Winifred “Wini” Bryant

A memorial service for 94-year old Winifred (Wini) Bryant will be held Friday, April 30, 2021 at 2:00 P.M. at the First Baptist Church in Lusk, Wyo.

Due to Wini’s vast involvement in the community, we are asking that memorials be made in her memory to the donor’s choice.

Winifred (Wini) Jean Bryant went to be with Jesus on April 19, 2021. Wini was born to Fred and Georgia (Thompson) Ward on August 4, 1926 in Saratoga, Wyo, and went to be with Jesus on Mon., April 19, 2021 at Niobrara Community Hospital Long Term Care in Lusk..

Wini spent her youth in Saratoga before marrying Howell Fagan (Burr) Bryant on January 25th, 1949, in Rawlins, Wyo. They were married for 58 years before Burr passed away in 2007.

Burr and Wini spent the majority of their married life ranching in the Hat Creek area, before moving into Lusk in 1991.

Wini enjoyed ranching, but later in life enjoyed working at the Stagecoach Museum, The Dept of Family Services, Niobrara Public Health, Lusk Herald, and the Niobrara Chamber of Commerce, where she retired at the age of 90.

Wini was such a wealth of information and history of the area that she was a perfect fit for the Chamber job.  In addition to her various jobs, Wini was also an excellent poet and genealogist.

Wini and Burr welcomed home their daughter, Sally Jane Bryant, on January 12th, 1964. Sally lived in Lusk most of her adult life and presented Burr and Wini with their only grandchild, Gregory Bryant, on January 18th of 1988.

Wini and Burr helped raise Greg. Wini remained at home with Greg until she entered Prairie Pines Extended Care at Niobrara Community Hospital in 2020.

Wini was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Burr, her daughter, Sally, siblings Thomas, Jerry, Neal, Fred (Jim) Jr., Joseph, Frances, and Ruth and numerous nephews, nieces, and cousins. She is survived by her sister, Merle Starr of Saratoga, grandson, Greg of Lusk, special friend, Jackie of Lusk, and numerous nieces, nephews, great and great-great nieces and nephews and many, many friends.

Pier Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

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