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William Elmer Gabbard

Surrounded by his loving family, William "Gabby" Gabbard, 87, went to be with his Lord at Spirit Mountain Hospice on July 28, 2023.

Bill was born on September 11, 1935, in Loveland, Colorado, the eldest child of Elmer and Thelma (Duncan) Gabbard.

He married Lila Loretta Webb on September 11, 1954, in Laramie, Wyoming.

He was preceded in death by his parents, daughter, Holly Wallace, grandson, Brandon Mitchell, and brother-in-law, Doug Horn. Survivors include his wife of 68.75 years, Lila; daughters, Deborah Gabbard of Billings, Montana, Lisa (Mat) King of Worland; grandchildren: Brian Mitchell of Varkaus, Finland, Brittany (Keven) Buss of Cody, Wyoming, Michaela Wallace of Billings and Zachary Wallace of Pinedale, Wyoming; great-grandchildren, LeeAnna (Jack) Rawlins, Eli, Brandon, Clayton, and Riley Mitchell; son-in-law, Wally Wallace; sister, Annette Horn of Lexington, Kentucky; brother, Conrad (Gail) Gabbard of Annville, KY: sisters-in-law, Delores (Bud) Shirrell of Yuma, Arizona and Melva Jean (Bob) Allesaindri of Layton, UT; numerous step-grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

As per Bill's request, no formal services will be held. A private family gathering will happen in the Big Horn Mountains at a later date. Online condolences may be made at http://www.bryantfuneral