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Obituaries: Hubbard; Stimpson

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John Hubbard

John Hubbard: 1930 – 2023

Funeral service for John Hubbard will be held at 11:00 a.m., Wednesday, November 29, 2023 at Gillette Memorial Chapel with Chaplain Gordon Harper officiating; interment to follow at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.

John R Hubbard, 93, of Gillette, passed away Thursday, November 23, 2023 at his home. John was born June 17, 1930, in Buffalo, Wyoming, the fifth of eight children to Ned and Leora Hubbard. John graduated from high school in Gillette in 1949 and joined the National Guard, serving as an active member until 1962.

He married Irene Quatier on March 2, 1957. During their life together, they had four children: Mark, Sandy, Joe and Russ. Throughout his life, John worked in the auto body repair business, opening his own shop, Westside Body Shop. John was a member of the Sheriff’s Posse Campbell County Search and Rescue as well as a volunteer firefighter. He also taught Hunters Safety for over 30 years. John was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed spending time at Keyhole.

After John and Irene retired, they enjoyed traveling south during the winter. John is survived by sons: Mark, Joe (Lori) and Russ; grandchildren: Katie, Brad, Shanna, Brandon and Hunter; great-grandchildren: Skyler, Jadyn, Kyle and Ava; and his sister, Pauline Raver; as well as numerous nephews and nieces.

His wife, Irene; daughter, Sandy; parents, Ned and Leora; and siblings preceded him in death.

In lieu of flowers memorials can be made in John’s name to benefit Council of Community Services 114 S. 4-J Road, Gillette, WY 82716. 

Tammy Stimpson

Tammy Stimpson: 1972 – 2023

Memorial service for Tammy Stimpson will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, December 11, 2023 at Calgary Missionary Baptist Church 600 Longmont St, Gillette.

Tammy Ann Stimpson, 50, a cherished member of the Gillette community, sadly passed away on November 12, 2023. She fought bravely against cancer, but ultimately succumbed to the illness.

Born on November 15, 1972, in Quantico, Virginia, Tammy was the daughter of Peggy Jaeger and Doug Jaeger. Tammy was known for her kind and caring nature, always going above and beyond to lend a helping hand. As a dedicated receptionist in the insurance industry, she touched the lives of many with her warm and friendly disposition. Her commitment to her work and genuine concern for others will never be forgotten.

Tammy married Robert Edwards in 1993, from this union they had daughter, Rebecca. They later divorced.

She then married Stanley Stimpson. The couple later divorced.

Tammy worked for STARR Communication for 10 years, CBH Co-op Truck Stop and was employed with John Craft Insurance when she was diagnosed with cancer.

Tammy found joy and happiness spending time with her beloved grandson, Benton. They shared a special bond and shared many laughs over their shared love for soccer. Tammy was also known to enjoy shopping trips, especially to Deadwood, Rapid City, and even venturing as far as Las Vegas for the World Dart Tournament, where she showed off her competitive streak. 

Tammy’s love for her daughter, Rebecca Edwards, was unconditional. Though their paths diverged, Tammy always remained a dedicated and loving mother. She provided unwavering support and love to her family, offering guidance and comfort during challenging times. 

Tammy is survived by her daughter, Rebecca; grandson, Benton; her loving mother, Peggy Jaeger; as well as her step-father, Doug Jaeger.

She was preceded in death by her father, Bruce Douglas; stepmother; great-grandparents, Marion Benton and Wanda Hummel; Faye and Fred Douglas; uncle, David Zahn; and aunt and uncle, Cheryle and Jeff Bryant.

She will be deeply missed by her aunts: Karen Zahn, Carol and Randy Dayhoff, and Corky Williams; along with numerous cousins, nieces, nephews, and her step-grandfather, Dale Jaeger.

Tammy Ann Stimpson’s impact on the lives of those around her will be remembered forever. Her compassionate spirit, infectious laughter, and genuine kindness will serve as a constant source of inspiration and upliftment for all who had the privilege of knowing her.