Lois L. Livingston

Mar 25, 2012 Staff

Lois L. Livingston of Lander, died in her sleep Saturday, March 17, 2012, at Wind River Healthcare in Riverton. She was 92 years old.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Monday, March 26, at First United Methodist Church of Lander, with interment to follow at Mount Hope Cemetery in Lander.

Lois Lee Fink was born to Della (Bryan) and Leland Fink on Aug. 27, 1919, in Hale, Mo.

She graduated from high school in 1937. While visiting relatives in Wyoming, she met Bruce Culver Livingston. They married Oct. 6, 1940, in Avalon, Mo., and made their home in Upton.

In 1946, the couple moved to Montezuma, Iowa, and operated a dairy farm until 1963 when they moved to Lander. They had two children while living in Wyoming and five more in Iowa.

Mrs. Livingston worked at J.C. Penneys for many years and, after retirement, she cared for the infant children of many Lander families.

Her family said she enjoyed traveling, needlepoint, her flower gardens, and attending the sporting events of her grandchildren. She was on a bowling team well into her 80s and volunteered at the Methodist Thrift Shop.

Mrs. Livingston is survived by five daughters, Judith Reams and husband Bill of Vinton, Iowa, Nancy Arbaugh and husband Tim of Tulsa, Okla., Sarah Heyen of Laramie, Jennifer Peterson and husband Dale and Melissa Brasel of Lander; son Bryan Livingston and wife Patti of Riverton; sister Joyce Hook and husband Ralph of Honolulu; 16 grandchildren and 23 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bruce; brother Delbert Fink and son Roger Scott Livingston.

Memorials may be made to the Methodist Thrift Shop, 262 N. Third St., Lander, WY 82520.

Arrangements are under direction of Hudson's Funeral Home of Lander (

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