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Gayanne (Martin) Bohne

October 4, 1946 — January 24, 2021

Gayanne Martin Bohne was called home by our heavenly father on Sunday, January 24th, 2021 to take her place next to those that have gone before us and to be in the loving arms of Lord Jesus Christ. Gayanne was born October 4th, 1946, at Park Hospital to George Edwin Martin and Helen Louella Mjelde Martin in Livingston, Montana. Mom grew up and remained a Livingston resident her entire life. She was dedicated to the Catholic faith, being baptized 11/3/46, First Communion 6/26/55, and confirming her faith (Confirmation) on 4/27/61. She graduated from Park County High School in 1966 and continued making her life in Livingston.Like all good Livingston residents, mom frequently talked about the wind and on occasion would curse it, but Livingston was home and that is where she preferred. On August 24th, 1968, Gayanne married Larry D. Bohne, which began building the next chapter of life. Mom gave birth to two wonderful children, Michael Sean Bohne one week after her birthday in 1970 and Gretchen Anne Bohne Speerstra, 4 years later in March of 1974. Mom loved being a mother and dedicated much of her time to raising both Gretchen and Mike - participating in associated activities. This included being a Den Mother for Cub Scouts, as a recess aide at Winan's Elementary, working as a lunch aide at St. Mary's (where both Mike and Gretchen attended school), and numerous other ways to be close to both of her children.Mom also had her professional aspect where she held a variety of jobs - as a personal in home caretaker, Video Clerk at Middle Earth Video, and many years (17 I believe) working with the Livingston Enterprise in the delivery section initially, then the majority of her career in the mail room prepping papers with inserts prior to delivery. Gayanne was later divorced in 2001.Many Livingston residents know mom well and know she loved to visit and the visiting could be about anything - in fact mom could meet a complete stranger and strike up an hour long conversation. Within this love of visiting, friends, family, and any activity associated with being together were held in high regard. In fact any get together was a good reason to have a special dinner or reason to dine out. Mom also adored activities such as walking, going on road trips, handwriting letters, and reading; however, gatherings with friends or family were top on the list. Gatherings also included camping where she could sit around a campfire, visiting, with stick in hand to poke at the fire, play in the embers, and draw on the rocks of the campfire ring with the charred end of the stick. Mom absolutely loved the outdoors, and any opportunity to go for a ride looking at houses, into the country side, or down Paradise Valley would make her day.Mom had the opportunity to travel a bit later in life and most recently gathered her family (Mike with his son Alex and Gretchen with her son Dane) and the 5 of them enjoyed the trip of a lifetime on an Inside Passage cruise to Alaska. It was an amazing family trip and meant the world to her. Mom fiercely loved both of her grandsons, Alex and Dane and was incredibly proud of the young men they are, watching them grow up, and the milestones they'd achieved and aspirations each has. Being a Grandma to both of these wonderful young men holds a tight grasp on her heart and warms her soul.Mom was just beginning a new adventure herself in order to be closer to family - after long contemplation, she had decided to leave Livingston, a difficult choice, but one she had made in order to move to Sheridan, Wyoming to be with family. It was an adventure, a new chapter, that had her beaming with joy and led her to the purchase of a house in Sheridan. She was in the process of having it revamped to her liking and was filled with her own ideas and aspirations in this new chapter of her life.Gayanne is survived by her son, Michael Bohne; daughter, Gretchen Speerstra; Grandsons, Alexander Bohne and Dane Speerstra; Sister, Laris Martin Netzer and brother-in-law, Elden Netzer; their two daughters, Megan (Rick) Frye and Libby (Joe) Lee; as well as numerous cousins located across the country whom she loved and corresponded with regularly.In lieu of flowers, if desired, please make a donation to St. Mary's School or Catholic Daughters in Livingston, both were important to mom.Memorial Mass and Celebration in honor of Gayanne's life will be held Saturday, May 8, 11:00 A.M. St. Mary's Catholic Church. To live stream the service visit, www.facebook.com/livingstonstmarys
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