Patricia R. “Trish” Talbott, 71 of Laramie passed away peacefully at her home on Saturday, September 15, 2012. She was born in Sterling, Colorado to James Harrison “J.H.” and Leah (Klein) Talbott on June 17, 1941. She was the only daughter of the five children born to Leah and Harrison. The Talbott family moved to Wyoming to work in the Sandcreek area in 1952 when she met her lifelong friends and confidants Andy and Twila “Tiny” Hysong. The Talbotts purchased the Mary May Ranch on Pahlow Lane in September, 1955. Trish attended Laramie area schools and was a member of 4-H, enjoying ranch life, working in the hayfield and riding horses. She graduated from Laramie Senior High School in 1959 and was married later that year to Darrell Moore. They had a daughter, Tammy in 1960. Trish moved herself and Tammy to Lusk in 1964 where she met and married Dave Jassman, the father of her only son and love of her life, Thomas. While in Lusk, Dave and Trish owned and operated the Silver Dollar Bar. They sold the bar to work on the Twin Pine Ranch in Wheatland, in 1975. Both Tammy (1979) and Thomas (1991) graduated from Wheatland High School. Trish remained in Wheatland, very active in the Wheatland Volunteer Fire Department with her third husband, Don Garretson, and worked as an assistant to Tom Bramlette at Bramlette Insurance in Wheatland for many years. In 1995, she then moved back to Laramie to be closer to her parents and brother, Gary.
Since moving back to Laramie, she was active with the Women of the Moose, Chapter 423 (in which she had been a member from the early 1960's) and was a charter member of the White Water Christian Church. Trish always enjoyed the “wild” side of life (per se’). She loved to dance, drive and play cards and recently looked very much forward to Monday suppers with Tiny and the “girls”. She won countless cribbage tournaments and as a young woman, Indian Leg Wrestling tournaments. In addition, she was a successful artist owning, creating and selling wooden art pictures by “Unique Wood Artistry.”
Trish’s greatest pride and joy were her children and grandchildren. Her daughter, Tammy, owner and operator of Powell Title & Escrow, Inc., with offices in Laramie, Torrington and Lusk, also owns and operates the Talbott Ranch in Laramie. Her son, Thomas, graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1998 with a B.S. in Health Sciences K-12. In 1998, Thomas received the National Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist Accreditation and in 2003 received said Accreditation with distinction. In 2011, he received dual Masters’ Degrees in Sports Studies and Sports Management (M.S.S) with honors and was hired as the head football coach of the Rock Springs Tigers. He has been the Strength and Conditioning Coach at the Rock Springs High School for the past 14 years. Heather is and continues to be the backbone in Thomas’ world supporting him and being “Mom” to his children.
Patricia is preceded in death by her parents, J.H. and Leah and brothers Thomas Wayne “Skipper”, James Frederick “Jim” and Gary Raymond.
She is survived by daughter Tammy Powell, (Laramie), son Thomas Jassman and wife Heather, (Rock Springs), grandchildren Brendan Thomas, Kynzee Mikayla and Taygen Joshua, brother Dallas and wife Vivienne, Sister-in-Law Janet Talbott, nephews, Jerry Talbott (Cheryl), Rory Talbott (Jennifer) , Jay Talbott (Glenna), Scott Talbott, Cody Talbott, Dean Talbott (Jeanelle) and Doug Talbott (Bobbie), nieces Sue Talbott Kanaly (Paul), Roni Johnson (Dennis), Stacey Sinclair (Mike), Amy Clay (Bill), Betsy DeBolt (Tad) and Gayle Wessel (Brent), along with three Aunts, Frieda (Klein) Rietz, Ruth (Klein) Dore` and Peggy (Klein) Stumpf, and numerous great nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held Monday September 24 at 10:00 a.m. at Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home with Pastor Adam Coop officiating. Burial will follow in Greenhill Cemetery.
Visitation will be held Sunday September 23 from 3:00 p.m. until 6:00 p.m. at the funeral Home.
Services are under the direction of Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home. To send condolences or to sign the on-line guest book, visit the website at www.montgomerystryker.com