Joan M. Kriese

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Joan “Jaye” Marlene Kriese, 60, of Sheridan, Wyoming, passed away on Friday, January 22, 2016 at her home.She was born on July 7, 1955 in Volos, Greece. She grew up in North Dakota, Panama, California and Wyoming. She graduated from Lingle-Fort Laramie High School in 1973. Joan enlisted in the United States Navy in 1974. Stationed at the naval base in San Diego, California, she served as a diesel mechanic and was honorably discharged in 1978.She lived and worked in Southern California for many years before returning to Wyoming in 1988. She attended Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington and earned an Associate’s Degree as a Veterinary Technician. She then lived and worked in Arizona and Nevada before returning to Wyoming to live in Sheridan. Although a resident there for only a few years, she formed many wonderful friendships and was happy to be “home” in Wyoming.She enjoyed watching her beloved Minnesota Vikings, crossword puzzles, and spending time with her golden retriever, Tucker.Joan is survived by her mother, Phyllis Kriese, and sister Diane (Jim) DeLozier, all of Lander; her faithful companion, Tucker; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her father, Glendon Kriese.A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday, February 26, at the Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery in Evansville, Wyoming. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a local animal shelter.

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