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Jeffrey Len Lyman

September 23, 1970 — February 26, 2019

Funeral service for Jeff Lyman will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, March 7, 2019 at Gillette Memorial Chapel with Pastor Ernie Bishop officiating.  Visitation will take place one hour prior to services at the funeral home.  Funeral service will also be held in Eagle Butte, SD at Rooks Funeral Home on Saturday, March 9, 2019 with visitation beginning and 9:00 a.m. and services at 11:00 a.m.; interment will take place at Bordeaux Family Cemetery in La Plant, SD. Jeff Lyman passed away in his home on February 26, 2019 from complications from a mining injury he suffered in November 2013. Jeff Lyman was born on September 30, 1970 in Bakersfield, California, the youngest of nine children born to Franklin and Edna Lyman.  He grew up in Palm Dale, CA.  Jeff lost both his parents in his early teen years. He then entered the Clearfield Job Corp Program in Clearfield, Utah where he obtained his Certification in Welding. Jeff met his first wife, Candace Fiddler in Job Corp and they were married in August of 1991 in Layton, Utah from their union they had three children;  Brandon Lyman of Gillette, WY, Ashley Lyman of Gillette, WY and Leah Lyman of Pierre, SD. In 1996, Jeff moved his family to Gillette, Wyoming where he worked as a welder for various contract mining companies. Jeff landed his first Job at L&H Welding and learned that there was a whole new world of welding at the mines sites.  He then went back to school at Weber State College in Utah to get his certification in 1” unlimited.  He landed his dream job when he was offered full-time employment with Jacobs Ranch who was later bought out by Black Thunder.  Jeff was then later transferred to Black Thunder.  On November 20, 2013 Jeff was in a mining accident that left him with a traumatic brain injury.  After three years of rehabilitation he was allowed to return to his home.  He married Becky Osborne in 2015 and they later separated in 2017.  Jeff lived the remainder of his life in his home in Gillette WY. With the help of Sharon's Home Health Services who assisted with his home care, along with his children; Jeff was able to stay at home without entering into a nursing home. Jeff loved hunting and fishing and spending time with his family and friends. He made frequent trips to South Dakota to hunt with his family (by the pictures there was more than hunting going on). Jeff also enjoyed spoiling his two granddaughters, Jaidynn and Jauzlynn Morgan. He was a hard worker and took very good care of his children and grandchildren. Jeff is survived by his three children, two granddaughters and his four older sister, Deborah Hunter and Vickie Homan both of CA; Melody Andres and Lisa Hughes of AZ;  three older brothers, David Lyman of FL;  Steve Lyman and Donald Lyman of CA;  along with many nieces and nephews. Jeff is proceeded in death by his parents and one older brother, Frankie Lyman. The family would like to extend and big heart felt thank you to Jeff’s personal nurse, Patricia Krohn who has been his nurse since his return home in November 2016 and Black Thunder for their continued support. Memorials and condolences may be sent in Jeff’s name 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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Visitation

Thursday, March 7, 2019

10:00 - 11:00am (Mountain time)

Gillette Memorial Chapel

210 W 5th St, Gillette, WY 82716

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Funeral Service

Thursday, March 7, 2019

Starts at 11:00am (Mountain time)

Gillette Memorial Chapel

210 W 5th St, Gillette, WY 82716

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Visitation

Saturday, March 9, 2019

9:00 - 11:00am (Mountain time)

Rooks Funeral Home

, Eagle Butte, SD 57625

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Funeral Service

Saturday, March 9, 2019

Starts at 11:00am (Mountain time)

Rooks Funeral Home

, Eagle Butte, SD 57625

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