Born: Wed., Aug. 7, 1957
Died: Thu., Jul. 20, 2017


3:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Tue., Jul. 25, 2017
Location: Gorman Funeral Home - Converse Chapel

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Wed., Jul. 26, 2017
Location: Gorman Funeral Home - Converse Chapel

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Funeral services for Brion Keith Haynes, 59, will be held at 1:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 26th , 2017 at the Gorman Funeral Homes-Converse Chapel in Douglas, Wyoming with Pastor Frank Wiederrecht of  The Gathering officiating.  Inurnment will be in the Mount Pisgah Cemetery in Gillette, Wyoming.

Brion was born Wednesday, August 7th , 1957 in Cheyenne, Wyoming the son of Lawrence Gilbert and Virginia Grace (Laca) Haynes.  The family moved to Gillette in 1968 where he attended and graduated from Campbell County High School. Brion worked for his family's business, Haynes Taxidermy, through his junior high and high school years. In 1973 Brion met the love of his life and high school sweetheart Leahmae Trudy Kauffman and the couple married in 1977. From this union came three wonderful children. Brion worked for Black Hills Power and Light before moving to the Campbell County Memorial Hospital until 1992. Brion then went to work for L and T Fabrications before moving to South Carolina in 1995. While there, Brion worked for Clarendon Health Systems where he worked his way up to Engineering Manager. He and his wife returned to Wyoming, settling in Douglas in 2012 where he went to work for Memorial Hospital of Converse County where he worked up until the time of his illness.

Brion had a zest for life; he enjoyed hunting, shooting, reloading, and spending quality time with the family that he loved. Brion's grandkids were the sparkle in his eye. He enjoyed going to their sporting and school events. Leahmae was his companion, wife, and best friend; she was his world; He loved her to the moon and back. Brion will most be remembered for his outgoing personality, contagious smile, generosity, and kindness. Brion was a hardworking man that could build or fix nearly anything. He had an outstanding work ethic, a can do attitude, and was often referred to as the go to guy. Brion was the kind of guy everybody loved and enjoyed being around.

Brion passed Thursday, July 20th, 2017 after a long hard battle with Cancer; which he fought bravely, and with dignity. Brion went peacefully surrounded by longtime friends and family who were gathered around his bed reminiscing and sharing cherished memories they all had with him.

He is survived by his wife, Leahmae T. Haynes, of Douglas; mother, Virginia Haynes of Gillette; children, Kira (Bill) Lewis of Tucson, Arizona and Christopher Haynes and Crystal Wilkes (Trevor Lake) both of Douglas; siblings, Bret (Pam) Haynes of Pahrump, Nevada, and Kim (Jeff) Evans and Blake Haynes both of Gillette; and grandchildren, Ashlee Gibbs, Dylan Haynes, Haley Haynes, Aiden Lake, Alex Lake, Ayrionna Lake, and Reignyn Lake,  and multiple nieces and nephews.

Brion was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence Haynes, on September 10, 2006.

Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, July 25th, 2017 from 3:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Robert Jennings, Michael Kelley, Christopher Haynes, Dylan Haynes, Trevor Lake, Gary Kelley, Weslee Haynes, Nicholas Haynes, Heath Evans, and Dustin Evans.

A memorial to Marge Cares Foundation, P.O. Box 98, Glendo, Wyoming 82213 or to the Wyoming Foundation For Cancer Care in care of Rocky Mountain Oncology, 6501 East Second Street, Casper, Wyoming 82609 would be appreciated by the family.

The Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel of Douglas, Wyoming is in charge of the arrangements.

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   Posted Sat July 22, 2017

BALANCE EASEL SPRAY was sent by Virginia, Blake, Pam, and Bret Haynes and Kim and Jeff Evans .

Matthew 5:4
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.

From the loving family of Brion Haynes.

Vicki Kropf
   Posted Sat July 22, 2017
Brion, you eill be missed by so many of us. I was lucky to work many years with you at CMH. We did have many ' spirited 'work moments during construction and renovation when I had to play bad guy and you were trying to get the job done. It was a pleasure to know you and see you enjoy life as you did. Youmade our lives more enriched by sharing yours with us.

Mike and Cyndee Kelley
   Posted Sat July 22, 2017
Brion has left us far too soon. We will miss his hearty laugh, beautiful smile and friendship.
Our thoughts and prayers are with those who remain. Love you.

Beth wagstaff
   Posted Sun July 23, 2017
Crystal, so sorry for your loss you have been a devoted daughter. Love to everyone,beth

Dorothy Minor
   Posted Sun July 23, 2017

DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent by Dink and Cash Minor.

Please know that our thoughts are with you. May your many memories give you peace. Much love, Dorothy (Dink) and Cash Minor

Rebecca Cartright
   Posted Mon July 24, 2017
I had the honor of working with Brion at Clarendon Health System. He always had a smile on his face and was as genuine as they come. He will be missed. My thoughts and prayers are with the family.

Rebecca Cartright

Michelle Spangler Christy
   Posted Mon July 24, 2017
My heart breaks for Brion's family. He was a wonderful man with a great sense of humor. It was a privilege to work with him at Clarendon Memorial. My condolences and prayers for Leigh and his children.

Yvonne Johnson
   Posted Mon July 24, 2017

GRANDMA'S GARDEN  TABLE BASKET was sent by Yvonne Minor.

Words cannot even begin to express my sorrow. Love to all.

Bryan Upp
   Posted Mon July 24, 2017
So sad to hear this news, Brion will be missed. He was as close to family as you can get to the Upps. My dad (Bill) considered him as a brother for the past 35 years or so. I always looked forward to seeing Brion on my trips to Gillette as a kid and South Carolina as a man. I believe he even stopped through Kansas City a time or two with my dad. God bless.

William Upp
   Posted Mon July 24, 2017


Our condolences to the family. God bless Brion. From - The Upps [Bill, Miranda, Bryan and Traci]

Scherrie Cogdill
   Posted Thu July 27, 2017
So honored to have worked with Brion at Clarendon Health and be a part of helping his team take care of the hospital campus. He was a delight to work with and so happy to have had the opportunity to call him my friend. A smile as bright as Brions has made all of us better people.

Corina Allen (Heptner)
   Posted Thu July 27, 2017
To the family of Brion Haynes. I am sorry for your loss. I have not seen him in very many years. He use to work for my family many years ago. He was an amazing person. My thoughts go out to all of you.


Tim & Nancy Hallinan
   Posted Mon July 31, 2017
Leahmae & family,
We were so sorry to hear of Brion's passing. We have a lot of good memories of him as part of of the FMC family. He had such a cheerful, pleasant personality and was always so generous in helping with whatever was needed. Our sincere sympathy to you and your family.

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