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Kari Dawn Purinton

September 18, 1956 — July 1, 2022

Memorial service for Kari Puriton will be held at 12:00 p.m., Thursday, July 21, 2022 at Cornerstone Church of God 406 S Brooks Ave, with Pastor Ron Merritt officiating. It is with great sadness that our daughter and friend Kari Purinton, 65, passed away. Kari was born September 18, 1956 in Worland, Wyoming to Dale and Ann Purinton. In 1959 the family moved to her beloved Red Lodge, Montana. Upon graduating high school, she enlisted in the US Army and served her country proudly. After being honorably discharged Kari moved to Gilbert, Arizona to work for AT&T. In 2005 she moved to Gillette, Wyoming where she worked for Qwest. Kari missed her father deeply so she took this job in the town he resided. After retiring as a manager from Qwest in 2009, she went on to experience other career opportunities which included obtaining a CDL, Teaching people obtaining their CDLs, working in the oil field, and transporting her beloved rail roaders. She was known for her positivity and her strong faith even through her courageous battle with multiple cancers. These attributes helped her win and overcome her battles. Kari thrived on volunteering for the NFR, 4-H and open horse shows, and the National High School Finals Rodeo. She just knew how to connect with people. Kari had a love for horses which she and her father shared deeply. Kari is preceded in death with her mother Ann Purinton (1982), Step-Mother Jeri Purinton (2002), and brothers Chad (2016) and Kip Purinton (2003). Kari is survived by her father Dale Purinton of Gillette, Uncle Keith (Frances) Purinton, and Step-Brother Tom (Deb) Hileman. Though Kari never had children of her own, she had a multitude of children she would consider as her own.Kari will be missed deeply by all that knew her in any walk of her life. Her kind and generous spirit touched all that were privileged to cross paths with her. 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
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Service Schedule

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Memorial Service

Thursday, July 21, 2022

12:00 - 1:00 pm (Mountain time)

Cornerstone Church of God

406 S Brooks Ave, Gillette, WY 82716

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