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Delores L. Choyeski
May 6, 2012 - Staff
Delores L. Choyeski of Riverton died unexpectedly on Thursday morning, May 3, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She was 82 years old.
According to her wishes, cremation has taken place. Inurnment will be with her mother at Mountain View Cemetery.
Delores L. Walthers was born to Harold and Ione (Loghry) Walthers in Burwell, Neb., on May 18, 1929. She grew up in Fremont County on the family farm near Kinnear, where she went to school.
On Dec. 14, 1944 she married Ernest F. "Chick" Choyeski in Cheyenne. They had met in Riverton. He preceded her in death in 1984.
The couple lived in Washington state, then moved to Casper, where they owned and operated Truckways Inc. for more than 50 years. Mrs. Choyeski was the bookkeeper for the business and a homemaker.
Mrs. Choyeski was a member of the VFW Auxiliary in Casper and Riverton as well as the American Legion and the Eagles Club. She was also in Casper bowling leagues and in the Casper Rock Club.
Her family said she enjoyed crocheting, reading, playing pinochle and visiting with her friends at Sertoma Apartments, where she lived the past five years.
Mrs. Choyeski is survived by two sons, Frank Choyeski and wife Ellen of Richland, Wash., Wayne Choyeski and wife Connie of Chiapas, Mexico; three daughters, Sandra Bochmann and husband Ted of Cody, Sylvia Headley and husband Chuck of Missoula, Mont., Loretta Miller and husband David of Casper; 11 grandchildren and three great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ernest "Chick" Choyeski in 1984; her parents, Harold and Ione "Babe" Walthers; seven siblings, Russell, Calvin, Melvin, Carroll, and Darren Walthers, Gladys Bray and Victoria Barrett.
Memorials may be made to the Central Wyoming Hospice of Casper in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main St., Riverton, WY 82501.
Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton (theDavisFuneralHome.com).