Feb 16, 2017 - From staff reportsMargueritte Ellen Walters died Feb. 11, 2017, at her home in Riverton. She was 79 years old.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at Davis Funeral Home with Robert Brewer officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. A viewing will be held at noon until service time Friday. Memorial contributions to the Historical Society or the Fremont County ATV Association in care of Davis Funeral Home would be appreciated.
She was born Dec. 10, 1937, in Lusk, daughter of Walter S. and Blanche K. (Burke) Wise.
She grew up and attended schools in Riverton. From 1959 until 1961, she lived in Rock Springs before moving back to Riverton.
She moved to Casper in 1962 and worked there until 1985 before moving to Shoshoni, where she lived until 1990. At that time she moved to Bonneville then returned to Riverton in 2005.
On June 19, 1955, she married her high school sweetheart, Donald Lee Walters, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Riverton.
She worked in the Casper College cafeteria, where she was much loved by students and faculty alike. She also managed Payless Shoes, worked as head hostess/waitress at the Ramada and worked at Control Data Corp. and Lou Taubert's.
She sewed for family, friends and many customers. She mostly sewed many incredible clothes for her family, including for kids, siblings, nieces, nephews or grandkids.
She also made cheerleading costumes for Shoshoni High School and theatre costumes for several family members. She made quilts for several family members, and had many more planned at the time of her passing.
Her family said she was a "super" cook of home style and comfort foods.
She loved cowboy and western history as well as rodeo, which she followed avidly for many years. Old time and classic western music was her favorite to listen to.
"When she was young, she and Moose would go dancing, and she loved it!" her family said.
She chaired the Wyoming Patriot Group, Wy Right to Rights, was active in Wyoming Right for Life in the 1970s and was a member of the Fremont County Historical Society. She also was a member of the Nazarene Church and Trinity Lutheran Church in Riverton until 1962.
Survivors include her husband, Donald L. "Moose" Walters of Riverton; son, Jery Walters of Riverton; daughter, Rox Anne Brewer and her husband, Bob Brewer of Basin; sisters Nellie Barrows of Hudson and Kathryn Rice of Colorado Springs, Colorado; grandchildren Angeline, Robert, Elizabeth, Mary and Ellen; great-grandchildren Levi, Aqua, Skylar, Zackary and Walker; and several beloved nieces, nephews and "adopted kids and grandkids."
She was preceded in death by her parents; son, Donald Lyn in 1960; son, Zachery Ross in 1999; brothers Howard Wise, Ray Moore and Bob Moore; sisters Berniece Hardman, Barbara Hyatt and Caroline Spargur; and several nieces and nephews.
Online condolences for the family may be made at theDavisFuneralHome.com.
Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home.
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