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Juanita Catherine Halbert

January 19, 1931 — April 29, 2024


Juanita Catherine Powers Halbert, 93 went home to join her Savior on April 29, 2024 at Meadow Winds Assisted Living, Casper, WY.  She was the widow of Kenneth Halbert. They shared 57years together before Kenneth passed away on October8, 2012. 

Born January 19, 1931 in Brooklyn, NY, to John and Anna Powers. Due to her Mother’s health,  she had to drop out of nurses training, and join the workforce at an early age. During those years she worked in various trade industries including a shoe store, plastic and meat packing plants.  On March 17, 1951, she married Jack DeChene and later divorced.  Winnie then met a handsome sailor named Kenneth Halbert , and fell in love.  In a matter of time, she and her young daughter Ellen left Brooklyn and journeyed out west to Thermopolis, WY Kenny and Winnie married on January 6, 1955. She had to adjust to small town living having lived in the BIG APPLE. She finally learned how to drive via doing circles at the Thermopolis rodeo arena. She always joked about driving in circles and not in a straight line. Her younger sister Barbara joined the family in Thermopolis due to her mother’s failing health. On October 16, 1955, daughter Carol was born. In 1958 Kenny was hired as an employee at the new Dave Johnston Power Plant in Glenrock, WY.  The family lived in Casper, WY while their new home was being built in Glenrock. Winnie lived in her home for 66 years. She was proud that she was the last original homeowner in that housing subdivision. During those 66 years Winnie was involved in many activities. She coached a very winning girl’s softball team.  She and Kenny were Cub Scout leaders, she lead the American Legion Jr. Auxiliary, was a member of the VFW, Rebekah’s, Past President of Epsilon Sigma Alpha Tau Sorority.  Sang soprano in the Sweet Adelaide’s Choral Group. She loved crafting, sewing, gardening and canning. 

She was an avid baker and cake decorator. Mom did many birthday and wedding cakes.  Many youngsters enjoyed mom as their babysitter.
We girls could always count on mom’s support with school activities. Our friends and her grandchildren’s friends knew that her door was always open and that she always enjoyed their company. Last but not least she was a BIG practical joker. She loved having fun, sharing her home with family and friends. She was devoted to her church and loved children’s church. 

She is survived by her daughters Ellen(Brian) Grabow of Douglas, Carol Burback of Casper, Grandchildren John(Beth) Zitterkopf of Casper, Andrea(Wayne LaFave)Grabow of Phoenix, AZ, Christina(Justin)Septer of Casper, Serena(Damian)Melder of Derby, KS. Great grandchildren Taten Zitterkopf, Rayna and Dalton Melder. Sister in law Linda Halbert of Gillette, WY.  Her many nieces and nephews whom she dearly loved and cherished. She was predeceased by her loving husband Kenny, her parents, sisters Laura, Eleanor, Joan and Barbara. Her two brother in laws Darrell and Robert Halbert, and sister in law Donna Miller. 

Funeral services will be held on May 9, 2024 at 10:00 A.M. at Community Baptist Church , 302 S. 2nd, Glenrock, WY. Interment at the Glenrock Cemetery. Visitation will be from 9:00A.M. till the time of service.   Memorial donations may be made to the donors choice. 

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Service Schedule

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Juanita Halbert Funeral Service

Thursday, May 9, 2024

10:00 - 10:00 am (Mountain time)

Community Baptist Church

301 S 2nd St, Glenrock, WY 82637


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