Oct 1, 2013 - StaffJolene Louise Longwell, formerly of Lander, died Friday, Sept. 27, 2013. She was 58 years old.
A celebration of life service will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 5, at the Thermopolis VFW.
Jolene Louise Longwell was born Dec. 30, 1954, in Gunnison, Colo., the daughter of Frankie J. and Donald E. Cuningham.
Her family relocated to Lander when she was a teen.
She spent many years in Lander and the Big Horn Basin but eventually made her way to Thermopolis where she resided for many years.
Her family said she was a woman of many trades but spent her last years as a nutritionist for the Wyoming Pioneer Home in Thermopolis.
Her family said she loved anything to do with the outdoors: hunting, fishing, gardening and camping. She had a great sense of humor that kept many laughing, and she loved to write stories and had many of them published.
She is survived by her husband, Ed Longwell, of Thermopolis; sister Sheila Whitlock of Gillette; sons Jason D. Cuningham of Fort Collins, Colo., and Colte M. Russell of Thermopolis; four grandchildren; and two nephews.
In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Thermopolis Relay for Life, T53; the American Cancer Society, 1244 Arapahoe St., Thermopolis, WY 82443.
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