Mildred Riley Lyman,
Obituary, Northern Wyoming Daily News,
TEN SLEEP -- Mildred Riley Lyman, 90, of Ten Sleep, passed away March 19, 2004 at
She was born on June 30, 1913 in
Upon completion of two years of high school in
It was at a dance that she met Clair Lyman, one of those "wild Otto boys." They were married in Red Lodge,
Mildred and Clair started life in Otto where they farmed. In 1940 they moved to Ten Sleep where they resided until moving to Worland in 1984. Clair died in 2000 and Mildred continued to live in Worland until the time of her death.
Mildred loved to read and write beautiful poetry. She was a devoted wife and mother. She helped with everything on the ranch, from herding and lambing sheep to branding and trailing cattle. She was an excellent cook who always had plenty of good food, hot and ready to eat whenever people would show up hungry.
Sundays were days of rest and time for church and family. She loved the mountains and could often be found uniting arrowheads or with a fishing pole in hand. She especially enjoyed having her grandchildren along on these expeditions. Mildred loved and kept a beautiful flower garden.
She was preceded in death by her parents; sons Paul and Barton; brother, Logan Riley; sister, Fern Johnson; one grandson; and one great-grandson.
She is survived by her sons, Phillip (Joy) Lyman and Dale (Judy) Lyman, of Ten Sleep; daughter, Kay (Bob) Swander of Cody; sister, Glendean Johnson of Coody; brother, Ferrel (Cleo) Riley of Burlington; sister-in-law, Sharon Lyman of Worland; 26 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; and several great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Monday, March 22, 10 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center in Worland. Bishop Jay Brown officiated. Burial was in the Ten Sleep Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to the