October 23, 1942 ~ May 9, 2021 (age 78)


On Sunday, May 9, 2021 Mary (Alton) Silsby passed away at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyoming at the age of 78.

Mary was born Friday, October 23 1942 in Nome, Alaska.  She was raised by her aunt and uncle, Hilda and Lafe Bell and graduated from Lander Valley High School in Lander, Wyoming.

She married Robert Earl “Bob” Silsby on January 7 1971 and raised two children, Leslie and Brent. Mary worked as both a nurse’s aid and as an EMT in Douglas, Wyoming and Wheatland, Wyoming and was a waitress at the Douglas Community Club in Douglas and the Old Western Saloon in Glendo, Wyoming.

Mary had a passion for rock hunting, finding jade, bird watching, and visiting with her many neighbors and friends. She was a loving mother, grandmother, and great grandmother.

She was proceeded in death by her son Brent Silsby and Aunt and Uncle Hilda and Lafe Bell.

She is survived by her husband, Bob Silsby; daughter, Leslie Weidenhamer; and grandchildren, Austin Silsby, Travis and Ashley Meranda, Mitchell and Lyndsey Groskopf, Corey and Mari Wilkinson, and Tyler and Rachel Silsby, and Derek and Morgan Silsby.

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

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