(Aug. 7, 1922 - Feb. 20, 2018)
Colette Doris Gimmeson was raised in rural Powell, the youngest of five children. Her parents, Eva Esther (Werts) and Bertrum Irwin Steck, were farmers and she learned the value of work from them.
Colette met and later married Merl Gimmeson on Nov. 15, 1941, at her parents’ home in Garland.
They were blessed with five children — the greatest love and service Colette gave was to her family. She taught them the lessons she had learned as a child growing up in rural Wyoming. They all will greatly miss this virtuous woman whom they call Mother.
Colette lived in Powell all her life. She worked in bookkeeping, and enjoyed golfing, skiing, gardening, baking cookies and riding motorbikes and four-wheelers.
She was active in many organizations in school and in the community. Colette was blessed with boundless energy and zest for life. Compassion walked with her daily as she served those who were in need of comforting, food and warmth. Colette was involved with the Deacons at Union Presbyterian Church for several years, where she learned to be even more involved with those in need.
She was a member of the Elks, Eagles and Eastern Star.
Colette passed away Feb. 20, 2018, of a major stroke. She was 95.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Merl E. Gimmeson; parents Bertrum Irwin Steck and Eva Esther Werts; her precious son Greg Gimmeson, age 4; and two of her grandsons, Travis Gimmeson and Dusty Gimmeson.
Colette is survived by her family of three sons, Larry Gimmeson (Kathi), Gary Gimmeson (Linda) and Ray Gimmeson (Melene); one daughter Carol Huff (Dawson Thomas Huff); 14 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren, and seven great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were at 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 24, at Union Presbyterian Church in Powell, and burial followed in Crown Hill Cemetery.
Memorial donations in Colette’s name can be sent to a charity of your choice.
Her life was lived to its fullest. She did the work the Lord gave her to do. Her children rise up and call her blessed. She is with our Heavenly Father now.