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Darlene Gail Thorne

On November 10, 2021 Darlene Gail Thorne received her wings on the way to heaven. She will be sorely missed by her loved ones and friends.

She was born on September 17, 1945 in Douglas, Wyoming, to Orvil and Leona (Hill) Corbin. Growing up traveling where her dad found work in a number of states, they came back to Crawford, Nebraska and stayed. She had a son, Daniel Crawford, on her trek to Oklahoma.

She moved to Casper, Wyoming, in 1972, where she met the love of her life, Bill Thorne. They wed on February 9, 1974 and have been together ever since.

Darlene and Bill had a son, Jason, in 1977 and raised both boys in Casper until 1985, when the family moved to Wright, Wyoming and later to Gillette, Wyoming.

She loved to get a bargain, whether it was garage sales or at the stores. She enjoyed collecting knick-knacks and cookbooks.

She enjoyed going camping, fishing, hunting and snowmobiling in her younger days. She loved out-fishing the guys. Refinishing wood projects brought her great pleasure.

She loved her "Sissy", no better four-legged canine companion around, and she loved her "mousers", Tucker and Boots. She dearly loved to watch the wildlife that traipsed by their home.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Orvil and Leona Corbin; four brothers, Jerry Lee, Clifford, Delbert and David (Bud); two sisters, Ima Jean and Virginia.

She is survived by her husband, William T. Thorne; sons, Daniel (Kandi) Crawford and Jason Thorne; and two grand-daughters, Mackenzie Crawford and Kortney (Devon) Stahla.

She will be sorely missed by all. Services to be held at a later date.