On Christmas Day 2019, Heaven received one of the sweetest souls on earth. Louise Hickey died December 25, 2019 at The Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center in Gillette, WY.
She was born January 5, 1921 to Earl A. Soule and Josephine Wagner of Croger, OK. She was the youngest of seven children including brothers Kenneth, Harold and Alton and sisters Dora, Irene and Mary. She moved to California with her parents as a teenager and she met her husband, Tom Jack Hickey in Dinuba, CA.
Louise and Tom were married in Fallon, NV on July 7, 1941 where they made their home for 43 years. They had three daughters: Barbara, Janice and Carol. Louise was a wife, mother, and grandmother most of her life.
She worked for her best friend, Ruth McCuskey, as a housekeeper and care giver to her children for many years. After her husband’s death, she moved to Gillette where she lived with her daughter, Janice, and to be near her daughters, Barbara and Carol and grandchildren. When she became a great-grandmother, she lovingly took care of many of them from birth on. She was dearly loved by them and will forever be missed.
Louise is survived by her daughters, Janice Young of Gillette, WY and Carol (Loyd) Stevens of Pine Haven, WY; granddaughters, Bobbi (Paul) Maller, Dayleena (Mark) Brandenburg both of Gillette, WY; Kelly (John) Hanson of Buffalo, WY; and Shelley Fox of Port Angeles, WA; grandsons, John (Nancy) Fox and Donald Fox both of Port Angeles, WA; Russell (Jennifer) Powrie of Fernley, NV; and step-grandchildren, John (Heather) Stephens of Dayton, WY; and Michael (Kirsten) Stephens of Casper, WY; 23 great-grandchildren and 13 great-great-grandchildren. She is preceded in death by her parents and siblings, her husband, Tom Hickey; daughter, Barbara Fox; grandson, Wade Powrie and great-grandson, T. J. O’Brien.
Funeral service for Louise Hickey will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, December 30, 2019 at Gillette Memorial Chapel with Chaplain Gordon Harper officiating. Visitation will take place two hours prior to services beginning at 12:00 p.m., also at Gillette Memorial Chapel.
Memorials may be made in Louise’s name to benefit Fur Kids Foundation of Campbell County.
Memorials and condolences may also be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 West 5th Street, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at www.gillettememorialchapel.com