Funeral service for Arlene Bryant will be held at 2:00 p.m., Friday, November 20, 2020 at Gillette Memorial Chapel with Erik Bergquist officiating; interment to follow at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery. Visitation will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, November 19, 2020 at Gillette Memorial Chapel.
Arlene Bryant, née Bosier, was born in Guthrie, Iowa, on July 22, 1939, to Riley and Martha Bosier. She married Rodney Metzler, and they had two children (Jeff, born in 1956, and Jan, born in 1958). After their divorce, she married Wes Bryant and had another son (Jay, born in 1962). They moved to Greybull, Wyoming, in 1967 and to Gillette, Wyoming, in 1970. Aside from business and vacation travel, Arlene would spend the rest of her life in Gillette, which she definitely thought of as home. She worked in banking nearly all of her working years, rising to Vice President at First National Bank before semi-retiring and having her own insurance agency. She eventually retired fully and spent her time with friends and her granddaughters (Jessica Hanten and Casey Burley). After her divorce from Wes Bryant, she and Dick Sobotka had a long and loving relationship until Dick's death in 2014. She will be buried in Mount Pisgah cemetery, next to Dick and her eldest son, Jeff. Arlene is survived by her brother, Jim Bosier (Iowa), by her two other children, Jan Roley (New Mexico) and Jay Bryant (Texas), by her grandchildren, Jessica Hanten and Casey Burley and their father, Ron Hanten (all in or near Gillette), and by her great-grandchildren, Aiken Burley, Hayden Lynch, and Tessa Burley (all in Gillette). She enjoyed travel, politics, reading, and talking with friends all over town. The Campbell County Cemetery District is deeply saddened by the death of our beloved board member and friend Arlene Bryant. She was the matriarch of our board and was loved by staff and fellow board members alike. Arlene was a driving force behind the Sculpture Program that started a few years ago. Arlene took pride in being a board member as well as being a part of the sculpture committee. Arlene has left a legacy she was proud of for both her family and her community. Rest in Peace Arlene, you may be gone but you will certainly never be forgotten. In lieu of flowers the family request that memorials be made to benefit Campbell County Reproductive Health or Campbell County Cemetery Sculpture Program. 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