Rozet resident Glenda Sapp, 76, formerly of Upton, died Saturday, April 7, 2018, after a 35-year battle with multiple sclerosis.
She was born July 20, 1941, to Kenneth and Mary Catherine (Carey) DeMaranville in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. She grew up working in the family upholstery business along with her three siblings.
She graduated high school in Scottsbluff in 1959, and met her husband Ross while working at A&W in Scottsbluff and attending beauty school. They were married in September 1959 at the Baptist church in Scottsbluff. After finishing beauty school, they moved to Cimarron, Kansas.
Mrs. Sapp was a beauty operator and worked for an insurance company while in Cimarron. In 1966, they moved to Wyoming to the Hagerman place between Sundance and Upton.
She enjoyed riding horses and taking care of the ranch before going to work at Materi Exploration.
She became very active in 4-H during that time. In 1982, she was named Outstanding 4-H Leader and managed the 4-H concession stand at the Weston County Fair for numerous years.
She was an avid bowler, played piano and organ at the United Methodist Church in Upton and taught Sunday School there for years.
She loved gardening and flowers, and took pride in her home garden. She also managed rose gardens at Materi Exploration and at Union State Bank in Upton for several years.
Mrs. Sapp returned to school to finish her elementary education degree and attended college at Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota. She returned to complete her student teaching at Upton Elementary School. Using her education and passion for teaching, she tutored children and adults in reading.
In 1989, they moved to the Watt Ranch on Buffalo Creek Road, while her husband worked for Pickrel Land and Cattle.
She took pride in cooking and baking. She cooked annually for the large brandings and loved to bake, preparing hundreds of cakes and cookies to be delivered on Christmas or donate to be sold at the church bazaar.
She enjoyed sharing the country life with her 11 grandchildren as they came to visit over the years at the ranch.
Mrs. Sapp is survived by daughters, RaDona Borgialli of Gillette, Shar Escott of Faith, South Dakota, and Karre Fisk of Rozet; 11 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; siblings, Catherine Strauss of Gering, Nebraska, Steve DeMaranville of Scottsbluff and Lynn DeMaranville of Fort Collins, Colorado.
She was proceeded in death by her parents, Kenneth and Mary Catherine DeMaranville; and her spouse, Ross Sapp.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established in Mrs. Sapp's name to provide support for youth programs and Bibles to local churches to continue to spread God's word. Memorial donations can be mailed to P.O. Box 238 Rozet, WY 82727.
Services were April 12 at the Chapel of Faith in Sundance with burial at Greenwood Cemetery in Upton.
Condolences may also be attached to the obituary on the News Record's website at gillettenewsrecord.com.
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