Green River Star -

Mary G. Killian


August 22, 2018

Mary G. Killian, 94, of Rock Springs, passed away Aug. 17, 2018, at Mission at Castle Rock in Green River. A lifelong resident of Rock Springs, Mary died following a lengthy illness.

She was born June 8, 1924, in Rock Springs, the daughter of Slovenian immigrant parents Joseph and Antonia Ravnikar Gosar.

Mary attended schools in Rock Springs and was a 1942 graduate of the Rock Springs High School. Following graduation she worked for the Union Pacific Coal Company and later was employed by Sweetwater County School District No. 1 as a secretary at Roosevelt School. 

She married Daniel "Danny" W. Killian June 19, 1948, in Rock Springs and he preceded her in death on May 27, 1971.

Mary loved sports all of her life. She played them in both high school and during her married life. She ran track and played tennis in high school and bowled and golfed while married.

In her late years, she could often be found in front of the television, at all hours of the day and night, watching various sporting events.

Survivors include one son, Daniel Mark Killian and wife Gayle Ann of Spring, Texas; one daughter, Jean Olig and husband David of Omaha, Neb .; two brothers, Jack Gosar of Casper and Anton Gosar of Pinedale; 10 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Danny; one daughter, Marianne Volcic; three brothers, John, Joe, and one brother in infancy; one sister, Angela Bakas.

At Mary's request, cremation will take place and there will be no formal funeral services.

In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Hospice of Sweetwater County, 333 Broadway, Suite 220, Rock Springs, Wyoming 82901.

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