May 29, 1931 - Jul 4, 2016
Louise Oberlie, 85, of Riverton, died on Monday, July 4, 2016, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander. A rosary will be recited on Wednesday, July 6, 2016, at Davis Funeral Home, at 7:00 pm. The funeral service will be on Thursday, July 7, 2016, at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church at 10:00 am. Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
Louise Ellen McCoy was born on May 29, 1931 in Torrington, WY to Lawrence Edward and Mary Katherine (Nolan) McCoy. When she was three years old she moved with her family to homestead in Paradise Valley. She attended Shoshoni schools and graduated with the class of 1949 from Shoshoni High School. She went on to the University of Wyoming where she earned her Bachelor’s Degree in Education.
She was baptized into the Catholic faith and attended St. Edwards Catholic Church and St. Margaret’s Catholic Church faithfully.
On December 27, 1954 she married Donald William Oberlie at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Riverton, WY. They raised their six children in Paradise Valley and the Pavillion area. They were married 19 years before Donald passed away. She raised their children as a single mother while working full time.
She taught for over 23 years at Wind River High School in Pavillion. After retirement from the school district, she went to work at Head Start for five years before officially retiring.
She was a member of the R.C.C.W., Quilt Guild, and Helping Hands Club of Paradise Valley.
She enjoyed quilting, sewing, gardening and raising her family.
She is survived by her sons, Dennis Oberlie and his wife, Sue of Lander, WY, Dale Oberlie of Basin, WY, and David Oberlie and his wife, Marshon of Pullman, WA; daughters, Nancy Anderson and her husband, Bill of Rock Springs, WY and Anne Jones and her husband, Mike of Pensacola, FL; daughter-in-law, Kim Oberlie of Riverton, WY; brother-in-law, Rex Barstow of Idaho; grandchildren, Mandi Oberlie, Danielle (Gabe) Baldez, and Jessica (Tom) Cunningham; great grandchildren, Brock, Monica, Evan, Seth and Jesse; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lawrence and Mary McCoy; husband, Donald Oberlie; son, Dan Oberlie; daughter, Susan Carole; and sister Frances Barstow.
Memorials may be made to St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501.
On-line condolences may be made to the family at www.TheDavisFuneralHome.com.
Services under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.