Joyce Eilerman

Jun 28, 2016 From Staff

Joyce Eilerman of Riverton died at the Help for Health Hospice Home on Tuesday, June 7, 2016. She was 84 years old.

As were her wishes, cremation has taken place, and no service will be held.

Joyce Swinnock was born July 25, 1931, in Fresno, Calif., to Ross and Irene (Joyce) Swinnock. She grew up in the Fresno area and attended schools there. After high school graduation she attended Fresno City College and Fresno State College, earning her bachelor's degree as a medical laboratory technologist.

She was baptized into the Catholic faith.

In 1952 she married her first husband, Kenneth Oldershaw, before he left to serve in the Korean War. They had three daughters together and later divorced.

On April 28, 1990, she married the love of her life, Richard Eilerman, in the San Luis Obispo Law Library.

She worked as a medical laboratory technologist in Fresno and San Luis Obispo.

She lived in Kerrville, Texas, for 22 years, and San Luis Obispo, for two years before coming to Wyoming.

She and her husband, Richard, were members of the auxiliary of the Pederson Regional Medical Center, where they made and distributed popcorn weekly to the staff, patients, and visitors. Everyone looked forward to "popcorn day."

Mrs. Eilerman enjoyed square dancing, round dancing, reading, and collecting everything and anything that had butterflies in it. She loved to travel to witness her children and grandchildren, and great grandchildren's milestones.

She is survived by her daughters Danette Stone and husband Mark of Riverton; Kirsten Oldershaw of Colorado Springs, Colo., Janelle Mello and husband Steve of Riverdale, Calif.; stepdaughter Lynda Senkbeil and husband Carl of Huntsville, Ala; nine grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Ross and Irene Swinnock; husband, Richard Eilerman, sister, Patricia Smith; and brother, Robert Swinnock.

Memorials may be made to the Help for Health Hospice Home in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501 (

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