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Edith Halasz

Edith Halasz

Jun 18, 1934 - Jan 18, 2019
Edith Halasz, 84, of Riverton passed away Friday morning January 18, 2019 at Poplar Living Center in Casper.

Funeral Mass for Edith Halasz of Riverton will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday, Jan 23, at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church of Riverton with interment to follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton.

Edith was born June 18, 1934 in Papa, Hungary the daughter of Ferenc and Agnes (Berta) Dobronte. She received her high school education in Papa, Hungary and attended two years of teachers college. On May 15, 1953, she married Dezi Halasz in Papa Hungary. In November of 1956, on their son Desi’s second birthday, they escaped during the Hungarian Revolution finding safety in Austria. Via a troop transport ship from Germany, they came to the United States’ Camp Kilmer refugee camp in New Jersey. The Riverton Knights of Columbus sponsored the family to establish a home in Riverton.

Edith with her husband Dezi founded the Rainbow Sign Company and operated it for nearly 30 years. Mr. and Mrs. Halasz purchased the Paintbrush Motel in 1977 and they ran both businesses together until selling the motel in 1990.

Edith was a member of St. Margaret’s Catholic Church and past member of the Alter and Rosary Society. Her family said she enjoyed gardening, yardwork, crocheting, visiting with friends and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her son, Desi Halasz and his wife Cindy of Casper; daughter, Judy Kinney and her husband Kort of Riverton, 7 grandchildren and 11 great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Dezi, a brother and a sister.

Memorials may be made to the Donor’s choice, in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main, Riverton, Wyoming 82501.

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Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home.