Marty Rana Brister

Published 10:37 am Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Memorial services for Marty Rana Brister, 50 years old, of Rawlins, Wyo., will be held at noon on Sept. 12, 2013 at Carbon County Funeral Home, located at 702 West Walnut, Rawlins, Wyo. Visitation will begin at 9:30 a.m. Ms. Brister died Sept. 8, 2013, at Ivinson Memorial Hospital, Laramie, Wyo. after battling lung cancer.

She was born in McComb on Oct. 30, 1962, to Willie Paul Brister and Martha Lou Ard Brister.

Marty was a member of Providence Baptist Church in Jayess. She loved her partner of 10 years, John Rimmer; she said he made her complete. The adventure he took her on with love, laughter and kindness was amazing. Marty enjoyed cooking, art, hunting, fishing, photography and children. Ms. Brister worked as the school nurse at Carbon County Child Development from 2003 until her passing. She loved all her children at Carbon County Child Development Center in Rawlins. She wanted the world to be a better place for children and give those children that needed the extra help in life a kind word and hug, and see to it that they got the medical help they needed. Marty’s career consisted of working for The American Red Cross, Jackson; PG&E, San Francisco; Bildora Nursing Home, Tylertown; South Central Wyoming Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center, Rawlins, Wyo., as well as Interim Healthcare as a traveling nurse.

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Preceding her in death were her parents; her brother, Rocky Brister; nephew, Jeramie Brister; sister-in-law, Kip Brister; and her friend, Jeff Inman.

Survivors are her partner, John Rimmer; her son, Tyrel La’Bo Westbrook and his wife, Brittany, and their children, Hunter and Hayden from Pearl; John’s children, Travis and Leanora Rimmer and their children, Rowan and Driften, from Casper, Wyo., Trent Rimmer from Saratoga, Wyo. and his children, Nathan, Noah and Abigail Rimmer, from Leesburg, Ga., and Jolene and Paul Morgan from Canon City, Colo.; her brothers, David Brister of Jayess and Shane and Pam of Pricedale; her sisters, Paula and Wayne Brumbeloe of McComb and Judie and Boyd Williams of Riverton, Wyo.; and a host of nephews and nieces and other relatives and friends, including her head start family staff and children.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Carbon County Child Development, 1801 Edinburgh, Rawlins, WY 82301.

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