The Ranger (beta)

Fremont County's Daily Newspaper

News of Riverton, Lander and Fremont County, Wyoming, from the Ranger's award winning journalists.

Ranger Login

Emma Marie Overholt

Aug 9, 2012 - Staff

Emma Marie Overholt, 83, of Riverton, died Saturday, Aug. 4, 2012, in Billings, Mont., at the Acu-Health Hospital of Montana.

Memorial services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10, 2012, at Davis Funeral Home. The Rev. Sally Bub will officiate. A celebration of her life for family and friends will follow at Sunset Park in Riverton.

Emma Marie Baker was born Jan. 19, 1929, in Wonsevu, Kan., to Clinton Levi Baker and Margaret Irene (Brown) Baker on the family farm. She spent her younger years in Kansas.

On Nov. 11, 1945, she married Harry Overholt in Emporia, Kan., before moving to Denver to run a family-owned business. After her divorce in 1959, she and her sons moved to Riverton to be closer to family.

Mrs. Overholt was a housewife and a cook, which her family said she enjoyed. Besides cooking, she enjoyed gardening, sewing and fishing in her younger years.

She is survived by her son, Harry Bruce Overholt of Riverton; her nephew, Larry Baker and his wife Patti Jo of Pavillion; her sister-in-law, Rosalie Baker of Pavillion; great-nieces Tania and Robyn Baker; great-great-nieces Jayden Myers, Lily Swanson and Sofia Swanson; great-great-nephew Bailey Myers; and special friends Alex Stanley and Angie Pattyn.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother, Harmon Baker; and son Dennis Lee Overholt.

Memorials may be sent to Help for Health Hospice Home or the American Cancer Society, in care of Davis Funeral Home. Online condolences may be left at www.thedavisfuneralhome.com.

Related content: