Dorothy Faye Beier


(Oct. 13, 2006)

Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18 at Union Presbyterian Church for long-time Powell resident, Dorothy Faye Beier, who died Friday, Oct. 13 at Powell. She was 89.

The Rev. David Hunter will officiate at services and burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.

She was born Sept. 12, 1917, in Parker, S.D. to Harold and Madge (Cargin) Kolb. She graduated from high school in 1935 and moved with her family to Wyoming in 1936. She married Mike Beier on Sept. 12, 1937, and the family made its home in Powell.

Mike and Dorothy owned and operated the Dutch Mill, then went into the grocery business with Harold and Bob Kolb (Food Basket).

She was a member of BPOE Does and the Presbyterian Church. Dorothy’s house was always the hub of activity. She always had plenty of food and exta room at the table for whomever happened to drop in.

She enjoyed playing bridge with the same bridge club for 50 years.

She was very involved in her children’s lives. She cherished her grandchildren and kept track of their activities faithfully. It was a delight to her that she lived to know of the birth of her great-great grandson.

Survivors include two daughters, Patricia (Howard) Smith of Powell and Kathy Beier of Powell, her caregiver; two daughters-in-law, Sandra Beier and Jere Lynn Beier, both of Cody; a son-in-law, Larry Argento of Powell; a brother, Bob (Loretta) Kolb of Powell; 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mike; her parents; a daughter, Nanci Argento; sons Ronald Beier and Jerry Beier; and an infant brother.

Pallbearers at the funeral will be Steve Burgener, Dan Burgener, Eric Burgener, Scott Argento, Greg Kolb and Brad Kolb. Honorary pallbearers will be Kent Beier, Kevin Beier, Todd Beier, David Beier and Darren Beier.

For those who wish, the family would appreciate memorials to the Heart Association or the Powell Animal Shelter.