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By Cary Littlejohn
Gillette News Record Via Wyoming News Exchange 

Enzi's funeral celebration of faith, family, friends, fishing

 

August 12, 2021

Ashley Detrick, Gillette News Record

John Pafford, left, and Cody Okray, right, both of the Campbell County Fire Department, help lift a flag above Enzi Drive on Friday in front of Gillette College. The flag, which was donated by Natrona High School in Casper, was flown in honor of former Gillette Mayor and U.S. Sen. Mike Enzi.

GILLETTE - It never ceases to amaze just how quiet a large group of people can be. More impressive still is when they stop talking suddenly, as if a switch got flipped and turned them off.

That was the scene in Gillette College's Pronghorn Center at the funeral for Mike Enzi, the former Gillette mayor and U.S. senator. The crowd was chattering casually and suddenly they stopped. Pastor Donavon Voigt was leading the procession into the arena, followed by Enzi's casket and his family. From that moment on, the crowd did not make a sound, except to laugh at a touching story told by one of Enzi'...



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