Funeral services for Harriette “Peggy” Yount will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Gillette Memorial Chapel with the Rev. Chuck Matthews of Church of Christ in Casper officiating.
Burial will follow in Mount Pisgah Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Gillette Memorial Chapel.
Mrs. Yount died of natural causes Saturday, Sept. 22, 2012, four days before her 85th birthday, at Close to Home Hospice Hospitality House.
She was born Sept. 26, 1927, in Susanville, Calif., the third daughter of Harry and Melba (Baker) Montgomery. She was raised and educated in Elmira, Idaho.
After a two-week courtship, she married her soul mate Bert P. Yount on April 28, 1947.
They moved to Gillette in the early 1970s.
She cooked at Campbell County High School. She had fond memories of cooking for the football players at the Fall Football Camp in Story. She spent much of her time and took great pride in making homemade meals from scratch while employed at the Children’s Developmental Services of Campbell County. She was everyone’s “Granny.” After many years, people still comment about what a wonderful cook she was. When not cooking at the children’s center, she was cooking for her family.
She always was very involved and supportive of her family. She was available for them day or night. She was also a seamstress and enjoyed bowling (she served as league secretary), crocheting and playing solitaire.
Mrs. Yount is survived by her children, Terri Humphries and Toni Klein of Story; four grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; sisters, Lea Newcomb, Nedra Halsted and Jerry Wiltse; and many other relatives.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 59 years, Bert P. Yount, her parents and two sisters.
In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Close to Home Hospice Hospitality House.
Memorials and condolences may be sent in her name in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 W. Fifth St., Gillette, WY 82716 or condolences via the Internet at www.gillettememorialchapel.com or attached to the obituary on the News Record’s website at www.gillettenewsrecord.com.