Fern Kathleen Dennis

Nov 8, 2013 Staff

Fern Kathleen Dennis died Wednesday, Nov. 6, 2013, at Kindred Nursing and Rehabilitation-Wind River. She was 92 years old.

A funeral service will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, in the Chapel of Mount Hope at Hudson's Funeral Home in Lander. Per the family's request, there will be no visitation. Burial will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery.

Fern Kathleen Dennis was born May 5, 1921, in Nuckolls County, Nebraska, the daughter of Henry and Della (Webb) Lissman. The family moved to Lyman from Nelson, Neb., and then to Riverton in 1936.

She graduated from Riverton High School and married Vernon Dennis on March 25, 1941, in Riverton. Together they raised three sons and two daughters, Doris, Jerry, Lloyd, Linda and Daniel.

In 1967, she and the family moved to Lander where her husband already was working for the Brazil and Simms Construction Company.

The couple enjoyed traveling, including their trip to the Rose Bowl Parade in Pasadena, Calif. After her husband retired, the couple enjoyed senior's bus trips to various locations. They took a trip in a restored Model-A Ford to California, and they spent a number of winters in Quartzite, Ariz.

Her family said she enjoyed gardening, sewing, quilting, scrapbooking and teaching Sunday School at the Assembly of God Church in Riverton. She also attended classes at Central Wyoming College at Riverton.

She is survived by her children, Doris Reinert and her husband Earl, Jerry Dennis and his wife Barbara, Lloyd Dennis, Linda Oman and her husband Don and Daniel Dennis and his wife Kelly; 13 grandchildren; 21 great-grandchildren; and brothers Jr. Wayne Lissman and his wife Phyllis, Raymond Lissman and James D. Lissman and his wife Betty, all of Oregon.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 67 years, Vernon, her parents, her sister, Evelyn Lovell, and one grandson.

Services are under the direction of Hudson's Funeral Home of Lander. An online guest book is available at

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