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2222 Russell Avenue
Cheyenne, WY 82001
Phone: 307-634-1568
Carisa Thomas

Carisa A. (Will) Thomas

Monday, August 6th, 1984 - Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
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Carisa A. (Will) Thomas, 34, of Cheyenne, Wyoming passed away April 9, 2019 at her home following a courageous battle against stage four metastatic breast cancer.

Carisa was born August 6, 1984 in Cheyenne. She attended East High School and was graduated from the University of Wyoming with a bachelor’s degree and master’s degree in music education.
Carisa’s music education career spanned K-12 where she specialized in general music, guitar, band and strings. She taught at Burns Junior and Senior High Schools, and Hebard, Deming and Prairie Wind Elementary Schools. She was a member of St. Mary’s Cathedral and was an alumnus of St. Mary’s School. Carisa was especially proud to serve as a volunteer and a committee co-chair for the Wyoming Breast Cancer Initiative.

Carisa is survived by her husband, Jacob Thomas; daughter, Liadan Thomas; mother, Pat Will; brother, Ian Will; father, Thomas (Lisa) Seslar; grandfathers, J. Patrick Madigan and Virgil Seslar; and her extended family of Madigans, Seslars, Blackburns and Thomases.

She is preceded in death by her adoptive father, Randy Will.

A Vigil for the Deceased will be held on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Lakeview Chapel at Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home. A Funeral Liturgy will be celebrated on Saturday, April 13th at 10:30 a.m. at St. Mary’s Cathedral. Interment in Olivet Cemetery will be private.

Donations in Carisa’s memory may be made to the Liadan Thomas Trust Fund, c/o Wyoming Bank and Trust or a charity of choice.

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  • Service

    Saturday, April 13th, 2019 | 10:30am
    Saturday, April 13th, 2019 10:30am
    St. Mary's Cathedral
    2101 Central Ave.
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    A Vigil for the Deceased will be held on Friday, April 12, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. at the Lakeview Chapel at Schrader, Aragon and Jacoby Funeral Home.
    Father August Koeune
  • Interment

    Olivet Cemetery
    Pershing Blvd.
    CHEYENNE, WY 82001
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    Interment in Olivet Cemetery will be private.


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Scott and Debs Michael

Posted at 11:21am
Our family sends its love to the family of the diseased, knowing she was taken early in life. We know God has engulfed her into heaven under his wings. We have a daughter just 2 years younger, we would be crushed at her loss as you are with yours God Bless you Keep you. From Caroline's niece and husband Scott& Debra Michael

Patrice Mary Land

Posted at 10:50am
I am very sorry for your loss. Most people who have died will be resurrected. Jesus promised that “those in the memorial tombs will . . . come out.” In harmony with God’s original purpose, those resurrected as humans will have the opportunity to live on a paradise earth. This promised future includes perfect health and everlasting life for obedient humans. The Bible says: “The righteous will possess the earth, and they will live forever on it.” You can also look at Revelation 21: 3-4


Posted at 08:35am
My deep deep condolences to the Will/Thomas family: May you reflect on the precious memories that you have made with your loved one. Losing a loved one can cause so so much sadness and pain of heart. So, I would like to share what helped us when our precious daughter died and later when my precious husband fell asleep in death due to cancer. I appreciated the calls and visits from people from all over. But I also, recall just sitting down and reading different Scriptures and meditating on them. It was so comforting to read that God cares for us personally... (1Peter 5:6, 7). Yes, He cares, He sees our pain. And, He Jehovah God will in His due time do away with All sicknesses & death (Isaiah 33:24 & Isaiah 25:8). He is indeed a God of comfort. Oh, wow He promises the hope of seeing our precious loved ones again (John 5:28, 29) and says where (Psalms 37:11). He always keeps His word. I hope that these few Scriptures were of some comfort to you as they were to me.


Posted at 08:32am
To the family of Mrs. Thomas, I am deeply sorry to hear of your loss. Losing such a cherished loved one is surely a pain that no one should ever have to feel. May the God of all comfort be with you at this heartbreaking time. (2nd Corinthians 1:3,4, and Revelation 21:4)

Nancy & Russ Nagel

Posted at 12:38pm
Our hearts are so heavy with sadness for you all. God comfort you with His peace as you pass thru this dark valley.

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