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Deanna "Dee" Clary

February 3, 1939 — October 28, 2022



Deanna “Dee” (Smith) Clary, 83, was called Home on October 28, 2022, in Cheyenne, Wyoming. Dee was born February 3, 1939, in Lexington, Nebraska to Lloyd and Isabel (Johnston) Smith. She was the only daughter and the third of four children.

Dee married Robert Clary on August 27, 1962 in Cozad, Nebraska. They raised two children Maryella (Clary) Young and Daren Clary.

The Clary Family moved to Cheyenne in 1973. Dee was the Executive Director of Meals on Wheels for 14 years. Dee also worked with the Wyoming Guardianship Corporation, and in the Wyoming Legislative Service Office for 13 years. Volunteer work included: League of Women Voters, Civic League and Philanthropic Educational Organization. She also served on many local and regional committees for the First United Methodist Church.

Always an adventurous spirit, Dee enjoyed cross-country, downhill skiing, bike riding, and hiking. She loved travelling and her travels included 19 countries.  

Dee was an avid chef and made elaborate holiday dinners and explored various cuisines with gourmet dinner groups.

Dee’s hobbies include decorating,  collecting and restoring antiques, gardening, theater, museums, zip lining and ballooning, all of which she did into her late seventies.  

Dee was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She is survived by her husband of 62 years, Bob Clary; daughter, Maryella; son, Daren; grandson, Nathan Young; and brothers, Robert Smith and Rick Smith, as well as cousins, nephews and nieces. 

Those gone before her include her parents, and her brother, Larry.  

Dee’s legacy lives on through the organizations she served, the Church she was devoted to, the lives she touched, and the family she loved. 

Memorial contributions can be made to United Women of Faith.

Services will be at First United Methodist Church of Cheyenne at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, Nov. 10, 2022

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Thursday, November 10, 2022

11:00 - 11:00 am (Mountain time)

First United Methodist Church

, Cheyenne, WY 82001

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