Apr 9, 2017 - From staff reportsMyrna Milleson of Lander died Monday, April 3, 2017, at Westward Heights Care Center. She was 90 years old.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Monday, April 10, 2017, at the First United Methodist Church in Lander, with the Rev. Mark Calhoun officiating.
Burial will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery.
Myrna Farthing was born Oct. 30, 1926, in Lander to Thomas and Laura (Anderson) Farthing.
She was descended from two of Lander's earliest pioneer families. Her grandfather, Peter Anderson, emigrated from Scotland and arrived in the South Pass area in 1870, marrying schoolteacher Lara Nicol in 1882. Her other grandfather, Edward Farthing, and wife Eliza emigrated from England and arrived in the Lander area in 1881.
She grew up on the family farm five miles from Lander, attending first through sixth grades at Boulder Hill Country School. She was one of the first students to attend the brand-new Lander Grade School, which was later renamed South Elementary School. After graduating from Fremont County Vocational High School in 1943 in Lander, she moved to Denver and attended business school.
To aid in the war effort, she took her training and moved to Auburn, California, where she worked for the quartermaster at DeWitt General Army Hospital.
After the war, in 1946 she moved to Denver, where she met her future husband, Jim Milleson. They were married in 1948 and had two children, Mary and Nancy. They moved back in 1953, where they had two more children, Tom and Dave.
Mrs. Milleson worked for Fremont Title Company as an abstracter from 1955 until her retirement in 1988.
After 64 years of marriage, Mr. Milleson died in 2012. Due to her failing vision, Mrs. Milleson moved to the Homestead Assisted Living Facility in Riverton in 2014.
She was a longtime member of First United Methodist Church, where she taught Sunday school, worked at the thrift shop and was a very active member of the United Methodist Women. She is a lifetime member of the Pioneer Association, Friends of South Pass, AARP, and PEO Chapter Q.
Myrna Milleson's survivors include daughter,Mary Milleson and husband Chris Komloski,of Shoshoni; daughter Nancy Janousek and husband Gary of McCook, Nebraska; son Tom and wife Cindy of Bozeman, Montana; son David of Riverton; grandchildren John Garwood and wife Michelle of Norton, Kansas, T.J. Garwood of Denver, Kevin Janousek and wife Brenda of McCook, Ashley Milleson of Bozeman, and Hally, Kelsey and Aubrey Milleson of Riverton; 10 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband Jim; and brothers Jim Farthing and Bill Farthing.
Memorials may be made to the Fremont County Pioneer Association or the United Methodist Women in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501 TheDavisFuneralHome.com).
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