Funeral services for Margaret F. Hyatt will be held Friday, July 11 at 10 a.m. at Hot Springs Christian Church in Thermopolis. Margaret, 98, died July 3 at Thermopolis Rehabilitation and Care Center.
She was born Oct. 23, 1915, in Czar, Alberta, Canada, the eldest daughter of John and Mabel Beckman Fester. She was raised and received her education in Czar. Following her high school graduation she attended the Misericordia School of Nursing in Edmonton, Alberta, to become a registered nurse.
After receiving her degree she moved to Worland where she worked for Dr. L.S. Anderson at his new hospital.
It was in Worland where she met Samuel Wesley Hyatt. They were married June 6, 1943, in Denver and made their home at the Hyatt Ranch near Hyattville.
She was a member of the Hyattville Methodist Church where she taught Sunday school and served as a church officer. Margaret served as the chairman of the annual Hyattville Harvest Dinner for 25 years.
Wes and Margret were active in local community affairs including securing the former Hyattville School for the Hyattville Community Center.
Margaret was a 4-H cooking leader for many years and was known as an excellent seamstress. She won ribbons for her sewing and knitting at the Big Horn County Fair.
Margaret was an artist, working in oils, watercolors and charcoal and was president of the Art Guild in Hyattville.
Margaret and Wes loved to go dancing, and to travel when he was on the board of directors for the Society for Range Management.
The couple moved to Thermopolis in the 1990s where they lived in a condo and then in the Wyoming Pioneer Home.
Her parents, her husband Wesley Hyatt in 2007, her son and daughter-in-law, Lance D. and Joyce Hyatt, and her brothers Vern, George, Ralph and Homer Fester, preceded her in death.
She is survived by one brother Melvin Fester of Wainwright, Alberta; two sisters and brothers-in-law, Jim and Marlene Livingston of Edmonton and Leonard and Audrey DeBord of Wainwright, Alberta; two grandsons, John Wesley Hyatt of West Valley City, Utah, and Eric Hyatt of Butte, Mont., and numerous nieces and nephews.
Following the funeral service there will be a graveside service at Riverview Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Worland at 11:45 a.m. following by a luncheon at 12:30 p.m. at the Green Hills Golf Club Restaurant in Worland.
Memorial donations may be made to the Hyattville Community Center, Box 41, Hyattville, WY 82428.