smet, Joyce Kadlec of Pipestone, Minn., and Mary Traphagen of Aberdeen; and a brother, Tom Carroll of Monett, Mont.
He was proceeded in death by his parents and a brother, Philip Carroll.
A memorial fund has been set up at First Bank of Wyoming in Lovell to help 4-Hers in Big Horn County.
Arrangements were with Haskell Funeral Home in Lovell. Visit haskellfuneralhome.com.For the complete article see the 11-07-2012 issue.
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