Memorial services for Gladys Patricia (Reed) Worley will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 26, 2012, at the Mount Pisgah Cemetery Shelter with Pastor Marty Crump of Family Life Church officiating.
Pat Worley, 77, passed away on Sunday, Oct.14, 2012, at the Tri-City Medical Center in Oceanside, Calif., from surgical complications.
Pat Worley was born July 31, 1935, in Sheridan, Wyo., to W.S. Worley and Shirley (Johnson) Rhoades. As a young child, she lived in Sheridan and then moved to Campbell County. She boarded with several families in the Gillette, Moorcroft and Rozet area until she graduated from Campbell County High School in 1953. Pat then attended Sheridan Beauty College and received her cosmetology license.
She married Billie Lee Nelson in April 1953 in Kansas. To this union, four sons were born. They later divorced in 1967.
She then married Louis C. Reed, Jr. and lived on the ranch north of Gillette. They enjoyed breeding and showing goats. Pat was instrumental in bringing the National Goat Show to Gillette in 1991. They were later divorced.
Pat had a beautiful singing voice and enjoyed singing in the choir at the Presbyterian Church for many years. She was a wonderful cook. Several times, she opened the doors of her home for individuals in need of help and guidance. Pat moved to Oceanside, Calif., in 2002 to help care for her sister Barbara. She continued to live there until her death.
Pat is survived by her sons, Frank Nelson, Nyle (Linda) Nelson, Byron (Jane) Nelson all of Gillette, Wyo., and John Nelson of Douglas, Wyo.; one brother, John Worley of Gillette, Wyo.; 12 grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren, numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, sister Barbara Bozeman and brother William Evans, and two daughters-in-law Marty and Ruth Nelson.
Memorials are suggested to benefit Close to Home Hospice. Memorials and condolences may be sent in Pat’s name in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 W. Fifth St., Gillette, WY 82716 or condolences also may be sent via the internet at www.gillettememorialchapel.com.