Vail Daily obituary: Brenda K. Gresham
Brenda K. Gresham, of McCook, Nebraska, passed away on Sunday, June 18, 2017, at Hillcrest Nursing Home after a courageous battle with breast cancer. She was 57 years old.
Brenda was born on June 5, 1960 in Casper, Wyoming to parents, John August and Kathreen Pauline “Kathy” (Eichorst) Struble. She was baptized as a baby at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Casper, Wyoming. She graduated from Natrona County High School in Casper with the class of 1979. After graduation Brenda worked at Jackson Lake Lodge in the Tetons. It was there that her love for the outdoors and moose began.
On May 6, 1989, she was united in marriage to Kevin Gresham at Gracious Savior Lutheran Church in Edwards. To this union two daughters, Andrea and Kendra, were born. They made their home in Gypsum, where Brenda was a busy mother and worked at Stop-N-Save. They eventually moved to the McCook community in 2012. Brenda worked as a medical aide at Southwest Area Training Services until her health would not allow her to work.
Brenda enjoyed everything about the outdoors including traveling, camping, hiking and prospecting, which became a family affair. She loved her many animals including cats, dogs and horses to name a few. She was known for her ability and talent at turkey calls. Brenda also enjoyed playing bingo and listening to music. Preceding her in death were her father, John Struble and brother, Willard Struble.
Survivors include her husband of 28 years, Kevin Gresham of McCook; two daughters, Andrea and Kendra Gresham, both of McCook; mother Kathy Struble of Torrington, Wyoming; two sisters, Susanna Struble and husband, Larry Scofield of Mesa, Arizona and Terrilyn and husband, Thomas Deniston, of Torrington, Wyoming; 16 nieces and one nephew; numerous family and a host of friends.
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The Longevity Project is an annual campaign to help educate readers about what it takes to live a long, fulfilling life in our valley. This year Kevin shares his story of hope and celebration of life with his presentation Cracked, Not Broken as we explore the critical and relevant topic of mental health.
Service will be at the First Baptist Church in Gypsum on July 7 at 10 a.m.