Michael "Mike" Ben Deaver

August 18, 1955 ~ May 26, 2022 (age 66)


Michael Ben “Mike” Deaver, 66, passed away suddenly Thursday, May 26, 2022 at his residence outside Thermopolis, Wyoming.

Born August 18, 1955 in Sheridan, WY, he was one of three children of Robert and Evelyn (Davis) Deaver.  Working on the family ranch in Gillette he was the third generation who eventually owned and operated the ranch after the passing of his parents.

On July 10, 1991 he married Pam Kruse in Reno, Nevada.  After retiring from ranch life, the couple moved to Thermopolis in 2013.

Mike was a member of the Kalif Temple, BPOE and attended the Episcopal church in Gillette.

Mike enjoyed yardwork, cooking, canning garden vegetables, watching NASCAR and football. Always full of smiles he was a kind, generous man.

Survivors include his wife, Pam of Thermopolis; sister Sue Wolff of Sheridan; daughter, Stacy (Troy) Bridges of Wilbur, NE; grandchildren, Amy Christopher and Brandon Joubert and Danielle Bridges; great granddaughter, Spencer Smith, long time best friend, Dudley Edwards, nieces & nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Robert, son, Chris Joubert and grandson, Jacob Bridges.

Memorial services are pending.

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