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Lellae 'Judy' Archer

Oct 18, 2013 - Staff

Lellae "Judy" Archer, of Riverton, died Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at Wind River Health Care. She was 90 years old.

A viewing will be 11 a.m. to noon Monday, Oct. 21. A graveside service will follow at 2 p.m. at Mountain View Cemetery. Pastor Mark Rader of the United Methodist Church will officiate. Burial will follow.

Lellae S. Simpson was born April 12, 1923, in Whitesboro, Texas, the daughter of Oliver M. Simpson and Myra (Womble) Simpson. She was the 13th child of 14 born to the Simpson family. She also had a twin, Lillie.

She graduated from high school in in 1942 in Madill, Okla. After graduating, she moved to Fort Worth, Texas.

World War II was in process when she moved to Fort Worth, so she did her part by working in a war plant as a "Rosie Riveter" on B-17s.

Eventually, she ended up in Riverton where she was a dispatcher for the Riverton Police Department. She later worked at a credit bureau for a number of years before going to work at Morning Star Dairy. When she was 65, she retired from North Main Market, owned by Harold Willman.

Her family said she was an avid fan of the Denver Broncos and also of the Fox News Channel. She was very conservative, according to her family, and she enjoyed fishing with her grandson "Derik."

She is survived by her sons, Tom Powell, Randy Archer and his wife Linda, and Marvin Archer and his wife April; daughters Glenda Pullen and her husband Dave and Cheri McCurdy and her husband Torr; grandchildren Debra L. Mitchell, Penny K. Peters, Amanda R. Fryer, Chad S. Powell, Derik G. Powell, Kris Archer, Jake Archer, Jimmy Archer, Stephanie Bebout, Stacy Carruth, Zachary Pullen, Amanda Carmikle and Amelia McCurdy; and 24 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; 12 brothers and sisters; husband Kenneth Archer; and daughter JoAnn Alley in 1971.

Memorials may be made to the Lions Club 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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