Cleo Clenna Carr, age 85, of Evanston, Wyoming, passed away Tuesday, February 24, 2015, at the University of Utah Intensive Care Unit following a short illness.
Born February 1, 1930, at Marlinton, she was a daughter of the late Blanche May and Cecil Carr.
Cleo was a member of the Calvary Baptist Church in Amarillo, Texas, for more than 20 years before she moved to Evanston, Wyoming. She retired in 1999 as a sawmill technician at Maywood Industries in Amarillo, Texas.
She loved playing bingo, watching soap operas and watching wildlife out her window.
In her younger years, Cleo enjoyed traveling around the country and finding adventure on her frequent vacations with her family and friends. She had been to Boston, Massachusetts, Washington, D.C., and short day trips around Texas and the southeastern states.
She was quite a clotheshorse, always wearing her hair curly and upswept, high heel shoes, freshly painted nails and bright red lipstick.
In 2006, Cleo moved to Evanston, Wyoming, with her niece, Becky Crum, and husband, Dean. There she became an important asset to the family, providing them with immeasurable stories of growing up in the Allegheny Mountains and what it was like to live through the Depression era of the late 1930s and early 1940s.
Before moving to Amarillo, Texas, Cleo had numerous colorful occupations such as a nurse aide at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital, telephone switchboard operator and a well-liked waitress at French’s Diner.
She was a true believer in working hard, keeping faith and putting trust in God.
Cleo will be deeply missed by her family and friends, however, her pioneer spirit will go on forever.
In addition to her parents, she was preceded in death by her brothers and sisters, Creola Carr, Wilma Carr, Sarah Carr, Dreama Dilley, Curtis Carr, Craig Carr and Charles Carr.
She is survived by a sister, Naomi Chapman, of Proctorville, Ohio.
No service is planned. Burial will be in the Mountain View Cemetery in Marlinton.