Private family services have taken place for Carolyn Schuyler.
Carolyn “Sue” Schuyler, 50, passed away embraced by her family on Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012.
She was born Aug. 22, 1962 in Casper, Wyo., to her loving parents Al and Opal Whitman.
Sue grew up in Shirley Basin and blew into Medicine Bow where the homecoming queen graduated from Bow Basin High School in 1980 shortly before marrying her husband of 32 years, Ric, on May 24, 1980. From this union came a son, Eric, and a daughter, Jennifer, who were the light of her life.
Sue moved with her family to Gillette in 1982, where she endured the life of a coal miner’s wife until she purchased the Main Bagel Co., which she ran until 2007. She sold the business to focus on building Pokey’s Barbeque and Smokehouse with her family.
Sue enjoyed nature’s flora and fauna and everything it provided. Sue was a master gardener and volunteered her time and skill planting and maintaining flower beds in Campbell County. She loved spending time in her yard — what she called her “park.”
She enjoyed fishing, or rather catching; she left the fishing to everyone else. Sue also loved spending time with her “adopted” grandbaby, Brooklyn Elizabeth; and Brooklyn loved her Mimi.
Sue’s was a generous soul, treating everyone who came into her life like family. She was not only a loving wife and mother, but also played the role of mother for her children’s friends. This wonderful woman will be greatly missed by her family and all she touched with her kindness.
Sue is preceded in death by her sister, Pricilla Kay Solis (Nov. 11, 1951 – Nov. 27, 1975), and is survived by her devoted husband, Ric, and her children: Eric Freeman and Jennifer Lorayne Schuyler, her parents, Al and Opal Whitman, her siblings and their families: Mike and Sherry Padilla, Kathleen and Rock Roop, Lynda Padilla Whitman, and Patrick and Patricia Whitman, nieces and nephews: Michael, Christopher, Kandi, Kristye, Lance, Derrick, Stacy, Erin, Brian, Allen, Robert, Kayla, Kasey, Kristi, Laura, and many grandnieces and nephews.
Memorials and condolences may be sent in Sue’s name in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 W. 5th Street, Gillette, WY 82716 or condolences via the internet at www.gillettememorialchapel.com.