Carmin, Joe L. (September 8, 1912 - October 17, 1997)

Joe Carmin

Douglas Budget - October 22, 1997

Funeral services for lifelong Douglas resident Joe L. Carmin, 85, were Oct. 21 at the Congregational Church of Christ with Rev. Merrill Lanker officiating.

Interment was in the family plot at Douglas Park Cemetery.

Mr. Carmin died Oct. 17 at Michael Manor in Douglas. He was born Sept. 8, 1912, in Douglas to Lem and Pauline (Eastman) Carmin. He was reared and educated in the Douglas area and graduated from Douglas High School.

He married Ida May Ayres on May 10, 1938, in Douglas. They ranched in the area, and he worked as a brand inspector for the Wyoming Stock Growers and helped his father in providing stock for rodeos. They owned and operated the Cowboy Shop in Douglas for a few years. He served on the Pleasant Valley School Board, was president of LaPrele Community Hall board, and past governor of Moose Lodge #602.

He was a member of Congregational Church of Christ, serving on various boards; Douglas Community Club; Klondike Club; and a lifetime member of the Moose Lodge. He enjoyed golfing, fishing, playing cards and most of all, his family and friends.

He is survived by his wife, Ida May, of Douglas; children Angie Richardson of Worland, Joe Carmin of Moorcroft and Jim Carmin of Wheatland; brother George Carmin of Douglas; grandchildren Brett Richardson, Barry Richardson, Kelly Carmin, Kathy Merritt, Lisa Price, Lori Carmin and Kyla Carmin; and six great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents and sisters Dorothy Kroschel, Phyllis Lyons and infant Mary Belle Carmin.

Serving as pallbearers were Mike Lyons, Brett Richardson, Barry Richardson, Kelly Carmin, Chip Merritt and David Price.

Honorary pallbearers were the Klondike Club and all of his many friends.

A memorial to the American Cancer Society, Converse County Cancer Fund, or Congregational United Church of Christ in care of Converse Funeral Chapel, P.O. Box X, Douglas, would be appreciated by the family.

Converse Funeral Chapel of Douglas was in charge of arrangements.

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