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Susan "Sue" Lee (Randolph) Heslep


September 16, 2021

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Susan "Sue" Lee (Randolph) Heslep

Susan "Sue" Lee (Randolph) Heslep passed away peacefully, surrounded by her family on September 4, 2021 at Campbell County Memorial Hospital in Gillette, Wyoming at age 75.

Sue was born in Lander, Wyoming on January 21, 1946 to Beverly and Vern Randolph and grew up in and around Riverton, Wyoming with her sister, Sherry and brother, Vernie. She attended Riverton High School and wed her high school sweetheart, Larry Heslep. Sue and Larry were married for 58 years. She was a dedicated mother and grandmother, devoting her life to their family and raising children, including sons Darren and Todd, and daughters Nacole and Renee.

Sue was a privately religious person and a strong supporter of conservative values. She loved the smell of lilacs and peonies, and the home that Larry and she expanded and renovated in Green River. Sue had a great eye and taste for home décor. She loved her cats Bubba and Elvis, angels, finding a good deal, especially while garage-saling, jewelry, Hallmark, Days of Our Lives, and Christmas. She was very generous and caring, always searching for the perfect Christmas gift for each family member.

Sue was loving, strong, caring and wonderful. She was the matriarch of the family – the core who helped build a legacy. As a testament to her fierce independence, a spectacular shooting star with a long red, orange and white sparkling tail flashed across the night sky immediately after her husband and son informed Sue's care team of her wishes to pass naturally. Sue is survived by her husband, Larry, sons Darren Heslep and wife, Helen, and Todd Heslep and wife Susie; daughters Nacole Heslep, and Renee Heslep Derrick and husband, Michael; sister Sharon Brannon and brother LaVerne Randolph, Jr. and wife, Nancy; Aunt Lovona (Randolph) Harris; granddaughters Hailey (Heslep) Ochsner and husband, Blake, and Avery Derrick; and grandsons, Tristen Heslep, Devan Heslep, Elijah (EJ) Derrick, Douglas Wright and wife, Jessica, and Dwayne Wright; and great grandchildren, Emmett Swenson, Oliver Heslep, Hudson Wright, Livia Wright and Makiah Wright; nephew Steven Brannan; nieces, Michelle (Brannan) Goerke and husband, Brad, Angela Brannan, Jennifer (Brannan) Espericueta and husband, Marco, Allison Randolph Bland and husband, Robert, and Christa Randolph; and a number of cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Archie LaVerne Randolph, Sr., Beverly (Randolph) Sparks-Nash, step-father, Jack Sparks, mothers-in-law, Edna Virginia Heslep and Hazel Heslep, fathers-in-law, Edward "Cotton" Heslep and Eddie Organ; uncle, Ronnie Randolph, brother-in-law, James Brannan, and nephew, Patrick Brannan.

Information about a celebration of Sue's life will be forthcoming.


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