Jennifer S. Herbst
Jennifer Sue Pilch Herbst, 56, of Sheridan, passed away suddenly on Friday, June 19, 2015, at St. Vincents Hospital in Billings, MT, from an unexpected brain aneurysm.Jennifer was born in Sheridan, WY to parents Richard and Beverly (Laya) Pilch on February 18, 1959. She graduated 8th grade from Holy Name and was a 1977 graduate of Sheridan High School. She married Perry Herbst on December 10, 1977. Together they had three children: Christopher, Zachary and Emily. Though they eventually divorced, Jennifer was an integral part of Perry\'s life after his accident in 2006.Jennifer was passionate about her family and friends, sharing adventures with her granddaughter Natalee, spending time with her dog, Vada and cat, Sophie. She enjoyed camping, going to the mountains with her companion, Dale Gleason, bike rides with Natalee, walking, gardening, live music, hunting for artifacts and garage sales. She was a member of Holy Name Church.Jennifer was preceded in death by: her father, Richard, uncle, Bill Laya, aunt, Joan Simmons, uncle, Jerry Laya, niece, Beth Herbst, father in law, Jack Herbst and dear family friend, Tucker Galloway. She is survived by her companion, Dale Gleason, children, Christopher Herbst of Billings, MT, Zachary Herbst of Sheridan, WY, Emily (Joe) Arseneaux of Whitefish, MT, her mother, Beverly Peckham and stepfather, Joel Peckham of Sheridan, WY, siblings, Janice (Bruce) Shaver of Forsyth, MT, Jolene (Bill) Sundberg of Bullhead City, AZ, Jerry (Kathleen) Pilch of Sheridan, WY, John (Polly Rhodes) Pilch of Dayton, WY, granddaughter Natalee Herbst, Emily and Joe\'s baby boy due in November as well as nieces and nephews, Zade Morgan, Colter Morgan, Annie Shaver, Mark Pilch, Tara Pilch, J.R. Herbst, Andy Herbst, Erin Holmes, Brandt Herbst, Blake Herbst, Dylan Herbst and Marshall Herbst.A Celebration of Life will be held at 1:00 on Saturday, June 27, 2015, at Holy Name Church with Father Jim Heiser officiating. A reception will follow in the Parish Hall.Memorials to honor Jennifer may be made to the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter, 84 East Ridge Road, Sheridan, WY 82801, or the the Holy Name School, 9 South Connor ST. Sheridan, WY 82801 or a charity of donor\'s choice in Jennifer\'s name.
Jennifer\'s last wish was to be an organ donor, which allows her light to shine on.
Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.