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Carmel (Sater) Engelking

Born: Sat., Feb. 23, 1924
Died: Mon., Dec. 29, 2014


Memorial Service

10:00 AM Sat., Jan. 03, 2015
Location: Haskell Funeral Home


Interment of Cremains following Services

Sat., Jan. 03, 2015
Location: Lovell Cemetery


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Carmel Sater Engelking was born February 22/23, 1924, in Malta, Idaho. The doctor who delivered her was her father, Dr. Chester Sater. When applying for Social Security she learned her birth certificate listed Feb. 23 as the day she was born, however she had celebrated her birthday on February 22 her whole lifetime. She died December 29, 2014, at North Big Horn Hospital in Lovell, Wyoming.

Her family moved from Malta to Albion, Idaho where she attended school. Carmel had an interesting childhood. She was the youngest of 5 children. Her folks also took in many foster children and stray animals. Her father was a country doctor taking chickens, milk, or nothing as payment for services. After her mother died when she was 16, she was her father’s nurse. She always told about tonsil day once a month. In high school she was on the competitive dance team, and she played basketball. When she was 18 her father died. After high school Carmel attended Albion Normal (Teacher’s) College and then began teaching in Mountain Home, Idaho. She was married to Glenn Engelking on May 30, 1945 in Chicago, Illinois. She got a letter from Glenn asking her to come for a visit, took the bus to Chicago, was proposed to on the street as she got off the bus, and was married the following day. Glenn was in the Navy, and they soon went to Boston, Massachusetts. After the war they moved to Salt Lake City, Utah where Glenn went to school and she worked in Zion Bank. Their first child, Sharla, was born in Utah.

Carmel came to Lovell with husband Glenn in 1949 for what was to be a “short” stay. She stayed for 65 years but always missed Idaho and her friends and family there. Carmel worked many jobs in Lovell. She was a substitute teacher; bookkeeper for Lovell Laundry, Montgomery Wards, and Minchow’s Mobil; and a checker for IGA (Red Apple). Three other children were born in Lovell.

Her grandchildren will remember the fun times watching the cowboys at the Shootout in Casper, various camping trips, and family traditions: Lovell’s Day barbeque, Fourth of July fireworks, Thanksgiving Feast, Christmas Eve snacks, Christmas Day visit, graduation celebrations, Sunday dinners. Carmel loved sports: Wyoming Cowboys, Oakland Raiders, New York Yankees/Atlanta Braves, any team with Michael Jordan or LeBron James.

She is survived by her four children Sharla (Robert) Zwemer, Susan (Steven) McArthur, Linnea (Brian) Dickson, all of Lovell and Kerry (Cathy) Engelking of Casper, Wyoming, 15 grandchildren, 26 great- grandchildren, and 1 great-great grandson.

Her parents, her husband, two brothers, Ed and Chet and two sisters, Loa Belliston and Del Salyer, preceded her in death.

Memorial Services will be held on Saturday, January 3rd, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. at Haskell Funeral Home. Burial of cremains will be in the Lovell Cemetery.

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