Violet Elmeda Millsap

Oct 22, 2013 Staff

Violet Elmeda Millsap died Monday, Oct. 21, 2013, at Wind River Healthcare in Riverton. She was 98 years old.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, at Mountain View Cemetery with Pastor Mark Rader of the United Methodist Church officiating.

Violet Elmeda Millsap was born Sept. 7, 1915, in Scottsbluff, Neb., the daughter of Frank S. and Anna (Tucksen) Kennedy.

She graduated in 1935 from Torrington High School.

In 1937, she married Howard L. Millsap in Torrington. The couple moved to Riverton in 1943, then moved to Colorado and returned to Riverton to retire in 1968.

For many years, she worked as a cook in a school and a nursing home in Eagle, Colo.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Riverton and was a co-founder of the first Parent-Teacher Association in the Riverton school district. She was also one of the founding members of the Wind River Homemakers Club and served as a Girl Scouts leader.

Her family said she and her husband enjoyed square dancing and camping. She also loved to sew and quilt.

She is survived by her daughters, Sylvia Girmus and her husband Rod of Torrington and Kay Coates and her husband Jim of Chicago; six grandchildren; and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband and parents.

Memorial contributions may be sent to the Fremont County Library Foundation Endowment Fund in care of Davis Funeral Home.

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. Online condolences may be left at

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