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1945 Susan 2020

Susan Cargal

February 27, 1945 — July 11, 2020

Memorial service for Susan "Sue" Cargal will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, July 20, 2020 at Gillette Memorial Chapel. The family is requesting everyone to wear their favorite racing t-shirt in honor of Sue’s love for racing. All those who are unable to attend are encouraged to watch the service at it will be live-streamed at; a link will be attached to Sue’s obituary.  Susan "Sue" Cargal left this life to continue her journey with her husband and parents on July 11,2020 at the Close to Home Hospice House in Gillette. Sue was born on February 27, 1945 in Troy, Alabama to Alice and Abe Salinas. During her childhood Sue lived in multiple states traveling with her father’s job and graduated from High School in Gillette. She welcomed her first-born son Mike in 1963. She worked doing secretarial and bookkeeping positions for the next several years. In 1969, Sue married the love of her life Donald Wayne Cargal. This is when her love for racing began. Donnie raced sprint cars and Sue's passion for racing erupted. Not only did she help Donnie at the racetrack but also sat on the Wyoming State Auto Racing Association Board and volunteered at the track whenever needed. In 1970 her second son Dustin was born. As Sue raised her family and worked, she continued to be active in racing and also was an avid bowler. Sue next turned her attention to what would become her final and most important project of her life, spoiling her grandkids. On weekends you could find her sitting in a lawn chair at soccer games or 3 on 3 basketball tournaments. Then came the bleachers at basketball games and tennis matches. Her life was consumed with following her grandkids and their activities and she loved it! She still found the time to help at Gillette Thunder Speedway, she was a constant at the pit gate for many years and there she met many lifelong friends. Sue’s hobbies included card games, spending time with her grandkids and watching Nascar and the Denver Broncos. Sue is survived by her sons Mike (Karen) Cook and Dustin (Brenda) Cargal, and 5 grandchildren, Michael and Paige Cook, Kayla Tonn, Bridget and Brooke Cargal, and one great granddaughter, Kylie Leair all of Gillette, Wyoming and siblings Alice Grace (Faustino) Dimas, Robert (Andree) Salinas and James (Irma) Salinas of Texas. She is preceded in death by her husband, Donald W. Cargal and her parents, Abel and Alice Salinas. Memorials are suggested to benefit St. Jude’s Children's Hospital and Close to Home Hospice House. Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel 210 West 5th Street, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at www.gillettememorialchapel

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Memorial Service

Monday, July 20, 2020

Starts at 11:00 am (Mountain time)

Gillette Memorial Chapel

210 W 5th St, Gillette, WY 82716

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