Carol Jo Ransdell passed away Thursday, Sept. 27, in Evanston after a long battle with cancer. Carol Jo was 62 years old. She was born Carol Jo Gillard on July 6, 1956, in Evanston. Carol Jo attended both Kemmerer and Rock Springs schools.
After graduating from Rock Springs High School in 1975, Carol worked as a nurse’s aide at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. She attended Western Wyoming Cosmetology School and worked as a licensed cosmetologist at several salons. Over the years, she worked for an ENT doctor in Rock Springs, as a teacher at an Evanston preschool and at an antique & home décor store.
Carol Jo married Mark Ransdell on January 22, 1977, in Rock Springs. She enjoyed decorating, collecting Polish pottery, painting with local artists, card club, quilting and being a part of PEO. She and husband Mark were active in the Wyoming Community Foundation (Evanston Board) and United Way, Uinta County.
Carol Jo is survived by her husband, Mark Ransdell of Evanston; daughter and son-in-law, Brittney and Cody Pine of Evanston; grandson Dustin Pine of Springville, Utah; granddaughter,Trinidy Jo Pine of Evanston; sister and brother-in-law Lorraine and Gordon Purcell of Heber, Utah; and brothers Chuck Gillard, Glen Gillard and Jack Hone of Kemmerer. She was preceded in death by her mother, Stella Hone, father, Robert Hone and brother, Norman Gillard.
A memorial service will be held Friday, October 5, at 11 a.m., at Crandall Funeral Home on 800 Unita Street in Evanston. The service will be followed by an open house at noon at the Beeman-Cashin Building in Depot Square on Front Street in Evanston.
An open house Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, October 6, at 12 noon, in Rock Springs at the Freight Station-Bunning Hall on 603 South Main.
In lieu of flowers or gifts, donations may be made in Carol Jo’s name to Uinta Cancer Care Foundation, P O Box 2234, Evanston, WY 82930, or the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be offered at crandallfhevanston.com.