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John James Hines

March 3, 1936 — January 26, 2024

Gillette

Funeral service for John Hines will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, February 2, 2024 at Family Life Church with Pastor Marty Crump officiating; interment at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery at 1:00 p.m.; with Military Honors provided by American Legion Post #42 Honor Guard. John Hines 87, of Gillette, WY passed away Friday, January 26, 2024 at Primrose Retirement Community. John James Hines was born in 1936 to John Dwight and Annie Mary (McKenzie) Hines; he grew up and went to school among the red shale hills around Oriva. When John was 16 his father died and he became involved with helping his mother on the ranch. John graduated from CCHS in 1954 and after a few semesters at UW he joined the US Army, spending three years as a meat inspector in Kansas City, Missouri. He returned to the ranch in 1960 where he lived unto his death. After serving on several county boards, he was elected to the legislature in 1985. He served in the House until 2002. He was elected to the Senate in 2003 serving until 2015. He was elected Senate President in 2009 and 2010. John enjoyed travel, spent time on all the continents. A fan of UW John went to all of the home and bowl football games. His years in public service led to many friendships around the state and he enjoyed visiting with them as years went by. John is survived by his sister and brother-in-law, Dorothy Jean and Richard Davis; his brother and sister-in-law, Bill and Judy Hines; along with cherished nephews and nieces. John’s family request that memorials be made to benefit Campbell County Rockpile Museum in John’s name. 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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