Dorothy Joanna Torghele

Nov. 27, 1920 – Jan. 28, 2014

A memorial service for Dorothy Joanna Torghele of Basin will be held Friday, Feb. 7 at 10 a.m. at First Baptist Church in Basin.  Dorothy, 93, died Jan. 28 at Bonnie Bluejacket Memorial Nursing Home.

Dorothy was born Nov. 27, 1920, in Lander, the daughter of Edward Wayland and Joanna Schubarth Parker.  She grew up in Lander, received her schooling in Lander and graduated in 1939 from Fremont County Vocational High School (now Lander Valley High School).

Dorothy married Tullio Torghele on May 7, 1942, at Junction City, Kan.

Dorothy worked at the Wyoming State Training School in Lander for many years and retired as office manager in 1982. Dorothy moved to Basin in January of 1993 to be closer to her daughter and son-in-law.

She was a talented watercolor artist, enjoyed crafts and growing flowers.  Her greatest joy was teaching Bible studies to the ladies of First Baptist Church in Basin.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church in Basin.

Dorothy is preceded in death by her husband, Tullio Torghele on May 1, 1982; an infant son, John Edward Torghele, in January 1949; her parents, Edward and Joanna Parker; and five brothers, Hugo A. “Hugh” Parker, Ralph N. “Mike” Parker, Edward D. “Eddie” Parker, Harry W. Parker, and Leroy F. Parker.

She is survived by her daughter and son-in-law, Sharon Kay “Sherry” and Ken Fink of Basin.

Burial will take place at a later date at the Mount Hope Cemetery in Lander.

Memorials in Dorothy’s name can be sent to the First Baptist Church, 21 Highway 30, Basin, WY 82410 and will benefit the First Baptist Church Building Fund.

Atwood Family Funeral Directors, Inc. assisted the family with arrangements.

 

 

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