Delores “Dee” Edwards passed away on June 11, 2022 in Sundance, WY surrounded by her family. She was born August 10,1945 to Wayne and Viola (Moore) Woody. Dee was raised in Thermopolis, Wyoming and graduated from Hot Springs High School in 1963. She then attended Casper College and earned a degree in business. After college she moved to Gillette where she met and married Ronnie Edwards on May 20, 1972. They made their home on the south side of Gillette by the Gillette Fishing Lake until 1994. After their youngest graduated they moved to their ranch twenty miles south of Gillette on Highway 59. She resided there until her passing. Dee, worked several different jobs, including Murphy Drug, the livestock sale ring, and Fashion Crossroads from the mid 1980’s to 1999 all the while ranching alongside her husband, Ronnie. She was a long-time member of the local sorority, Beta Sigma Phi, from November 1973 through June 2022. She enjoyed spending her time attending all of her grandkid’s activities. Holidays were her favorite time of year she loved spending these moments with her entire family. Some of her hobbies were camping, branding, calving, leading and being apart of her sorority and spending time with her family. She is survived by her sister, Evelyn Bowling of Yuma, AZ; her three kids; Kris (Brad) Erdman of Gillette ,WY and their kids: Whitney (Jake), Bayker, Aspen, Knighton, and Thorson, Trevor, and Hayden. Rhonda (Joe) Parker of Douglas, WY and their kids: Ryan (Chris), Ashley (Cordell), Trevor, Wyatt, and Molly. Brad (Lindy) Edwards of Gillette, WY and their kids: Dacee (Zeb) and Crew, Channing (Jacob) and a baby girl on the way, Gracey (Colter) and Bentley, Hayden, and Reide. Along with many nieces and nephews. She was proceeded in death by her parents, in-laws, Joseph and Leora Edwards, husband Ronnie, grandkids Hayley and Colton, and brother-in-law Bill Bowling.
Upon her request, there will not be a funeral service. However, there will be a graveside ceremony Friday, June 17th at 10 a.m. at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery with Marty Crump as the officiant. Reception to follow. In honor of Dee, she loved the color red, the family invites you to wear red if you are attending. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to your favorite charity. 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
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