Obituaries: Crowley, Johnson

Jeanne Marie Crowley

Jeanne Marie CrowleyMarch 27, 1927 – July 25, 2022

Jeanne Marie Crowley, 95, passed away July 25, 2022 at Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Celebration of Life services begin at 2:00 p.m., Monday, August 1, 2022, at First Presbyterian Church, 511 Carey Avenue, Gillette, WY.  Burial will follow at Mount Pisgah Cemetery.  Visitation will take place from 12:00 – 2:00 p.m., Monday, August 1, 2022 at First Presbyterian Church.

Jeanne was born March 27, 1927 to Claude F. and Gerildine V. (Scott) Scott in Shawnee, Oklahoma.  The family eventually moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico where she graduated high school and business school.  She then met the love of her life, Alonzo Jr. (A.J.) Crowley.  They were married on June 4, 1947 in a double wedding with his brother, Harold and her best friend, Sue.  They were blessed with three children, Sandy, Randy and Lonnie.  They moved around before settling in Kimball, Nebraska for fourteen years then they were transferred to Gillette in 1968 with Halliburton Services during the oil boom.  Jeanne always yearned to have a dress shop and the opportunity arose in 1976 when she opened Mode O Day Dress Shop which a few years later was renamed Fashion Crossroads.  She finally closed the doors in March of 2012.  She was very active in the Heart of Gillette, holding office as president and other offices.  She had a passion to make the downtown a great shopping area.  She was instrumental in starting the Parade of Lights downtown and dressed up as Mrs. Santa many times in the parade.  She even rode in on the train with Santa Clause several times.  She was an active longtime member in Beta Sigma Phi, and her favorite bridge club for many years.  She was also a member of the Auxiliary Post 42.  She loved spending time with her family, traveling and going camping.

Jeanne is survived by and will be greatly missed by her daughter, Sandy (Gib) Cook, Lonnie (Renae) Crowley; Grandchildren: Jaramie, Isaac, Andrew and Aaron Womack, Tasha Clyde, Randy Jr., Scott and Brad Crowley, Crystal Sisneros; 17 great-grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.

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She was preceded in death by her husband, both parents, brother Richard (Dick) Scott and son Randy Crowley.

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


Gary Steven Johnson

Gary Steven Johnson: 1970 – 2022

Gary Steven Johnson, age 52, of Ponca City, passed away July 15, 2022 at St. Anthony’s Hospital, in Oklahoma City, OK after a long battle with kidney disease. Gary was born on June 20, 1970 in Newcastle, Wyoming to Clyde and Roberta (Tetrick) Johnson. Gary grew up in Gillette, Wyoming with his parents and one younger sister Staci. Gary graduated from Campbell County High School and went on to Denver Institute of Technology in Colorado where he received an Associate Degree in Computer Drafting. While pursuing his degree, Gary met his future wife Christine.

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Together, they returned to Gillette, WY where they had 3 beautiful children, Brandon, Gillian, and Nathan.

While living in Gillette, Gary worked as an oil field supervisor for many years. He worked long, hard hours so that he could provide for his family. He loved his children and his wife very much. When he was able to take some time off he enjoyed going to Riverton, Wyoming to visit his parents, sister, and nieces. He also enjoyed hunting with friends, even venturing up to Canada to hunt there. Often, he was able to take Brandon and share that with him. He loved to watch his boys play sports. He was very proud of Nathan, with whom he shared a close relationship, and was looking forward to Nathan starting college in the fall.

Gary never slowed down, even when he started getting sick. He fought the hard fight day after day, week after week until he realized his soul was strong enough but his body was not. He told everyone he loved them, went to sleep and never woke.

Survivors include: his son Nathan Huling, Nathan’s mom and Gary’s ex-wife, Christine Huling; his parents, Clyde and Roberta Johnson; his sister, Staci Johnson; his nieces, Madison & Emily Johnson; and grand nieces, Shaylee, Embrie, and Maxxyn Johnson. He is preceded in death by, his son, Brandon Sterken; daughter, Gillian Johnson; all Grandparents; Uncle Skip; Aunt Chris; and Cousin Deanna.

As per Gary’s request, no funeral service will be held.

There will be a Memorial Service in Riverton Wyoming on August 4th at 3pm at the Riverton Elk’s Lodge