Carolyn "Connie" Root

Carolyn "Connie" Root, 74, passed away peacefully surrounded by her family on Sunday, November 5, 2023 at her home. She was a resident of Superior, Wyoming for the last seven years and former resident of Green River, Wyoming and Illinois.

She was born September 24, 1949 in Dixon, Illinois; the daughter of Ercel Dresden and Leota Irene Zimmerly.

Mrs. Root attended schools in Polo, Illinois. She earned her General Education Degree.

She married James Reynolds Root May 29,1968 in Oregon, Illinois. He preceded her in death August 10, 2017.

Carolyn loved spending time with her family especially her grandchildren; beading and jewelry.

Survivors include one son, Daniel Root and wife Stephanie of Pinedale, Wyoming; three daughters, Ercella White and husband William of Oregon, Illinois; Brigitte Thornburg of Superior, Wyoming; Angelique "Nikki" Root of Superior, Wyoming; eight grandchildren four great-grandchildren, several cousins, nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, husband. four brothers and two sisters.

Cremation will take place; there will be no services at her request.

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