Mary Bernice Olsen-Eckley (Feb 13, 1941 – Feb 5, 2018)


ROCK SPRINGS — Mary Bernice Olsen-Eckley was born Feb 13, 1941 and passed away on Feb 5, 2018.

She passed of a long term illness with her family by her side at Memorial Hospital in Rock Springs.

Loving mother and grandmother, she enjoyed spending time with family. Interests included camping, fishing, snowmobiling, and bowling.

She was a long time resident of Rock Springs and recently moved to Green River. She worked for the Reliance Elementary School as a “lunch lady” in the late 70’s and early 80’s. She also worked at the Outlaw Saloon and Hadocks Harbor as a bartender. Later in life she worked for the Forestry Department in Pinedale.

She was preceded in death by two loving husbands, Gary Lynn Olsen and Arthur Lee; along with her father Agustas “Gus” Tomilson and mother Opal Tomilson.

She is survived by two daughters Norine Marie Green of Colorado and Deborah Lee Hibbard and husband Mark Hibbard of Green River; one son Charley Henery “Buddy” Chitwood and wife Sonya Chitwood of Colorado; one granddaughter Kaylee Ann Marie Brandt and husband Matt Brandt of Green River; four grandsons, Kevin Green Jr of Colorado, Marcus Xavier Padilla of Rock Springs, Alexander Soledad Padilla of Rock Springs, and Jacob Paul Hibbard of Green River; two great granddaughters Acadia Bernice Brandt of Green River and Amara Padilla of Utah; and one great grandson Adine Brandt of Green River.

Cremation has taken place and the family will hold a celebration of life at a later date to be announced.