Delcena Thompson

A memorial service for Delcena Kay Thompson will be held at 10 am Wednesday, July 10, 2019, at the Gillette Memorial Chapel in Gillette, Wyoming, with Pastor Scott Clem officiating.

Delcena Kay Thompson, 69, passed away in her home suddenly June 29, 2019.

Delcena was born in Shamrock Texas, March 29, 1950, to Jack William Toolen Sr. and Allie Mae (Mitchell) Toolen.  For 18 years she lived in Shamrock, Texas and later Montana. There she meet her first husband, Cap Williams, and had a daughter. After receiving her GED, she moved to Oregon to work with Job Core.

After divorcing, she met Danny Ray Thompson and they had two daughters and settled down in Gillette, Wyoming. Over the years, along with raising her beloved daughters, she also worked for a nursing home, the school district, and a special needs facility.

In 1998, she began her journey as a business owner and opened her daycare, Granny’s, along with a special needs care provider service, Granny’s Purest of Hearts, that continued until her death.

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Anyone that knew Delcena would describe her as a God fearing, strong, Christian woman with the largest heart possible.  The love that exuded from this great soul was immeasurable.  She was gracious, kind, and forever giving.  She would go without to be able to give to others and she did so her entire life.  She lived life and loved everyone.

Delcena is survived by three brothers, Jack William Toolen Jr., Elijah John Toolen, and Albert Glen Toolen; three daughters, Kimberly Kay Williams Thompson(Tom) Trusler, Kellie Lee Thompson Cossitt, and Adina Rae Thompson (Kirk) Harbarger; six grandchildren, Bridgette Maelynn Thompson (Quinton) Case, T.J. Trusler, Cherilyn Rena Trusler, Samantha  Teniel Thompson, Kyle Ryan Glenn Smith, and Caylin Harbarger; four great-grandchildren, Jamie Joe, Cheston James, Johnathan James, and Jarred Jude; one beloved best friend Kimberley “my Kimmie” (Mark) Harris (“grandson’s” David and Shawn Harris, “great grandson” Elijah Harris).

She is preceded in death by great-granddaughter, Journee Maelynn Thompson; mother, Allie Mae Toolen; and father, Jack William Toolen Sr.

Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel 210 W. Fifth St., Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at

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