Boneta Westman

Boneta Westman

Apr 7, 2009 - Apr 7, 2009
Boneta Westman died at her home in Lander on Monday evening, April 6, 2009, at the age of 88.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, April 10, at the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton with Pastor Paul Morrison of the Hudson Community Church officiating.

Interment will follow at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton.

A viewing will be held from 6-8 p.m. Thursday, April 9, at the Davis Funeral Home.

Boneta Newman was born in Glenco, Okla., on May 7, 1920, the daughter of Clarence and Lucye (Ferguson) Newman. She was graduated from Eureka High School in Payne County, Okla., in 1939.

She married Austin M. Hatcher on November 16, 1940. He was killed on May 5, 1945, while fighting in the battle for Okinawa.

She married Paul Robert "Bob" Westman in Stillwater, Okla., on Jan. 18, 1952. They lived in Sedgwick, Colo., from 1952 to 1954.

The family came to Fremont County in 1954, living in Lyons Valley outside of Lander until 1961. At that time they moved to Hudson and then returned to Lander in 2007.

Mrs. Westman was a homemaker and of the Christian faith. She was a member of the Community Church in Hudson.

She served nine years as president of the "Hudsonettes" and was also a member of the Table Mountain Extension Club, the Hudson Home Crafters Club and was a life member of the DAV.

Her family said she enjoyed sewing and made much of the family clothing. In addition, they said she was a talented quilter, without machine stitching. She also enjoyed family gatherings, crocheting, cooking, and baking. She won first prize for her bread entered in the Sedgwick, Colo., County Fair. From fourth grade through high school, she had played basketball in the guard and forward positions.

Survivors include husband, Paul R. Westman of Lander; sons, David Hatcher and his wife Terri of Riverton, and Randall Hatcher and his wife Jan of Vancouver, Wash; Eric Westman and his wife Roslyn of Lander and Paul Dennis Westman and his wife Jennifer Lynn of Lander; five grandchildren, Barbara Hatcher Kendall, Brian Hatcher, Dean Hatcher, Crista Westman, and Jennifer Robyn Westman; three great grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren; a brother, John D. Newman and his wife Phyllis of Wichita, Kan.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Austin Hatcher, and her parents.

In lieu of flowers memorial may be made to the Hudson Community Church of Donor's Choice care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501.

Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.