We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Platte Chapel
A celebration of life for Carmen Elaine Garland will be held at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, June 11, 2022 at the Lewis Park Band Shell in Wheatland, Wyoming with Kirby and Cody Cagle officiating.
Carmen Elaine Garland was affectionately known as “Grandma” by those who knew and loved her. Surrounded by her children, she went to be with her Lord on Wednesday, June 1, 2022 at the age of 89. She loved nothing more than her Lord and her family. Carmen was born Thursday, August 11, 1932 in Benton, Illinois to the late Clyde Davis and Ethel Warren. She married her high school sweetheart, Douglas Garland. After their wedding they moved to Chicago, Illinois where she began working in the medical field. They had three children: George, Carmen and Nancy, eleven grandchildren; fifteen great grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.
Carmen's life experiences were varied. She was fond of boating, fishing, sewing, crocheting, camping, and following her grandchildren's many activities. She served as a Cub Scout Leader, and was a member of Order of Eastern Star. After she retired from her career as a medical office manager, she and her husband Douglas traveled around the country in their motor home visiting family and exploring the country they loved. They enjoyed being involved in the lives of their children and grandchildren.
After Douglas died, she moved to Stillwater, Oklahoma. While living there, Carmen served as president of the Oklahoma Republican Women. She also served as the Payne County chair for Senator Jim Inhoff and Lieutenant Governor Mary Fallen campaign. Carmen also had the distinction to be named the Honorary Lieutenant Governor for the day by Lieutenant Governor Mary Fallen.
She moved to Wheatland in 2002 to be near family. If you knew “Grandma” you knew she loved being involved in her families’ lives. She was an integral part of their lives and extended her love to their friends; Pierce, Lane, Trigg, Sal, among others. Carmen loved traveling across Wyoming with her family watching her grandsons wrestle and play football. No matter how cold it was, she would bundle up and sit in the stands till the end. She loved visiting with people and was able to make friends quickly. She was a faithful member of Memorial Baptist Church, knew the Bible well and enjoyed sharing her knowledge and opinion in class. One of her great joys was attending the Memorial Baptist ladies’ birthday lunch. She enjoyed a special relationship with Jesus which was evident when she led in prayer. Carmen was able to find joy in any situation, often she would burst out in song and her laughter would fill the room. These are the treasured memories we will remember in our hearts
Carmen was preceded in death by her husband, Douglas Garland; parents, Clyde Davis and Ethel Warren; daughter- in-law, Deborah Garland; granddaughter, Jennifer Porter; son-in-law, Ron Roche; and brothers, Harry and George Warren.
Carmen is survived by her son, George Garland; his children, Terr, Tobi (AJ), Jeanine (Will), and Ginger (Ethen); daughter, Carmen Roche; her children, Bobbie (Stephanie), Allen (Laura) Joanna (Joseph), and Jeremy; daughter, Nancy Cagle; her husband, Craig; their children, Kirby and Cody (Lexis); fifteen great grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren.
A memorial to the Southern Baptist Convention Mission Dignity; Shiners Hospital for Children; and the Memorial Baptist Church would be appreciated by the family.
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Platte Chapel of Wheatland are in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gormanfh.com