Mary Jo Reavis


MaryJo Reavis, 97, passed away on May 17, 2022, in Forsyth,Montana.

MaryJo was born July 30, 1924, to Ella Cathrine (Rock)Westman and Enoch Michael Westman in Sheridan, Wyoming.  Raised on the Westman homestead in Decker, Montana, she attended Waddel Creek school through the 8th grade. She then went on to attend Holy Name Catholic School and graduated from Sheridan High School in 1943. MaryJo had always wanted to be a nurse so after high school she went to work for Eventide Nursing Home. She was called away to return to the Westman ranch to care for her ailing mother and stayed on to care for the ranch as well.

MaryJo married Joe H Reavis on February 7, 1964, at the St. John the Baptist Catholic Church in Buffalo, Wyoming. In 1968 they welcomed their daughter Joella.

MaryJo was a lifelong member of the Holy Name Catholic Church. She learned to fly a Cessna plane and took her Willeys Jeep all over the country. She loved dancing, hunting, sewing, and scrap booking. She had many albums of her years growing up and spending time with the generations of hunters that would visit the ranch.

MaryJo is predeceased by her husband, Joe, her brothers; Victor and Vincent, her parents, step grandchild; Mike and many more extended families. She is survived by her cousin Virginia Alderman, her daughter, Joella and her grandchildren; Meghan Brastrup, Colton Brastrup, Maverick Brastrup, Quinton Dirette, Ashley Dirette and Travis Dirette, her step grandchildren; Pat Reardon, Louise Horsley, Tammy Reardon and DJ Reardon.  

Grave side services will be held May 25, 2022 at 2:00PM in the Elks section at the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery. A reception will be held at the Sheridan Elks Club at 3:00 PM

In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to Champion Funeral Home, 244 S. Brooks Street, Sheridan, WY 82801.

Champion Funeral Home hasbeen entrusted with local arrangements. Online condolences may be writtenat


May 25, 2022
Start Time:
2:00 PM
Sheridan Municipal Cemetery- Elks Section


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