Obituary Summary through Feb. 7

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:

  • Mary Ellen B. Jacobson

    Mary Ellen B. Jacobson
    Former Gillette resident, Mary Ellen Beaudoin Jacobson, beloved wife, mother, grandmother, aunt, and friend, passed away in her sleep as the sun rose on Wednesday, January 26, 2022, in Sun City, Arizona. She was 78 years old. Her children would like to invite her friends and extended family to join them in celebration of Mary Ellen’s ...
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  • Ila J. Shober

    Ila J. Shober
    Funeral service for Ila Shober will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, February 7, 2022 at Gillette Memorial Chapel with Pastor Mark Stevens officiating; interment to follow at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Our precious mother/grandma/great-grandma, Ila Juanell (Bussey) Shober, passed away on Saturday, January 29th at The Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center. She lived a long and full ...
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  • Catherine Pickett

    Catherine Pickett
    Catherine Pickett joined her grandsons, brothers, and parents in heaven on January 29, 2022 at the age of 97 of natural causes.  A private service have been held in Utah and there will be a tribute in Navajoland in June. Inspiration came in a small bundle to Nelson “Shorty” and Opal (Sheldon) Pickett on July 17, ...
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  • Gloria Maxine Morrison

    Gloria Maxine Morrison
    On January 29,2022, Gloria Morrison took her last breath on this earth at Primrose Retirement Community and went to a better place.  She was with her daughter, Rebecca. Gloria was born on December 22, 1926 to parents Robert and Nell Rucker both of Saint Louis, Missouri.   She was the eldest of 5 children. Gloria excelled in school ...
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  • John Russell Dabney

    John Russell Dabney
    John Russell Dabney, 61, passed away peacefully on February 1, 2022 in Gillette, Wyoming at his home. John was born on November 21, 1960 in Sheridan, Wyoming.  He was raised in Arvada and graduated in 1979 from Arvada-Clearmont High School.  John met the love of his life, Valerie Huson, soon after high school and they were ...
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  • George Alan Cheairs

    George Alan Cheairs
    Memorial service for Alan Cheairs will be held at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 9, 2022 at Gillette Memorial Chapel. George “Alan” Cheairs, local mechanic and business owner, died Tuesday February 1,2022 at home in Gillette, WY peacefully and surrounded by family. He was 75 years old. A life-long Jack-of-all-trades and outdoors man, Alan was born in Blackfoot, ...
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  • DeWayne Alvin Lien

    DeWayne Alvin Lien
    Memorial service for DeWayne Lien will be held at 2:00 p.m., February 26, 2022 at American Legion Post #42. DeWayne was born in Steele, ND on May 22, 1935, to Andy C. Lien and Clara Marie (Johnson) Lien. He was raised and in Steele, ND until Oct 11, 1953, when he enlisted in the Navy. He ...
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  • Clifford Eugene Kirk

    Clifford Eugene Kirk
    A gathering of Family and Friends for Clifford E. Kirk will be on Thursday, February 10, 2022 from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Walker Funeral Home in Gillette, WY. Clifford “Cliff” Kirk, age 86, passed away on Sunday, February 6, 2022 at Campbell County Memorial Hospital after a short illness. Clifford Eugene Kirk was born ...
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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