Mary Ellen Rimer

Sept. 12, 1944 – Jan. 15, 2012

A memorial service for Mary Ellen Rimer will be held Saturday, Jan. 28 at 1 p.m. at Atwood Family Chapel in Greybull. Mary Ellen, 67, died Jan. 15 at Bonnie Bluejacket Memorial Nursing Home.

She was born Sept. 12, 1944, in Greybull, the daughter of John Sebastian Jr. and Opal May Miller Fink. She was raised on the family farm near Emblem. She received her schooling in Greybull and graduated from Greybull High School in 1963. She graduated from Acme Beauty College in Billings.

She married Charles Rimer Dec. 11, 1965, at Zion Lutheran Church in Emblem. They lived in California before moving back to Greybull in 1967. They later relocated to Shirley Basin for several years before returning to Greybull.

The couple later divorced.

Mary Ellen moved to Seattle, Wash., for about 10 years but returned to Greybull to care for her mother.

Although she loved being a beautician, her niche in life was as a custodial technician. She worked for schools in both Washington and Greybull, and for the Wyoming Department of Transportation in Basin.

She coached softball at Emblem and Greybull. She enjoyed camping with her family; she loved to read and play pinochle and also loved animals, especially cats.

Mary Ellen was a member of Zion Lutheran Church.

Her parents preceded her in death.

May Ellen is survived by two daughters, Marva Rimer (Mark Michelena) of Shell and Charlene and Jerry Collingwood of Greybull; her siblings and their spouses, John N. and Sheila Fink of Deer Park, Wash., Chris Fink of Basin, Larry R. and Dora Fink of Worland, Frances E. Chapman of Cody, Betty A. and Terry Simons of Boise, Idaho, and Robert L. Fink of Greybull; two grandchildren and 17 nieces and nephews.

Memorials can be made at Big Horn Federal Savings, Box 471, Greybull, WY 82426. Proceeds will go to the Humane Society of Park County in Cody.

A reception at BPOE 1431 Lodge in Greybull will be held immediately following the service.