Carrier, Estelle M. Stacy (Mabry) (September 3, 1913 - November 14, 1993)

Estelle M. Stacy Carrier

Douglas Budget - November 24, 1993

Funeral services for Estelle M. Stacy Carrier, 80, were held Nov. 19, at the Christ Episcopal Church and Father Eugene F. Todd officiated.

Mrs. Carrier, a resident of Douglas, died November 14, 1993, at the Converse County Memorial Hospital in Douglas after an extended battle with cancer.

Estelle was born Sept. 3, 1913 on a family ranch in Grimes County, near Anderson, Texas, the daughter of David D. and Rosie (Miller) Mabry. After education in Houston, she married Jack Leonard Stacy in 1933. The Stacy's moved to Douglas in 1948 where they ran a family oil and mineral exploration drilling business. After her husband's death in 1963, she continued to run the business for 30 years and was possibly the only woman in America to successfully run a drilling business on her own. In 1974, she married John B. Carrier, a Petroleum Geologist from Casper. Since that time, the Carriers have made their home in Douglas and have wintered in Sun City, Ariz.

Mrs. Carrier was very active in civic affairs and Republican politics. From 1960 through 1965 she served as Vice-Chairman of the Wyoming Republican State Committee, and was a past President of the Wyoming Federation of Republican Women. From 1965 to 1976 she served as Republican National Committee woman for Wyoming as was Secretary of the Republican National Committee from 1972 through 1976. In 1970, she was appointed by former Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird to the U.S. Defense Department's Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services, (DAKOWITS), and served as National chairman of that committee in 1972. In addition, she was a member of the U.S. State Departments Western Area Advisory Committee. She traveled extensively, visiting 52 countries in her lifetime. She was a member of two women's travel groups, American Women for International Understanding and Delegation for Friendship Among Women of the World. She served on the Board of Directors of the later organization for eight years. The Delegation for Friendship was one of the first U.S. groups to tour China after the historic Nixon visit.

She served as President of the Board of Trustees of the Converse County Library from 1965 to 1972 and played a key role in the building of new libraries in Douglas and Glenrock. For 25 years she served as treasurer of the Converse County Foundation Board and was instrumental in building the swimming pool and tennis courts. She was a former member of the Wyoming Safety Foundation, Douglas Sorority, past president of the Douglas Civic Club, former member of Women of the Moose, past Matron of Woodbine Chapter No. 18, Order of the Eastern Star, and member of the Christ Episcopal Church.

She is survived by her husband, John, of Douglas; son Richard Stacy of Cheyenne; three sisters, Carrie Robertson of Austin, Texas; Billie Jean Alford, Alma Flood, and brother Wildean Mabry, all of Houston, Texas.

Mrs. Carrier is listed in Who's Who in America, Who's Who in the West, Who's Who in Women of the West, and Who's Who in Politics.

In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate contributions to the Estelle Stacy Carrier U.W. Memorial Scholarship Fund, in care of the Converse County Bank, P.O. Box 689 Douglas, WY 82633-0689.

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

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