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Carol Ellen (Fry) Vandersnick

(Feb. 4, 1929 - Dec. 14, 2011)

Carol Ellen (Fry) Vandersnick, 82, died Wednesday, Dec. 14, 2011, in Powell. She was born Feb. 4, 1929 to Earl and Kitty Fry in Ewing, Neb. She graduated from Ewing High School in 1947.

On Dec. 16, 1947, she married Victor Vandersnick and they farmed around Ewing until moving to Absarokee, Mont., in 1956. They moved to Gardiner, Mont., in 1964 where she was a cook and had worked in every eating establishment at least once until moving to Powell in 1997.

Carol was preceded in death by her husband, Victor; granddaughter, Wendy; her parents and all of her siblings.

She is survived by her daughter Francis JoAnne Suer (Jim) Newport News, Va.; sons Vincent Earl (Diana) Reedpoint, Mont.; John Thomas (Becky) Great Falls, Mont.; Gregory Lee (Linda) Cody; Joseph Kent (Pam) Upton; 13 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren, her partner of 13 years, Clyde Drain of Powell; his son Rick (Carolyn) and family of South Jordan, Utah; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial will be held at a later date in Gardiner, Mont. with final interment at the Vandersnick Cemetery in Ewing, Neb.

If desired, memorials may be made to the Park County Animal Shelter, P.O. Box 203 Cody, WY, 82414.

Thompson Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and online condolences may be sent to the family at

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