Carl Saunders

Saunders obit

Carl W. Saunders, 88, of Laramie, passed away on June 24, 2016 at his home in Laramie.  He was born May 4, 1928 in Garden County Nebraska.  Born to William and Blanch (Botcker) Saunders.  He received his schooling in Nebraska.  Carl served in the Army during the Korean Conflict.  When he returned from Korea he met and married Dora Belle Parker on April 5, 1953 in Oshkosh, Nebraska.

Carl and his family moved from Nebraska to Laramie, WY in 1958 when he started working for the Union Pacific Railroad and worked for over 30 years.  While working on the railroad he worked in the B&B Depot.  Then he was a mechanic for the railroad and moved up to a Managers Position.  He worked until 1988 when he took retirement from the railroad.  After his retirement he worked several miscellenious jobs in the community.  He also enjoyed assisting the grandchildren with various vehicle problems.  Whenever he was invited for dinner he enjoyed dessert the most.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Dora Belle, both parents, two sisters and three brothers.

He is survived by Lynda Payne of Laramie, Kathy Peterson of Laramie, Kenneth C. Saunders and his wife, Penny of Rawlins, James O. Saunders and wife, Pamela of Las Vegas. Also surviving are grandchildren, Christopher Saunders of Laramie, Weston and Charity Payne of Craig, CO, Kenndra Payne and Nick Mills of Laramie, Michael-John and Angela Peterson of Sheridan, Laura and Craig Unrein of Hilliard, OH, Brent and Amy Peterson of Sheridan, Jennifer Saunders Griffiths of Rawlins, Sara Saunders Karstens and Shane of Rawlins, Patrick and Harley Saunders of Surprise, AZ. Carl also had 15 great grandchildren.

Funeral services will be held on Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 11:00 a.m. at Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home with the Reverend Rhett Ivey, officiating. Burial will follow at Greenhill Cemetery.  Pallbearers will be James Cochran, Dick Trotter, Dennis Johnson, Rich Rottman, Chuck Guthman, and Bob Bartlett. Honorary Pallbearers are his grandsons, Norm Prallie, Ray Leach and Jim Caldwell.

In lieu of flowers you may donate to the Wounded Warrior’s Project,, or to a charity of your choice.

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Condolences (12)

  • Anonymous

    Sorry for your loss.Carl was a great guy,always ready to help out.He was a great Brotherinlaw to me,and we hade a lot of laught together,when he came to viset He sure will be missed. ..

  • Roxane Perks

    To the Saunders Family, mom (Elfriede Parker) and I would like to send our deepest condolences to all of you during this difficult time. Uncle Carl was a good man and we so enjoyed talking to him and enjoyed the yearly family visits to Missouri many many years ago. He will be missed. But he has left us all with many good memories...... Elfriede Parker Roxane Perks and Family

  • Janelle Romero

    My name is Janelle Romero and I met Mr. Saunders when I worked at AmeriGas, in Laramie, WY 7 years ago. Our business relations turned to friendship as our talks led us to discover how small this world is, like him being my father's boss in the 80's! His memory was very detailed and accurate of so many experiences. I loved to drink coffee, arranging his bills and enjoying his wisdom, which I still carry with me today. My favorite thing he said is..Life is already hard enough, why make more difficult. To Chris and all of the family, my heart felt sympothy and prayers are sent your way. I know that I am not the only stranger Mr. Saunders made a friend.

  • Peggy

    Jim & Pam and family, you are in our thoughts and prayers. May your memories help heal your heart as that is were he will always be is in your heart. Bob & Peggy

  • Mary K

    Kenny and family. We always respected Carl for his kindness. He was a role model as well as an inspiration to all. We offer our sincere sympathies to you. With love, Bob and Mary Mast - Kersey, Colorado

  • Mickie Baum

    All of you are in my thoughts and prayers. Uncle Carl was one of a kind. Love to all of you

  • De Holt

    So sorry for your loss. Uncle Carl will be greatly missed by all who knew him. Prayers to the family. De Holt

  • Tom Wlaschin

    So sorry for your loss. Uncle Carl was one of the good guys.

  • Anonymous

    Lynda, you and your family are in my thoughts .

  • Kathy Hearne

    So sorry for your loss. Kathy Dell (Hysong) Hearne

  • Rich and Jean Chaffee

    So Sorry for your loss, you have our sympathy for the loss of your grandpa Chris...

  • La Donna Buckley

    God bless you all in this trying times. You all are in my thoughts and prayers. I love you all.


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