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Margaret Dent

Jul 16, 2017 From staff reports

Margaret Dent of Lander died Tuesday, July 11, 2017, at the Wind River Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Riverton. She was 84 years old.

A funeral service is scheduled for 2 p.m. Tuesday, July 18, 2017, at the First United Methodist Church in Lander, with interment to follow at Mount Hope Cemetery.

Margaret Coffey was born Feb. 16, 1933, in Oxford, Nebraska. She was the oldest of three daughters of Tom and Zelma Coffey.

She grew up in the small town of Alma, Nebraska, graduating from high school there.

After high school she attended Hasting College for four years, graduating in 1954. Her majors were business and elementary education. She then taught in the schools in Scottsbluff and Lincoln, Nebraska.

A move to Denver saw her employed as a secretary to the vice president of Ringsby Truck Lines. '

In Denver she met and married her husband of 59 years, Wade Dent.

They moved to Lander and made their home there in 1962. They purchased Denny Plumbing and Heating Co. in Lander.

Mrs. Dent taught five years at Arapahoe, helping set up their first Headstart program. She then turned to the plumbing company, becoming active as secretary and bookkeeper.

She enjoyed taking long walks, keeping books, working on her latch hook rugs, participating in water aerobics, and attending both Eastern Star and PEO. She was a 50-year member of both organizations.

Margaret Dent is survived by her husband, Wade Dent; son Steven Dent; two sisters; and three nephews.

Her parents and a son, Thomas Dent, preceded her in death.

Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home

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