CASPER, Wyo. — Caroline Marie Woodmansey, 82, formerly of Billings, passed peacefully Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at her home in Casper, Wyo., after suffering a stroke.
Carol was born April 12, 1932, in Sterling, Colo., to Jacob and Margaret Sewald. After the death of her mother, during childbirth in 1938, Carol remained in Sterling for several years until joining her father in Walden, Colo. While working on a ranch in the Walden area, she met and later married Robert Lee Martin on Nov. 30, 1948.
After having a son in Colorado, the family was transferred to Laramie, Wyo., where they were soon joined by another son and daughter. When the children were old enough to attend grammar school, Carol worked for several years as the front manager for the New Method Laundry before becoming the bookkeeper for the Conoco Oil bulk plant. The marriage dissolved in November of 1968, and in 1969, Carol transferred to Billings as the office manager for the Billings area Conoco Car Clinics.
Carol met and married, John F. Woodmansey, a Billings electrical engineer, on Sept. 11, 1971. After being married a few years, they founded ECI (Electrical Consultants, Inc.), a Billings consulting firm which they successfully managed for several more years. Upon retirement, Carol was a homemaker and an avid bird lover, an occasional bridge player and a slayer of crossword puzzles. Always the gracious host, Carol entertained numerous friends and family members in their home. Carol and John were inseparable, until death challenged their mutual commitment on May 28, 2009, when John passed at their home in Billings. Carol has now joined her beloved “Johnny.”
Carol was preceded in death by her husband, John Woodmansey; sister, Lorraine Elliott; and parents, Jacob and Margaret Sewald. She is survived by three children, Randy (Jan) Martin of Cheyenne, Ken (Lorrie) Martin of Casper, and Cathy Love of Powell; five grandchildren, Caleb Martin, Jenny (Mike) Martin, Jeremy (Ashley) Love, Adam Love and Cole Maddox; and eight great-grandchildren.
Please join the family and friends for a celebration of Carol’s life beginning at 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 31, at the Smiths Downtown Funeral Chapel, 925 S 27th Street in Billings. There will be refreshments following the celebration.