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Joan E. Carpenter

December 4, 1939 — May 13, 2024

Joan Ellen (Joni) Carpenter
December 4, 1939 - May 13, 2024
Joan E. Carpenter of Kaycee, Wy, passed away on May 13, 2024 in the loving care of Central Wyoming Hospice & Transitions. She was loved and adored by many.
Joni was born in Upland, PA on Dec. 4, 1939 to Fred E. Woodring and Ellen A. Woodring.  She was raised in PA and CA and graduated from Natrona County High School in 1958.  She went on to attend Casper College where she studied Liberal Arts.
In 1960, she married Clifford B. Fauber (Buck) and they worked for several ranches and oilfield contractors.  Together they had four children, Kathy Baughman (Kaycee), Rob Fauber (Kaycee), Samuel Fauber (Evansville), and Brion Fauber (Kaycee).  In 1990, Joni was remarried to Rolland (Red) Carpenter. Marrying Red added three step-children to her family, Cora Lee (Carpenter) Lingle, Neil Carpenter, and Judy (Carpenter) Huff. 
She held several jobs including working as an aide at Midwest School with resource students, post office attendant, Edgerton Grocery store, and the Tea pot motor lodge.  After working many years for Go Electric, Inc., she retired as a bookkeeper.  
After Joni retired, she spent her time bowling, reading, sewing, knitting, playing pinochle with friends and spending time with her grandchildren and family.  She volunteered at St. Anthony Manor as a receptionist and night monitor.
Some of her many community activities included playing the violin in Casper Civic Symphony under the direction of Ernest Hagen, Elder, Bible and Sunday School teacher at the United Methodist Church of Kaycee, Order of Eastern Star, Den leader, and Brownie leader. She served on the board of directors of the Community Health Center of Midwest as treasurer, was an ambulance attendant, and the Parade Marshal for Salt Creek Days.  She volunteered for the school keeping stats for volleyball and wrestling, for the parent senior banquet and for the Salt Creek Community Recreation Center’s dances-chaperoning.  She housed a foreign exchange student from Denmark (Anne Currier) as well as was a foster parent for several children including Terri Frederick (Casper) and Christina Nickelson (Rawlins). 
Joni was preceded in death by her parents, both husbands, and two step children (Cora L. (Carpenter) Lingle and Neil Carpenter), and one step grandson (Toby Lingle).
She is survived by her daughter Kathy Baughman of Kaycee, sons Rob (Virginia) Fauber of Kaycee, Samuel Fauber of Evansville, and Brion (Liz) Fauber of Kaycee, step daughter Judy (Carpenter) Huff of Colorado, 26 grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren, two brothers Jeff (Martha)Woodring of Littleton, Co and Lee (Meg Griffith) Woodring of Georgia, her foreign exchange daughter Anne (Paul) Currier of Nebraska, and her many foster children.  
In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorials to be donated to Central Wyoming Hospice & Transitions, the Make a Wish Foundation or to a charity of the donor’s choice. 
The family invites you to join them for Grave side services at Highland Cemetery on May 28th at 10 a.m. 
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