Funeral services for Gloria Brown, 72 year old long time Buffalo resident who died suddenly Thursday afternoon in an auto crash, will be held Tuesday, April 12th at 2:00 p.m. from the Adams Funeral Home Chapel with Reverend Bob McHenry officiating. Visitation will be held from the funeral home chapel on Monday from 1:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and on Tuesday from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m. Burial will be in Willow Grove Cemetery with graveside services to follow the funeral. Donations may be made in Gloria’s memory to the St. Francis Animal Shelter in care of the Adams Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo.
Gloria Faye Dykes Brown was born the eldest of eight children on April 11, 1938 in Sheridan, Wyoming to Rolla and Hazel Dykes. She grew up and received her schooling in Clearmont and graduated from Clearmont High School in 1955. After high school she attended college for one year. She was married to Pete Kesl in the late 1950’s and they made their home near Rawlins, Wyoming. Pete and Gloria had three children and lived in Montana, Wyoming and Idaho for several years. After a divorce Gloria was married for a short time to Richard Fender and they lived in Buffalo. Richard and Gloria had one son and were later divorced. Gloria worked at the Ben Franklin store in Buffalo and later at D.J.’s Thriftway. She had worked at D.J.’s for over 20 years and was working part time there at the time of her death.
Gloria was an avid reader and an accomplished quilter and seamstress. Her family and friends were the recipients of many treasures she created for them. She enjoyed traveling, crafts, her house plants and spending time with her family and friends.
Gloria is survived by two sons, Shawn Fender of Buffalo and Kevin Kesl of Sheridan; two daughters Stella Edwards and Jill Kesl both of Sheridan; two brothers Gene Dykes of Sheridan and John Dykes of Buffalo; two sisters, Ann Arcoren of Buffalo and Clara Brown of Sheridan; seven grandchildren; fourteen great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and one brother.