Garland "Landy" Kariker
Feb 19, 1945 - Apr 2, 2018
Garland “Landy” Kariker, 73, of Riverton passed away at his home on Monday, April 2, 2018. He was born on February 19, 1945 in New Orleans, LA to Garland Arthur Peter Kariker, Sr. and Rosemary (Goodspeed) Kariker.
Growing up, Garland attended Catholic Schools. He received a scholarship to play football at Holy Cross High School. After two years, he decided football wasn’t for him because he didn’t like to hurt people. He attended Fortier High School, where he played drums in the band. After high school, he attended Loyola University for two years, where he rode horses in Mardi Gras Parades with the Audubon Posse. He worked at Audubon Park with horses, ran the Swan Boat, and rented skiffs. He worked for Nebil Tug Boats and brought barges up and down the Mississippi.
In 1966, he started working for Eastern Airlines in New Orleans, LA. On August 26, 1966, he married the love of his life, Ingrid “Inky” Nedland Pedersen Kariker in New Orleans, LA. Together they had three children, Kristin, Karla, and Kirk. In the 25 years that he was with Eastern Airlines, they moved from New Orleans, LA to San Antonio, TX/Alta Loma, CA/Redondo Beach, CA/Aurora, CO/ Syracuse, NY/ Simsbery, CT., returning home to New Orleans, LA. After Eastern Airlines folded in 1991, he became a consultant for New Orleans International Airport. He later went to work for Nolmar Corporation doing construction work.
After Hurricane Katrina hit New Orleans, Garland and Ingrid, along with their daughter Karla and her son Anthony, his sister Sara and niece Kaley, his mother Rosemary, his mother-in-law Jean Pedersen and father-in-law Einar Pedersen, packed up two vehicles and drove to Riverton, WY. Made a stop in Oklahoma to drop off Ingrid’s parents, where Einar later passed away on September 11, 2005. While living in the Comfort Inn & Suites of Riverton, the family decided to start a new life here in Riverton. Garland eventually started working for Yeates Construction, which became an extended family for he and his wife Ingrid.
He was survived by his wife of 51 years, Ingrid Kariker; daughter Kristin Ann Barlow and husband Scott, daughter Karla Ann Connell and husband Chad, and son Kirk Arthur Kariker and wife Crystal; grandchildren, Kylee Barton and husband Travis, Dillan Barlow and fiancé Alec Gaddie, Nicolette Barlow and Reagan Vonkrosigk, Talen Connell, Ryan Connell, Anthony Hartl, Jenna Kariker, Luke Kariker, and Anna Kariker; great grandchildren, Tracen Barton, Paislee Barton, and Kimber Vonkrosigk; brothers Doug Kariker and wife Gay, David Kariker and wife Alicia, Timothy Kariker and wife Maenell; sisters Bonnie Rose Wibel and husband Michael, and Sarajane Damrill and daughter Kaley Damrill; extended family.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Garland and Rosemary Kariker; and grandparents, George and Rose Goodspeed and David “Dutch” and Lucy Kariker.
Online condolences may be made to the family at www.TheDavisFuneralHome.com.