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Linda Ruth Garrard CarlsonJanuary 29, 1946 ~ May 28, 2017 (age 71)
Linda Ruth Garrard Carlson,
Funeral services will be held in Guernsey, Wyoming at the VFW Thursday June 1, 2017 at 11:30am. There will be a service in Tooele Utah on Friday June 2, 2017 starting at 12:00pm at Tate Mortuary and then buried at the Lake Point, Utah cemetery.
Linda Ruth Garrard Carlson, 71, passed away on May 28, 2017 in Casper, Wyoming surrounded by her family. She was born in Salt Lake City, Utah, on January 29, 1946, to Harold and Myra Garrard. She graduated from Tooele High School in 1964 and then went to college. Linda worked a variety of jobs over several decades, always inspiring strong work ethic and a sense of pride in a job well done. Growing up, she loved fishing trips to Yellowstone and Strawberry Lake. She also enjoyed singing, playing the piano, and designing her own clothes (which her mother made for her) . Linda had four beautiful children. Daughter Leora Deann (Thomas) Garringer (proceeded her in death), son Richard Bryant Howard, daughter Katherine Myra (Juan) Sierra neé Atkinson, and daughter Denise Marie (David) Osterman neé Buzzard. She was a mom of four, but a mother to many. In the summer of 1984, Linda met Ralph J. Carlson, fell in love, and moved to Guernsey, Wyoming. She was very involved with his National Guard functions. Linda loved to watch her children’s band and choir concerts, plays, sports and any extra curricular that they were in. She was very proud of her kids. Linda will be remembered for her radiant smile, her warm personality, and her zest for life. She was deeply loved and will be greatly missed by her family and friends. Linda was a tolerant and non-judgmental person who loved everyone.
She is survived by her boyfriend of 20 years, Theodore Herrera of Guernsey, Wyoming; brother, Leslie (Janet) Garrard of Lake Point, Utah; sister in-law Marjorie Garrard of Lake Point, Utah; children Rick, Kathy and Denise; grandchildren Joshua (Katrina) Garringer, Lynda (Jesse) Rinker, Jessica (Dustin) Marchington, D’ana Osterman, Kendra Sierra, Victoria Sierra, Dustin Osterman; great grandchildren Damien Braun, Malichi Rinker, Xzandrea Rinker, JJ Rinker, Justin Stansfield, Jacob Hofmann, Kyler Garringer, Kaiden Garringer, Destanie Marchington, Katie Marchington, Thomas Marchington. Also survived by several nieces and nephews.
She is proceeded in death by father Harold Edwin Garrard, mother Myra Ruth Garrard neé Vorwaller, brother Duane Garrard, brother Richard Garrard, daughter Leora Garringer, and husband Ralph (Butch) Carlson.