Margaret E. Boehler

Feb 6, 2014 Staff

Margaret E. Boehler, of Casper, died Monday, Feb. 3, 2014, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander. She was 89 years old.

A viewing will be at 3 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 12, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church with a rosary to follow at 4 p.m. A funeral Mass will be at 11 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 13, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. A viewing will precede Mass from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Margaret Eileen Rooney was born Sept. 24, 1924, in Casper, the daughter of John Lawrence and Leota Anora (Powers) Rooney. She graduated from Natrona County High School and attended the University of Wyoming and Clarke College in Dubuque, Iowa.

She eventually returned to Casper where she met her husband, Leo Boehler. They married Sept. 11, 1948, and celebrated 63 years of marriage. They had a daughter and two sons.

In Casper, Mrs. Boehler was actively involved at Saint Anthony's Catholic Church and belonged to the Bishop's Guild.

Most of her career was spent working as the office manager at the Casper office of the Wyoming Game and Fish Department. When she retired, she became a docent at the Nicolaysen Art Museum.

She is survived by her daughter, Kathi McKee, and her husband Dean of Lander; sons Dan Boehler and his wife Kathy of Billings, Mont., and Bob Boehler and Carol Wallace of Seattle; sister Lucille Pennock of Lander; grandchildren Mike McKee and his wife Jodi of Minneapolis,Michelle Nipko and her husband Joseph of Austin, Texas, Kerry Mikolaj and her husband Paul of Denver, and Tom Boehler and his fiancee Christa Steiner of Denver; and great-grandchildren Alec McKee, Nicholas McKee and Ben McKee of Minneapolis and Ellie Mikolaj of Denver.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Leo Boehler, and her brother, John T. Rooney.

Memorials may be made to Abba's House of Riverton, the Nicolaysen Art Museum of Casper, or Saint Anthony's Catholic Church of Casper in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main St., Riverton, WY 82501.

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. Online condolences may be left at

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