An open time of gathering to celebrate Dawn Talley-Fogleman’s life will be held on Saturday, June 29, 2019, beginning at noon at 37 Parkside Circle in Gillette. Additional time of gathering will be held at a later date in Faith, South Dakota.
Dawn Renae Talley-Fogleman, 70, of Gillette, Wyoming, passed peacefully to be with her Lord in the early hours of Thursday, June 20, 2019.
Born Dec. 23, 1948, to Robert Talley (deceased) and Geraldine Cullers-Talley (deceased) in Opal, South Dakota, Dawn was the eldest sister to Robin Talley-Ballmer of George West, Texas, and Lynette Talley-Wilson of Perth, Western Australia.
She is survived by her husband James D. Fogleman who was by her side until her final breath. She is also survived by her two sons, Ronald Fogleman and Robert Fogleman; four grandchildren, Christopher, Charity, Stephen, and Wyatt Fogleman; and her two great-grandchildren, all of Gillette, Wyoming. Dawn was aunt and Godparent to both her nieces: Dr. Noelle Ballmer of Corpus Christi, Texas, and Vanessa Ballmer of Katy, Texas.
Dawn will be remembered for her selfless and unwavering love of her family, friends, and her dearest pets. As a rancher’s daughter, her heart was never far from home. The UT Ranch in Opal, South Dakota, holds very special childhood memories for Dawn. She attended all but one of her Opal Class reunions and maintained special friendships with her childhood friends throughout her life, such as Toby, Connie Peters, Pearl Strong, and Judy and Dave.
Dawn’s greatest love was for her husband of fifty years, Jim whom she lovingly said “I do” to on May 29, 1969. Dawn stood by Jim’s side in every aspect of their life and marriage. Jim and Dawn were proud to call Gillette their home for the last 40 years, making numerous strong friendships with memories that will last forever. This past May, Jim and Dawn celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary surrounded by family and friends.
Of special significance is that in every position she worked during her lifetime, Dawn’s joy came from serving others. She enjoyed being a pharmacy technician and assisting people with their medicines to alleviate their discomfort. As a florist, Dawn especially loved delivering flowers because, “The deliveries [she] made always brought smiles to everyone’s faces.”
Dawn wished to be remembered in her passing as she was in life, celebrating her favorite holiday, Christmas, with those she cherished most. She was and will remain as unique as the snowflake that first fell the night of her birth seventy years ago.
Dawn’s family would like to extend a thank you to Campbell County Home Health and Hospice for their outstanding care and support of Dawn and her family.
Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Walker Funeral Home, 410 Medical Arts Court, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at www.walkerfuneralgillette.com