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Sha'La D. Wilson

Sha’La D. Wilson: January 30, 1990 — March 5, 2023

Funeral services for Sha’la Wilson, 33, of Gillette, will be held 4:00 p.m., Thursday, March 16, 2023, at Gillette Memorial Chapel.  Visitation will be from 4 – 8 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, 2023, at Gillette Memorial Chapel.

Sha’La D’Ann Wilson came into this world on January 30, 1990 to Jeff and DeeDee (Scribner) Decker in Spearfish, SD.  Her brother Jonathon followed.  She loved to call him her Baby Bruvver.  They later divorced and DeeDee and the kids moved to Wisconsin.  While there, they lived in Butte des Morts, Weyauwega, Winneconne and White Lake.  Sha’La attended Winneconne grade school and middle school.  After 10 years of living in Wisconsin they made their way back to Wyoming and Sha’La attended Campbell County High School.

At the tender age of 18, Sha’La met the love of her life Mike Wilson.  She celebrated her birthdays and their meeting anniversary together.  5 months later they welcomed their son Aiden. He was the joy of their little family.  Through thick and thin they made their way in life.  At this time, she was stuck with Trudi Bricker which they mutually agreed was her monster-in-law and Sha’La was Trudi’s Bonus Daughter.  

When Trudi married Les Bricker; Sha’La wasn’t happy at all.  To know her, you would understand but she warmed up to Pappy.  Eight years later, in May of 2017, the beautiful bride was walked down the aisle by Crash Karnes and her brother.  Jonathan wore his Army dress blues at his sister’s insistence.  He hated to, but did it just for her.  In October they welcomed their second son Layne.  

Sha’La’s life revolved around her husband, sons and hockey.  March of 2021, they decided to make the purchase of Hands of Health.  With this purchase she flourished as owner/operator.  

Sha’La passed away in the early morning hours of March 5th unexpectedly.  They had traveled to Casper for Aiden’s state hockey tournament.  She was able to watch him make a goal to win a game and she was so proud!  Sha’La was surround by the ones she loved most and fought fiercely for.  They were doing what they all loved as a family.  

Sha’La’s passing has created such a big hole in so many hearts.  
Sha’La is survived by her husband Mike Wilson, sons: Aiden and Layne; her mom, DeeDee Scribner; brother, Jonathan and son Kaius; Trudi and Les Bricker and Great- Grandma Jerry Moriarty; Mike and Kim Wilson, Alex and Brady Wilson of Cody and Noah Wilson of Laramie.  She also leaves many aunts, uncles, and cousins.  

As Sha’La walked into heaven, she was greeted by her father Jeff Decker; her grandpa, Jerry and grandma, June Scribner (who gave her the love of Elvis); grandparents: Larry Moriarty and LL “Swede” and Connie Wilson.

Sha’La’s family has asked that in lieu of flowers, that donations be made to Gillette Hockey Association where the family will have a fund made in her name for players in need.  Memorials and donations can be in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 W. 5th St., Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences can also be shared via the internet at www.GilletteMemorialChapel.com.

Glenn M. Groves

Glenn M. Groves: August 8, 1931 — March 7, 2023

Glenn Groves, 91, of Hulett, WY passed away on March 7, 2023 at Legacy Living Rehabilitation Center in Gillette, Wyoming. 

Glenn was born on August 8, 1931 in the Gillette Hospital to Howard and Cecilia (Schlautmann) Groves.  He attended and graduated from Campbell County High School.  He married Frances Shaw on December 13, 1952. 

He changed from a ranch hand to cutting hair then a car salesman, freight manager at Wolff Auto Parts.  All the time still a rancher and built two houses.  One in Campbell County and one in Crook County.  Glenn loved to go to auctions and did not know a stranger and was a great story teller.  Cutting off fingers limited guitar and piano playing which he played by ear. 

Glenn is survived by his wife, Frances Groves of Hulett, WY; daughters: Deborah (Darrell) Odegaard of Egeland, ND and Dorothy (Duane) Southworth of Gillette, WY; sister, Marlene Newton; grandchildren: Melissa (Parnell), Craig Fisher and Lee Parnell, Jason (Karen) Odegaard, Eric Odegaard, Terry (Hillari) Southworth and Dusty (Tara) Southworth; Eleven great grandchildren: Joseph and AJ Parnell, Megan and John Fisher, Evan, Kalena, and Aiden Odegaard, Rylee and Remi Southworth, Haywood and Hudson Southworth; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.  He was preceded in death by three brothers: Clifford, Urban and John; one sister, JoAnn Wolff; one daughter, Deena (Ross) Parnell.  A service will be held at a later date. Memorials are suggested to benefit Hulett Ambulance Service.  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