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May 9, 2013

(3/11/1940 - 4/29/2013)

Funeral services for Larry Leon Saulsbury were held Saturday, May 4, 2013 at Gillette Memorial Chapel with Pastor Gary Williams of West Side Baptist Church officiating. Burial followed in the Mt. Pisgah Cemetery.

Larry Leon Saulsbury, 73, of Gillette, Wyoming, passed away on April 29, 2013 at St. Vincent's Hospital in Billings, Montana surrounded by family, after a long illness.

Larry was born on March 11, 1940 in the coal mining town of Morris, Illinois. He was the third son born to Ross Ray Saulsbury and Mary Vera Freshwater Saulsbury. The family later moved to the Kirksville, Missouri area where he grew to adulthood with his two brothers and two younger sisters.

He married Martha Ann Eichelberger on August 7, 1959 in his parent's home in Kirksville, Missouri. Three years later the couple moved to Wyoming where he worked in the oilfield. Together for 53 years, they raised their family and made their home in Gillette.

After retiring from working in the oilfield for forty years in 2002, Larry enjoyed fishing, yard work, and spending time with his five grandchildren. His sense of humor and mischievous nature will be missed by his many nieces, nephews, friends and family who knew him. He loved watching baseball on television and attending country music concerts with his wife. He had a lifelong interest in being a mechanic and loved restoring old cars. He also enjoyed traveling to Deadwood on the weekends.

He is survived by his wife, Martha, son, Randy and daughter, Lori Shifley, all who reside in Gillette. Surviving siblings are Don Saulsbury, Casper, Wyoming and Jerrie Eichelberger, Gillette and Judy Dillinger, also from Gillette. A son-in-law and five grandchildren survive as well as a brother-in-law and several nieces, nephews, great nieces and nephews.

His closest relatives preceding him in death are his parents and his brother Ronald Ray Saulsbury.

Memorials and condolences may be sent in Larry's name in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 W. 5th Street, Gillette, Wyoming 82716 or condolences via the internet at

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