Carothers, Harold Samuel 'Had' (October 8, 1927 - September 13, 1982)

Funeral services on Thursday for

Harold Carothers, age 54

Douglas Budget - September 16, 1982

Harold Samuel(Had) Carothers, age 54, died Monday, Sept. 13, 1982 at the Natrona County Memorial Hospital in Casper after an extended illness.

Harold, the son of Samuel W. and Ferne Sadler Carothers, was born Oct. 8, 1927 in Douglas, Wy. He was reared and educated in Douglas, graduating from the Douglas High School in 1945. He then began ranching with his father in the Wagonhound Community. He sold the ranch in 1969 and moved into Douglas. He began working for Converse County Road and Bridge, he remained working here until ill health forced him into retirement in July, 1982. He was married to Janice Jourgensen on Dec. 26, 1970 in Douglas. He was involved with 4-H, was a member of the Ashlar Lodge No. 10 AF&AM, Commandery, Shriner, OES, past worthy patron of OES in 1979 and 1980, and was associate guardian for the Job Daughters this past year. He was a member of the First United Methodist church in Douglas, and was active in the church choir. He was owner and operator of the Jackalope Tilling Service.

He is survived by his wife, Janice, of Douglas, Wy.; his mother, Ferne Payne of Douglas, Wy.; step-father, Gene L. Payne, Sr. of Douglas; one son, Charles E. Carothers of Oklahoma; two daughters, Laurie Ann DeWild of McPherson, Kansas and Kelly Carothers of Douglas, Wy.; and two granddaughters. Had was preceded in death by his father in 1955 and one daughter, Shawna Lee Carothers. Funeral services will be held Thursday, Sept 16, 1982 at 2:00 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Douglas with the Rev. Harry B. Randall, III officiating. OES services will be conducted after the service in the church. Interment will be in the Douglas Park Cemetery.

Serving as pallbearers; Claude Kelley, John Fillis, Earl York, Orville Nicholls, Kenny Taylor and Tom Freed. Serving as honorary pallbearers: Don Emery, Joe Arrellano, Claude Redenbaugh, Don Exley, George Wills and Jim Fitzhugh.

A memorial has been established to Central Wyoming Cancer Treatment Center and Hospice Program or Shriners Crippled Children's Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT.

The Converse Funeral Chapel of Douglas is in charge of the arrangements.

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