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1934 Benjamin 2022

Benjamin Douglas Carpenter

November 26, 1934 — June 29, 2022

Benjamin Douglas (Doug) Carpenter, 87, passed away June 29, 2022 at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. 

He was born on November 26, 1934 in Missaukee County, Michigan, the son of Bennie E. Carpenter and Elizabeth L. Rayment. 

Douglas graduated high school from the Lake City Rural Agricultural School and spent his lifetime working as an auto mechanic. He moved from Michigan to Wyoming in 1977. He was a Navy veteran.

Doug married Doris Thompson in 1955, she preceded him in death on March 16, 1981. He then married Mary Warren in 1985, she also preceded him in death on May 11, 2011. 

He enjoyed spending time driving and exploring new places. 

Survivors include his daughter Patty Grossman and husband Kyle of Rock Springs, WY; sons Rick Carpenter and wife LaDonna, Nick Carpenter and wife Dawn all of Green River, WY; grandsons Kyle, Jesse, and Dalton; great-grandsons Kyle and Wyatt; sister Ethel Kobiska of Lake City, MI; and brother Zale Carpenter of Falmouth, MI. 

He was preceded in death by his parents Bennie and Elizabeth Carpenter, first wife Doris Carpenter and second wife Mary Carpenter, sisters Ilah Williams and Edah Halliday, and grandson David Taylor.

Interment with military honors will take place in the Riverview Cemetery. 

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