Vernie Gimmeson


(Mar. 12, 2001)

Memorial services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, March 17 at Union Presbyterian Church in Powell for Vernie Gimmeson of Casper, who died early Monday, March 12 at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper after a long bout with cancer. She was 68.

The Rev. David Hunter will officiate at services. Cremation has taken place, and burial of cremains will be in the Oregon Trails Cemetery in Casper.

She was born Vernie Allshouse on Sept. 24, 1932, in Sparks, Neb., the daughter of George and Amelia Allshouse. She was the youngest of six children.

She moved with her family to Powell in 1938, and she received most of her schooling in Powell.

She married Gene Gimmeson on March 8, 1950, in Billings, Mont. They made their home in Powell.

In 1952, she graduated from the Billings School of Cosmetology and received her cosmetology license from the State of Wyoming in 1953. She maintained this license all of her life.

The couple's only child, Brant, was born in 1954.

In 1970, the family moved to Worland and then to Casper in 1977. In 1979, she was employed by the Natrona County School District as a teacher's aide. She worked at Roosevelt, East and Centennial Junior High Schools and had 18 years of perfect attendance in the school system.

She enjoyed her work with the schools, as well as the BPOE Does, gardening, traveling and a special love, snowmobiling. Most of all, she loved her grandchildren; they were her life.

Survivors include her husband Gene of Casper; son Brant and his wife Lori and two grandchildren, Kamry and Kolby, all of Aurora, Colo. She also leaves many nephews and nieces.

She was preceded in death by her parents and all five of her brothers and sisters.

For those who wish, the family requests memorials to the Blue Envelope Health Fund for Cancer, P.O. Box 2177, Casper, WY 82602.