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Barbara Ann Hyatt
Feb 1, 2012 - Staff
Barbara Ann Hyatt, 66, died Thursday, Jan. 5, 2012, in her home in Riverton.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, at the Set Free Church on Adams Street in Riverton.
Barbara Ann Wise was born July 21, 1945, in Riverton to Walter S. and Blanche K. (Burke) Wise.
On July 20, 1963, she married Zane A. Lobdell. Three children were born into this union -- Tammy Kay, Bonnie May and Lester Dale. The marriage ended in divorce in 1967. She then married Darrel L. Hyatt in November of 1974 and Annette Blanche was born to this union. The couple divorced in 1982. In 1984, Barbara and Darrel Hyatt moved in together as companions until his death Oct. 6, 2006.
Ms. Hyatt was a former member of the Eagles Auxiliary 3036 and a former member of the Auxiliary to the Veterans of World War I.
Over the years, Ms. Hyatt made quilts and clothes for all of her children, grandchildren, sisters and her surviving brother. She also made quilts for her nieces and great-nieces, nephews and great-great-nieces and nephews. She entered many quilts and pieces of clothing in Fremont County Fairs, where she was awarded several blue and red ribbons.
Her family said she enjoyed her family, grandchildren and her great-grandchildren. They said her hobbies included crocheting afghans and machine embroidery calendars and making quilts. The family said enjoyed her daughter's flower gardens, playing bingo, playing at the casinos, going to high school class reunions, visiting with her former classmates and going to the mountains with her son and daughters.
Ms. Hyatt worked in nursing homes as a CNA and at Lander Cable T.V. in the late '70s. In 1982, she moved to Casper to help her daughter with her newborn grandson. While living in Casper, she worked at the Wyoming Medical Hospital for a short time and worked at Gill's Market and Merback Awards. After moving back to Riverton, she worked at the Alco Store, Bull Restaurant and managed the first Rent-to-Own store.
Ms. Hyatt had lived most of her life in Riverton, but she also lived in Hardin, Mont., Glasgow, Mont., Roseburg, Ore., Wilcox, Douglas, Williams, Ariz., Belen, N.M., and Soccoro, N.M.
She attended Riverton schools from first grade until 1961 and later received her GED with the Class of 1963. She went to school in Glasgow, Mont., for clerical office and bookkeeping, where she completed and graduated with a degree in 1974.
Survivors include her son, Lester Lobdell and his companion Dusty Hixson of Lander, daughters Tammy Jezewski of Riverton and Bonnie Lobdell and her companion Jack Ferguson of Riverton; a brother, Robert L. Moore and his wife Ellen of Shoshoni; sisters Berniece Hardman of Phoenix, Margueritte E. Walters of Riverton, Kathryn Rice of Colorado Springs, Colo., and Nellie E. Barrows of Hudson; brother-in-law Caryl Spargur of Casper; eight grandchildren, Donald D.Z. Lobdell, Amanda Lobdell, Stephen Jezewski Jr., Sarah I. Jezewski, Audrey Rosche, Jackie Lobdell, Buckey Lobdell and Kenya Lobdell; two great-grandchildren, Azlynn Rodriguez and Zialah Lobdell.
Ms. Hyatt was preceded in death by her grandparents and parents; two brothers, Howard E. Wise and Ralph R. Moore; one son, Kevin Lloyd Wise; one daughter, Annette Blanche Lobdell; one sister, Caroline E. Spargur; a niece, Linda Spargur and nephew, Zackary Walters.
Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home (www.theDavisFuneralHome.com) of Riverton.