Obituary: Benson

Sharleen Bassett Benson

Sharleen Bassett Benson: Sept. 26, 1938—July 20, 2022

Funeral services for Sharleen Benson will be held at 10 a.m., Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 1500 O’Hara Drive, Gillette; with interment at 4 p.m. at Lovell Cemetery, Lovell, Wyoming. Family and friends are invited to attend.

Visitation will take place from 4 to 7 p.m., Monday, July 25, 2022, at Gillette Memorial Chapel, Gillette, Wyoming.

Sharleen Bassett Benson, 83, passed away peacefully July 20, 2022, at Campbell County Health in Gillette, Wyoming, after a brief illness. She was born Sept. 26, 1938, to Paul Henry Bassett and Leah Maud (Goodrich) Bassett. She was the third of five children.

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Sharleen was raised on the family farm just outside of Lovell, Wyoming. After graduating high school, she married a handsome Cowley Boy, Stanley Mortensen Benson. They were happily married for 46 years. To this union came their six children: Jan (Charles) Vincent, Colstrip, Montana; Joleen (Fred) Crosby, Thermopolis, Wyoming; Michael (Nicole) Benson, Gillette, Wyoming; Julie (Rick) Banks, Lovell, Wyoming; Malissa (Rick) Applegate; Gillette, Wyoming; and Mitchell Benson, Gillette, Wyoming.

Sharleen is survived by her six children, 22 grandchildren, and 29 great-grandchildren, and her two brothers and their wives, Clark and Carol Bassett and Henry Craig and Penny Bassett, and many nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Leah Bassett, her husband; Stan Benson, two sisters and their husbands; Myrtle and Bob Lynn and Enid and Gary Littlefield, and one infant great-granddaughter.

Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 W. 5th St., Gillette, Wyoming 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at