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Carleton Harvey Key

October 23, 1937 — August 1, 2023

Casper, Wyoming

 

Carleton (Carl) Harvey Key.

    Born October 23, 1937 to Claude J. & Evelyn G. Key in Beaverton, Oregon. Died August 1, 2023 peacefully in his sleep, surrounded by his family.

   Carl is survived by his wife of 67 years, Evelyn, three children; son Keith Key, of Casper, Wyoming, daughter Pamella (Wayne) Brown of Wichita, Kansas and son Ted (Connie) Key of Casper, Wyoming, seven grandchildren; Jennifer, Dana, Kayla, Kelsey, Jacob, Devin and Kyle, thirteen great grandchildren and one great great grandchild.

   Carl was preceded in death by daughter-in-law Pam Key, brothers Scott and Kelly Key, mother Evelyn Key (Cichonski) and father Claude Key.

   Carl graduated from Natrona County High School in 1955, where he was a member of the ROTC. After high school Carl worked several different jobs before joining the local carpenter’s union. Carl worked for Francis Nichols, John Pierce and brother Scott Key before starting his own construction company, Kewee Construction. Later, Carl partnered with nephew Mark Gardner in Platte River Builders. Carl retired from construction around 2008. He then went to work for Walmart around 2009 and retired from Walmart in 2018.

   Carl loved to golf, camp and fish with his family. He cherished spending time with family, especially his grandchildren. Carl loved arrow head hunting. His favorite place to be was at his mountain property and cabin. He and his wife Evelyn spent most of their spare time at their beloved cabin prior to its burning in the Sheep Herder Hill fire. Some of Carl’s proudest accomplishments include being Scout Master for Boy Scout Troop 62, President of the Wyoming Home Builders Association and of course mentoring all of his children and grandchildren.

   Carl was a great friend, husband, father and grandfather. He will truly be missed by all who knew him. A celebration of life will occur at a later date.

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