Mary E. Speyer

Dec 20, 2012 Staff

Mary E. Speyer died Tuesday, Dec. 18, 2012, at the Mountain View Regional Hospital in Casper. She was 73 years old.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 21, at Davis Funeral Home with Ted Ray officiating. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Mary Elizabeth Speyer was born Dec. 15, 1939, in Winnemucca, Nev., the daughter of Charles E. and Mildred E. (Cripe) Stewart.

She married Charles Speyer on Jan. 25, 1960, in Rawlins.

The couple lived in Riverton from 1960 until 1986 and then moved to Lovelock, Nev., and lived there until 1991. They then returned to Riverton and spent their remaining years there.

Mrs. Speyer managed the Teton Sertoma for the past 25 years.

Her family said she loved spending time with her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She enjoyed sewing, quilting and cooking. Everyone in her family said they will miss her strawberry jam, cinnamon rolls, banana bread and snicker doodles.

She is survived by her son, James and his wife Lesa of Riverton; daughter Sue Smerud and her husband Steven of Riverton; son-in-law Scott Gantenbein of Riverton; six grandchildren, Harlee Speyer, Karla Kucera and her husband Chuck, Kylie Emerson and her husband Duke, Lyndsay Brow, Stephanie Woods and her husband Brian, and Keith Gantenbein and his wife Sarah; 10 great-grandchildren; brother Don Stewart and his wife Evelyn of Nevada; sister Nancy Hailey and her husband Ted of Douglas; sister-in-law Mary Stewart of Alamo, Nev.; and brother-in-law Fred Warden of Golconda, Nev.

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; daughter Vickie Gantenbein; brother Charles L. Stewart; sister Esther Ann Warden; and nephews Cory Hailey and Doug Stewart.

Memorial contributions can be made to the Reach Foundation, 622 N. Eighth W. St., Riverton, WY 82501.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. Online condolences may be left at

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