Carol Jean Mueller


TORRINGTON – Funeral services for Carol Jean Mueller, 84, will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, May 2, 2023 at North Hills Baptist Church in Lingle with Pastor David Anderson officiating. Burial will be in the Dell View Cemetery in Manville. Carol died April 25, 2023 at Torrington Community Hospital. 

Visitation will be Monday, at the funeral home from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. and the casket will be open prior to the service at the church. Arrangements are by the Colyer Funeral Home and condolences may be sent to  

Carol was born in a two-room ranch house near Manville. The house is still standing today and is within a half mile of her final resting place. 

She attended grade school in Manville and high school in Lusk, graduating in 1957. She attended Chadron State College and graduated with a degree in education in 1961. Her teaching career began in Riverton, where she met James Mueller. Carol and Jim married August 10, 1963. They lived in Riverton and had their first son, Rusty in 1965. In 1966 they moved to Hardin, Montana where they had their second son, Bryan, in 1967. A job transfer in 1969 took the family to Torrington, and their third son, Scott was born in 1973. 

Carol taught elementary school from the time she graduated college until her retirement in 1998. She then worked as a substitute teacher in Torrington schools until 2010. Spending time at their cabin near Laramie Peak, traveling to visit children and grandchildren, playing bridge, and activities with PEO, North Hills Baptist Church, the Senior Center, and American Legion Auxiliary filled her time after that. 

In 2013, Jim and Carol celebrated their fiftieth wedding anniversary by repeating their 1963 honeymoon trip to Banff and other sites in Canada. Carol loved teaching and impacted so many young students lifes, who attended school in Torrington. In more recent years she loved spending time with her grandchildren, teaching them about Wyoming history and nature. 

Carol is survived by her husband Jim of Torrington; sons Rusty Mueller of San Antonio, Texas, Bryan Mueller of Broomfield, Colorado and Scott Mueller of Sacramento, California; brother-in-law Lee Mueller of Houston, Texas; grandsons Alex Mueller of Boulder, Colorado and Stefan Mueller of Camp Pendleton, California; and granddaughters Bailey Mueller of San Antonio and Connelly Mueller of Austin, Texas. She was preceded in death by her parents; her sister Billie Park; and brother Eldon Alexander.