Collette Josephine Music, age 90, passed away Thursday, January 2, 2020 in Sheridan, WY of natural causes.
She was born on May 13, 1929 in Gillette, WY to Lucy and Cleve Evans and was raised north of Gillette in the Soda Wells area.
Collette married Clifford Music on August 13, 1946 in Hardin, MT. They started their married life working on ranches in the Sundance area. Later, Cliff went to work in the oil fields, and they lived in various places in Wyoming, Utah, and Montana.
In 1966 they moved to Jeffrey City, WY where Collette worked for 26 years as head cook at the school. She retired in 1993 and moved to Casper, WY where she lived until a stroke in 2018 left her wheelchair bound. She then moved to Sheridan, WY where she lived with her daughter, Sandy, until her passing.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Cleve and Lucy Evans; husband, Clifford Music; sisters, Joan Evans and Aileen Engdahl; and brother, James Evans. Collette is survived by her sister, Betty Beasly; children, Don (Judy) Music; Kay Music; Ronald Music; Lonnie (Lisa) Music; and Sandy (Dennis) Wood; eleven grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and five great-great-grandsons.
Funeral services for Collette Music will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, January 6, 2020 at Gillette Memorial Chapel with Reverend John Wilson officiating. Visitation will take place prior to services starting at 9:30 a.m. until 11:00 a.m. at Gillette Memorial Chapel.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in Collette’s name to benefit Sheridan Hospice House.
Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 West 5th Street, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at www.gillettememorialchapel.com