Graveside services for Eleanor Emeline Thatcher of Basin will be held April 5 in Bushnell Gardens in Florida. Memorial services at the Wyoming Retirement Center will be held at a later date. Eleanor, 93, died March 27 at the Wyoming Retirement Center.
She was born June 14, 1919, in Elsie, Mich., the daughter of Delbert and Hattie Emerson Scofield. She married her high school sweetheart, Joseph Walker Thatcher, when she was 17 years old.
Eleanor and Joe were avid rock hounds; they enjoyed hunting and finding agates. She was very adept at crafts and crocheted baby clothes that she sold all over the United States and in five other countries, including Russia. She worked in flower shops and created beautiful floral designs.
Eleanor moved to Worland in April 2004 to be near her daughter. She relocated to the Wyoming Retirement Center in January 2005.
Her parents, her husband Joseph Walker Thatcher, two grandsons, Donald LaBrenz and Joseph Thatcher, and her brother Harris Scofield preceded her in death.
She is survived by her five children and their spouses, Bill and Kathy Thatcher of Waterford, Mich., Gayla and John Lalonde of Worland, Gwen and Joel Wesson of Noble, Okla., Lewis and Bonnie Thatcher of Port Richy, Fla., and Sandy and Mike Gould of Mason, Mich.; two sisters, Audry Irish and Gwen Packard; Pat Ottersbach, whom Eleanor adopted as her daughter in her heart; 15 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and 22 great-great-grandchildren.
Memorials in Eleanor’s name can be made to the Wyoming Retirement Center in care of Bryant Funeral Home, Box 524, Worland, WY 82401