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Virginia Margaret Knopp Higinbotham

Jul 30, 2013 - Staff

Virginia Margaret Knopp Higinbotham died Wednesday, July 24, 2013, at Help for Health Hospice in Riverton with her husband at her side. She was 78 years old.

Services will be at 4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 5, at the First Baptist Church of Lander, 330 Sweetwater St.

Virginia Margaret Knopp was born Oct. 1, 1934, in Watkins, Mont., the daughter of Fredrick Knopp and Margaret Schaffer.

She attended school in Shoshoni.

She married Daniel C. Higinbotham on July 10, 1953.

Mrs. Higinbotham worked at various restaurants in the Lander area and was a cook at the Husky Truck Stop for several years.

Her family said she enjoyed spending time with her family and friends and doing various kinds of needle crafts.

She is survived by her husband of 60 years, Daniel Higinbotham Sr.; children Veda Sutphin of Burton, Kan., Julia Long and her husband Nolan of Lander, Mary Hunt and her husband David of Osceola, Neb., Ralph and his wife Minnie of Lander, Daniel Jr. and his wife Dawn of Riverton and David of Lander; sister Emma and her husband Jerry Durfey of Lander; brother Richard Bruner and his wife Sally of Lincoln, Neb.; granddaughters Spring Eastman and her husband Zachary and Heather Rerucha and her husband Ryan of David City, Neb.; 24 grandchildren; 42 great-grandchildren; four great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces, nephews, and adopted children and grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother; several half brothers and sisters; one granddaughter; and two great-grandchildren.

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