Carmin, Ida May (Ayres) (April 28, 1917 - January 1, 2007)

Ida May Carmin

Douglas Budget - January 10, 2007

Funeral services for Ida May Carmin, 89, were held Jan. 6 at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Douglas, with Rev. Carol A. Prochaska officiating. Interment was in the Douglas Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Carmin died Jan. 1, 2007, at the Worland Health Care and Rehabilitation Center in Worland.

She was born April 28, 1917, in Douglas the daughter of Andrew Clement and Edna May (Howard) Ayres. She was reared and educated in Douglas and graduated from Douglas High School.

She was married to Joe L. Carmin on May 10, 1938, in Douglas. She and Joe ranched in the Douglas area. She worked as a legal secretary for Maurer and Garst Law Firm, and served as the Converse County clerk of the district court for 20 years. She was a member of the Congregational United Church of Christ, LaPrele Homemakers, Douglas Moose Lodge, various bridge clubs, Douglas Senior Citizens Center, Converse County Cowbelles, and was a 4-H leader.

She enjoyed her family, friends, cooking, fishing, traveling and playing cards. She was involved with two special projects in Converse County, the planning of the present courthouse and the care of Ayres Natural Bridge Park.

She is survived by her children and their spouses, Angie and Bruce Richardson of Worland, Jim and Katie Carmin of Wheatland, and Joe and Bonnie Carmin of Moorcroft; sisters-in-law, Mrs. George (Ruby) Carmin of Douglas and Mrs. Alvah (Marguerite) Ayres of Illinois; seven grandchildren; and 12 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her father, Clement, on Jan. 15, 1968; her mother, Edna, on Jan. 29, 1949; her husband, Joe, on Oct. 17, 1997; and her brother, Alvah Ayres.

Pallbearers were Kelly Carmin, Brett Richardson, Barry Richardson, Chip Merritt, Alex Constantinides and Larry Philbrick.

A memorial to the American Cancer Society, Congregational United Church of Christ, Wyoming Pioneer Museum or a charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated by the family.

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

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