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Thelma Jean (Murphy) Mollman

Jan 8, 2014 Staff

Thelma Jean (Murphy) Mollman, formerly of Fremont County, died Monday, Jan. 6, 2014, at Central Wyoming Hospice in Casper after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 72 years old.

Funeral services and mass of Christian burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 10, at Saint Louis Catholic Church Parish Hall, 601 S. Fifth St., in Glenrock with Father Tom Ogg officiating and with Father Arnel Raboy and Father Robert Fox as the con-celebrants. A vigil for the deceased will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 9, at the Saint Louis Catholic Church. Interment will be at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Jan. 14, at Glenrock Cemetery.

Thelma Jean Mollman was born Jan. 19, 1941, in Fort Washakie, the daughter of Charles and Isabelle (Erickson) Murphy and the second of 12 children.

She graduated in 1959 as valedictorian from Morton High School in Kinnear and with honors from Casper College in 1961.

On Sept. 2, 1961, she married James Michael Mollman in Riverton.

Her family said that throughout her life, she made a point to be a wonderful daughter, wife, mother, grandmother, sister and steadfast friend, and she cherished family.

She served as the administrative assistant of the parish of Saint Louis for 32 years. During her employment at Saint Louis, she was instrumental in the construction of a new parish hall. She embraced challenges and truly appreciated her parish community.

Her family said she had a green thumb, nurturing vibrant plants and flowers. She also was a talented artist and seamstress, and she enjoyed quilting and reading.

She is survived by her husband of 52 years, James Mollman; children Anne Marie (Rob) Boner, Joy (James) Kroll, Matthew Mollman and Brett Mollman; grandchildren Brian Boner, Tyler Boner, Michelle Boner, Laura Boner, Marie Kroll, Ana Kroll, Michael Kroll, Christopher Adams and Ashley Higgs; and siblings Ray Murphy, David Murphy, Judy Dubry, Louis Murphy, Gary Murphy and Jesse Murphy.

She was preceded in death by a son, Curtis Alan Mollman; parents Charles and Isabelle; and siblings Richard Murphy, Virginia Madman, Chester Murphy, Marjorie Fancher and Carol Sue Ostertag.

Memorials may be made to the Saint Louis Catholic Church, P.O. Box 27, Glenrock, WY 82637.

Gorman Funeral Homes is in charge of the arrangements. Online condolences may be left at

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