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Marty Brister

October 30, 1962 — September 8, 2013

Memorial services for Marty Rana Brister, 50 years old, of Rawlins Wyoming, will be held at 12 p.m. on Sept. 12, 2013 at Carbon County Funeral Home, located at 702 West Walnut, Rawlins, Wyoming; visitation will be begin at 9:30 a.m. Ms. Brister died Sept. 8, 2013, at Ivinson Memorial Hospital, Laramie, Wyoming after battling lung cancer. She was born in McComb, Mississippi on October 30, 1962, to Willie Paul Brister and Martha Lou Ard Brister. Marty was a member of Providence Baptist Church in Jayess, Mississippi. She loved her partner of ten years, John Rimmer, said he made her complete. The adventure he took her on with love, laughter and kindness was amazing. Marty enjoyed cooking, art, hunting, fishing, photography and children. Ms. Brister worked as the school nurse at Carbon County Child Development from 2003 until her passing. She loved all her children at Carbon County Child Development Center in Rawlins. She wanted the world to be a better place for children and give those children that needed the extra help in life a kind word and hug, and see to it that they got the medical help they needed. Marty's career consisted of working for The American Red Cross, Jackson, MS; PG&E, San Francisco, CA, Bildora Nursing Home, Tylertown, MS, South Central Wyoming Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Rawlins, WY as well as Interim Healthcare as a Traveling Nurse. Preceeding her in death were her parents, her brother, Rocky Brister, nephew, Jeramie Brister, sister-in-law, Kip Brister and her friend, Jeff Inman. Survivors are her partner, John Rimmer; her son, Tyrel La'Bo Westbrook and his wife, Brittany and their children Hunter and Hayden from Pearl, Mississippi; John's children, Travis & Leanora Rimmer and their children, Rowan and Driften from Casper. Wyoming, Trent Rimmer from Saratoga, Wyoming and his children, Nathan, Noah and Abigail Rimmer from Leesburg, Gerogia, Jolene & Paul Morgan from Canon City, Colorado; her brothers, David Brister of Jayess, MS, Shane& Pam of Pricedale, MS, her sisters, Paula & Wayne Brumbeloe of McComb, MS, Judie & Boyd Williams of Riverton, WY, and a host of nephews and nieces and other relatives and friends. Her head start family staff and children. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Carbon County Child Development, 1801 Edinburgh, Rawlins, Wyoming 82301. Condolences may be left online at


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