Jean Gandy

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Mass of Christian Burial for Jean Gandy, 88 year old Buffalo resident who passed away Sunday evening at the Poplar Living Center in Casper, will be celebrated Saturday, January 16th at 10:00 a.m. from the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Buffalo with Father Pete Johnson as celebrant. Visitation will be held from the Harness Funeral Home Chapel on Friday from 9:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. A Vigil Service will be held and the Rosary recited on Friday at 6:00 p.m. at the Funeral Home Chapel in Buffalo. Burial will be in Willow Grove Cemetery with graveside rites to follow the mass. Donations in Mrs. Gandy’s memory may be made to the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church or the Buffalo Senior Center in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo. Online condolences may be made at www.harnessfuneralhome.com

Jean Margaret Gandy was born on June 25, 1927 in Neosho, Wisconsin, to Ray and Anna Dukelow. She grew up and received her education in Wisconsin and graduated from Hartford High School in Hartford, Wisconsin with the class of 1945. She was married on June 25th, 1949 at St. Mathews Catholic Church in Neosho, Wisconsin to Thomas J. Gandy, and they made their home in Pierre, South Dakota, where Mr. Gandy worked for the highway department. In 1954 they moved to Rapid City, where Mr. Gandy worked for Buckingham Transportation. In 1973 they moved to Casper, Wyoming, and in 1976 she and Tom started TJ Specialties Inc., which they owned and operated for many years. In 1985 they retired and divided their time between Buffalo, Wyoming and Harlingen, Texas. Mr. Gandy passed away in September of 2005 and Jean continued living in Buffalo until November of 2015 when she moved to Casper where she lived until her death.

She was a member of St. John the Baptist Catholic Church and the Catholic Daughters of America. Jean enjoyed playing cards, she made Rosaries for many years, and in the 2012 Wyoming Senior Olympics she won 3 gold medals in billiards.

She is survived by one daughter, Carole Strong and her husband John of Casper; three grandchildren, Jonathan Gandy and his wife Jerrica of Kanab, Utah, John Paul Strong and his wife Mele of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Bonnie Strong of Gillette, Wyoming, and two great-grandchildren, Madison Gandy and Mia Strong.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, one son, Michael Gandy, three brothers, one sister and one granddaughter.