Obituary Summary for the April 26, 2021

Obituary Summary

To honor the memories of our loved ones who have passed on, County 17 offers free obituary services to the community. Recent passings include:

  • Pattie Stearman

    April 30, 2021Pattie Stearman
    Pattie Stearman, 89, passed away unexpectedly April 24, 2021. She presently was living at Legacy Living Center. Prior to that, she was living with her daughter, Kathy Stearman, Gillette, WY. Pat was born to Virgie and Charlie Hoppe on September 27, 1931, in Hobbs, New Mexico and moved to Humphreys, OK at the age of 11. She graduated ...
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  • Frances Alene Farwell

    April 30, 2021Frances Alene Farwell
    Frances Alene (Shipp) Farwell, 73, of Gillette Wy, passed away April 14, 2021, after a long battle with cancer. Frances was born to Francis and Dorothy Shipp on December 26, 1947, in Southgate, California. She attended school in Whittier, California, and graduated high school from Whittier High School. She worked in production/manufacturing companies throughout her life. Frances ...
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  • Shirley Mae Reece (revised)

    April 28, 2021Shirley Mae Reece (revised)
    Loving mother and grandmother, Shirley Mae Reece, 89, passed away peacefully at the Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center on April 25, 2021, due to natural causes. She was born to Joseph Anthony Silva and Rose Ann Fostino on October 17, 1931, in San Jose, CA. Shirley loved to read, enjoyed visiting and playing at local casinos, ...
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  • Dona Maria Roush

    April 28, 2021Dona Maria Roush
    Dona Maria (Brandenburg) Roush was born in Lance Creek, Wyoming, on September 3, 1937. She was the fifth of six children born to Orville and Cynthia (Mosby) Brandenburg. The family followed oilfield employment throughout the Western states and settled in Newcastle, WY where Dona attended high school. She married Earl James Pellant and their daughter, ...
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  • Aase H. Riley

    April 27, 2021Aase H. Riley
    Aase H. Riley, 78, passed away in Gillette, WY on October 15, 2020. Aase was born on April 23, 1942 to Paul Christian and Ellen Bernice (Garaas) Bommen in Kongsberg, Norway. She came to America at the age of five and became an American citizen. Aase grew up and graduated high school in Grenora, ND in 1960. ...
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  • Sheldon Scott Cruse

    April 26, 2021Sheldon Scott Cruse
    Sheldon Scott Cruse, 55, of Gillette, died at his home on April 21, 2021. Sheldon was born on August 18, 1965, to Charles and Peggy Cruse. The family moved around, living in Fort Thompson, SD, Aberdeen, SD, Denver, CO, and Thermopolis, WY. The family settled in Barnard, SD and Sheldon graduated from Frederick High School ...
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