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Funeral services for June Phillips Provost, 83 year old Buffalo woman who passed away early Saturday morning at the Amie Holt Care Center in Buffalo, will be held Saturday, November 10th at 2:00 p.m. from the Adams Funeral Home Chapel in Buffalo with Richard Trembly officiating. Interment will be in Willow Grove Cemetery with graveside services to follow the funeral. A reception will be held at the Big Horn Baptist Church immediately after the graveside. Donations in June’s memory may be made to the VFW Post #13 or the Bread of Life Food Pantry in care of the Adams Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo.
Junea Deane Winland Phillips Provost was born on March 5, 1929 in Gillette, Wyoming to Lysle and Dorothy (Sivard) Winland. She grew up and received her schooling in Gillette and graduated from Campbell County High School with the class of 1947. After high school June worked as a waitress and for Bell Telephone as a switchboard operator. She was married on November 16, 1951 in Gillette to Ray Phillips and they made their home in Gillette. In 1962 Ray and June moved to Buffalo where she worked as a cook for the Buffalo Grade School and also cooked for the Johnson County Hospital while they raised their four children. June also worked for several years for the Ben Franklin store in Buffalo. Mr. Phillips passed away in May of 1985 and June continued living in Buffalo. She was married on October 15th 1994 in Raton, New Mexico to Gene Provost and they made their home in Buffalo until the time of her death.
June was a member of the Big Horn Baptist Church, and a 4-H leader. She was a Watkins distributor and volunteered at the Gatchell Museum, the Humane Society, the Food Pantry and the V.F.W. June loved wild flowers on the mountain, camping, fishing and the many family reunions in the Big Horns. Over the years she was active in her church, community, a lover of animals and had a full life with travel, family and friends. Their travels took them to the Southwest, Mexico and Alaska.
She is survived by her husband Gene Provost of Buffalo; two sons, Arlin Phillips of Casper and Ken Phillips and his wife Dixie also of Casper; two daughters Rayma Clearwater of Sequim, Washington and Deirdre Blakesley and her husband Scott of Gillette; two step-daughters, Hanorah Anderson and her husband Keith of Longmont, Colorado and Karen Anderson also of Longmont; one brother William Winland and his wife Sharon of Gillette; nine grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband and a beloved nephew Mark Winland.