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Marion Albert Ealy

April 13, 1949 — May 20, 2024


Funeral services for Marion “Butch” Ealy will be held Friday, May 24, 2024, at 3 pm at the Gillette Memorial Chapel.  Visitation will be from 5-7 pm on Thursday, May 23, 2024.  Marion “Butch” Ealy passed away Monday May 20, 2024, from natural causes. Butch was born April 13, 1949, to Murel and Gladys (Hockett) Ealy in Sundance, WY.  He joined the Army in 1969, where he served as an Artilleryman with Battery C, 1st Battalion, 36 Artillery. Honorably discharged in 1970, he returned home where he eventually met the love of his life, Thelma Cure. They married on October 16, 1971, and had three sons: Monte, Corey, and Kenneth. An avid outdoorsman, Butch enjoyed elk hunting and camping in the Big Horns, Tetons, Snowies, and the Black Hills.  He was also a fixture in the local horseshoe league and at state level tournaments and was instrumental in helping to bring the World Horseshoe Pitching tournament to Gillette in 2006. He is survived by his three sons:  Monte (LaTisha) Ealy, Corey (Shelly) Ealy, and Kenneth Ealy, eight grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.  He was preceded in death by his wife Thelma, his parents, Murel and Gladys, his sisters Sandra and Shirley and his grandson Marshall Ealy. 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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Thursday, May 23, 2024

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