Margaret Wempen

Margaret Wempen

Nov 15, 1930 - Jul 13, 2018
Margaret J. Wempen, 87, of Riverton passed away, Friday, July 13, 2018 at the Help for Health Hospice Home. Visitation will be on Thursday, July 19 from 9:00 – 10:00 a.m., with services starting at 10:00 a.m. at the Davis Funeral Home in Riverton, Wyoming. Interment will follow at the Mountain View Cemetery.

Margaret Jane Wempen was born November 15, 1930 in Lyons, Nebraska to Orville Freeman and Edith Mae (Smith) Fuller. She moved to Fremont County during her 5th grade of school. She attending schools in Arapahoe, Pavillion, Shoshoni, and Riverton.

On June 25, 1949 she married Robert Wempen in Lander, Wyoming. Together the couple had four children. Margaret was a homemaker taking care of the family and the family farms located near Pavillion and north of Riverton from 1950 – 1959. Margaret and Robert had lived in the same home in Riverton since January of 1960.

Margaret worked as an interviewer for 10 years at the Riverton Job Service from 1987 – 1996. She was a member of the Riverton Christian Church.

Her hobbies were craft painting, fishing and camping. She especially enjoyed her time with her family and grandchildren. Margaret and good friend Phyllis Settlemire enjoyed each other’s company during Saturday breakfast at McDonalds and taking trips together.

She is survived by her three sons, Freeman and wife Nancy, Leonard and wife Janet, Les and wife Nancy Wempen all of Riverton; daughter Linda and husband Robert St. John of Riverton; 13 grandchildren; 14 great grandchildren and eight great great grandchildren and 40 extended family members; two sisters-in-law, Laveda Fuller of Tennessee and Gail Fuller of Fort Collins, Colorado; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; parents, Orville and Edith Fuller; granddaughter, Michelle Wempen; and three brothers, Lynal, Orville “Stub”, Jr. and an infant brother.

Memorials may be made to Help for Health Hospice Home in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501 . On-line condolences for the family may be made at

Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home.