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Caroline C Lapeyre

Caroline C Lapeyre

Nov 14, 1916 - Mar 31, 2011
Former Riverton resident Caroline C. Lapeyre died in Newport News, Virginia, on Thursday, March 31, 2011. She was 94.

Memorial services will be at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Riverton on June 6, 2011 at 10:00 a.m. Burial of ashes will be at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton.

Caroline Wensloff was born on Nov. 14, 1916 in Cromwell, Minn., the first daughter of Oscar Wensloff and Mary (Schroeder) Wensloff, later of Hastings, Michigan.

She moved to Hudson in 1932 to help her aunt and uncle Joe Schroeder in Hudson and attended her senior year and graduated from Fremont County Vocational High School in Lander with the Class of 1932.

She attended the University of Wyoming and received her teaching certificate. She then taught at Red Canyon and Twin Creeks rural schools in a one room classroom with children of varying ages.

She married John J. Lapeyre, Jr., on June 13, 1938, at the Catholic Church in Hudson. Together they operated the Lapeyre Hotel and Johnny's Bar, and The Sky Club for many years.

The couple square danced, bowled in leagues, played duplicate bridge and played golf.

Mrs. Lapeyre was a charter member of Business and Professional Women's Club, The Ponderosa Club, Junior Women's Club, and the Ladies Golf Association. She was a Girl Scout Leader with the troop associated with the American Legion. She and Mrs. Roy Shaff and Mrs. Rex Peters started the Riverton Duplicate Bridge Club with one to 14 tables for six years. She was a Thermopolis District President of the Catholic Deanery.

She loved being associated with the ladies golf club and won the tournament the second year it was opened. She accumulated several trophies and bowling pins during following years. She enjoyed growing flowers, painting, sewing, bowling, golfing and traveling to Hawaii, Mexico, Bahamas and to Korea where her son-in-law was assigned.

Survivors include her daughter Mary K Lapeyre-Lightfoot and husband Mike Lightfoot, grandson Michael Lightfoot, of Newport News, Virginia; granddaughter Lara Rice, her husband Steve Rice and great grandsons Sean and James of Oviedo, Florida; her brother Gerald Wensloff and his wife Alita Big Rapids, Mich.; sister Marylyn Barrett and husband Ed of Niles Mich.; sisters-in-law, Helen Wensloff of Las Vegas, Nev., Connie Wensloff of Indiana, Jerry and Nancy Lapeyre of Bozeman, Mont., Bob Lapeyre of Dubois, and many nephews, nieces, and cousins, including Ina Johnson of Riverton, Josie and Ray Clark of Dillon, Mont., Janice and Jon Springer, Sandra Roden, Jerry and Terry Schroeder, Jack Schroeder, Cindy Schroeder, Carol and Rod Eike of Riverton and Bob and Karen Butscher, Centennial, Co.

Memorials may be made to the Breast Cancer Society, a favorite school, or to a charity of the donor's choice.

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Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.