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Carl Dell Joiner


September 10, 2020

Carl Dell Joiner

Carl Dell Joiner, 81, unexpectedly and peacefully passed away on Monday, Aug. 17.

Carl was born in Pecos, Texas, on March 21, 1939, to Dell V. Joiner and Betty (Tiemann) Joiner. He graduated from Hot Springs County High School in Thermopolis, Wyo., in 1959. He wed his high school sweetheart Mickey (Janice) Dvarishkis on September 1, 1959. They were married for 60 wonderful years. In their early years of marriage Carl held a few jobs before he was hired for a salesman position with Sweetheart Bread in 1965. He had many experiences working for Sweetheart such as maneuvering through tourist packed streets, free pass into the Stampede Rodeo and fire camp during the Yellowstone fire. He retired from the bread business in 2001 and donned a new career, again delivering but for the Cody School district lunch programs. He worked there for 14 years, retired for one summer then back to the school part-time until 3 weeks before his death.

Carl fell in love with Mickey the first time he laid eyes on her and vowed he would marry that girl, he simply adored her. Their union gave them four children, Brenda, Alice, Jimmy and Chad. He attended as many events as he possibly could that his children and grandchildren were involved with because they were his pride and joy. He also enjoyed hunting (until it got just too crowded), camping, fishing, grooming his lawn, shopping at his favorite sporting goods stores, collecting gadgets and tinkering with everything that needed fixed.

Carl is survived by his wife, Mickey (Janice) Joiner; daughter, Brenda (Dan) Burch of Billings and their girls Tabatha (Andrew) Miller and Makala Burch both of Billings; son, Jimmy (Christina) Joiner of Thermopolis; step-children, Chellidy (Aaron) Simpson of Thermopolis, Brandon (Gracie) Luers of Casper, Alisha Luers of Thermopolis and Daniel Luers of Fort Collins; son, Chad (Nichelle) Joiner of Cody; Chad's girls, Hannah and Peyton of Parker, Colo.; and step-children, Caleb, Kimber and Lillie Tucker of Cody; one great-grandson; and six step great-grandchildren.

Carl is preceded in death by his daughter, Alice; parents; and sister, Shirlene Joiner Turner.

Memorial services were held at Ballard Funeral Home in Cody on August 28.


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