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Mary 'Jeannie' (Robinette) Wilmoth

Mar 27, 2013 - Staff

Mary "Jeannie" (Robinette) Wilmoth, a longtime Lander resident, died Wednesday, March 20, 2013, at Westward Heights Care Center. She was 84 years old.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, March 30, at the Trinity Episcopal Church, 860 S. Third St., Lander. Her wishes were to be cremated, and burial will take place in Buffalo at a later date.

Mary "Jeannie" Wilmoth was raised in Buffalo where she met and married Albert E. "Sonny" Robinette in 1948. They had six children and lost two when they were infants.

The couple moved to Lander in 1957 where they worked at the Wyoming State Training School. They left Lander in 1960, then returned in 1965.

Mrs. Robinette returned to work at the Wyoming State Training School until 1990 when she retired. Her husband died in 1965, and she married Wendal E. Wilmoth in May 1983.

She had four children, 12 stepchildren, 27 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.

Her family said she loved to fish, camp, read, crochet and spend time with her children and great-grandchildren.

She is survived by her son, George Robinette and his wife Joni of Lander; daughters Arta Scott and her husband Danny of Lander, Connie Taylor of Riverton, Polly Mirich and her husband Paul of Lingle; stepdaughters Darlene (Robinette) Nease and her husband Walt of Redding, Calif., stepdaughter Wanda (Wilmoth) Story and her husband Bill of Chico, Calif., Jackie (Wilmoth) Zabala and her husband of Orland, Calif., and Ruth (Wilmoth) Smith and her husband Kirt of Orland, Calif.; stepsons Mark Wilmoth and his wife Rose of Torrington, Kelly Wilmoth of Torrington, Richard Wilmoth of Salt Lake City, and Matt Wilmoth; Wayne Robinette of Wisconsin; 26 grandchildren; 36 great-grandchildren; and four great-great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father; husbands Albert and Wendal; two sons; three stepsons; four brothers and three sisters.

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