Norma Dee Gillett


(Jan. 29, 2001)

Funeral services were held Wednesday at the United Methodist Church in Cody for Norma Dee Gillett, who died Monday, Jan. 29 at her Cody home. She was 50.

The Rev. Mary Barbee officiated at services. Burial followed Wednesday afternoon at Monument Hill Cemetery in Thermopolis.

She was born Norma Dee VanPetten on Jan. 24, 1951, in Thermopolis, daughter of Matthew and Loyce (Loughlin) VanPetten. She was raised in Powell and attended Powell schools, graduating from Powell High School in 1969.

She married George E. Gillett on Oct. 4, 1969, in Powell. The couple has made Cody home for the last 21 years. She was a member of Beta Sigma Phi Sorority.

Survivors include her husband, George Gillett, of Cody; two daughters, Stephanie Eisenhauer and husband James of Sheridan and Teresa Gillett of Cody; a granddaughter, Megan, and a grandson, Matthew; her father, Matt VanPetten of Powell; and a brother, Thomas VanPetten of Portland, Ore.

She was preceded in death by her mother.

For those who wish, memorial donations may be made to the Optimist Foundation, c/o George Gillett, P.O. Box 728, Cody, WY 82414.