Coy, Carol Theresa (Burke (Leavengood)) (July 16, 1927 - June 30, 2008)

Carol Theresa Coy

Douglas Budget - July 2, 2008

Funeral services for Carol Theresa (Burke) (Leavengood) Coy, 80, of Douglas were held July 3 at Gorman Funeral Homes - Converse Chapel in Douglas, with Amy Sonesen as the Worship Leader and Dorothy Taylor giving the Homily of Christ Episcopal Church.

Inurnment was in Douglas Park Cemetery.

Carol Coy died June 30, 2008, at Douglas Care Center.

Carol was born July 16, 1927, in Rawlins to Joseph Mark and Thelma (Carroll) Burke. She attended grade schools in Sinclair and Rawlins and high school in Saratoga, graduating in 1945 valedictorian of her class.

She attended the University of Wyoming for several years, and continued her education with correspondence and extension courses until her retirement.

She taught school in Saratoga until her marriage to Glenn E. Leavengood on Dec. 21, 1947, in Saratoga, and to this union four daughters were born. He died on Aug. 31, 1958.

She worked for several years at the Saratoga State Bank. In 1957, she went back to the Saratoga School District as school secretary and was in that position until 1965. Carol was active as a 4-H leader, when her daughters were involved in these activities.

She joined the Angus-England American Legion Auxiliary in Saratoga, and served as unit secretary and president, district #6 president and department Americanism chairman. Carol was also on the Girls State Faculty for several years and was a life member and past president of the Wyoming Pioneer Association.

On Feb. 21, 1964, in Rawlins she married Edward C. Coy, and to this union a son was born in 1965. Edward's government career with the Forest Service and Bureau of Land Management took them to Douglas in 1966, then to Rawlins and Casper. While in Casper, Carol worked at Hilltop National Bank. She retired from the bank in 1989, and she and Edward purchased a small ranch outside of Douglas as their retirement residence. She enjoyed knitting and bridge, was an avid reader, and the most important thing in her life was her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents; half-sister; and first husband, Glenn.

She is survived by her husband Edward of Douglas; daughters Sue (Bruce) Cathcart of Casper, Linda (Don) Schmidt of Riverton, Jo (Ken) Newman of Dix, Neb., and LeAnn (Michael) Carothers of Rock Springs; son Mark E. (Amy) Coy of Gilbert, Ariz.; grandchildren Eric and Nicholas Grifith, Curtis and Amy Schmidt, Erin Dona, Jason Cathcart, Shaun and Blake Carothers, and Wilson and Jerry Shiner; four great-grandchildren, Cassidy and Cailey Grifith, Kevin Schmidt and Brady Dona; half-sisters Shireen McAlister, Jeannette Roberts, and Dorothy Plunkett; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial to the Wyoming Pioneer Association, P.O. Box 1545, Douglas, WY 82633 or a charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family.

Gorman Funeral Homes - Converse Chapel of Douglas was in charge of the arrangements.

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