Oct 17, 1933 - May 2, 2013
Marjorie Joanne Knobel, 79, died May 2, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital from complications resulting from an illness. She was born on Oct. 17, 1933, in Lander, to Charles and Nova Gilliland. A memorial Service will be held at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 7 at the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main, Riverton, Wyo. 82501. Joanne grew up in Dubois and spent nearly all her life living and working in Fremont County. For years she worked in the advertising department of the Riverton Ranger newspaper. She helped with the publication’s annual mining edition and was active in the mining community. She was a staple at Wyoming Press Association gatherings and sessions of the Wyoming Legislature. After retiring from the newspaper she took up a new career- introducing Wyoming to the world and the world to Wyoming one exchange student at a time. She hosted and placed dozens of exchange students from Europe, Australia, South America and other parts of the world with families all over Fremont County as part of the Educational Foundation (EF). Before retiring from this second career she was EF’s Wyoming coordinator overseeing EF representatives and exchange students all over the state. She never retired from being active in the Republican Party. USA coast to coast, the Caribbean, Italy, Switzerland, London, Mexico and more, Joanne loved to travel. Nowhere was she happier than spending time in her family’s native Ireland. If she wasn’t there physically, she was there in song and spirit. She accepted Jesus Christ as her Lord and Savior and died at peace. Joanne was preceded in death by her parents, husband Bob Knobel and son Charles Redman. She is survived by her brother Robert Gilliland and his wife Faye of Riverton, three daughters, Vicki Laue and her husband Phil, Debbi Heward and Trudi Redman, all of Riverton and her son Coy Knobel and his wife Angela of Riverton/Washington, D.C. She has 10 grandchildren and three great grandchildren. Memorial donations may be given to the American Heart Association, Help for Health Hospice or Cancer Research Institute in care of the Davis Funeral Home. Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home. On-line condolences for the family may be made at www.TheDavisFuneralHome.com.