Doris Trusty, age 98, passed away Nov. 22, 2012, in Newcastle, Wyo.
Family services and interment at Mount Pisgah Cemetery in Gillette will be held at a later date.
Doris Ellen Trusty was born June 26, 1914, in Arvada, Wyo., the daughter of Claude Madison and Bessie Violet (Hall) Reed. The family worked for the 4N Ranch in the Arvada area and filed on a homestead on Middle Prong Creek.
In 1931-1933, as a young woman, Doris worked for the Giers Ranch in Kearney, Wyo., and in 1934 she worked for the Hackert Ranch near Buffalo. On the ranches, she guided dudes, cooked, wrangled horses, cleaned house and anything else they needed her to do.
In April of 1935, she came to Gillette and worked for Mr. and Mrs. Underwood keeping house and then in 1937-1939 she worked at the McHenry Hospital in Gillette where she met her future husband George Darling. On July 3, 1939, in Columbus, Mont., the couple were married. He preceded her in death on Aug. 23, 1955.
After George’s death she went to work for the Farm Bureau until her marriage to Garner Trusty on Oct. 5, 1959, at the Presbyterian Chapel in Rapid City, S.D., with the Rev. Robert Christy officiating. Garner preceded her in death on Jan. 18, 1987.
Doris was an active member of Royal Neighbors and the Gillette Rebecca Lodge #28, for over 50 (she joined in 1942) years. During this time, she received the Decoration of Chivalry. She was also a member of the Pedal Pushers Garden Club and for many years planted and tended the flower beds at the Pioneer Manor, Cam-plex and the fairgrounds. She loved to garden, feed the squirrels and take drives to see the wildlife around Gillette and the Black Hills area.
Doris is survived by two nieces Bonnie Sisnaros of Greeley, Colo.; and Jeanie Tanner of Riverton, Wyo.; three nephews, Merrill Tanner of Newcastle, Wyo., Russell Tanner of Reedsport, Ore., and Charles Reed of Gillette.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands, one sister, one brother and one nephew.
Memorials and condolences may be sent in Doris’s name in care of Walker Funeral Home, 410 Medical Arts Court, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences also may be sent via our website: www.walkerfuneralgillette.com