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Emily M. Stickney

Dec 4, 2012 - Staff

Emily M. Stickney, sister of Riverton resident Floyd Jaramillo, died Friday, Nov. 30, 2012, at Close to Home Hospice House in Gillette surrounded by her family. She was 77 years old.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Dec. 5, at First Assembly of God Church in Gillette with Pastor Dan Holden officiating. Burial will follow in Mount Pisgah Cemetery. Visitation will be 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at Gillette Memorial Chapel.

Emily Maria Stickney was born Sept. 6, 1935, in Cerro, N.M., the daughter of Adon and Celina (Archuletta) Jaramillo. She was the fourth of nine children. Her family later moved to Spotted Horse near Gillette, where she attended school. She graduated from Campbell County High School in 1954. She took nurse's aid training and was employed by Pioneer Manor Nursing Home.

She married Howard Ralph Stickney on July 19, 1952. They were married for 34 years until his death in 1986.

Her family said her great love was children, and after having two daughters of her own, Linda and Julie, she took nieces and nephews into her home. When her sister, Mary, died in 1979, she loved and cared for her children, Cheali, Lisa and Claudia. Once they were grown she became a foster parent. She did this for 26 years and received an award in 1999 for her years of service. She had a special gift with children and especially those most in need physically or mentally.

She was a member of the First Assembly of God and brought the children up to love and know Jesus Christ.

She is survived by her daughters, Linda Trujillo and her husband Sam, and Julie LaVallie and her husband Duane, all of Gillette; five grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; nieces Cheali Jaramillo of Gillette and Claudia Lacovetto; several nieces and nephews; sister Vivian Balgheim of Gillette; brothers Leroy Jaramillo of South Carolina, Floyd Jaramillo of Riverton, and Adon Jaramillo Jr. of Thayne.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Howard Stickney; parents Adon and Celina; brother Joe; sisters Rose, Mabel and Mary; niece Lisa McCue; and one great-great-grandchild.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her name and sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 W. Fifth St., Gillette, WY 82716 or condolences can be left at www.gillettememorialchapel.com.

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