Arlene Bryant, née Bosier, was born in Guthrie, Iowa, on July 22, 1939, to Riley and Martha Bosier. She married Rodney Metzler, and they had two children (Jeff, born in 1956, and Jan, born in 1958).
After their divorce, she married Wes Bryant and had another son (Jay, born in 1962). They moved to Greybull, Wyoming, in 1967 and to Gillette, Wyoming, in 1970. Aside from business and vacation travel, Arlene would spend the rest of her life in Gillette, which she definitely thought of as home.
She worked in banking nearly all of her working years, rising to Vice President at First National Bank before semi-retiring and having her own insurance agency. She eventually retired fully and spent her time with friends and her granddaughters (Jessica Hanten and Casey Burley). She enjoyed travel, politics, reading, and talking with friends all over town.
After her divorce from Wes Bryant, she and Dick Sobotka had a long and loving relationship until Dick’s death in 2014. She will be buried in Mount Pisgah cemetery, next to Dick and her eldest son, Jeff.
Arlene is survived by her brother, Jim Bosier (Iowa); two other children, Jan Roley (New Mexico) and Jay Bryant (Texas); grandchildren, Jessica Hanten and Casey Burley and their father, Ron Hanten (all in or near Gillette); and great-grandchildren, Aiken Burley, Hayden Lynch, and Tessa Burley (all in Gillette).
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, November 20, 2020 at Gillette Memorial Chapel with Erik Bergquist officiating; interment to follow at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Visitation will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Gillette Memorial Chapel.
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.