Genea Stedman, 26, of Byron, WY (formerly, Wahpeton/Dickinson, ND), passed away in her home on Friday, August 2, 2019, surrounded by her loving family. A celebration of life service was held on August 5th, 2019, at Shell Reservoir in the Bighorn Mountains, Wyoming. Internment will be held next year at Shell Reservoir. Genea was born in McMinnville, OR, on June 11, 1993. She grew up and attended school in Dickinson. At the age of 12, she was adopted into Ben and Tracie Simons family and grew up alongside 11 siblings. She continued her education at South Heart High School, South Heart, ND. During high school, Genea was active in FFA and her church youth group. On March 3, 2012, Genea was united in marriage to Chance Stedman at New Life Pentecostal Church, Dickinson. They made their home there and were blessed with four children. During their seven years together, they lived in Wyoming and several towns in North Dakota. On January 3, 2019, Genea was first diagnosed with Stage III cervical cancer, and in April discovered it to be Stage IV. After many rounds of treatment, Genea and her family decided to move back to Wyoming to be closer to her husband’s family. Genea’s love was not quiet and it didn’t go unnoticed. She had the ability to make anyone feel loved and important; it was one of her greatest gifts. Every birthday and holiday was marked with her enthusiasm for creating new memories and lasting traditions. Genea left a legacy of compassion and ferocious love that will never be forgotten. Genea will be greatly missed by her husband, Chance Stedman; children, Shae, Kynslee, Bentley, and Emersyn; adoptive parents, Ben and Tracie Simons of Medora, ND; siblings, Brittany (Casey) Summit and their children of Wahpeton and Chris (Brookelynn) Rickabaugh and their daughter of Mantador, ND; adoptive siblings, Abe, Mason, Bobbie, Dannie, Chance, Cooper, Lee, Laynie, Wytnie, Jaymie, and Barbie of Medora; step-siblings, Lori (Deidreick) Ibaceta of Dickinson and Amber (David) Baxter of Bismarck, ND; grandparents, Debra Hollis, and Robert and Lori Simons of Dickinson; and many aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, and cousins. She was preceded in death by her dad, Darrin Rickabaugh; maternal grandfather, Billy Hollis; grandpa, Al Dauenhauer; and cousin, Alicia Hollis.