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Sylvia P. (Pugh) Kirby

August 12, 1939 ~ May 28, 2018 (age 78)
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Sylvia P. Kirby passed away May 28, 2018 at Central Wyoming Hospice from complications of cancer.

Sylvia was proud to have met and been hugged by Jerry Clower. She was the President of Republican Women and was a member of Master Gardeners. Sylvia loved playing golf with her friends.

In her younger years she was the only woman to work as an EMT in the potash mines in Carlsbad, New Mexico. She raised and trained quarter horses. She and her husband moved to Texas for several years and chose to come back to Casper after he retired from the oilfield.

The highlight of her life in 2017 was when she and friend, Kathy O’Brien, went to Washington, D.C. The pair traveled by bus, cab, shuttle, and Lyft. They walked to most all of the Smithsonian. They had a private tour through the Capitol, and a tour of the White House.

Sylvia was preceded in death by her parents, Francis and Jeannie Pugh; her husband, Don Kirby; and her daughter, Donna Gale Kirby.

She is survived by her son, James Michael Riney; daughter, Susan Kathleen Hernandez; grandchildren, Kristen Rae Hernandez and Keelie Michaelle Person; and best friend and caregiver, Mary Kathleen “Kathy” O’Brien.

A memorial service will be held at Bustard’s Funeral Home at 10:30 A.M. Friday, June 1, 2018, Fr. Gary Ruzicka officiating. A party will follow at Yellowstone Garage.

Memorial contributions in Sylvia’s name may be made to Central Wyoming Hospice, 319 S. Wilson Street, Casper, WY 82601 or the Casper Humane Society, 849 East E Street, Casper, WY 82601.

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