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John William Carr

Posted: Thursday, Sep 5th, 2013

Jack Carr, age 87, passed away on Aug. 29 at his home in Mesquite, Nev. He was born Jan. 8, 1926, in Murray, Utah, to Frank Everald Carr and Cora Belle Wardell Carr.

Mr. Carr spent his early years on ranches and cow camps between Utah, Colorado and Wyoming, where he learned to be a top cowhand. He graduated from Pinedale High School, joined the U.S. Navy and was honorably discharged in June of 1946. He continued working on ranches until he married Willa Muriel Clark Dec. 24, 1954, in Pinedale. He and Willa spent many years working for the Pinedale school district until they moved to Rock Springs, where he worked for and retired from Western Wyoming Community College.

Mr. Carr loved to fish, go camping, go dancing, travel and work with various woods, making beautiful lamps, tables, etc. He was a member of the American Legion Rock Springs Chapter, Eagles Fraternal Order #151, was Past Master of Rock Springs Masonic Lodge #12, Past Patron of Mount Lily Chapter #10 of Order of Eastern Star, Past Grand Patron of Grand Chapter of Wyoming Order of the Eastern Star and held a 33rd Degree of the Scottish Rite Council in Wyoming, member of Korean Shrine, Rawlins, Past Associate Guardian of Jobs Daughter Bethel 13 of Rock Springs, and was also on the board of directors for the Scottish Rite Child Development Center in Rock Springs.

Mr. Carr is survived by daughter Frances (Wilfred) Carrier, who also lives in Mesquite. Grandchildren are Roberta Townsend, Bert and John Carrier, Cheryl Shaul, Peggy Buffington, Rob and Kurtis Shaul, Jason and Justin Albiston and Jennifer Robertson and several great grandchildren. In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his brother Joe, wife Willa, and sons Robert and William Shaul.

Graveside funeral services and interment were held Wednesday at the Pinedale Cemetery in Pinedale.

The family welcomes donations in his name to the Scottish Rite Language Center, 218 B Street, Rock Springs or to a charity of your choice.

For the complete article see the 09-06-2013 issue.

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