Dean Carroll

Sept. 27, 1946 – Oct. 29, 2012

Memorial services for Dean Carroll of Cowley were held Nov. 2 at the Lovell Bible Church. Dean, 66, died Oct. 29 after a courageous battle with cancer.

Dean was born Sept. 27, 1946, in Huron, S.D., the son of Grace and Henry Carroll. He grew up and received his education in DeSmet and graduated from DeSmet High School.

He joined the United States Army in 1966 and served in Germany. He was discharged in 1968. In 1978 he moved to Wyoming.

Dean was very involved in the 4-H program in Big Horn County as a leader and as superintendent of the horse show. He volunteered countless hours to help the youth of the county. He was always there to lend a helping hand and wanted all the children to be successful.

His passions included his family, 4-H, horses, being outside, and tinkering on his many projects. He lived life to the fullest; he worked to live instead of living to work. He never met a stranger.

He was preceded in death by his parents Henry and Grace Carroll and his brother Philip Carroll.

He is survived by his wife, LaVonne, of Cowley; two daughters, Lisa Carroll of Powell and Kola Hein of Cowley; two sons, Michael Carroll of Huron, S.D. and Randy Hein of Deaver; two sisters, Pat Tyrrell of DeSmet and Joyce Kadlec of Pipestone, Minn.; brother, Tom Carroll of Monett, Mo.; seven grandchildren and one great-granddaughter.

A memorial fund has been established at First Bank of Wyoming in Lovell. Funds will be used to help 4-Hers in Big Horn County.