Caroline "Carrie" Kehrwald


Caroline Marie Kehrwald

January 17, 1936 - July 2, 2024

Surrounded by her four children, Caroline (Carrie) passed away peacefully at home on July 2, 2024; the result of end stage liver cancer.

Carrie was raised as an only child in Denver, Colorado by her mother (Ura Marie James) and her grandparents. As a young adult, she met Richard Kehrwald. They fell in love and soon thereafter entered a marriage that lasted 67 years, until Richard’s passing in 2022. Carrie’s favorite memorable story to share was how she and Dick met on a blind date and she knew it was “love at first sight.” Telling the story one last time while on her deathbed.

The young couple first settled in the small mining town of Cobalt, Idaho where Richard worked as a mining engineer. There they started their family. After stints in Cobalt, Jeffrey City, Wyoming and Casper, Wyoming, in 1962 they settled on Thurmond Street in Sheridan, Wyoming to raise their family. A devout Catholic at the time, Carrie enrolled the four children at Holy Name Catholic School. She raised her children with extraordinary love and devotion. For years, she also served as the bookkeeper for the family business on Main Street, Camera West. She remained a person of deep faith her entire life, spending the last 20 years as a devout parishioner at St. Peter’s Episcopal.

After the children had grown and left the nest, Dick and Carrie built their own home south of Sheridan on Bird Farm Road. During those years Carrie became an extraordinary craftsperson, touching the lives of family members and others with her fabric art, interior design, nature and floral arrangements, and watercolor.

Carrie was an eternal optimist. Even amid darkness and struggle, she always had a positive outlook and was just sure that “it will all work out.” She had a witty sense of humor that would bring laughter to all around her.

In their elder years, Carrie and Dick moved back into Sheridan, where they welcomed the entire Kehrwald clan every other June for family reunion.

Carrie is survived by her four children, Frederick “Fritz”, Leif (Rene), Nancy Munoz (Juan), and Kathy Marzec (Jon); her grandchildren Nicolo, Luke, Griffin, Leah, Chris, and Jonny; her great grandchildren Junior, Reagan, Oliver, Eleanor, Aleda, and Sonja; her niece Donna Shebat, and her distant cousin Jeanne Balkman.

A memorial service will be set for June, 2025 during the next Kehrwald family reunion.

Champion Funeral Home has been entrusted with local arrangements. Online condolences may be made to

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