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Carolyn Lu Robbins

Carolyn Lu Robbins, 72-year-old Worland resident, passed away peacefully on November 3, 2021, at home surrounded by her loved ones.

Carolyn was born on September 15, 1949 in Omaha, Nebraska, to Hubert Eugene "Slim" and Vivian (Hubenka) Garrett.

While attending high school, Carolyn met Larry Pulver, they dated throughout high school. After graduating from Riverton High School, they were married in Elko, Nevada on April 20, 1968. A baby girl was born to this union. Colette was born April 12, 1969. Not long after, Carolyn and Larry divorced.

Following in her mother's footsteps, Carolyn graduated from Wyoming Beauty Academy, Inc to become a licensed cosmetologist.

She later met the love of her life, Gary Robbins. Carolyn met Gary in Riverton when he was a route driver for Pepsi. They married in the United Methodist Church on September 5, 1970. Soon after they moved to Casper, Wyoming, their son Bain Allen Robbins was born June 15, 1973.

In 1975, they moved to Worland, putting down roots to last a lifetime. Carolyn continued her career as a hairstylist at the Worland Nursing Home; she loved making all the ladies stand out. In the early 1980s, Carolyn decided she wanted to make women shine in her own salon. She opened Perfection Connection on main street in downtown Worland. Carolyn was so proud to have her own salon for about fifteen years.

Carolyn loved traveling around the United States with her love, Gary. She was also an avid reader, and you could catch her with a book in her hand every night before bed. Carolyn loved going to church every Sunday that she could; her love for her Savior was so strong. During her time worshipping the Lord, she made an abundance of friends who she enjoyed, and one would often find her eating lunch or playing cards with them.

Carolyn was a special lady, who was courageous, and her smile was radiant. Her health was never the greatest; however, she beat cancer twice. Every battle Carolyn was handed she faced like a warrior. She was tough all the way to her last breath. Every room she entered during her time here on earth was brightened. As years passed, any chance she got, Carolyn was surrounded by her grandchildren and great-grandchildren who were her pride and joy.

Carolyn was preceded in death by her mother, Vivian, father, Slim, sister, Sharon, and son, Bain.

Survivors include her husband, Gary; daughter, Colette (Chris) Kocher of Worland; step-daughter, Gayla (Mark) Johnson of Washington; bonus daughters: Debbie (Robert) Lain of Texas and Laurie (Scott) Martinez of Texas; siblings, Tanya (Willard) Kenyon and Hubert (Michelle) Garrett; 5 grandchildren: Brittney (Jacob) Barrett, Trevor (Ashley) Lange, Thane Lange, Raelynn Kocher, Thomas Kocher and 6 great-grandchildren: Tate, Tobias, Cameron, Wyatt, Emily and Leonard Knox.

Cremation has taken place and a celebration of life will be held 11:00 am, December 4, 2021 at the Washakie County Fairgrounds. In honor of Carolyn, please wear something purple. Memorial donations may be made to the Worland Fire Department as Carolyn was always so proud of her children and grandchildren for volunteering for such a wonderful organization. Checks may be sent to PO Box 524 Worland, WY 82401. Online condolences may be made at