Diane Gerhart

Diane Ruth Gerhart, age 65, went to be with the Lord on December 2, 2023, in Cheyenne, WY.

Diane was born on June 6, 1958, in Spearfish, SD to Eugene and Ruth Gerhart.  She graduated from Sundance High School and went on to earn her bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Wyoming.

Diane continued to live in Laramie and worked at First Interstate Bank in the accounting department for several years.  Upon leaving there, she began her 25-year career at the University of Wyoming working in several departments including Payroll, Accounting, and Geology. She was working in the Office of Sponsored Programs at the time of her illness in 2020.

Diane was known as an amazing, fun loving, and caring family member and friend.  She had an incredible and special sense of humor that could take the most mundane occurrence and turn it into a story that had everyone laughing about it before she got done telling it.  She loved Star Trek & considered herself to be a true “Trekkie” and also a Wyoming Cowboy and Denver Bronco fan.

She could always be counted on to be there to offer her help and support through the years whether the need was from family members, friends, or even strangers.  Her nieces and nephews were her world and she created and shared so many fun and memorable experiences for and with them.  She also had maintained deep and lasting friendships with so many of the lives she touched during her life’s journey.  She enjoyed “pet and house sitting” for friends and family and always shared the antics of her “critters”.   

Diane is survived by her sister Debbie Kuhn (Johnny) of Laramie and brother Robert Gerhart (Vicki) of Cheyenne.  Her nieces and nephews included Codi Kuhn Rieb (Jeb) of Fort Collins, CO., Jeremy Kuhn (Chelsea) of Laramie, Brian Gerhart (Jessica) and Eric Gerhart of Cheyenne. Great nieces and nephews are Teegan and Taylee Rieb of Fort Collins, Jace and Atley Kuhn of Laramie, and Emersyn Gerhart of Cheyenne.  She also had many stepsiblings that she cared a great deal for.

Diane was preceded in death by her Mom and Stepdad, Ruth and Bob Gurkowski and her Dad and Stepmom, Eugene and Dorothy Gerhart and many special aunts and uncles. 

Memorials may be made to the Diane Gerhart Memorial Fund, in care of Debbie Kuhn, 603 Fetterman St., Laramie, WY 82070.  The family plans to donate the funds to the Laramie Animal Welfare Society and to programs that benefit underprivileged children. Donations can also be made to charity of choice in Diane’s name.

Funeral services will be held on January 20, 2024 at 10:30 a.m. at Montgomery Stryker Funeral Home.  An additional memorial service will be held in Sundance, WY in the summer 2024, with burial to be at Mount Moriah Cemetery in Sundance. 

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Condolences (16)

  • Alexis Hartley

    Beautiful person. I really enjoyed working with her in Geology. She was always encouraging and reassuring.

  • Melanie Austin

    Diane was an amazing person. I'm so sorry for your loss. She is greatly missed.

  • Kelley & Guy Westhoff

    We have many fond memories of Diane, lasting gifts of a beautiful life. She was our Relay for Life team captain for several years and those times are such sweet memories. She brought such joy with her quick wit and often made us laugh till our sides hurt. We’re grateful for her life and are thinking of you during this difficult time. May peace and love surround you. -Kelley & Guy Westhoff

  • Jennifer Durer

    Diane was a truly wonderful person, so nice and kind and generous. I miss her so very much

  • Carol Pribyl

    My deepest sympathies and wishes that her spirit of adventure and positive attitude bring good memories. Hope she is galavanting through the heavens and beyond.

  • Becky & Chris Rile

    Debbie recently learned of the loss of your sister. We are sorry for your loss, and hope you can remember all of the joys.

  • Anonymous

    The staff at Rawlins Rehabilitation and Wellness extend our sincre condolences. It was an honor to take care of her when she was at our facility

  • Shauna Bury

    I am so sorry to hear about Diane. She was such a sweet person.

  • Mike Cheadle

    In the Geology Department, you were always our "rock". “Perhaps the stars above us are openings in heaven where the love of our lost ones pours through and shines down upon us to let us know they are happy.”

  • Shawn Sheen

    Diane was a very kind hearted person. She was a good friend and Co-worker. She will be missed greatly.

  • Sue Woirhaye

    I am so sorry to read this. Worked with Diane on campus, she was a sweetheart to all. Rest in peace, Diane

  • Julie Stahl

    Diane had a heart of gold. I worked with her in payroll at the university years ago. She always made everything better. I am so sorry to hear of her passing. My thoughts and prayers go out to all the family. Julie Stahl

  • Lori Shuler

    Diane was such a joy, and wonderful women. She had a smile that could turn any frown upside down. You will be missed deeply.

  • Anonymous

    So sorry for your loss. Diane was such a wonderful person.

  • Janet

    Diane (Buffy) was a wonderful person and friend. We had many good times. RIP my friend you will be missed.

  • Janet

    Such a wonderful person and friend. We had many good times. You will be missed. RIP my friend.


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