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Obituaries: Hind; Robling

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Jeanne Marie Hind

Jeanne Marie Hind: 1952 – 2024

Jeanne Marie Hind, beloved wife, mother and grandmother, of Gillette, Wyoming passed away on June 26, 2024 surrounded by family, leaving an unfillable void for all that knew her. 

Jeanne, or Jean as she was known, was born on April 14, 1952 in Cherokee, Iowa to John Jr. and Lois Robinson. She was one of six children with older siblings: Janet, John and Judy (Smith), and younger siblings, Jim and Jeanette (Lukins). Jean grew up on a farm near Cherokee where her tireless work ethic, that she would later be known for, was first instilled in her. After graduating from high school, she worked various jobs before embarking on her lifetime career as a nurse. She married Robert (Dave) Hind on October 3, 1970 and went on to have two sons, Robert (Tony) and Michael.  After leaving Cherokee for short stops in Louisiana and Colorado, Jean and family settled in Gillette, Wyoming in the late 1980s, where she became a nurse at Campbell County Memorial Hospital. Jean spent over 30 years at the hospital providing care for thousands of patients in the demanding ICU and ER departments as well as at the walk-in-clinic towards the end of her career.

Jean was known for her hard work, generosity, kindness, compassion, and selflessness. Her true passion was the care and comfort of others. As a nurse Jean exceeded the expectations for the physical and emotional care of her patients and her patients families, providing comfort in some of their darkest times. Jean was a devoted wife and mother, who always put family first. Even with working long hours at the hospital, she managed the household and was the glue that held the family together. Jean was generous with loved ones and willing to assist them in any way possible. Her ability to listen, without judgment, had a strong calming effect that put people at ease. Jean was not only a mother to her own sons, but also a mother to her sons’ friends, loving them like they were her own and occasionally caring for them at the hospital.

Later in life, her grandchildren, Robert (Andrew), Anna, Ashlin, and Harper, became her biggest source of joy. She cherished the time with them while babysitting, visiting the park, shuttling them to school, or chatting in-person or online. Against her sons’ wishes, she excessively spoiled the grandchildren with snacks, sweets, toys, apps, hugs, back rubs, cash, and anything else they asked for. When not spoiling the grandchildren, Jean enjoyed spending time with her daughter-in-laws, Jeanie and Misti, talking to her sisters on the phone and online, reading, working in the yard, making cookies, watching the NFL, WNBA, and University of Iowa sports, and playing slot machines with friends and family (especially with her mother Lois).

Jean touched the lives of those who knew her. She will be missed and never forgotten.

A celebration of Jean’s life will be held at 11:00 a.m. on July 12, 2024, at the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in Gillette, Wyoming. All who knew Jean are welcome to attend. In lieu of flowers, a donation can be made to Jean’s favorite charity, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Benita Gayle Robling: 1957 – 2024

Benita Robling, age 66, passed away in Gillette Wyoming after a two-year battle with cancer.

Benita was born on November 22, 1957 to Robert Cassity and Opal Pauline Brammer in Dade County, Florida. In November 1978, she married Glen (George) Robling and had three childre: Glen Jr. (JR), Travis, and Desire.

They lived in many states over the years but Wyoming became home to them all. They later divorced but remained friends. Benita retired on June 27, 2020, and moved to Michigan for a brief time. She eventually moved back to Wyoming, where she was diagnosed with cancer.

Benita was a die-hard Chiefs fan and loved her family, especially all of her grandkids. Her heart was big and she would always try to help someone if they needed it. If you could describe her, it was sweet and simple. She didn’t need all the glorious things in life, she was content with what she had. Making many friends over the years, those who grew close were just like family to her.

Benita is survived by her children: Travis and Ashley Robling of Gillette, Wyoming; Glen and Lindsey Robling of Rapid City, South Dakota; Desire and Jerrod Foutch of Michigan; grandchildren: Michael, Janaya, Kingston, Dezeray, Skylynn, Dominic, and Abby; brother, Alvin (Dale) and Donna Foote; and numerous nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents; and brother, Larry.

Memorial services will be held at The American Legion Monday July 8, 2024 at 1:00 p.m., followed by a potluck reception.

Condolences may be sent in care of Walker Funeral Home 410 S Medical Arts Court, Gillette, WY 82716.