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Carlas "Carlo" S. Harryman

 

October 6, 2022

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Carlas "Carlo" S. Harryman

Carlas Shado Harryman passed away September 21, 2022, at the University Hospital in Salt Lake City Utah. Carlo passed peacefully surrounded by his family.

Carlo was born February 26, 1979 in Elkhart Kansas during a total eclipse. He was the only child of Jeff Harryman and Gail Casteel Harryman.

Carlo resided in rural Cimarron County Oklahoma and La Vita Colorado before arriving at Table Rock Wyoming on January 1, 1980, two months before his first birthday.

Carlo attended school in Superior, Wyoming and Rock Springs, Wyoming before graduating from Western Wyoming College in 2007. He was a member of the Honors Program at Western.

Carlo married Michelle Christine Baretsky on April 20, 2005, at his family home in Rock Springs.

As a teenager Carlo was a delivery driver for Dominoes Pizza and learned the quickest routes to any address in Rock Springs and the surrounding area. He also worked for Bob's Plumbing and at various construction jobs. After graduating college, Carlo was an adjunct instructor of photography at WWCC and was hired as a photojournalist for the Rocket Miner. His days as a delivery driver paid off and he would often arrive at the scene of an accident or fire before the emergency responders.

In 2013 Carlo left his jobs at the Rocket Miner and WWCC to become an entrepreneur and create SweetwaterNOW. He received the Wyoming Main Street Entrepreneur of the Year Award in September 2014. He was the founder and CEO of SweetwaterNOW and remained the majority shareholder until his death.

In the early days of SweetwaterNOW, Carlo worked 18–20-hour days and would not use his own byline. Instead, he would post as News Desk, Crime Desk, Weather, Sports or Community News to give the impression that there were more than one or two people working there at the time. Later, as the company took off, he hired others and succeeded in his goal of creating a company that "mostly ran itself".

Carlo loved art, music, literature, photography, the desert and animals. He loved all his pets as if they were his children.

Carlo could be equally enchanting or infuriating depending upon the situation and one's perspective. He hated to be told what he could or couldn't do and would never take anyone else's word about whether one of his ideas would work or not. People were often surprised by the depth and breadth of his knowledge and interests.

Survivors include his wife Michelle Harryman, parents Jeff and Gail Harryman, an extended family of aunts, uncles and cousins, a host of friends, as well as his beloved pets, Puka, Tony, Mallory and Trudy.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents Henry (Hank) and Wanda Casteel, Arthur and Mary Harryman and Richard and Marilyn Albert, uncle Garry Casteel, aunts Sandra Albert and Debbie Henry and cousins Tim Talbert and Heath Albert.

There will be no service. At his request there will be a party to celebrate his life next year. Memorial donations may be made to the Humane Society or a charity of your choice.

 

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