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Carol Sue Ostertag

Carol Sue Ostertag

Oct 2, 1958 - Oct 29, 2010
Memorial services for Carol Sue Ostertag, 52, will be held 2:00 p.m., Saturday, November 6, 2010 at Davis Funeral Home with Father David Gau of St. Margaret’s Catholic Church officiating. Interment of cremated remains will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to the American Cancer Society.

Mrs. Ostertag died in an automobile accident October 29th near Kinnear, WY.

Sue was born October 2, 1958, in Riverton, WY. She was raised in the Crowheart and Kinnear areas. She was the daughter of Charles Henry and Isabelle (Erickson) Murphy.

She graduated from Wind River High School in 1977. Upon graduation she moved to Rapid City, S.D. to attend National College of Business for Hospitality Management. She also attended Wyoming Technical Institute in Laramie, WY for automotive upholstery. She was the first woman to attend Wyo Tech. In 1980 she met Harry Ostertag of Philadelphia, PA in Gillette, WY. They were married on September 17th, 1983 at St. Matthews Catholic Church in Gillette.

Sue enjoyed horses, motorcycles, camping, gambling and cleaning other people’s houses. She also enjoyed spending time outdoors and spending time with family and friends. Sue and Harry also loved to travel together.

Mrs. Ostertag worked for over 27 years in the food service industry in Gillette and Laramie. She also worked five years as a roughneck for Exeter Drilling, SST Drilling, Cyclone Drilling and White Rhino Drilling in Gillette, Wamsutter, Big Piney and Riverton and Rifle, CO. It was said that she could make the drainage ditcher run uphill. She was currently a homemaker.

She was a member of the Eagles in Laramie, WY.

Sue was the youngest of 12 children.

Survivors include her husband Harry, of Kinnear, brothers, Raymond Murphy of Ellsworth, Maine, David, Gary and Jesse Murphy of Kinnear, Louis Murphy of Sheridan; sisters, Thelma and her husband, Jim Mollman of Glenrock, Judy DuBry of Farnum, Nebraska, and Marjorie and her husband, Randy Fancher of Kinnear.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Brothers, Richard and Chester Murphy and her sister, Virginia Murphy Madman of Browning, Montana.

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Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.