Sep 6, 2013 - StaffLoretta Fay Brown died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. She was 79 years old.
Funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, at Davis Funeral Home in Riverton with Pastor Mark Rader officiating. Cremation has taken place and a memorial marker will be set at Riverview Cemetery in Worland.
Loretta Fay Brown was born May 4, 1934, in Sunset, Okla., the daughter of Haurice "Honk" and Florella Welcome Woods Fausset.
As an infant, she moved to Worland from Oklahoma with her family, and she graduated from Worland High School in 1952. She then attended the Asbury College in Kentucky for a year and eventually graduated from the University of Denver with a bachelor's degree in nursing in 1957.
She and her children moved to the family farm outside of Worland in 1970. She worked as a nurse for Dr. Whitemore, and later as the director of nursing services at Bethesday Care Center in Worland. She also worked as a realtor for several years. In March 1987, she moved to Riverton to take the position of the director of nursing at Wind River Healthcare. She later became the administrator of the health care facility, a job her family said she truly loved. She retired June 1, 1996.
On May 6, 1995, she married Ken Brown at the United Methodist Church in Riverton.
She was an active member at the United Methodist Church in Riverton and Worland and enjoyed singing in the choir. She was also a member of the Riverton and Worland Soroptimists and the Meadowlark Good Sams Club.
Her family said she loved life and took every opportunity to live it to the fullest. She loved to play golf, camp, ride her Honda 90 trail bike, fly fish, press flowers, make cards, travel, socialize and ride snowmobiles. She also enjoyed hunting birds and big game, riding horses, dancing and playing the piano. She played clarinet in the University of Denver Marching Band. She was known to be a great cook, seamstress and an avid skier, working as a ski patrol at Meadowlark Ski Resort. She also loved spending time with her family.
She is survived by her husband, Ken, of Riverton; sons Allan Hill and his partner Sergio of Los Angeles and Mark Hill and his wife Evi of Riverton; daughter Cheryl Hill Hunt and her husband Marvin; granddaughter Sienna Hill of Riverton and Chelsea Hunt, Jessica Hunt and Emma Hunt, all of Greybull; sister Phyllis Glanz and her husband Bill Glanz of Worland; niece Karrie Stone; great-niece Kaitlin Stone of St. Augustine, Fla.; stepdaughter Kimberly Parks and her husband Jason and their children Trenton and Kaley of Billings, Mont.; stepson Eric Brown and his wife Laura of Azebaijan; stepson Kenneth T. Brown of Casper; cousins Melvin Fausset and family of Riverton, Bob Fausset of Ten Sleep, and Don Fausset of Worland.
She was preceded in death by her parents and grandson, Wyatt William Fausset Hunt.
Memorial contributions may be made to Help for Health Hospice Home 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 www.thedavisfuneralhome.com.
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