Alma Rose Brandt (July 31, 1929 – April 5, 2017)

Alma Rose Brandt, 87, of Rock Springs, Wyoming passed away on Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at the Sage View Care Center where she had been a resident for six years.

She was born on July 31, 1929 in Superior, Wyoming, the daughter of August “Gus” Joseph and Edna Rizzi Manifior.

Mrs. Brandt attended schools in Superior, Cokeville and Cheyenne, Wyoming.  She graduated from the Cokeville High School in 1947 and went on to obtain her Bachelor’s Degree in Education from the University of Wyoming in 1959.

She married Gary William Brandt in Sheridan, Wyoming on June 2, 1962 and he preceded her in death on November 11, 2004.

For thirty seven years, Mrs. Brandt taught elementary school but her passion was kindergarten. She most recently taught at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic School for twelve years and retiring in 1995.

Her interests included spending time with her family especially her grandchildren.  She also enjoyed oil painting, art, crafting and playing bingo.

Survivors include one son Joseph Brandt and wife Pepper of Rock Springs, Wyoming; one daughter Anne McMartin and husband Garland of Rock Springs, Wyoming; one sister Clara Dayton of Kansas City, Missouri; three grandchildren Ryan Brandt, Rhys Brandt, Darby McMartin and one step-son Drew McMartin; several cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and one nephew Michael Dayton.

Cremation will take place and a celebration of Alma’s life will take place at 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, April 12, 2017 at the Vase Funeral Chapel, 154 Elk Street, Rock Springs, Wyoming.  Friends may call at the Vase Chapel one hour prior to services.

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