Born: Sat., Sep. 19, 1936
Died: Sat., Apr. 21, 2018


2:00 PM to 5:00 PM, Sun., Apr. 29, 2018
9:00 AM to 12:30 PM, Mon., Apr. 30, 2018
Location: Gorman Funeral Home - Converse Chapel

Funeral Service

2:00 PM Mon., Apr. 30, 2018
Location: Gorman Funeral Home - Converse Chapel

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Funeral services for Mary Elaine Crummer, 81, will be held at 2:00 P.M. Monday, April 30, 2018 at the Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel in Douglas, Wyoming with Pastor Monte Reichenberg officiating.  Interment will be in the Douglas Park Cemetery.

Elaine Crummer died Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Memorial Hospital of Converse County in Douglas, Wyoming.

Mary Elaine Hornbuckle and her twin sister, Evelyn Ruth Hornbuckle, were born Saturday, September 19, 1936 at Miss Gilbreath’s Private Hospital in Douglas, Wyoming the daughters of Richard Quay and Bessie Cora (Turner) Hornbuckle.

The twin girls were premature, each weighing just over three pounds.  They were not expected to live, but rancher/doctor J.R. Hylton pulled them through.  They were kept in incubators made from shoe boxes with electric heating pads for warmth.  The girls were released to their Cheyenne River ranch home when they were eight weeks old.  Dr. Hylton insisted that they have fresh milk for the girls.  Their father was unable to find a milk cow to buy, but a neighboring rancher, Rhea Tillard, loaned the family one.

The twins along with their older brother, Dick Jr., grew up cowboying.  They attended country school through grade 8.  Elaine attended four years of high school in Douglas, and attended one year of college in Denver, Colorado.

Elaine married Larry C. Crummer on May 24, 1956 and they resided in Douglas.  They had three children, Laurie, Montey, and Deidre.

Elaine and Larry ranched and farmed west of Douglas on LaPrele until 1994 when they purchased their current homestead east of Douglas.

Elaine was passionate about horses and raised registered Quarter Horses.  She was an active member of the Farm Bureau and a member and past President of the Wyoming Pioneer Association. 

Elaine is survived by her husband, Larry Crummer, of Douglas; children, Montey (Sharie) Crummer of Glenrock, Wyoming and Deidre (Jack) Buckner of Fort Collins, Colorado; seven grandchildren; and fourteen great grandchildren.

Elaine was preceded in death by her father, Richard, on January 6, 1959; mother, Bessie, on November 24, 1969; daughter, Laurie Laine Hurly, on April 4, 2015; brother, Richard Thomas Hornbuckle, on October 28, 2011; and twin sister, Evelyn Ruth Stellmach, on January 15, 2016.

Serving as pallbearers will be Quay Hornbuckle, Brent Hornbuckle, Clint Farmer, Ben Applegate, Erin Hashaw, and Paul Hashaw.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Art Sims, Kirk Hornbuckle, Glenn Lewis, Jake Johnson, and Joe Hinckley.

Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Sunday, April 29, 2018 from 2:00 P.M. to 5:00 P.M. and on Monday from 9:00 A.M. to 12:30 P.M.

A memorial to the Wyoming Pioneer Association, Fourth Grade Essay Contest, P.O. Box 1545, Douglas, Wyoming 82633 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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Pat and Karen Hand
   Posted Tue April 24, 2018
Larry and family. Our deepest condolences. Prayers

John R. Huntzinger
   Posted Sat April 28, 2018
Elaine Crummer was a wonderful help mate to her husband Larry who was a 1953 class mate of mine. Elaine also a loving mother, grand mother and great grand mother. She was an active and contributing member to the Wyoming Pioneer Association and very committed to the annual Fourth Grade Essay contest. I will always remember her as a very sweet, genuine and friendly lady.

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