Cremation has taken place and private family graveside services for Martha Elizabeth Bader of Ten Sleep will be held at a later date. Elizabeth, 95, died March 12.
The Wyoming native and lifetime resident of Ten Sleep was born Nov. 11, 1918, in Casper, the daughter of David and Edna Breeden. She was raised on the Upper Nowood, attended grade school at Otter Creek and high school in Ten Sleep. She rode horseback from the ranch to Ten Sleep where she and her horse boarded during the week.
She married Lloyd Bader Oct. 3, 1927, at her family home. The couple joined his parents on the Bader Ranch on the Lower Nowood where they resided for the rest of their lives.
The Baders enjoyed playing cards with friends and neighbors, going to community dances and square dancing.
Elizabeth had a curious mind and spent her life learning new facts and traveling to new places. She loved being surrounded by her family, star-gazing, moon-watching, reading, crossword puzzles, bird-watching, rock hunting, a good cup of tea and taking pictures of scenery, wildlife and old cabins.
Her parents, her husband, two infant sons, a sister and three brothers preceded Elizabeth in death.
She is survived by her children, Erwin Bader, Linda Harris and Eileen Whetham, and six grandchildren.
Donations in Elizabeth’s name can be made to the Ten Sleep Senior Center in care of Bryant Funeral Home, Box 524, Worland, WY 82401.