Jeanne Clara Hamby, 85, died peacefully in Casa Grande on June 29, 2022, after a short bout with cancer.
Mrs. Hamby and her twin sister, June Johnson, were born on Aug. 2, 1936, in North Platte, Nebraska, and was a daughter of John and Clara Fitzgerald. After a short time the family moved to Cody, Wyoming, where they lived on Powell Highway. She graduated from Cody High School. She married Gene Hamby at St. Anthony’s Church in Cody, becoming a “pair of genes” for 68 years. They started their married life in Colorado Springs, Colorado, where she worked for Moore Business Forms. Sons Boone and Mark were born in Colorado Springs.
They decided they wanted to move back to Cody to be closer to family. That happened in Mrs. Hamby's third trimester with twins. Joe and Jeff were born in Cody and that is where the family was raised. She worked for Husky/Marathon Oil for her entire career in Cody. She and Gene retired in 1992 and hit the road in an RV. They spent most of their time in Arizona but also traveled the country to visit with friends. She enjoyed gardening, golf and games of all kinds.
She was a great cook and baker, and her lemon meringue pies would often be purchased before they made it through the door of The Mothers of Twins Bake Sale. The boys would often have friends over for her home-cooked meals.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Joan and June. She is survived by her husband; four sons, Boone of Cody, Mark of Rawlins, Wyoming, Joe of Yorba Linda, California, and Jeff of Littleton, Colorado; a sister, Judy Fitzgerald; eight grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
Funeral arrangements pending.
J. Warren Funeral Services in charge of arrangements.