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Mary Louise Jacoby

Jul 26, 1928 - Jan 18, 2013
Mary Louise Jacoby passed away at the age of 84, on January 18, 2013 of congestive heart failure and the effects of Alzheimer’s. At the time of her passing, she was a resident of New Horizons Care Center in Lovell, WY.

Louise was born on July 26, 1928, in Jamestown, Kansas to Ira Lewis Mosher and Winnie Hibler Mosher. On December 14, 1934, Louise was adopted by Frank and Emma McIrvin and shortly after moved with her adoptive parents to Riverton, Wyoming, where she went through school graduating from Riverton High School as valedictorian.

John Boyd Forbis and Louise were married in Riverton in 1946, and to this union two daughters were born, Judith Kay and Margaret Lynn. Louise and John farmed in the Riverton Valley area until 1964, at which time they moved into Riverton. Louise was a legal secretary for several years and was the Riverton City Court Judge in the mid sixties. She married John Jacoby in December of 1969, and together they moved to Dubois where they owned and operated the Twin Pines Motel. They moved back to Riverton in the early eighties and owned and operated the Paint Brush Motel until their retirement.

Louise was active in the Republican Party, was a realtor for Wind River Realty, enjoyed playing bridge and traveling to her grandsons’ sporting events. She was an active member of the St. John’s Lutheran Church, where she sat on many committees and filled in as organist.

She is survived by her daughters, Judy Kay (Jack) Eckley of Cody and Margaret Wiedeman of Riverton. She is also survived by her grandchildren and great grandchildren Greg Eckley and his wife, Rae and their daughter Zandrea of Cody, WY; Garr Eckley and his wife, Shannon and their son, Aidan of Bozeman, MT; Jesse Eckley and his wife, Bridget and their children Jackson and Jersi of Billings, MT; Manual Martinez of Riverton; and Ashley Martinez and her daughter, Jayden of Hudson, WY.

Louise was preceded in death by her nautural parents, her adoptive parents, three brothers, and one sister. Cremation has taken place and no services are planned at this time.