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Frank Carroll

May 13, 1919 — October 25, 2013

Frank (Francis Noxon) Carroll, 94, died October 25,2013 surrounded by his family. Mr. Carroll was born on May 13, 1919 on the Carroll Ranch on the little Laramie River near Laramie, Wyoming, the third child of Thomas and Gertrude Carroll. He grew up on the Carroll Ranch, where he learned to love livestock, especially horses, a love that continued throughout his life. He attended country school on the ranch, then attended Laramie High School graduating in 1936. He also attended the University of Wyoming where he was a member of Sigma Alpha Epsilon fraternity and a member of the university boxing team. He was a saddle bronc rider in his younger years and that along with other escapades in his youth earned him the nickname of Fearless. Mr. Carroll joined the United States Army where he was a member of the 5th Horse Cavalry at Fort Lewis Washington. Following the death of his father, he returned to the family ranch. At the beginning of the United States involvement in World War II, he enlisted in the United States Navy, serving in the Pacific. On March 4, 1947 Mr. Carroll married his high school sweetheart Jane Davis in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. To this union two daughters, Candace and Jana were born. They lived and ranched on the little Laramie until 1956 when they purchased the Cow Creek Ranch near Encampment. Together they ranched in the Encampment Valley until Mrs. Carroll's death in 1983. In 1984, he sold the Cow Creek Ranch and moved to Casa Grande, Arizona where he, along with his daughters, raised alfalfa and raced a string of Quarter Horse race horses. In 1995 he returned to his beloved Wyoming, still raising horses and this time longhorn cattle. He also helped his granddaughter Jane with her flock of 4-H sheep. Mr. Carroll was a long time member of the Encampment-Riverside lions Club, and was one of the original organizers of the Woodchoppers Jamboree Rodeo. He was one of the first ranchers to introduce Charolais cattle to the Encampment Valley. He was the first recipient of the Pioneer Cowboy award given by the Grand Encampment Cowboy Gathering. Mr. Carroll was preceded in death by his wife Jane; his parents; brother Howard; sisters Mary, Theresa, Jeanne and Margaret; one nephew and two nieces. Survivors include his daughters Candace ( Dwight) France, Jana (Dennis) Cook both of Encampment; granddaughter Jane M. France of Cheyenne; grandchildren Jana(David) Kendall, San Clemente, CA, Jim{Sunni) Cook, Phoenix, AZ, Matthew (Laura) Cook, Polk City, lA, and Glen Thomas (Jessica) Cook, Waxhaw, NC; brother Michael of Laramie, special niece Roberta Gail Giffin, special nephew Tom Giffin, special friend Laurie Fletcher, six nephews and seven nieces. A celebration of Mr. Carroll's life will be Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 2:00 pm at Rick Martin Memorial Park in Riverside. As per his request, we will eat cookies, and drink lemonade. Be sure to wear your favorite western shirt. In the event of inclement weather, the celebration will be at the Encampment Opera House. Those who wish may donate to the Faye Romero Fund c/o Dr. Warner McFarland, DVM, Box 1469, Rawlins, WY 82301. Donations to this fund are used to help defray veterinary service expenses for senior citizen's pets.


Saturday, November 2, 2013 2:00pm

In the event of inclement weather, the service will be held at the Encampment Opera House, Encampment, WY.

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