Carolyn E. Tucker 1937-2020

Wednesday, June 3, 2020
Carolyn E. Tucker

Carolyn held many titles throughout her life. She was a cowgirl through and through. She spent summers bucking hay and winters feeding cows. She worked for the Forest Service and Battlefield. She slung drinks at Fettys. She drove the school bus for 25 years from Wisdom to Dillon – one of the longest routes in America. She drove all the way up until the coronavirus hit, it was the only thing that could stop her. By far her most accomplished title was being a mother and raising her five children by herself, they were her world. Carolyn was the toughest lady and sometimes the most stubborn, those of you that know her know. However, she had a heart of pure gold and will be greatly missed by many.

Carolyn had a short but tough battle with leukemia. She returned to her heavenly home on May 29, 2020 at the age of 83.

She was born in Leavenworth, Washington, on April 1, 1937, to Charles Dan Tucker and Mildred Walchly. She was one of three children. Carolyn graduated from Leavenworth High School in 1954 and moved to Wisdom, Montana, shortly after to work on the family ranches. She fell in love with the Big Hole Valley.

Carolyn spent her childhood and most of her adult life on the back of a horse – one of her favorite places to be.

Carolyn was preceded in death by father Charles Dan Tucker; mother Mildred Walchly; stepfather Fritz Walchly; brother Dan Tucker; and grandson Tyler Williams.

She is survived by her brother, Larry Tucker; five children: Dan (Tina), Fred, David (Krista), Randy, Sheila (Jade); grandchildren Christy (Jarrett), Meghan, Matt (Kursten), Otto (Jessica), Abby, Hailey, Kacee (Chico); six great-grandkids and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

A celebration of life will be held on Saturday, June 6 at 1 p.m. in Wisdom, Montana, at the Masonic Temple. Reception to follow at the community center. Please feel free to bring a side dish or dessert.

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