WYOMA PEARL (POTTORFF) STEPHENS OYLEAR

Born: Thu., Oct. 1, 1925
Died: Wed., May 2, 2018


Visitation

1:00 PM to 4:00 PM, Sat., May 05, 2018
Location: Gorman Funeral Home - Converse Chapel


Funeral Service

11:00 AM Mon., May 07, 2018
Location: Glenrock Middle School Auditorium


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Funeral services for Wyoma Pearl Stephens Oylear, 92, will be held at 11:00 A.M. Monday, May 7, 2018 at the Glenrock Middle School Auditorium in Glenrock, Wyoming with Brooke Downs officiating and Dwane Cates as the eulogist.  Interment will be in the Glenrock Cemetery.

Wyoma Stephens Oylear passed away Wednesday, May 2, 2018 at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyoming surrounded by her family.

Wyoma was born Thursday, October 1, 1925 in Casper, Wyoming the daughter of Elijah Vincent and Goldie Pearl (Carter) Pottorff.  She was the fifth of seven children.

Wyoma attended schools in Casper and Glenrock-Parkerton On August 30th, 1941, she married William “Bill” Stephens in Harrison, Nebraska.

Bill and Wyoma traveled to Seattle, Washington, where she worked for the Boeing Aircraft Company building planes for World War II. This is the first time she ever wore a pair of pants. They later lived in Idaho and California before settling on the family ranch on Deer Creek south of Glenrock. They started their family having three children; Michael, Colleen, and Kathleen. They ranched until the time of Bill's death in 1972. At this time she went to work at the Gamble's store and later went to Williams Town & Country Store where she worked until retirement at the age of 87. 

Wyoma was extremely proud of her children and grandchildren and enjoyed attending their various activities and sporting events. She was a very social person and love spending time with her friends at community events.

Wyoma enjoyed annual adventurous trips with her brothers, especially when they went to Deadwood and family reunions. Dancing was one of the great loves of her life, she enjoyed it until the very end. Wyoma also enjoyed crossword puzzles, cross stitch, and collecting miniatures and shoes.

She was an amazing person who Glenrock will always remember.

Wyoma is survived by her son Michael Stephens and wife Patricia (Stewart) of Glenrock; daughters, Colleen Skipper and husband Michael Skipper of Vincennes, Indiana, and Kathleen Stewart and husband Donald Stewart of Glenrock; eight grandchildren, Nicole Williams, Jake Stephens, Tel Stephens, McKenzie Young, Josh Skipper, Josie Roberts, Shelby Hoskinson, and Elijah Stewart, along with 12 great-grandchildren.

Wyoma was preceded in death by her parents; first husband, William Clark Stephens, on September 27, 1972; second husband, Jerry Oylear; daughter, Judith Marie, in 1943; and siblings, Effie Henning, Kenneth Pottorff, Dale Pottorff, and Edna Armstrong.

Family and friends may call at the funeral home on Saturday, May 5, 2018 from 1:00 P.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Serving as pallbearers will be Jake Stephens, Tel Stephens, Josh Skipper, Elijah Stewart, Jared Williams, Jadon Williams, Casey Hoskinson, and Jake Roberts.

Serving as honorary pallbearers will be all of her many friends.

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

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gormanfh.com

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Charlotte Kalkofen
   Posted Sat May 05, 2018
I am so sorry to learn of Wyoma's passing. I always enjoyed visiting with her while checking out at Williams. Seems we always found something to laugh about. I'm glad she had such a long life. God bless her soul and all of you she left behind.

Pamela Singleton
   Posted Sat May 05, 2018
We are so very sorry for your loss! We know how very dear she was . It was a great honor to have met and spent some wonderful moments with her
Our hearts and prayers are with you. Love you bunches Mike and Colleen. Pam and Jon

Alex Lockhart
   Posted Sat May 05, 2018
I am so sorry to hear of Wyoma's passing. She was such a Dear Lady. I loved talking with her at Williams when she was at work, and saw her many times after her retirement. We would laugh, and exchange what was going on in our lives. Always ending with hugs! She will be missed so very much. God Bless Wyoma, and God Bless her family. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

Carole Larson
   Posted Sat May 05, 2018

ILLUMINATION ALL WHITE CENTERPIECE was sent by Carole and Ross Larson.


Paul Kasper
   Posted Sat May 05, 2018

FEATHERY PALM PLANT was sent by Glenda Pottorff Kasper.

Our sympathy from the Pottorff Family Reunion, My. Ayr, IA


Jodell Vinot
   Posted Sun May 06, 2018

THE COLOR OF MEMORIES TABLE ARRANGEMENT was sent by David and JoDell Vinot.

Our thoughts, prayers and deepest sympathy are with you. David and JoDell Vinot


Jamie Powell
   Posted Mon May 07, 2018
My deepest sympathies during this difficult time. Wyoma was an amazing woman, mother and friend. She will be greatly missed. I loved working with her at the store.

John Clingman
   Posted Tue May 08, 2018
As I learned today, of her passing, in my mind I returned to 1950's when Wyoma and Bill would come to our house, in Glenrock. My Father in his wisdom had a 8mm camera and just about anything that moved he would film it, but most of all I watched Wyoma, play the piano, but most of all I remember going to her ranch, and of course the annual branding. My father gave to me before he passed away, the films. Wyoma was a beautiful Lady. your in my prayers. God Bless

John & Susan Clingman

Linda & Duane Magnan
   Posted Thu May 17, 2018
I worked Wyoma at Williams Town and Country off and on from 1974-1980 and loved that woman like she was my Mother. I learned so much from her. I am so sorry she has left us. I last saw her at Bruce Johnstons funeral and we hugged and I was so happy to get to see her. We lost a wonderful lady. I am so happy to have had her in my life. RIP Wyoma

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