Sally Jane Bryant was born on January 12, 1964 at the Spencer Hospital in Lusk, Wyo. She passed away on May 8, 2013 at the Niobrara Health and Life Center in Lusk after a long illness.
Her parents were Howell F. “Burr” Bryant and Winifred J. (Ward) Bryant of Hat Creek, Wyo. Sally grew up on the family ranch, learning how to ride horses at a very early age. She also had a passion for the ranch life style and enjoyed being of assistance to her parents. The school bus transported her to the Niobrara County Schools and she was a member of the Fairview 4-H club, Job’s Daughters, and studied piano with Evelyn Lang for eight years, as well as the trombone in the high school band.
She was invited to participate in the “Miss United Teenager Pageant” in Casper at the Holiday Inn where she won the Miss Congeniality Trophy. Sally also loved competing in rodeo: both Rodeo Bible Camp and 4-H events. Her horse “Sis” was her pride and joy. She also enjoyed showing her sheep and horse at the county fair.
In 1981, she moved to Cody, Wyo. to live with her Aunt Della and Uncle Jerry Ward. While living there she earned her GED in Powell, Wyo. in 1981. Sally later returned to Lusk to live on the family ranch and worked as a waitress as well as caretaker for the First Baptist Church for several years. She also did housework and yard work for many people throughout her life. Recently she began her own business, Sally’s Laundry Service, with encouragement from Pete Pier, owner of The Econowash Laundromat, where she was also employed.
Sally is survived by her mother Winifred Bryant, son Gregory Bryant of Lusk, step-daughter Connie Schilling of Casper and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins and friends; and special friends Glenn Taylor and Pete Pier. She was preceded in death by her father Howell Bryant.
Services will be held on Friday, May 17th at 2:00 p.m. at the First Baptist Church. Pier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Memorials may be made to the donor’s choice.
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