Carol L. (Minton) Orton, 76, of Sheridan, passed away January 8, 2024. She was born January 21, 1947 in Mobridge, SD to Walter and Cecilia (Nichols) Minton.
Carol was proud of her Oglala Sioux Indian heritage. She attended Rapid City High School, graduating in 1965. While attending high school Carol was a cheerleader, majorette, band and gymnastics. Upon graduating high school Carol worked as a live telephone switchboard operator for several years. She lived coast to coast living in California, South Dakota, Indiana and New Jersey. She married Victor J. Orton in Rapid City, SD and had 2 sons, Steel B. Orton and Tyler R. Orton; and had four grandchildren, Tanner J. Orton, Aidan L. Orton, Andy Robertson, and Leslie Wilson. Carol loved to travel and took trips to places like Hawaii, Las Vegas, Bahamas, Florida, St. Thomas and Boston. She visited Universal Studios and Disneyland in California, Disney World in Florida, 6 Flags in New Jersey and Kings Island in Ohio. She walked the Freedom Trail in Boston, and walked with and through the Sequoias in California. She attended plays on Broadway in New York City and visited Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse Monument. Carol also attended the largest party in New York City in the 80's! Upon settling in Indiana, she worked at Ambu - King Systems in Noblesville, IN for over 25 years. Although Carol enjoyed all her fun times and travels, her favorite time was spent with her family during the holidays. She was a beautiful, classy lady with a huge heart. She loved life, her family, to laugh and have fun, animals, and music and dancing. She always had a warm smile to offer and had a servant's heart, always so caring and giving. All those who met her and knew her, loved her. She will be dearly missed by all who knew her.
Carol will be laid to rest at a later date in her homeland of South Dakota.