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Louis Carrillo


Louis Carrillo, 84, of Reliance, passed away Jan. 3, 2016 at Deer Trail Assisted Living.  A life-long resident of Rock Springs and Reliance, Carrillo died following a lengthy illness.

He was born on Oct. 6, 1931 in Rock Springs, the son of the late Manuel and Teresia Hartt.

Carrillo attended schools in Rock Springs and was a 1951 graduate of the Rock Springs High School.

He married Billie Garcia in Rock Springs on Jan. 11, 1962. In January 2016, they would have celebrated their 54th wedding anniversary.

Carrillo was a United States Army Veteran of the Korean War.

He was employed at FMC for 29 years and retired as a mechanic in 1994.  He was a member of United Steel Workers of America Local 13214.

Carrillo was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Community.  He served his church community,

His interests included spending time with his family especially his grandchildren. He was an avid outdoorsman and enjoyed camping and fishing.

He also enjoyed traveling and gambling.

Carrillo listened to country music and liked to dance. He was a Wyoming Cowboys fan and Los Angeles Lakers fan.

Survivors include his wife Billie Carrillo of Reliance; son Mark Carrillo and wife Lisa of Rock Springs; two daughters, Jamie Carrillo Kerbs of Greeley, Colo. and Kristi Carrillo of Rock Springs; two grandchildren Shaun Kerbs and Shainia Carrillo, both of Rock Springs, Wyoming; several nieces and nephews and his two dogs Sparkey and Snoopy.

He was preceded in death by his parents; step-father Richard Barrela; two brothers, Manuel and Tommy Carrillo and one sister, Laura Maestas.

Following cremation, a mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 2: p.m. Thursday, at Saints Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church, 633 Bridger Avenue, in Rock Springs.

A vigil service with rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. tonight at the church. Military honors and interment will be in the Rock Springs Municipal Cemetery.

Friends may call at the church, one hour prior to the rosary and one hour prior to the funeral services.

The family of Louis Carrillo will be receiving family and friends at 1237 South Street, Reliance.

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