Patsy passed peacefully away at home in Casper, surrounded by her family and friends on April 13, 2022.
Patsy was born in Sundance, WY on June 6, 1936, to Donald and Gladys (Storm) Griffis. She grew up on their ranch in the beautiful Black Hills near Hulett. She was active in the rodeo growing up, competing in barrel racing, pole bending, heeling, and she even won Rodeo Queen in 1954. She graduated from Hulett High School in 1954. She went on to obtain a Bachelor’s degree from Black Hills State University.
She was the President of WESC Federal Credit Union until her retirement after 45 years of employment.
Patsy married Richard Alm on July 18, 1974 in Douglas, Wyoming. They had a wonderful marriage and loved to travel and spend time with their family.
After Richard’s passing Patsy spent as much time with her children, grandchildren, and extended family as she could. She was always off on one adventure or another. Patsy will be remembered for her fierce love of her family, and her tendency to say whatever she was thinking with no filter. She loved just visiting with her kids, and looked forward to her daily after work phone calls with Amber. Patsy was a friend to all, and will be missed greatly.
Patsy is survived by her son Steven Richards, daughter Annette McReynolds and her husband Michael of Plankinton, SD. Grandchildren Amber Chewakin, Richard (Shanna) McReynolds, Kelsey Blake, Shayahna Richards, Patrick (Joy) McReynolds, Matthew (Carmen) McReynolds, Virginia McReynolds, Dhar Smith, Deva Smith, Ryan Gray, Tangney (Kodi) Dockham, honorary grandchildren Shawna (Denise) Bradfield and Ashley Hodges, and numerous great and great-great grandchildren.
Brothers include Jerry Griffis of Casper, WY and Gene (Ellen) Griffis of Hulett, WY. Sisters-in-law Marge Alm of Casper, WY, and Donna Alm of San Diego, CA. Other survivors include step-daughter Angela Smith of Price, UT and step daughters-in-law Deborah Gray of Denver, CO and Shelly Gray of Casper, WY and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Richard Alm, ex-husband Delbert Richards, sisters Donna Borchgrevink and Jeanette Betterton, brothers-in-law Donald Alm, Joe Johnson, Archie Alm, and Bob Alm, sister-in-law Dorothy Johnson, and many other beloved family and friends.
In lieu of flowers please consider making a donation to Joshua’s Closet or Central Wyoming Hospice in Patsy’s name.
A Celebration of Life is planned for Saturday, July 30, 2022 beginning at noon to enjoy togetherness and reminiscing about a woman who made such a big impact in our lives. We hope to see you all.
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