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Edna Mae (Belston) Brost

Born: Thu., Dec. 16, 1926
Died: Wed., Aug. 29, 2018


Memorial Service

2:00 PM Sat., Sep. 08, 2018
Location: Cowley LDS Church

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(Is back in the arms of her sweetheart)

Edna Mae Belston Brost, 91, was born on December 16, 1926 in Clover, Tooele, Utah, to Lowell Elbert (Slim) Belston and Verda Workman Belston.  Edna married Earl Laverne Brost on March 28, 1944.  She passed away August 29, 2018, in Lovell Wyoming.

Coming to Wyoming via wagon, Edna grew up in the Lovell area.  She attended school in Lovell. When she was in elementary school they lived across the Shoshone River. To get across the river to go to school, they rode an old horse.  After they got across the river, her Dad would whistle and the horse would swim back to him. After school the horse would swim the river and bring them back home.

She was always very energetic and had numerous jobs growing up.    Her first job was helping her Dad bring logs off the Pryor Mountains with a team of horse; she was around four years old. She had such fond memories of the times she spent with her Dad and him teaching her how to cook on a camp fire.  When she was a little older, she began babysitting and ironing clothes for people in Lovell.  During World War II, she worked at the Sugar Factory and was always grateful when campaign was over because she would receive a bonus for never being later or missing a day of work.

Soon after Edna and Earl were married, they started raising four of Earl’s younger siblings because Earl’s Mother had passed away.  Later their marriage was blessed with five sons: Terry, Gary, Darrell, Wayne and Tuffy and one daughter, Lana.  Friends and family were an integral part of her life.  She was a natural born caregiver.  She loved to cook for her family and friends and always made sure you were not hungry.

They raised their family at Anchor Dam on the South Fork of Owl Creek, forty miles west of Thermopolis.  During this time, Edna was a member of the school board, active in 4-H, always helping in the ranching community.  She also helped run EL Brost Outfitting for thirty years, making friends from all over the world. While living at Anchor, she learned to do Indian bead work from the great-great granddaughter of Chief Washakie. Through this hobby she blessed many people with pieces of her bead work.  Edna loved sewing and quilting, making most of her own clothing and making quilts for everyone in the family, along with many friends.

In 1980 they moved back to Lovell after buying CR Mangus Trucking.  Edna drove truck, delivering livestock for local farmers and ranchers.  Upon retirement they resided in Cowley.  During her time in Cowley, her devotion to serve others continued.  She served in many callings in the LDS church and especially enjoyed her time serving in the Billings temple.  Edna always said, “I, may not be rich in money, but I’m rich in family and friends; and you can’t buy that.”

Edna is survived by her children: Terry (Debbie) of Lovell, WY; Gary (Linda) of Riverton, WY; Darrell (Linda) of San Leon, TX; Wayne (Lona) of Lovell, WY; Lana Munsinger (Ted) of Douglas, WY; and  Tuffy (Brenda) of Cowley, WY; and grandchildren Teresa Brost, Brandon Brost, Stacey Muggelberg, Kim Raymond, Stormy Crichton, Darin Brost, Daniel Brost, Brian Brost, Jamie Brost-Parkins, Jimmy Brost, James Maxim, Heidi Bohn, Chelsea Cox, Ethan Brost, Bic Munsinger, Loran Munsinger, Rosanna Rusch, Britt Brost, Shane Brost, Jordan Brost, Eddie Whiting, one sister Hyla Teters, numerous great grandchildren and great-great grandchildren, nieces, nephews and many cherished friends.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her loving husband Earl, and six of her siblings.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, September 8th, 2018, at the Cowley LDS Church at 2:00 P.M.

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A Caring Neighbor
   Posted Wed September 05, 2018
May the family find strength in family, friends and the Almighty God to help them endure during this difficult time. Rev. 21:3-4

Kimberlee R (Brost) Raymond
   Posted Thu September 06, 2018
The greatest lady I will ever know. My grandma was the best and we will miss her so. RIP Grandma. Looks like that falling star found her heavenly wings.

Blaine Brost
   Posted Thu September 06, 2018
Aunt Edna was one of the most loving and gracious people I have ever been around. Her smile and love will live on for a very long time. Be at peace Aunt Edna and we will meet again. I love you dearly.

Karen Hansen Bennett
   Posted Thu September 06, 2018
Edna was a very wonderful lady. I met her and Earl through Tuffy in the eary 70's. I was immediately welcomed to the family. She will always be remembered as a very giving and loving woman. She will be missed by all that knew her.
My deepest condolences to the family and friends.God Bless you.

Marilyn Vass
   Posted Sat September 08, 2018
Mac and I are sending our condolences in the loss of this great matriarch your family. We have many great and wonderful memories of her. Prayers in your time of grieving.

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