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Volume 6, Number 17 - July 20, 2006
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Carol Parker Geary

Carol Parker Geary, 64, of Pinedale passed away July 15, 2006, at University Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah. Carol was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 1984 and died from complications associated with the disease.

Carol was born in Longmont, Colo., June 29, 1942. After high school she attended cosmetology school, then worked as a beautician. She and her husband, Conley Geary, originally from Fonda, Iowa, met in Colorado and were married on Sept. 4, 1964. In February of 1937 the Gearys moved from Westminster, Colo., to Jackson, where Conley worked for a taxidermist. Two years later, Conley opened his own taxidermy business, Wild Goose Taxidermy. The couple resided in Jackson for 30 years before retiring to Pinedale in 1999.

The BPOE (Elks) in Jackson employed Carol, and both she and Conley were very involved with the chapter. She helped organize many picnics, holiday parties and fundraisers for the organization. Prior to moving to Pinedale, Carol also worked for Butler Creek in Jackson for a few years.

Fishing was a passion for Carol and she had the patience of Job. She spent many weekends ice fishing, stream fishing and lake fishing with her beloved husband, Conley. Other interests and pastimes included crafting, knitting, sewing, quilting and crocheting.

Carol was considered a lucky person. She enjoyed bingo and gambling, as she often came home the winner.

Carol is survived by her husband, Conley, of Pinedale; one daughter, Diana Wiggs (Michael) of Twin Falls, Idaho; two granddaughters: Mindy, 19 and Shelby, 9; a great-granddaughter, Jenna, five months; a brother,James Parker of Crestwell, Ore.; a sister, Audre LaGrow of Rohnert, Calif.; and several nieces and nephews. She will be deeply missed by family and friends.

As per her final request, there will be no funeral services; however, memorial donations may be made to the BPOE Elks, P.O. Box 1713, Jackson, Wyo. 83001. The family is very grateful to this organization for their support and kindness over the years.

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