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Michael Ben 'Mike' Deaver

Michael Ben "Mike" Deaver, 66, passed away suddenly Thursday, May 26, 2022, at his residence outside Thermopolis, Wyo.

Born August 18, 1955, in Sheridan, Wyo., he was one of three children of Robert and Evelyn (Davis) Deaver. Working on the family ranch in Gillette he was the third generation who eventually owned and operated the ranch after the passing of his parents.

On July 10, 1991, he married Pam Cruse in Reno, Nev. After retiring from ranch life, the couple moved to Thermopolis in 2013.

Mike was a member of the Kalif Temple, BPOE and attended the Episcopal church in Gillette.

Mike enjoyed yardwork, cooking, canning garden vegetables, watching NASCAR and football. Always full of smiles he was a kind, generous man.

Survivors include his wife, Pam of Thermopolis; sister, Sue Wolff of Sheridan; daughter, Stacy (Troy) Bridges of Wilbur, Neb .; grandchildren, Amy Christopher and Brandon Joubert and Danielle Bridges; great-granddaughter, Spencer Smith; long time best friend, Dudley Edwards; and nieces & nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother; Robert; son, Chris Joubert; and grandson, Jacob Bridges.

Memorial services are pending.

Mortimore Funeral Home is assisting the family. Online messages may be offered at


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