Ronel Irene Dunlap

Ronel Irene Dunlap, 67, of Garrett, Wyoming passed away September 24, 2023. She was born July 28, 1956, to Ronald and Hazel (Seaton) in Riverton, Wyoming.

She married Thomas E. Dunlap on December 24, 1990, in Medicine Bow.

Ronel ran a ranch with her husband in Medicine Bow for 18 years and has also previously worked as the secretary for the Farm Bureau. She had moved to the Dunlap homestead in 2016 located at Crow Creek. Ronel loved the QVC network, crocheting, cross stitching, rock hounding, scrapbooking and was a wonderful cook. During her treatment at the Jeanie Ray Cancer Center, Ronel received wonderful care.

She is preceded in death by her parents Ronald and Hazel Thornburg, her sister Audrey Thornburg, and her grandparents.

Ronel is survived by her husband Tom Dunlap; her children Clinton (Dawn) Barney, Cody (Holly) Barney, and Mike Barney; her grandchildren, Morgan, Austin, Cadey, (Tyler) Dowton, Cody Jr., Tyler (Indi) and Eddy Barney; her siblings Richard (Lori) Thornburg, Rhonda (Milton) Smith, and Wayne (Karen) Thornburg; and her dogs Rocky, Rossi, and Patsy.

In lieu of flowers please send donations in Ronel’s name to the Jeannie Ray Cancer Center of Laramie, Wyoming.

Per her request no services will take place.

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Condolences (12)

  • Jason Thompson

    Very sorry to hear of Ronel's passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family. Such a fun loving, adventurous soul and even better cook :) I truly appreciate the times we visited in the fall and talks about the history of Wyoming & stories about the family.

  • Charlene Moree

    Tom: I’m so sorry to hear of Ronels passing ~ we just spoke of her illness a couple of months ago. Please take care and get ahold of me if you just need to talk. Thinking of you 💔🥀

    • Anonymous

      I did no know until yesterday that you posted this, I want you to know how much this means to me. I hope you are doing well, as I am concerned about you. Thanks again Tom

  • Mardell and Dominic Aragon

    Ton, Dom and I send our most sincere condolences to you and your family. We are so very sorry. Keeping you in our prayers.

    • Anonymous

      Mardell and Dom Thank you so much. I can`t erase 36 years in 30 days. I miss her so much, but I cannot wish her back the way she was. Thank you Tom

  • Kathy Asam

    Rhonda, I am so very sorry about your sister’s passing away. She looks so much like you! Sending my love and thoughts and prayers to you and the family.

  • Royce

    This just hurts my heart! She was a dear friend. I did her hair for years and always marked out extra time so we could just chat and solve the world's problems. After I moved to AZ, we remained friends on FB and Via phone. Loved her so much!!!!

  • Rose Nord

    Ronel touched so many lives, mine included. My sincerest condolences for the loss of this true treasure.

  • Chelsea Zeimer

    I'm so sorry for your loss. She was an amazing woman and will be missed by many.

  • Ronald Thompson

    Ronal we will miss you. You were fun and fun loving. We only got to visit you and Tom in October during our hunting trips but, we sure enjoyed our get togethers. We shared a mutual interest in the old west, Indian artifacts, tepee rings , and the like. So sorry , we will miss you.

  • Jerri Wilson

    Dear Family, I am so sorry for your loss. I remember Ronel from Caldwell when I lived right next door to her and the boys and my sons, Kenny and Scott were best friends with hers. I'm going to miss her so much.

  • Colleen jacobs

    So sorry for your loss. Ronel and I was friends in high school. So sad to here of her passing.


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