Marilyn Van Vleet

Dec 18, 2012 Staff

Marilyn Van Vleet died Friday, Dec. 14, 2012, in Riverton following a battle with cancer. She was 67 years old.

Cremation has taken place. Services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Lander. A rosary will be at 5 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 20, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

Marilyn Jean Putnam was born April 10, 1945, in Rawlins, the daughter of Edward C. and Leona F. Putnam. She was raised in Rawlins and later moved to Lander.

She married Victor Van Vleet on Oct. 18, 1982. The couple resided in Hudson and had one daughter and one son.

When their children were young, Mrs. Van Vleet was a stay-at-home mom. When her children were older, she went to work for the Town of Hudson as the town clerk and later went to work for the City of Lander in the water billing department.

Her family said she enjoyed writing letters, reading mystery books, playing cards at the Van Vleet family reunions, and spending time with family and friends. She especially enjoyed doing genealogy for both the Putnam and Van Vleet families.

She is survived by her son, John Van Vleet of Hudson; daughter Jennifer Titus and her husband Andy of Riverton; stepsons David Van Vleet and his wife Tammy of Wright and Jamie Van Vleet and his wife Heather of Lander; sisters Lucille Williams of Fresno, Calif., and Kathleen Muench and her husband Ron of Phoenix; brother Ed Putnam and his wife Donna of San Jose, Calif.; one granddaughter of Riverton; five stepgrandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Vic Van Vleet, and her parents, Edward and Leona Putnam.

In lieu of cards and flowers, please send donations to Help for Health, 1240 College View Drive, Riverton, WY 82501.

Services are under the direction of the Hudson's Funeral Home of Lander. An online guest book is available at

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