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Marlene Lavoice Houdyshell

May 30, 1948 — June 12, 2018

Funeral service for Marlene Houdyshell will be held at 10:00 a.m., Monday, June 18, 2018 at Walker Funeral Home in Gillette, WY with Pastor Marty Crump of Family Life Church, officiating; private family interment will take place at Bear Butte Cemetery in Sturgis, South Dakota. Marlene LaVoice Houdyshell, 70, of Gillette, WY formerly of Sturgis, SD, passed away on June 12, 2018 at Penrose Hospital in Colorado, Springs, CO. Marlene was born in Sturgis, SD to David and Richetta Evans on May 30, 1948.  She attended school at Meade School District.  Marlene married Everett Houdyshell on September 5, 1967 in Dumas, TX. She graduated from Parks Business School in Denver, Co.  Marlene worked as a stewardess for Frontier Airlines for a brief time, before becoming a dedicated mother, wife and homemaker. She was an Army brat of a SGT Major (MAJ) who served in the Army during World War II and the Korean War. She was also involved in motorcycle travel, bowling leagues, American Legion, dancing, music, bingo and most important, a wonderful, fulfilling marriage of 50 years. Marlene is survived by husband, Everett Houdyshell; daughter, Kimberley (Mark) Harris; son, Duane (Carrie) Houdyshell; grandsons, David and Shawn Harris, and Connor Houdyshell; granddaughter, Amy Houdyshell; and great-grandson, Elijah. Marlene is preceded in death by her father, David Evans; her mother, Richetta Evans; sister, Marsha Geaglone; and brother, Richard Evans. Pallbearers will be Duane Houdyshell, Connor Houdyshell, Mark Harris, David Harris, Shawn Harris, Randy Dayhoff, and Bobby Schmidt. Honorary Pallbearers will be Dave Thompson and Ed Aabak. The Houdyshell family wishes to extend our sincere thanks to the Penrose-St. Francis Health Services Critical Care Staff, John Zay Guest Home staff, Walker Funeral Home and Swan-Law Funeral Services, Janice Roberts assisting from the Radney Funeral Home, Pastor Martin Crump of Family Life Church and Kristine Jodozi with the American Legion. Memorials and condolences may be sent in Marlene’s name in care of Walker Funeral Home 410 Medical Arts Court, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at

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