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Carol Gene Renner

d. March 7, 2024


It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Carol Gene Renner, a cherished wife, mother, grandmother, daughter, sister, and friend. Carol's journey on this earth ended suddenly on March 7, 2024 at the age of 61. A Memorial Service to celebrate Carol's life will be held at 2 p.m. on March 22, 2024 at Faith Community Church in Gillette, WY, followed by burial at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Gillette. All who knew Carol are invited to join in honoring her legacy and remembering the impact she had on the lives of those around her. Carol was born in Aurora, CO, on September 11, 1962, to Eugene and Jean (Slowey) Schacher. She grew up between Aurora, CO and Black Hawk, SD with five sisters and three brothers. Carol graduated in 1981 with a high school diploma from Saint Martin’s Academy in Rapid City, SD.  A short time later she married the love of her life, Mark Renner on July 24, 1982. After living in various places they made Gillette, WY their home in 1986. Together they had three amazing children Theresa, Ryan, and Casey. Carol's life was a testament to love, compassion, and selflessness. Throughout her life, Carol dedicated herself to serving others. From volunteering for various organizations like GARF, Little League, CASA, and Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center, to her professional endeavors at YES House, Western Nursing, Boces, and Sol Domus. Carol touched countless lives with her kindness and dedication. Her efforts were recognized when she was awarded Youth Advocate of the Year in 2015 by CASA, a testament to her unwavering commitment to making a difference in the lives of others. Carol’s biggest legacy is her selfless act of donating life.  Carol’s gift of life will carry on helping those in need and for extensive research to continue the fight against Huntington's Disease. Carol's greatest joy was found in her role as a grandmother. She adored her grandchildren and took immense pride in watching them grow. Family was at the center of Carol's world, and her love and devotion knew no bounds. In addition to her devotion to her family and her community, Carol had a vibrant personality and a wide range of interests. She loved cooking, baking, reading, and spending time tending to her garden. A true sports enthusiast, Carol passionately cheered for her favorite teams, particularly the Colorado Rockies and any team that triumphed against the Denver Broncos. Carol is survived by her devoted husband, Mark Renner; her loving children, Theresa (Gus) Kautz, Ryan (Kayla Grammer) Renner, and Casey (Megan) Renner; 8 beautiful grandchildren; her dear mother, Jean Schacher; her beloved siblings, Linda Schacher, Patty (Larry) Still, Susan Portillo, Mary Anne Osthoff, Diane (Alex) Schabauer, Steve Schacher, Joe (Linda) Schacher, Bill (Diane Medina) Schacher; and a host of nieces, nephews, and extended family members. She is preceded in death by her father Eugene Schacher.  In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a memorial fund established in Carol's honor. Condolences and remembrances can be sent to Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 W. 5th St., Gillette, WY 82716.

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Friday, March 22, 2024

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