Frances Marlene Reust


January 6, 2022

Frances Marlene Reust, 82, passed away at home surrounded by her loving husband, children and grandchildren on Thursday, December 30, 2021.

Frances was born to Ralph Eleston and Pansy Florine (Davidson) Williams in Peru, Indiana on March 29, 1939. She was the second born of 4 children. In her youth, Frances loved to read, spend time with her siblings, work in the garage with her dad and going hunting and fishing.

Growing up, Frances was a natural born caretaker. She enjoyed working in industries that helped serve other people. The majority of her career was spent waitressing at the Irma Hotel and Green Gables in Cody, Wyoming. She also worked as a bartender, secretarial work and was even the curator of the Museum of Northwest Colorado for five years.

Frances worked hard at everything she did, including her education. After getting her GED, she wanted to prove to herself that she could continue her learning and succeed. She went on to graduate with an associate degree in Arts and Science at Northwestern College in Craig, Colorado. She even taught an art class through the college for a few years.

As she got older, she met David L. Reust in Cody. The two were married on February 10, 1982. Frances brought to this union four children. Dave instantly became a father and was very much loved by all of them. Dave and Frances moved to Worland in 2013 where they settled down and spent their days enjoying their grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Frances loved her family more than anything. Her door was always open, and you could always stop by and visit her. You would find her with a smile on her face, and she never let you leave without a big hug and a kiss on the cheek. If you acted up, Frances was the first to let you know that your behavior was unacceptable. Words were never spoken, but you got "the look" and knew that you better shape up.

Frances looked at everything with an artistic eye and found beauty in all things. Some of the things she liked to do were metal detecting, hunting for rocks, searching for gold with her husband, gardening, reading, working in various forms of art, from pencil drawing to working in bronze and everything in between, sewing, knitting, crocheting and reading her Bible.

Frances was preceded in death by her parents, Ralph and Pansy Williams, brother, Roy Gene Williams and grandson, Jeremiah Lee Brousseau.

She is survived by her husband, David Reust; brother, Lynn Williams of Fruita, CO; sisters, Jeanine Wisenbaker of Evanston, WY and Cynthia (Jerry) Smiley of Sheridan, WY; children: Victoria (Randy) Harry of Worland, Dale Brousseau of Laramie, WY, Steven (Rhonda) Brousseau of Navarre, Florida, Alan Rudio of Middletown, CA; grandchildren: San'dell Harry of Worland, Gabe (Emma) Harry of Nampa, ID and Josh (Codi) Harry of Worland, and 15 great-grandchildren.

A private family burial took place Tuesday, January 4, and a celebration of life will follow this spring. Memorial donations may be made to New Hope Humane Society. Please send checks to PO Box 524, Worland, WY 82401. Online condolences may be made at http://www.bryant


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