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September 26, 2013 1:40 pm

Daisy Estelle Sessions

(April 9, 1928 - Sept. 24, 2013)

Longtime Thermopolis resident Daisy Estelle Sessions, 85, died Tuesday, Sept. 24, 2013, at Powell Valley Hospital in Powell.

She died peacefully with all four children by her side.

Born April 9, 1928, in Eldorado, Ark., she was the daughter of Ernest and Manie (Bickham) Phillips. After attending grade school in Eldorado, the family moved to Powell, where Daisy graduated from high school.

On May 17, 1947, she married Newel Scott Sessions in Billings. The couple raised four children and lived in Greybull, Powell and Bozeman, Mont., then settled in Thermopolis in 1956.

Daisy was a member of the Risen Son Southern Baptist Church. She shared in the upbringing of her grandchildren and also enjoyed knitting, crocheting, camping, hunting, fishing, jigsaw puzzles and working crossword puzzles.

Survivors include her son Phillip; daughters Mikki Martinez and Carol D. Sheets, all of Thermopolis, and Lanette Carter of Powell; grandchildren Jolene Sheets, Scott and John Martinez, Brandi Gard, Randy Carter and Melanie Vialpando; and six great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, sister, three brothers, and two grandchildren Candi Sovey and Veronica Mangus.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 28, at the Risen Son Southern Baptist Church in Thermopolis with Pastor David Thornton officiating. Burial will follow at 4 p.m. in the Byron Cemetery.

Memorials in Daisy’s name may be made to the Hot Springs Hospice Foundation, P.O. Box 545, Thermopolis, WY, 82443.

Mortimore Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be made at www.mortfh.com.

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