A Celebration of Life for Earl Manous will be held at 11 a.m. Monday, Oct. 21, 2019, at Gillette Memorial Chapel with David Taylor officiating.
Earl Manous, 70, of Gillette, Wyoming, passed away Oct. 16, 2019, at Campbell County Health.
Earl Duane Manous was born April 30, 1949, to Cecil Sid and Dorothy Juanita Manous. He was the youngest and last surviving of six children.
He completed 11 years of school and later received his GED. In October 1968, he met the love of his life, Shirley. Shortly after meeting, he went into the United States Marine Corp. While home on leave, Shirley and Earl were married Aug. 17, 1970. They have three children together.
He worked for a short time for Bell and Mooney and Black Hills Trucking. He also worked for Amax, Cordero, North Antelope Rochelle, and lastly at Rawhide Mine for a combined 30 years. Every 4th of July, the whole family spent a week in the Big Horns camping and enjoying each other’s company. He also enjoyed his rodeo days and he tore up his knee in a wild cow milking. He also liked team roping and helping his friends with branding season.
He also enjoyed riding his Harley, snowmobiles, and four wheelers, which happened to be his most favorite. He loved riding in mountains, rock hounding, campfire shenanigans, and being there with his family. He loved to joke around and give everyone a hard time, that’s just who he was. Most of all he loved his kids and grandkids. He enjoyed everyone being together and all the fun they would have. Watching the grandkids play football, basketball, and Whitney’s violin concerts brought him great joy.
He was also was an avid Denver Bronco fan and would watch every game, even if he had to record it.
Earl is survived by his wife, Shirley; son Darren (Lisa); daughters Amber (Dike), Yvonne (Wes); grandchildren Chris (Holly), Zach (Caitlin), Rory, Whitney (Colby), and Cody; and great-granddaughters Harper and Brynlee.
He was proceeded in death by his father Cecil, mother Dorothy, twin brothers Gordan and Gilbert, three sisters Ruth Shelstad, Glenda Martin, and Fern Brown, as well as a niece, nephew, and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Memorials may be made in Earl’s name to benefit American Legion Help-A-Vet Fund or Wyoming Crippled Children of Cheyenne. Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 West Fifth St., Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at www.gillettememorialchapel.com