Funeral services for June Phillips Provost, 83, of Buffalo and formerly of Gillette will be 2 p.m. Saturday at the Adams Funeral Home Chapel in Buffalo with Richard Trembly officiating.
Burial will be in Willow Grove Cemetery with graveside services to follow the funeral. A reception will be at the Big Horn Baptist Church immediately after the graveside service.
She died Saturday, Nov. 3, 2012, at the Amie Holt Care Center in Buffalo.
Junea Deane Winland Phillips Provost was born March 5, 1929, in Gillette to Lysle and Dorothy (Sivard) Winland. She grew up and received her education in Gillette and graduated from Campbell County High School with the class of 1947. After high school, she worked as a waitress and for Bell Telephone as a switchboard operator.
She was married Nov. 16, 1951, in Gillette to Ray Phillips and they made their home in Gillette. In 1962 they moved to Buffalo, where she worked as a cook for the Buffalo Grade School and also cooked for the Johnson County Hospital while they raised their four children. She also worked for several years for the Ben Franklin store in Buffalo.
Mr. Phillips died in May 1985 and she continued living in Buffalo.
She was married Oct. 15, 1994, in Raton, N.M., to Gene Provost and they lived in Buffalo until the time of her death.
June was a member of the Big Horn Baptist Church, and a 4-H leader. She was a Watkins distributor and volunteered at the Gatchell Museum, the Humane Society, the Food Pantry and the VFW. She loved wildflowers in the mountains, camping, fishing and the many family reunions in the Big Horns.
Over the years she was active in her church, community, a lover of animals and had a full life with travel, family and friends. Their travels took them to the Southwest, Mexico and Alaska.
She is survived by her husband, Gene Provost of Buffalo; two sons, Arlin Phillips and Ken Phillips, both of Casper; two daughters, Rayma Clearwater of Sequim, Wash., and Deirdre Blakesley of Gillette; two stepdaughters, Hanorah Anderson nd Karen Anderson, both of Longmont, Colo.; one brother, William Winland of Gillette; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband and a beloved nephew, Mark Winland.
Donations in June’s memory may be made to the VFW Post #13 or the Bread of Life Food Pantry in care of the Adams Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo. Condolences also may be sent via the tribute site at www.gillettememorialchapel.com or attached to the obituary on the News Record’s website at www.gillettenewsrecord.com.