Joan E. Westling

Jul 17, 2016 By Mead Gruver, The Associated Press

Longtime Fremont County resident Joan E. Westling died Tuesday, July 12, 2016 surrounded by her sons and with the loving blessings of her family. She was 84 years old.

Funeral services are at 10 a.m., Thursday, July 21, at the Davis Funeral Home in Riverton, with the Rev. Father Demetrio Penascoza officiating.

Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton.

Joan E. Isaac was born June 7, 1932, in Rochester. New York, the seventh child of Joseph and Elsie Isaac.

She met a young airman jet mechanic, Walt Westling, at a USO dance, and they were married on May 16, 1953.

"The mother of three sons and a beautiful daughter, Joan loved being an Air Force wife and mother," family members said.

When Mr. Westling retired from the Air Force in 1971, the family moved from Las Vegas to Morton. Several years later, Mrs. Westling's fifth child was born, "the second daughter she always wanted so Joanne would have a sister," family members recalled.

Mrs. Westling was described as passionate about her family. She enjoyed doing crafts and crochet, and she always enjoyed camping with the family where she got a break from cooking and cleaning.

Always a devout Catholic, she was a member of the Saint Edwards Catholic Church in Morton/Kinnear for more than four decades.

"Joan will be truly missed by all as she was a joy to be around," the family said.

She was preceded in death by her husband Walt, daughter Joanne, son-in-law Delmar Morris, two brothers and three sisters.

Joan Westling is survived by son Dave Westling and his wife, Lisa Botham, and granddaughters Lauren (Dan), Kayli and Adar; son Walter J. Westling and grandsons Joey (Shandra), Christopher (Koryn) and step-grandchildren Dan McDonald (Amy), Jennifer Person (Corey) and Ricky Andrews; son Gerard Westling and wife Karla; granddaughter Amanda Morris; daughter Kristi Albrandt and husband Derrin, and grandchildren Kinzi and Tehgan, as well as three great-grandchildren; sister Dottie and brother Walt; numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to Frontier Hospice in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501 (

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