Gary Marvin Hess

Gary Marvin Hess

Feb. 9, 1940 – April 11, 2021

Gary Marvin Hess, devoted and loving husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away Sunday, April 11, 2021, at the Village at Valley View in Ashland, Oregon, from complications of Alzheimer’s disease. He was 81 years old. 

Gary was born Feb. 9, 1940, in St. Paul, Minnesota, to parents Marvin and Lillian (Witzel) Hess. On September 3, 1961, in Denver, he married Joy Louise Dilley, who survives. 

Gary moved his family from the mountains of Colorado to the plains of Wyoming in the summer of 1973. He loved welding and started his welding career with U-Haul trailers in Denver. From there he continued welding and eventually started his own business before relocating back to Wyoming. 

In addition to his wife, Joy, he is survived by son Keith (Doris) Hess of Casper, son Greg (Tracy) Hess of Otto, daughter Kim (Wayne) Sheid of Lovell, four grandchildren and 12 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Millicent Clark.

Memorial contributions are suggested to the Alzheimer’s Association.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions no services are planned at this time. Hillcrest Memorial Park & Mortuary of Medford, Oregon, is in care of arrangements.