Elizabeth Bader

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March 12, 2014

Martha Elizabeth Bader, a Wyoming native and lifetime Ten Sleep resident, passed away on March 12, 2014.  She lived 95 very fulfilled and eventful years. Elizabeth was born on November 11, 1918 (Armistice Day) in Casper, Wyoming.  She was the daughter of David and Edna Breeden, who raised sheep on the Upper Nowood where Elizabeth grew up. 

She attended grade school at Otter Creek and High School in Ten Sleep.  She rode horseback from the ranch to Ten Sleep where she and her horse boarded during the week.

On Oct. 3, 1937 she married Lloyd Bader at her family home and they joined his parents on the Bader Ranch on the Lower Nowood where they resided for the rest of their lives.  They were happily married for 59 years.  They enjoyed playing cards with friends and neighbors, going to community dances and square dancing.  Together they had five children, David and Daniel (both died in infancy) and Ervin, Linda and Eileen.

Elizabeth had a very curious mind and spent her whole life learning new facts and traveling to new places.  She loved being surrounded by family and enjoyed star-gazing, moon watching, reading, crossword puzzles, bird-watching, a good cup of tea, rock hunting and taking pictures of scenery, wildlife and old cabins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, two infant sons, one sister and three brothers.

She is survived by her children, Ervin Bader, Linda Harris and Eileen Whetham. Survivors also include six grandchildren (Troy (Dessiry) Bader, Tisha Harris (Scott) Stevens, Tonya Harris (Dennis) Currier, Virgil Whetham, Trina Harris (James) Ezell, Daleen Whetham, (Shane) Anderson.

Cremation has taken place and private family graveside services will take place at a later date.  Memorial donations can be made in Elizabeth’s name to the Ten Sleep Senior Center in care of Bryant Funeral Home, PO Box 524, Worland, WY 82401.