Jacqueline (Jacquie) J. Willis Carrico
Born April 30, 1931 in Rawlins to Gail A. and Lillian Johnson Willis. She attended school in Rawlins and graduated in 1949 from Rawlins High School. She was past queen of Bethel 3 Jobs Daughters and played the piano in the dance band. She then went on to the University of Wyoming obtaining a degree in secretarial science. She worked her whole adult life as a secretary/bookkeeper retiring in 1991. On Aug. 24, 1957 she married John Alva Carrico, a meteorologist in the Air Force, whom she met while working in Denver, Colo. A son Brian David was born Sept. 26, 1958 in Denver. The Air Force took them to many destinations including a stint in Germany and eventually back to Colorado where they made their home until relocating to Casper in 1976. John continued working as a meteorologist for the weather service and Jacquie as a secretary for the law firm of Brown, Drew, Apostolos and Massey. She was active in Kappa Delta Alumna Association, Daughter’s of the American Revolution, Chapter Y P.E.O., Bridge Group, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, Stephen Ministry, Company I post Civil War reenactment Group, and deep into genealogy of her Danish, Scotch, Irish and English heritage and participated in Scottish gatherings with the Sinclair Clan in Colorado, Wyoming and South Dakota.
In November of 2014 failing health took Jacquie and John to Custer, S.D. to live with their son, Brian and his wife, Lois. Jacquie passed away at their home outside Custer on May 1, 2016, the day after her 85th birthday.
She is survived by her husband John; son Brian (Lois); brother Gail A. (Chris) Willis Jr. (Darlene) of Windsor, Colo.; sister, Helen Sheppard (Bob) of Casper; four grandchildren; 10 great grandchildren; four step grandchildren; two step great grandchildren; twelve cousins, nine nieces and nephews and their children. She was predeceased by her parents Gail and Lillian Willis and her younger brother Reverend C.J. Willis and his wife Nieca Binkley Willis.
A memorial service will be held at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Casper in June.