Frances Ruth Blumenshine

Oct. 5, 1921 – July 23, 2014

Graveside services for former Greybull resident Frances Ruth Blumenshine of Thermopolis were held July 29 at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton. Frances, 92, died July 23 in the Wyoming Pioneer Home.

She was born Oct. 5, 1921, in Rawlins, the daughter of James and Jenesena Pedersen Lamont. She was raised on the family’s sheep ranch in Lamont that included a general store and post office. She graduated from Rawlins High School in 1938.

She married Daniel Blumenshine Feb. 18, 1940, in Riverton. She and Dan farmed at Arapaho for 31 years.

The Blumenshines lived in Greybull for 25 years where they managed the Shoe Shoppe until 1984.

In 1999 she moved to Lander. She was a bookkeeper at Girard and Company for 12 1/2 years.

Frances was a member of BPO Does and the Rebekahs.

Her husband Dan, daughter Coleen Wimpenney, her parents, a great grandson and her foster sister, Christine Johnson, preceded her in death.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Ron and Kathy Cunningham of Lander; son-in-la William K. Wimpenney of Eugene, Ore.; two brothers, James Lamont of Denver and Albert Lamont of Norwalk, Calif.; five grandchildren and six great-grandchildren.

Memorials can be mailed directly to Fremont County Youth Camp, Box 470, Lander, WY 82520.