Born: Mon., May 28, 1923
Died: Sat., Nov. 4, 2017


4:00 PM to 7:00 PM, Wed., Nov. 08, 2017
Location: Gorman Funeral Home - Converse Chapel

Funeral Service

11:00 AM Thu., Nov. 09, 2017
Location: Gorman Funeral Home - Converse Chapel

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Funeral services for Bessie Gertrude (Grant) Hiser, 94, will be held at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, November 9, 2017 at the Gorman Funeral Homes-Converse Chapel in Douglas, Wyoming with Pastor Frank Wiederrecht of The Gathering officiating.  Interment will be in the Douglas Park Cemetery.  A reception will be held at the Samuel Mares American Legion Post #8 in Douglas immediately following the service at the cemetery.
Bessie Hiser died at her home in the Boxelder Canyon area south of Glenrock, Wyoming.
Bessie was born May 28, 1923 to Ulysses S. and Gertrude May (Chamberlain) Grant at the ranch in Boxelder Park, Wyoming.  She was the survivor of a set of twins and was raised by her father and older sisters as her mother passed away when she was two months old.
On August 19, 1942 she married Elias Edward Hiser in Douglas.  To this union 16 children were born, 15 of whom lived to adulthood.
She and Ed were ranchers in Converse County for many years.  In addition to ranching they carried a rural mail route from Glenrock to Boxelder Park for twenty-three years.
She is survived by her children, Helen McCarty of Redmond, Washington, Joy Blackburn of Anchorage, Alaska, Patricia Bates of Casper, Wyoming, Donna Hiser of Glenrock, Hugh (Sue) Hiser of Alcova, Wyoming, Ramona Giles of Gering, Nebraska, Charles (Billye) of Casper, Fred (Patty) Hiser of Glenrock, Wynell (Gary) Davis of Casper, Margaret (Marvin) Newman of Anchorage, Darlene (Gus) Walls of Alpharetta, Georgia, Bruce (Cindy) Hiser of Glenrock, Wanema (Steve) Palchak of Bear Lake, Pennsylvania, Melissa (Barry) Armstrong of Thermopolis, Wyoming, and Tony (Kim) Hiser of Douglas.  She has over 30 grandchildren, over 60 great grandchildren; and five great-great grandchildren with more on the way; many nieces and nephews; and enormous extended group of family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father, Ulysses “Uly”, on June 2, 1953; mother, Gertrude “Gertie”, on July 24, 1923; husband, Ed, on April 11, 1997; son, Eugene Edward Hiser, on December 27, 1945; sons-in-law, Dean McCarty, Jerry Blackburn, Gordon Bates, and Wayne Giles; granddaughter, Jeanye Hiser; and siblings, Emogene, Helen, Zelma, Amy, John, Elmer, Allen, Jess, Frank, infant twin sister, and a sister in infancy.
Serving as pallbearers will be Clayton Hiser, Brian Bates, Brett Armstrong, Charles Hiser Jr., Justin Davis, and Jake Hiser.  Serving as honorary pallbearers will be all of her grandchildren.
A memorial to the Ed and Bessie Hiser Memorial Scholarship Fund, P.O. Box 342, Glenrock, Wyoming 82637 would be appreciated by the family.
Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Wednesday from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M.    
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel of Douglas, Wyoming is in charge of the arrangements.
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Steve Palchak
   Posted Mon November 06, 2017
Bessie was more than my mother in law she was my mom in every sense of the word .She was the most caring gentle and loving mom that ever lived .I will miss her ..........steve

Mark and Karen Morton
   Posted Mon November 06, 2017
We never had the pleasure of meeting Bessie but we are saddened by her death. Her memory will live on in the lives of her family. She's in a better place.

S. L.
   Posted Tue November 07, 2017
My sincere condolences in the loss of your dear loved one, Bessie. May comfort and peace from God help you through this difficult time. 2 Corinthians 1:3, 4.

Kenneth and Stephanie Karstoft
   Posted Wed November 08, 2017
Fred, Christina, Hugh and Sue, and family

Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. May your memories bring a smile to your lips and laughter and joy to your heart. Thinking of all of you. With Deepest Sympathy, Ken and Stephanie

   Posted Thu November 09, 2017
Dear Hiser Family: Please accept my sincere condolences for your loss. I know that this is a hard time for your family. There is comfort to be found through the pages of the Bible. Acts 24:15 and Philippians 4:6,7 help us to see that there will be a time that our loved ones will be resurrected to life here on earth and that until that time God will be our source of comfort because he is the God of Peace and he will guard our hearts and minds in this time of need. I hope these promises from the bible provide you with some comfort. Again, I am sorry for your loss.

Hebert Family
   Posted Thu November 09, 2017
A beatiful woman who so gracefully transformed to a beautiful Angel in Heaven. In our visits with Grandma Bessie, you could always see her happiness to have family visit. She will be missed dearly in our travels. Reaching out to all her family, we extend our deepest sympathies. May the soul of your mother be at peace with our Heavenly Father. 🙏🙏🙏🙏 and many hugs! Bless you Donna for the loving care you provided for your Mom! You truly were a blessing to her life!💞

Diane Habitzruther
   Posted Thu November 09, 2017
Miss Bessie will be missed. So enjoyed working with her the last few months. She will be missed by so many. My prayers to all her children. God be with each of you. God Bless!

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