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Obituaries: DeCelle; Miller; Okray; Old Crow; Tesch Sr.

Jul 31, 2023

Gina DeCelle

Gina DeCelle: 1981 – 2023

Memorial Mass for Gina DeCelle, 41, of Gillette, will be held 11:00 a.m., Friday, June 9, 2023 at St. Matthew's Catholic Church, 900 Butler-Spaeth Rd, with Father Steven Titus officiating.

Interment will follow in Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. A gathering of family and friends will be held from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, June 8, 2023 at the Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 West Fifth St., Gillette. A Rosary prayer service will begin at 6 p.m.

Gina Marie DeCelle, a loving wife, mother, daughter, sister, and aunt passed away on June 1, 2023 at her parent's home in Gillette, Wyoming after fighting cancer with bravery and courage. She was born on August 14, 1981 in Buffalo, Wyoming to Jim and Arretta (Blain) Hasquet. She moved to Gillette with her family at the age of 2. She was raised and educated here and graduated from Campbell County High School in 1999.

She continued her studies obtaining two Bachelor of Science degrees, one in Sports Medicine and the other in Addiction Counseling at the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota. She then earned her Master's degree in Sports Psychology from Argosy University in Phoenix, Arizona. After the completion of her education, she married her junior high boyfriend, Aaron DeCelle. Gina worked as an Athletic Trainer at Gillette Physical Therapy for several years meeting and helping so many people along the way. She moved on to Prairie Wind Elementary School to be able to spend more time with her beloved daughters, Brooklyn and Molly.

Gina's proudest accomplishments included running the Feet Don't Fail Me Now 5K series and The Mickelson Trail Half Marathon. But beyond her professional achievements and love of exercise, Gina's fondest memories centered around attending her daughters’ activities. Gina found solace in reading books, camping with her family and sweating it out during HIIT classes.

All those who knew Gina will remember her contagious smile and unwavering strength in the face of adversity, and all her quirky little one-line line jokes.

Gina is survived by her husband, Aaron DeCelle; their daughters, Brooklyn and Molly; parents: Jim and Arretta Hasquet; brother, Jay (Shawn) Hasquet and their children: Abigail and Jacob; In-laws: Paul and Chris DeCelle; brothers-in-law: Paul (Jill) DeCelle and Joe (Tabitha) Decelle; sister-in-law Johnee (Shane) Cook; and several nieces and nephews.

Gina is now reunited with her loved ones who have passed on before her. While we mourn the loss of someone so young and vibrant, let us remember the moments we shared with Gina and celebrate her life for as long as we live. Rest easy, Gina. You will never be forgotten.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to benefit the Matthew Sorenson Foundation. Donations can be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 W. 5th St., Gillette, WY 82716.

Maryann Miller: 1958 – 2023

Maryann finished her earthly journey and arrived in Heaven on Mother's Day, May 14th, 2023, in her home state of Florida at the age of 64.

During her short battle with cancer, she was surrounded and cared for by many of her loved ones. Her family and friends will always remember her soft voice, bravery and selflessness during this time.

Maryann was born in Haines City, Florida to Sam and Mabel Dove. She was a daddy's girl right from the start and loved fishing and being on the boat with him. The family traveled a lot through the years, picking endless rows of beans and fruit, before graduating from Osceola High School in 1977.

Her life truly started when she moved out west and married the love of her life, KC Miller. Together they raised 3 children in Gillette, where they made their home. Maryann was passionate about many things. She loved smelling the pines, fishing, camping, hiking, gardening, travel, the mountains and being on the water at the river she loved, Weeki Wachee, with her family. She had a love for horses and taught their children to rope and ride from a young age and they continue to do so through her.

Maryann had a special way about her, as if wired to help anyone in need. If someone were struggling, she would gladly give them the shirt off her back. She was an amazing wife, mother and friend and will be dearly missed by many.

She was preceded in death by her mother (Mabel); father (Sam); and sisters (Martha & Charlene).Maryann is survived by her loving husband of 36 years, KC; their children Courtni, Matt (Tanya), Beau (Jessi); grandchildren Finnley, Raglan, Keaton, Ethan, Taten, Josey, Rye, Chase & Colby; brothers Johnny (Kathy) Dove, Sam, Jackie & Dooley; many nieces and nephews and friends that she cared so deeply for.

A private ceremony will be held at a later date. The family would like to extend a sincere thank you to all who helped our girl stay hopeful, happy and courageous through this difficult time.

Sherry L. Okray: 1946 – 2023

Sherry Okray, born on July 18, 1946 in Gillette, Wyoming, passed away peacefully on June 2, 2023 in Gillette, Wyoming.

Sherry was a beloved wife, mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, aunt and friend.

She married Mick Okray on December 22, 1963 at the First Baptist Church in Gillette. Together, they had two sons, Darrell (Tammy) and Randy (Angie), five grandchildren; Cody (Brooke), Kyle, Austin, Brandon (Lidia), and Kendra as well as three great-grandchildren; Natalie, Cameron, and Connor.

Sherry was always willing to lend a helping hand. She was a Property Manager and Real Estate Agent for over 30 years. She was an active member of the local PEO chapter, Realtor Board, Church Committee, Volunteer for the National High School Rodeo and Recreation Board.

Born and raised in Gillette she graduated from Campbell County High School in 1964. In her free time, Sherry enjoyed spending time with her family, painting leaves, knitting baby sweaters, gardening, canning, spending time at the cabin, with the horses, and baking. She was also a lover of animals and had many pets throughout her life. Sherry was a kind and generous woman who was always willing to volunteer and serve others. She will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

Sherry was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Thelma Record; brother Tom Record; and sister Barb Reeves.

A memorial service will be held at the First Baptist Church on Gillette Avenue at Friday, June 9, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Local Chapter V P.E.O. Program for Continuing Education for Women. Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel 210 West 5th Street, Gillette, WY 82716.

Bobbie Ann Old Crow: 1970 – 2023

Bobbie Ann Old Crow, a loving and caring soul, was called to her rest at the age of 52. She passed away on May 26, 2023. Bobbie Ann was born on July 1, 1970, and grew up in Montana.

Bobbie Ann was an avid lover of life with a magnetic personality that always brought light to every room she entered. Her humor and optimism could brighten any dark situation, and she had a gift for making others feel at ease. She will be remembered for her warm smile and kind heart that knew no bounds.

In addition to being an amazing friend to those who knew her, Bobbie Ann's proudest accomplishments in life were her babies, grandbabies, and fur babies. Her days were spent attending rodeos, powwows and other tribal events as a proud member of the Crow Tribe. Bobbie Ann also loved the great outdoors; she would often greet strangers with warm hellos and talk to squirrels.

She is survived by Crystal Lynn Old Crow, Jodi Martin(Mark Sallee) Pattee Bement (Patrick and Micheal) Joni Jo Bement ( Lane, Maleeya, Jaren) Kim Knobloch (Jack, Shiloh, Kylee Jacob), Oscar & Gloria Kinzel,Terri Ray Bixby ( Hooper,Wylee,Tyler,Rylin,and Harlee rose), Jackie Burn Knute Old Crow Newton Old Crow jr. (Georgette), Edwina (Gregg) Old Crow Smith Anne Old Crow Bill Old Crow Peggy sue(Bobby lee)Moore, Erica Moore, Logan Tucker,and Andria Peterson Welling(Jeremy). Equally important to her were the many nieces and nephews.

Bobbi Ann was preceded in death by her grandparents Carl and Jackie Bement; her parents Newton Old Crow Sr, and Carlene Bement(Wolf Black); and her step-parents, Amelia Old Crow and James Wolf Black. Her family and friends will miss her greatly.

Bobbie Ann Old Crow's infectious spirit, beautiful heart, and unconditional love for everyone she met leaves us feeling grateful to have known someone so amazing. She has left an imprint on the hearts of many individuals that can never be forgotten.

Bobbie Ann, we celebrate your life with love, admiration, and fondest memories in our hearts. Sleep well dearest friend; until we meet again.

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

Charles LaVerne Tesch Sr.: 1938 – 2023

Charles LaVerne Tesch Sr. passed away Tuesday, May 30, 2023 at The Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center.

Charles LaVerne Tesch, Sr. of Pine Haven Wyoming was born and raised in Lead South Dakota to Charles Arnold Tesch, Sr and Gertrude Marie Tesch (Bratt). He was baptized, confirmed and married at the Bethel Lutheran Church in Lead.

He married Myrna Rae Tesch (Eidsness) on June 11, 1960. Their two children (Cheryl Lynn Tesch (Allen) and Charles Laverne Tesch, Jr) also attended, were baptized, and confirmed at Bethel.

Chuck attended and graduated from Lead High School in 1956. He started raising a family with Myrna then went back to school at Black Hills State University while working for the Homestake Mining Company. He graduated in 1968 with a degree in Industrial Arts and Economics. His career at Homestake varied and he was the mine superintendent when he retired in 1995.

After retirement he started a consulting company where he traveled to Chile, Tobago, Canada, and many US states. During the ten years of consulting Chuck and Myrna built their dream home in Pine Haven which has less snow than Lead.

After he retired from consulting Chuck and Myrna traveled to far places like China, Australia, New Zealand, the Caribbean, Hawaii and following the Martin Luther trail through Europe. They followed rivers (Danube, Rhine) in Europe, the Columbia River in Washington state and Alaskan rivers on a smaller river cruise ship. These smaller river cruising adventures were long time favorites.

During his life, Chuck was active as a Scout Leader, volunteer fireman, Kiwanis, Church councils, car clubs, and helping those in need of help. He is survived by his wife Myrna; daughter Cheryl (Alban Ontario); son Chuck and wife Susan (White Rock, New Mexico); three grandchildren (Jared, Sarah and Caleb) and one great grandchild (Lev). Arnold Tesch is Chuck's remaining sibling.

Chuck's parents and siblings, Leroy, Bob, Marlene, Bill and David precede Chuck.

Chuck's many friends were very important people in his life. Chuck worked for Al Winters at Homestake for many years and during this time they became very close friends. Al said he was honored to have been able to have Chuck work for him and that he was the most talented mine superintendent he ever worked with. Other close family friends of Chuck were Randy Blakeman, Jeff Wandler, Bob Mykleby, Lane Cochran, Mark Thomas, Bernie Sawin, Bob Sieveke, Joe Slattery, and Dale Floen but family was always his priority.

Chucks hobbies were many but included snowmobiling while in South Dakota, politics (throughout his life), woodworking, restoring classic cars, collecting mining related antiques, restoring gas pumps and oil related memorabilia, building garages for his collections and making the Pine Haven yard the best kept yard in town.

The family requests any gifts or memorials be sent to the Campbell County Home Hospice in care of Chuck Tesch.

The Hospice will use any monetary donations to help the wonderful nursing staff and to support those in need.

The website for the CCHH is . Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel 210 West 5th Street, Gillette, WY 82716.

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