Obituary: Marty Rana Brister


Memorial services for Marty Rana Brister, 50, of Rawlins was held Sept. 12, 2013 at Carbon County Funeral Home in Rawlins.

Ms. Brister died Sept. 8, 2013, at Ivinson Memorial Hospital in Laramie, after battling lung cancer.

She was born in McComb, Miss. on Oct. 30, 1962, to Willie Paul Brister and Martha Lou Ard Brister. 

Marty was a member of Providence Baptist Church in Jayess, Miss.

She loved her partner of 10 years, John Rimmer and 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 of 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, Miss .; PG&E, San Francisco, Bildora Nursing Home, Tylertown, Miss., South Central Wyoming Healthcare & Rehabilitation Center, Rawlins, 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, Miss .; John’s children, Travis and Leanora Rimmer and their children, Rowan and Driften of Casper; Trent Rimmer, of Saratoga, and his children, Nathan, Noah and Abigail Rimmer, of Leesburg, Ga .; Jolene and Paul Morgan. of Canon City, Colo .; her brothers, David Brister of Jayess, Miss., Shane and Pam of Pricedale, Miss .; her sisters, Paula and Wayne Brumbeloe of McComb, Miss .; Judie and Boyd Williams, of Riverton, and a host of nephews and nieces and other relatives and friends, including her head start family staff and children.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to Carbon County Child Development, 1801 Edinburgh, Rawlins, Wyoming 82301.

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