Obituary Sally Kilman


Sally Marie Kilman

August 7, 2016


Sally Marie Kilman went to be with Jesus on August 7, 2016 after passing from natural causes. She was 108. She always told everyone she was 5 years younger than she actually was, stating that she was born on June 6, 1913, but was actually born on June 6, 1908. Sally passed at New Horizons Long term care in Lovell.

Sally was born Sarah Maria Ortega in Monte Vista, CO to Anthony and Emelia Albori Ortega. Her mother died shortly after giving birth to her younger sister, Doris, in 1912 and her father was killed when he was struck by a truck in 1923. Sarah and her younger sister, Doris, were raised by their brother, Macedonio, until she left home around the age of 12-14. She was raised in Grand Junction, CO. She married Marcus Bastarrechea, born from this union was Martha Joyce, Mark and Victor. He was later killed in a mining accident in Climax, Colorado. She married Bonnie Ray Kilman who had a son, Joe. Mr. Kilman adopted all three of her children. He passed away in 1964 and she never remarried.

She attended Cosmetology school and later opened her own salon. She moved to Casper, WY to be close to her boys, Mark and Vic. She worked at Natrona County Memorial Hospital (now Wyoming Medical Center) for many years, retiring in the 70’s. She did quite a bit of traveling after she retired. She moved to Worland, WY in 2009 to be closer to her family.

She was preceded in death by her parents, siblings, daughter, Joyce, sons, Mark, Victor, Joe, and her granddaughter, Charlotte. She is survived by her grandchildren, Vikki Renner of Casper, Kim (Sean) Breen of Sammamish, WA, Mark (Linda) Kilman-Burnham of Gladstone, OR, William Copley of Fallon, NV. Great-grandchildren, Samuel Renner, Delayne Renner, Conor Breen, Jared Burnham, Madelyn Burnham, Will Copley, Drake Copley, Kimberly Carter and Bryce Carter. One Great-great grandchild, Kyndall Renner.

No services will be held as per her request. Online condolences may be made at