Apr 2, 2017 - From staff reportsFormer Riverton resident Carol Bower Day died Friday, March 24, 2017, at Silverado Senior Living in Salt Lake City. She was 85 years old.
Memorial services are at 10 a.m. Monday, April 3, at St. John Lutheran Church in Riverton.
Carol Bower was born Oct. 13, 1931, in Worland, to Earl T. Bower and Hilda (Reesey) Bower. She was raised in Worland, where she was very active in school and civic organizations. She was a member of the National Honor Society, Thespians, Job's Daughters, and musical groups. She was also very active in her church.
She married William W. Day IV on June 14, 1949. They lived in Worland where he worked for the Pure Oil Co. While he served in Korea with the National Guard, she lived with his parents.
"Carol was a very talented musician, artist, and a wonderful wife and mother," loved ones said. "She was devoted to her church and was truly a child of God."
They lived in many places while he pursued higher education and then his career. She was busy raising their five children and participating in their many activities such as Girl and Boy Scouts, Job's Daughters and their church groups.
They then moved back to Wyoming, where Mr. Day took the position of president of Central Wyoming College. In 1981, with all the children grown and gone, they decided to work overseas. The Days were on the faculty of Hong Kong International School, where she worked with elementary age students. During this time they did extensive traveling to many parts of the world including all seven continents. While living in Hong Kong she was selected to sing with the Hong Kong Oratorical Society that traveled to many venues including Beijing, China; Kuala Lumpur, Indonesia; Singapore and Taiwan.
Once back in Riverton, after retirement, Mrs. Day continued to be active with musical groups, church activities and PEO. She also spent many happy hours gardening, doing needle work and reading.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, William W. Day IV; her son, Kenneth Earl Day; her parents; brothers Roger, Vernon and Kenneth; and her sister, Evelyn. She was also preceded in death by her daughter-in-law, Jolene Day.
Carol Day is survived by daughters Linda Burnette and husband Garry of Riverton, and Margaret Jamieson and husband Bill of Pharr, Texas; sons William W. Day V and wife Bonnie of Madera, California, and Timothy Day of Las Vegas, Nev.
She also is survived by 11 grandchildren and three great-grandsons; her sister, Alice Garms and husband Gene of Portland, Oregon; brother George Bower and wife Mary Evelyn; and sister-in-law Ruth Bower of Worland; many nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations to the Kenneth Day Scholarship at Central Wyoming College or the charity of the giver's choosing.
Services under the direction of Davis Funeral Home of Riverton (www.TheDavisFuneralHome.com).
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