Funeral services for Tressa Driskill, 99 year old Buffalo woman who passed away Thursday afternoon at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, will be held Wednesday, August 8th at 2:00 p.m. from the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in Buffalo with Reverend Doug Wasinger officiating. Visitation will be held from the Adams Funeral Home chapel on Sunday, August 5th from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Burial will be in Willow Grove Cemetery with graveside services to follow the funeral. Donations in Tressa’s memory may be made to the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church in care of the Adams Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo.
Tressa Lucille Driskill was born on July 20, 1913 on the family homestead in the Bridger Valley in southwest Wyoming, to James and Lucy Perry. She grew up and attended school in Mountain View, Wyoming and graduated from Mountain View High School in 1930. After high school Tressa worked at Jenny Lake Lodge for one summer in Jackson, Wyoming before moving back to the family ranch. In 1933 she married Arlin Rounds in McKinnon, Wyoming. The couple lived for awhile on the ranch before Arlie went to work for the railroad and they lived in Cumberland. After a few years they moved back to the Bridger Valley and lived on the Perry Ranch. Arlie passed away in 1935 and Tressa stayed on the ranch with her parents before moving to Rock Springs, Wyoming where she worked as a caretaker for some time before moving back to the Bridger Valley where she met and married John Driskill in the summer of 1940. The couple lived in Mountain View, Wyoming until moving to Buffalo, Wyoming in 1946. John and Tressa bought the South Fork Inn eighteen miles west of Buffalo and they operated it until 1950 when she went to work for Mulholland’s flower shop and then for George Knepper as a bookkeeper. In 1983 she started work for Bill Perry as a bookkeeper at the IGA until retiring in 1990. She continued to live in Buffalo until the time of her death.
Tressa was a member of the St. Luke’s Episcopal Church, the Legion Auxiliary, and the Daughters of the Nile. She enjoyed reading, sewing, helping with church activities, and spending time with her family. Tressa was very proud to be the Buffalo High School’s oldest and best sports fan following all the high school sports.
She is survived by three sons; Arlen Rounds and his wife Ida from Laramie, Wyoming, John Driskill and his wife Tammy of Buffalo, Wyoming, and Bill Driskill and his wife Teresa of Springs, Texas, twelve grandchildren and fourteen great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, first husband Arlie Rounds, husband John Driskill, one daughter Dorothy O’Brien, two brothers and one sister.