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Sep 21, 2012 - Staff
Laura Bohmert-Hernandez, of Riverton, died Saturday, Sept. 8, 2012, in Woodruff, Wis. She was 95 years old.
Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 22, at Davis Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Mountain View Cemetery.
Laura Bohmert-Hernandez was born April 11, 1917, in Deerfield, Ill., daughter of Robert H. and Laura (Miller) Kirk.
She graduated from high school in Lamesa, Texas, and attended college at Fort Worth, Texas, where she excelled on the debate team. Later she attended Central Wyoming College in Riverton.
In 1939, she married Charles Bohmert in Lamesa, Texas. He died in 1977. In 1980 she married Tony Hernandez in Riverton.
She lived in Texas, New York City, Buffalo, N.Y., Omaha, Neb., LaGrange, Ill., Rockford, Ill., Menomonee Falls, Wis., and Riverton. She moved to Riverton in 1968 where she lived for 39 years.
While in Riverton, she worked at The Ranger, and then got a job at the U.S. Geologic Survey office, which she thoroughly enjoyed until her retirement at age 69. She acted as secretary/treasurer for the Way of the Cross Assembly of God Church and also the state secretary/treasurer for the Gideons (Women's Activities). She was a member of the Gideons International.
Her family said she loved Wyoming and said it was like Texas but with mountains. For the last five years, Mrs. Bohmert-Hernandez lived with her daughter Gretchen and her husband, Ted.
Her family said she loved music and playing the violin, and she enjoyed sewing and traveling with her husband Tony.
She is survived by her son, Charles F. Bohmert III of Arbor Vitae, Wis.; daughters Gretchen Voigt and her husband Ted of Woodruff, Wis., Roberta Barghelame and her husband Saeed of Woodinville, Wash., and Lisa Bohmert-Jordan and her husband Sy of Salinas, Calif.; brother Robert Kirk and his wife Hazel of Bradford, Pa.; nine grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, parents and two sisters.
Memorial contributions can be made to hospice.