Carmin, Pauline (Eastman) (September 11, 1889 - October 17, 1990)
Pauline Eastman Carmin
Douglas Budget - October 24, 1990Funeral services for Pauline Eastman Carmin were held Monday at the Congregational United Church of Christ with the Rev. Thomas L. Hall officiating. Interment was in Douglas Park Cemetery.
Pauline died Wednesday, Oct. 17, 1990 at Bethesda Care Center in Laramie at the age of 101.
An early day pioneer, she was born on Sept. 11, 1889 in Bloomington, Ill., moving to Wyoming around 1908. Her parents, Fred and Mary Ellen (Blake) Eastman and their son Bill moved to Wyoming in the early 1900s. Pauline and sisters Iva, Mary, and Harriett, all followed their parent west.
She graduated from the Bloomington Normal school and taught school in Gothenburg, Neb., before coming to Wyoming to teach at the Shaw school, located about 20 miles east of Douglas. She boarded with the Shaw family during the week and then rode her horse to her parents' home, which was located south of Douglas in the Warm Springs Plunge area, on the weekends, fording the river twice enroute. She also taught school at LaBonte.
She married Lem Carmin on Jan. 10, 1910 in Douglas. After spending some time in Oregon they returned to homestead west of Orin Junction where they raised their family of four children, Joe, Phyllis, George, and Dorothy.
She was an avid horsewoman, loved to ride racehorses, and enjoyed the rodeo circuit. She and Lem were stock contractors for rodeos in this four state area. She was a member of the Congregational United Church of Christ and the Orin Homemakers Club.
She is survived by her sons Joe Carmin and George Carmin, both of Douglas; one daughter Phyllis Lyons of Lake Montezuma, Ariz.; 10 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; many of who live in the Converse County area.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband in 1972; two brothers, Fred "Bud" Eastman and William Eastman; three sisters, Iva Ellingsworth, Mary Fowler, Harriett Call; and daughters, infant MaryBelle and Dorothy Kroschel.
Serving as pallbearers were Joe Carmin, Jim Carmin, Bruce Richardson, John Rider, Darryl Allemen. Craig Goodrich, and Ed Ricks.
A memorial fund has been established at the Congregational United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 122, Douglas, Wyo. 82633.
The Converse Funeral Chapel of Douglas was in charge of arrangements.