Obituaries: Glass; Harrison

Terri Lee Glass

Terri Lee GlassApril 2, 1944 – August 14, 2022

Terri Glass, 78, of Gillette passed away August 14, 2022 at her home surrounded by family.

Terri was born April 2, 1944, to Mary E. (Baker) Martin and Ernest H. Martin, the eldest of 6 children. She was raised truly poor and vowed to do better which she did.  She was an “A” student in high school and through college.

Terri married Roger H. Glass in June of 1961 when she was a child of 17. Living as many young couples did, renting for a time, eventually acquiring a farm in Illinois and raising their 2 children: Kimberly and Roger.

In 1989, the couple sold their family farm in Illinois and moved to Wyoming where they bought their family ranch, known as the Son Ranch, making it the family’s forever home.  Terri and Roger have made a beautiful place for their kids to raise their grandchildren and great-grandchildren as well.

Terri had great love for animals and country life; she loved her life on the Son Ranch.

Out of love and respect for her, this family lifestyle will live on. Terri was a Jack of all trades and master of many.

She was a professional, working as a paralegal for 27 years, at Empfield Law Office here in Gillette.  Her career was cut short when the attorney died.

Terri enjoyed the Christian lifestyle and instilled that in her family. She and Roger taught their children to be strong and stand for what is right, regardless of the fight. She has been referred to as a spit fire more than once.  They also taught to stand up for the underdog and help those who are in need.

Terri had a generous spirit, if she saw a person in need, she prayed and asked the Lord what to give.  She would advocate for persons or groups in need, Veteran’s and St. Jude’s to name a couple of her favorites.

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Terri and Roger’s strong work-ethic was passed on to the entire family and they led by example to be hard workers and never just take.  Earn your way by the sweat of your brow as the Bible says.  She has done so much for others it’s hard to focus on just a few examples.

Terri loved her family greatly and will be remembered for doing good things and having good times. A woman of faith, she is with the Lord and he has called her home.  She is singing and praising the Lord along with her parents in Heaven. Jesus is having a hard time walking with her clinging to his feet!  Terri said she would do that…after all she always told us she is his favorite!

We are not ready for her to go; we are missing a wonderful loving mother, grandmother and Nana. She taught how to listen to the Lord and follow the Holy Spirit’s direction.

Those she has left behind who knew her and loved her greatly are her husband of 61 years, Roger H. Glass; daughter, Kimberly Glass Dalby Hopson; son, Roger G. Glass; grandchildren: Joshua T. Glass, Tara L. Glass, Aaron P. Dalby and Jacob C. Dalby; great-grandchildren: Martin  E. Saucedo, Brayden L. Saucedo, Natalie  L. Alvarado, Kylee J. Dalby and Aaron R. Dalby; siblings: Johnny Martin, Jerry Martin, Alice Martin Wendt and Tammy Martin Thomas.

She was preceded in death by her parents and brother, Richard Martin.

Terri will be greatly missed and never forgotten. A private family service will be held.  Memorials in Terri’s name can be sent in care of Walker Funeral Home, 410 Medical Arts Court, Gillette, WY 82716.  Remembrances can also be shared via the internet at www.WalkerFuneralGillette.com

Thomas “Tom” Edward Harrison

Thomas “Tom” Edward HarrisonJune 3, 1950 – August 14, 2022

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Funeral services for Thomas “Tom” Harrison will be held at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, August 20, 2022 at Walker Funeral Home. Visitation will be held prior to services starting at 10:00 a.m.

Thomas Edward Harrison passed away on August 14, 2022 at Campbell County Memorial Hospital in Gillette, Wyoming.

Tom was born June 3, 1950 in Sheridan, Wyoming to Joseph David and Annie Marie (Woodhead) Harrison.  He married Carol Ann Dillin on February 1, 1969 in Sheridan, Wyoming where they settled before moving to Gillette, Wyoming in December 1969.

Tom worked for Alamo Service Station, Eaton’s Dude Ranch, and Pepsi Cola prior to moving to Gillette.

When they moved to Gillette, Tom continued to work for Pepsi, the Mobil Gas station, and eventually in 1970 Allen Enterprises where he worked for nearly 22 years.  In 1991 Tom worked for RENEW-CO Supply Company and then in 1993 went to work for Apache Oil Corporation and Citation Oil.

During his career, Tom had several jobs that he enjoyed doing, like working for Craig Vending Service filling candy boxes and restocking vending machines as well as he enjoyed delivering papers for Larry Niswender.  He would also fill in for his former boss Bobby Allen to give him weekend breaks working in the oilfield.

He changed to Blackhawk Crane Company in 1996 where he worked until he retired in 2016. Tom was an active volunteer firefighter for many years and held positions as Engineer and Chief.  In 1987, Tom joined the Campbell County Fire Department Color-Honor Guard and also received firefighter of the year.

Tom was a selfless person with a gentle soul and a great mind.  He looked for solutions to problems constantly and would come up with a more simple solution. He loved to tinker with things in his shop and the yard.  He was a very handy craftsman and would build simple items like cabinets to complex roofing and deck projects.

Tom loved to travel and took trips to Niagara Falls, Germany, Hawaii, Disneyland, and many outdoor trips for camping and fishing.

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He enjoyed spending time with his family and all of his extended family.  He enjoyed hosting parties for family at his house in Antelope Valley.

Tom is survived by his wife of 53 years Carol Ann (Dillin), two sons Noel (Michelle Toohey) of Salt Lake City, UT and Ed (Stephanie) of Salt Lake City, UT.  8 Grandchildren, Thomas and Katelin Harrison of Denver, CO, Makayla Marie and Cheyanne Michelle Toohey of Windsor, Colorado  Dillin, Jacob, and Lauren Harrison all of Salt Lake City, UT and Isabelle McCrady of Salt Lake City,  2 Great Grandchildren Jaxon and Elliot Wheeler of Salt Lake City, UT.  He is also survived by a brother Bill of Sheridan, WY.  And many, many, many nieces and nephews.

Memorials and condolences may be sent in Tom’s name in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel 210 West 5th Street, Gillette, WY 82716.