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Carolyn S. Holmes

December 26, 1945 — May 2, 2024


On Dec 26th, 1945, Carolyn Sue (Burkey) Holmes was born in Princeton, Missouri to Olin and Ruby Burkey.

At a young age, the family relocated to Independence, Missouri, where she attended school, graduating in 1964. During her high school years she met her future husband, Gary Holmes. They married June 20th, 1964, going on to have two daughters Lisa and Kristine.

During their marriage, they moved around before settling in Wyoming. She worked as an insurance underwriter and bookkeeper. But her number one job was her family. She especially loved her grandchildren and they loved her. 

She moved to Cheyenne to be near her daughter Kris. As circumstances prevailed, she moved into assisted living in the fall of 2023. Carol passed on May 2nd, 2024 with her daughters and granddaughter holding her hands.

While we are each going to miss her in our own way, we are comforted by the fact that she is no longer in pain.

Carol is survived by her daughters; 
Lisa Bossa and husband Grant, 
Kristine Sayler and husband Eldore. 

Six grandchildren
Jeremy (and Martha) Simkin  
Christopher Sayler
Joseph Sayler
Jenifer (and Kody) Crabb
Joshua (and Jessica) Simkin
Gary Sayler

Seven great grandchildren
Noah Simkin
Brielle Crabb
Carter Simkin
Jack Simkin
Justin Simkin
Elizabeth Sayler
Brooklyn Crabb

We are all going to miss you Mom. 

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Friday, May 10, 2024

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