Sharleen Benson

Sharleen Benson

Sept. 26, 1938 – July 20, 2022

Sharleen Bassett Benson, 83, passed away peacefully July 20, 2022, at Campbell County Health in Gillette, Wyoming, after a brief illness. 

She was born Sept. 26, 1938, to Paul Henry Bassett and Leah Maud (Goodrich) Bassett. She was the third of five children. Sharleen was raised on the family farm just outside of Lovell. 

After graduating high school, she married a handsome Cowley boy, Stanley Mortensen Benson. They were happily married for 46 years. To this union came their six children, Jan (Charles) Vincent of Colstrip, Montana, Joleen (Fred) Crosby of  Thermopolis, Michael (Nicole) Benson of Gillette, Julie (Rick) Banks of Lovell, Malissa (Rick) Applegate of Gillette and Mitchell Benson of Gillette. 

Sharleen is survived by her six children, 22 grandchildren, 29 great-grandchildren, brothers Clark (Carol) Bassett and Henry Craig (Penny) Bassett and many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Paul and Leah Bassett, husband Stan Benson, sisters Myrtle (Bob) Lynn and Enid (Gary) Littlefield and one infant great-granddaughter. 

Funeral services for Sharleen were held Tuesday, July 26, at 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Gillette, followed by interment at 4 p.m. at the Lovell Cemetery. Visitation was held Monday, July 25, at Gillette Memorial Chapel. 

Memorials and condolences may be sent in care of Gillette Memorial Chapel, 210 West 5th Street, Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may also be expressed at