Funeral services for Loretta Fay Brown were held Sept. 14 at Davis Funeral Home in Riverton. Loretta, 79, died Sept. 4 at the Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton.
She was born May 4, 1934, in Sunset, Okla., the daughter of Haurice “Honk” and Florella Welcome Woods Fausset.
When Loretta was an infant, the family moved to Worland. Loretta graduated from Worland High School in 1952, attended Asbury College in Kentucky for a year and then attended the University of Denver where she received her nursing degree in 1957. (She played clarinet in the University of Denver marching band.)
Loretta and her children moved to the family farm outside of Worland in 1970. She worked as a nurse for Dr. Whitemore. She later served as the director of nursing services at Bethesda Care Center in Worland, and also worked as a realtor for several years.
In March 1987 Loretta moved to Riverton where she served as the director of nursing at Wind River Healthcare. She later became the administrator of the facility. She retired June 1, 1996.
On May 6, 1995, she married Ken Brown at the United Methodist Church in Riverton.
Loretta was a member of the United Methodist Churches in Riverton and Worland and enjoyed singing in the choir. She was also a member of the Riverton and Worland Soroptimists and the Meadowlark Good Sam Club.
She lived life to the fullest. She loved to golf, camp, ride her trail bike, fly fish, press flowers and make cards; hunting birds and big game, riding horses, dancing and playing the piano. She was known as a great cook, seamstress and an avid skier, working as a ski patrol at Meadowlark Ski Resort.
She was preceded in death by her parents and a grandson, Wyatt William Fausset Hunt.
She is survived by her husband Ken of Riverton; sons, Allan Hill and his partner Sergio of Los Angeles, Mark and Evi Hill of Riverton; daughter and son-in-law Marvin and Cheryl Hill Hunt of Greybull; step-daughter Kimberly Parks of Billings; two step-sons, Eric Brown of Azebaijan, and Kenneth T. Brown of Casper; sister and brother-in-law, Bill and Phyllis Glanz of Worland; four granddaughters and two step-grandchildren.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial marker will be set at Riverview Cemetery in Worland.
Memorial contributions to the Help for Health Hospice Home can be made in care of: Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main St., Riverton WY 82501.