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Pauline Kathryn Sawyer, was welcomed into heaven on April 13, 2016 at the age of 63. She passed away surrounded by her family at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, UT.
She was born to Adolph “Otto” and Marta Gunter on April 28, 1952 in Kemmerer, WY.
Pauline married her devoted husband, Kent Sawyer on July 29, 1972. From that union they had three daughters, Tracy Sawyer, of Aurora, CO.; Ronni (Pablo) Cruz, of Baytown, TX.; and Jessica (Cody) Yarber, of Kemmerer, WY. Pauline’s greatest joy in life was doing anything involving her grandchildren, Tre, Elijah, Bailey, Ethyn, Aiden, and Blake.
Pauline was a very active member of her community and demonstrated her deep Catholic faith by instructing the youth in CCD and volunterring many hours within the Saint Patrick Catholic Church. She was employed at South Lincoln Medical Center in the radiology department for 35 years, but her true passion in life was children! She established the Small World Daycare Center in 1980 where she nurtured and cared for so many of Kemmerer’s children.
Pauline touched so many lives in so many ways, always putting others before herself. Her generous and kind soul was contagious and she always made friends everywhere she went. She never turned down an opportunity to help people. She will be dearly missed by anyone who ever had the pleasure of knowing her.
She is preceded in death by her parents, Otto and Marta Gunter, and her sister, Bonnie Anderson. Survived by her husband, Kent Sawyer, of Kemmerer, WY.; siblings, Bob (Janet) Gunter, Penny (J.E.) Lint, Marty, Rick (Kristy) Gunter, Sandy (Allen) Sellers, along with many nieces, nephews, great nieces, and nephews.
Pauline would appreciate memorial donations in her name to be made to the Hope Lodge, by calling 1-800-227-2345, and/or to Saint Patrick’s Catholic Church in Kemmerer, WY.
Rosary will be recited on Monday, April 18, 2016 at 7:00 P.M. At St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, and Mass will be conducted on Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. At St. Patrick’s Catholic Church, with Father David as the celebrant. Inurnment will be held at a later date.
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