Obituary Summary through Jan. 3

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:

  • Brian Andy Williams

    Brian Andy Williams
    Brian Williams, loving husband, father and Papa, died unexpectedly on December 29, 2021, after contracting covid related pneumonia.  Mass of Christian Burial for Brian, 62, of Gillette, will be 11:00 a.m., Thursday, January 6, 2022 at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church, Father Bryce officiating.  Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m. Wednesday, January 5, 2022 at Gillette ...
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  • Mary Lou Halvorsen

    Mary Lou Halvorsen
    Mary Lou Halvorsen passed away Wednesday, December 29, 2021 at the age of 91. She was born June 28, 1930 in Emery, Utah to Orval and Leona Sorensen.  She spent her childhood on her parent’s cattle ranch, helping cook for crews and raising 4-H calves.  She graduated from South Emery High in Ferron, Utah in 1948.  ...
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  • Opal E. Callender

    Opal E. Callender
    Mass of Christian Burial for Opal E. Callender will at 1 p.m. on Friday, January 14, 2022 at St. Matthew’s Catholic Church in Gillette, WY with Father Cliff Jacobson officiating; reception at the church. Burial will follow in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Opal, age 85 was taken to and gained her angel wings on Christmas eve, December ...
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We know that it is difficult to sum the life of a loved one into a few short paragraphs and, in consideration of this difficulty and the desire to pay tribute to those who pass, it is our pleasure to accept submissions of any reasonable length. County 17 obits can also include up to five (5) high-resolution photos that can be sent to