Bess Mae Halligan passed away at the Niobrara Community Hospital in Lusk, WY on September 4th, 2019 at the age of 73. She was born to Elizabeth (Betty) and Claude (Gene) Sutherland July 8th, 1942 in Newcastle WY. She grew up in Osage Wyoming attending school at Kitty Moats Grade School in Osage and graduating from Newcastle High School. She worked at the South Side Truck Stop and Silver Dollar Bar as a cook. She Married James Cole June of 1964 and to their union three daughters were born. They later divorced and Bess met and married Larry Halligan on May 6th, 1975.
Bess is survived by her husband of 44 years Larry Halligan of Lusk WY, Three daughters Cheryl McMillan of Casper, WY, Jewell and (Marty) Ross of Lusk, WY, Jamie Bryson of Casper, WY; her twin Sister Inez Eutsler of Osage, WY, and three brothers Bert Sutherland and Bob Sutherland both of Osage, WY, Dennis Sutherland of Hughes Springs, TX; and many Grandkids, Great Grandkids, Nieces, and Nephews all who loved her dearly!
She was preceded in death by her Parents Betty and Gene, her first husband Jim Cole, and a grandson James Luke.