Thomas Hammell

August 23, 1961 ~ September 5, 2021 (age 60)


On Sunday, September 5, 2021, Thomas Allen Hammell of Evansville, Wyoming left this life at the age of 60 years. He passed doing what he loved in his favorite place…riding his motorcycle in the Bighorn Mountains. 

Tom was born on August 23, 1961 in Hot Springs, SD to Bill and Marlys Hammell. He graduated from Kelly Walsh High School in 1979, and attended South Dakota School of Mines & Technology in the 80’s. He opened B&T Fabrication, Inc. in 1991, which is still in operation. Tom loved spending time with his children and grandchildren. Some of his favorite pastimes were camping, fishing, and hunting. 

He is survived by his children Joshua and Kristi Hammell of Black Hawk, SD, Alicia and Cory Pritchard of Spearfish, SD, Jonathan Hammell of Casper, WY; grandchildren Beige Pritchard, Braydon Hammell, Isabella Hammell, Drexel Pritchard, Sophia Hammell, Emerson Pritchard, Jayce Hammell; parents Bill and Marlys Hammell of Lusk, WY; sister Connie Chadwell of Gainesville, GA; nephews and nieces Bryan Hammell, Chas Chadwell, Toni Vasquez; and many other family and friends that loved him dearly.

Please join us in a Celebration of Life for Tom on Saturday, September 11, 2021 at 2:00pm at his home, 11580 East Platte River Road, Evansville, WY. Refreshments will be provided. In lieu of flowers, the family is asking for donations to be made to Tom Hammell Memorial at Reliant Federal Credit Union.


Tom would like to be remembered by the following statement: "Faster horses, younger women, older whiskey, and more money :)"


The Meaning of Life by: Paulo Coelho

On the first day, God created the dog and said, "Sit all day by the door of your house and bark at anyone who comes in or walks past.
For this, I will give you a life span of twenty years."
The dog said, "That's a long time to be barking.
How about only ten years and I'll give you back the other ten?"
And God saw it was good.

On the second day, God created the monkey and said,
"Entertain people, do tricks, and make them laugh.
For this, I'll give you a twenty-year life span."
The monkey said, "Monkey tricks for twenty years?
That's a pretty long time to perform.
How about I give you back ten like the dog did?"
And God, again saw it was good.

On the third day, God created the cow and said,
"You must go into the field with the farmer all day long and suffer under the sun, have calves and give milk to support the farmer's family.
For this, I will give you a life span of sixty years."
The cow said, "That's kind of a tough life you want me to live for sixty years. How about twenty and I'll give back the other forty?"
And God agreed it was good.

On the fourth day, God created humans and said,
"Eat, sleep, play, marry and enjoy your life. For this, I'll give you twenty years."
But the human said, "Only twenty years?
Could you possibly give me my twenty, the forty the cow gave back,
the ten the monkey gave back,
and the ten the dog gave back; that makes eighty, okay?"
"Okay," said God, "You asked for it."

So that is why for our first twenty years, we eat, sleep, play and enjoy ourselves.
For the next forty years, we slave in the sun to support our family.
For the next ten years, we do monkey tricks to entertain the grandchildren. And for the last ten years, we sit on the front porch and bark at everyone.
Life has now been explained to you.

Tom says:

There is no need to thank me for this valuable information.
I'm doing it as a public service.
If you are looking for me I will be on the front porch.

Arrangements are entrusted to the care of Bustard & Jacoby Funeral Home, 600 CY Avenue, Casper, WY 82601.

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Celebration of Life
September 11, 2021

2:00 PM
East Platte River Road, Evansville

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