Dean L. Marrington was born December 5, 1926 and departed the earth from his home on Thursday, May 20 due to natural causes.
At 17 years old, Dean entered the Navy before being was honorably discharged in 1945 and returning home in time to finish his senior year of high school. Upon enlisting in the Navy, Dean registered with the American Legion where, over the years, he occupied several positions including Commander. He took great pride in his activity with the Drill Team as well. He was active with the Gillette Jaycee’s during his younger years and was a founding member of the Gillette Country Club. Dean regularly enjoyed golfing, hunting, and kicking back with some old friends at The Legion.
First and foremost, Dean loved his family. On January 18, 1947 he married the love of his life, Avis Miessner in Rapid City, South Dakota. In 1952, the couple moved to Gillette where they later started their family business Gillette Plumbing and Heating. 30 years after opening the business, the couple retired. Together, they had a son and a daughter who gave them seven lovely grandchildren and many great-grandchildren.
Dean is survived by his son Scott Marrington, daughter Vicki Worman, daughter-in-law Crista Marrington, grandchildren Phillip Worman, Eric Worman, Brett Worman, Kristi Altenburg, Heather Fichtner, Sarah Marrington, Christopher Marrington, and great grandchildren Taylor, Aspyn, Hunter, Parker, Bridger, Van, and Sheridan Worman, Lily and Layla Altenburg, Madeline and Michael Fichtner and brother Glen Marrington.
He is preceded in death by his wife Avis, daughter Susan, sons Craig, Mark and Kent Marrington; and his two parents.
The funeral service for Dean Marrington was held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, May 27 at Gillette Memorial Chapel and was officiated by Randy Blakeman. The service was followed by interment at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery with military honors provided by the American Legion Post #42 Drill Team. Due to COVID 19, the funeral service had a limited attendance as required by state authorities and CDC. The service was also streamed live on Gillette Memorial Chapel’s website.
Memorials and condolences to benefit the American Legion Drill Team and Campbell County Hospice can be sent in Dean’s name in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 W. 5th St., Gillette, WY 82716 or via Gillette Memorial Chapel’s website.