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January 22, 1943 ~ December 21, 2023 (age 80) 80 Years Old
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             Bernice Dianne Connolly, 80, passed from this life on Thursday, December 21, 2023 at her daughter’s home in Glenrock, Wyoming with her loving family at her bedside.

             Bernice was born on Friday, January 22, 1943 in Elkland, Pennsylvania the daughter of Henry and Luella Marie (Taylor) Schmidt.

 For 21 years, Bernice served as an environmental service employee at the Memorial Hospital of Converse County, dedicating herself to the well-being of others. Her commitment and compassion touched the lives of many in the community.

            Bernice found joy in simple pleasures—she adored the thrill of gambling, the timeless melodies of Elvis Presley, and, above all, the warmth of her expansive family. Her passion extended to nature, where she found solace in collecting rocks, observing the grace of birds, and cultivating her vibrant garden.

            In her garden, Bernice's green thumb was evident, turning a patch of earth into a kaleidoscope of colors and fragrances. Each blossom was a testament to her love for life and growth. Her garden was a sanctuary, a place where memories bloomed alongside flowers, and where the rhythm of nature harmonized with the melodies of Elvis.

            In the embrace of death, Bernice reunites with her parents; husband, Charles Connolly; seven siblings; her son, Shawn Connolly; and daughter-in-law, Melissa Connolly. While she leaves this earthly garden, the seeds of her love and memories will continue to blossom in the hearts of those who knew her. May she rest in eternal peace, surrounded by the beauty she cultivated in this world.

             Left to cherish her memories are her seven children, Tim (DaNene) Connolly, Thlean (Steve) Martinez, Duane (Valieta) Connolly, Cyle Connolly, Shane (Patricia) Connolly, Bridget Ecklund, and Charley (Logan) Scales; daughter-in-law, Dawn Connolly; 33 grandchildren; and numerous great grandchildren.                             

            Services will be held at the First Baptist Church, 209 South Fourth Street in Douglas on Friday, January 5, 2024 at 1:00 P.M. with a reception following at The Gathering, 805 East Richards Street in Douglas from 2:00 P.M. – 5:00 P.M.

A donation account to help with funeral cost has been set up at Converse County Bank, P.O. Box 689, Douglas, Wyoming 82633 under Memorial Fund for Bernice Connolly. 

The Gorman Funeral Homes – Converse Chapel of Douglas, Wyoming assisted with of the arrangements.

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


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Funeral Service
January 5, 2024

1:00 PM
First Baptist Church
209 South 4th Street
Douglas, Wyoming 82633


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