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Velma Lobdell

Velma Lobdell

Sep 6, 1923 - Dec 16, 2019
Velma Lobdell, 96, of Riverton passed away on Monday, December 16, 2019, at the Wind River Rehabilitation and Health Care. A funeral service will be held at 10:00 am on Saturday, December 21, 2019, at Davis Funeral Home. A viewing will be prior to the service from 9:00 am to 10:00 am.

Velma Ann Bryant was born on September 6, 1923 in Lexington, NE to John William and Eva Ruth (Strohmyer) Brant. She grew up in Nebraska during the depression and attended school there with her two sisters and two brothers.

She was of the Protestant faith and enjoyed church services.

On July 15, 1941 she married Clayton Eugene Lobdell in Kimball, NE. They moved to Lexington, NE when Clayton went to World War II. When Clayton returned in 1945 from the war, they lived in Lexington, NE until 1949. Then the family moved to Riverton and eventually made their home on Burma Road. After retirement, they spent winters in Havasu Springs, AZ for ten years before Clayton’s health made it difficult to travel. In 1997 after Clayton’s passing, Velma moved into Riverton, where she lived until her passing.

Velma loved her family, friends, and country living. While living in the country she had a huge garden and loved making deserts. While in Arizona she enjoyed fishing and enjoyed the warm weather.

She is survived by her daughter, Valene Rae Miller and husband, Larry, their son Lyle Miller and family; son, Red Lobdell and wife, Anita, their children, Robin Ortiz, Jody Pfifier, and JT Lobdel and their families; Zane’s children, Bonnie Lobdell and Dale Lobdesll and their families, and numerous great grandchildren and great great grandchildren

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, Clayton E. Lobdell; son, Zane Arlice Lobdell; sisters, Elsie Dannull and Pearl Cain; brothers, Vernon Bryant and J. Robert Bryant; and one granddaughter, Tammy Jerzewski.

Memorials may be made to Help for Health Hospice Home in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501.

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Services under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.