BerDeane "Sunshine" Sinkule
Mar 16, 1927 - Mar 27, 2010
BerDeane “Sunshine” Sinkule, 83, passed away at her home in Riverton, Wyoming on March 27, 2010. She was born March 16, 1927 to Ione and Leon Dalley in Delta, Utah, she raised her four children in Grand Junction, Colorado and made Riverton her home in 1972.
BerDeane was a long time member of the local ladies Po-keeno Club a Riverton Memorial Hospital Ladies Auxillary Member and Volunteer and a proud member of the NRA.
She enjoyed her families, reading, cross stitching, playing cards, puzzles, yoga, friends, football, hockey and traveling. Sunshine and her husband enjoyed hunting and shared over twenty-one years of hunting and fishing together.
Above all, BerDeane was a grandmother, mother, wife and homemaker. However, in her early years she was the kind of waitress that always shared her beautiful smile and kept you coming back from more. She was the first Residence Hall Director for Central Wyoming College, worked for LRC and Gilpatrick’s Consruction Co.
BerDeane has gone on to join her husband, David N. Sinkule, her sons, Jerry J. Manis and Terry L. Manis, sister, Helen Hale, brother, Leon Dalley and her parents. She is survived by her daughters, Sandy McCausland and Tanya K. Manis, her sister, Lorna Webb and husband Willard, step-children, Paula Somerville, Vicki King, Cookie Lincicome, and Edward Sinkule, numerous nephews and nieces, 18 “grand-ones” and 25 “great-ones” with two “great-great ones” on the way.
“Sunshine”, had the ability to light up a room with her presence. She was courageous, vibrant and confident, full of laughter and fun. She was a bright and shinning beacon in a sometimes colorless and bland world. She always shared humor, optimism and dignity in a kind and loving manner. She had the kind of qualities that we all strive for but may never achieve. The memories she has given us will always be cherished and bring a smile to our face.
A Celebration of Life will be held at Davis Funeral Home in Riverton on Saturday, April 10th, 2010, 10:00 a.m. and it was BerDeane’s wish that all memorials be made to Little Wind Hospice.