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Darla Dee Cossitt

January 29, 1959 — October 31, 2022


Darla Dee Cossitt

On October 31 st , 2022, Darla Dee Cossitt peacefully passed away after a long battle with
metastatic breast cancer. She was 63 years old. Darla never stopped fighting and for many
years was a regular fixture at craft shows around the Big Horn Basin bringing joy to many with
her hand painted holiday ceramics.
She was born on January 29 th , 1959, in Evanston Wyoming to Lin and Janice Adkins. She
spent her childhood in Evanston and in 1980 met Frank, whom she would marry in 1981 and
spent the rest of her life with. Frank and Darla would create a family in Evanston and move to
Powell in 1991. Life in the Powell valley allowed Darla, Frank, Josh and Jamie to spend many
weekends and summer vacations camping and exploring the many surrounding mountain
Between fellow ceramics and camping companions Darla had many good friends. Her
and Frank would meet many of them in the Bighorns every summer for the last 23 years for an
annual weeklong camping event. She loved listening to 70’s music, decorating for holidays and
spending time with her children and grandchildren.
Darla is survived by her Husband Frank Cossitt of Powell, her son Josh Cossitt (Jena) of
Cheyenne, her daughter Jamie Cossitt (Wade) and grandchildren Brandon, Connor, Michael and
Trenton of Powell, sister Debra of Ogden, and brother Curtis of Evanston.
She was preceded in death by her parents Lin and Janice Adkins, her sister Krissa
Warren, and her brother Craig Adkins
A celebration of life will be held November 12 th from 1 to 3 pm in Powell at The
Commons located at 135 N Bent Street. While flowers for the celebration are appreciated,
please consider donating in her memory to The Big Horn Basin Cancer Foundation to assist
other cancer warriors in need. A check with a memo for “patient assistance” can be mailed to
Big Horn Basin Cancer Center, 1025 9 th Street, Cody, WY. 82414

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