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Dennis Meloy Carson

May 10, 1940 — March 1, 2019

Funeral services for Dennis Carson will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, March 8, 2019 at Family Life Church with Barb Hofer officiating; interment to follow at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Visitation will take place Thursday, March 7, 2019 from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home. DENNIS “DENNY” MELOY CARSON, 78, of Gillette, WY passed away Friday, March 1, 2019 Billings, Montana with his granddaughter, Sydney at his side of natural causes. Dennis was born in St Could, MN on May 10, 1940 to Elmer Carson and Muriel Evelyn (Bergh) Carson. Dennis attended North Dakota State College of Science for Autobody. He married Joy Evon Justesen in 1960, they welcomed two sons, Scott and Tim, while living and working around the Minneapolis, MN area. Dennis moved his family to Gillette, WY in 1979 where he was an entrepreneur starting and operating Carson Body Shop for over 40 years.

Dennis was a skilled craftsman with intense work ethic, from building their home they resided in to  restoring old vehicles to perfection. Dennis loved the Big Horn Mountains, he spent the majority of his free time snowmobiling, camping, riding dirt bikes and showing his only grandchild, Sydney, the beauties of God’s creations.  He also obtained his pilots license at a young age and enjoyed flying small aircraft. Dennis will be remembered for his love of conversation and laughter, dedication to his work and customers who became lifelong friends.  

Dennis is survived by his wife of 59 years, Joy; sons, Scott (Emily), Tim; Grandchild, Sydney; brother Lyndon (Dottie); sisters, Janice (Jim), DeeAnn (Ray), Karen (Dennis), Karol, Cheryl (Don); and many nieces, nephews and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister Debbie (Keith). Memorials and condolences may be sent in Dennis’ name in care of Walker Funeral Home 410 Medical Arts Court, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at

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Thursday, March 7, 2019

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Friday, March 8, 2019

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