Marie Louise Pangburn


(January 16, 2003)

Funeral services were held Monday in Worland for former area resident Marie Louise Pangburn, 91, who died Thursday, Jan. 16 at the Washakie Medical Center in Worland.

She was born May 18, 1911, at Kismet, Mont., daughter of Louis Everett and Emma Agnes (Messier) Tripp. She attended the country school there and went to high school in Jordan, Mont. That is where she met her husband of 72 years.

She married Harold Pearle Pangburn on May 23, 1928, in Jordan, Mont. They lived in Jordan until 1937 and then moved to Cat Creek, Mont., where he worked in the oil fields and she cooked for the oil field hands. In 1950, they were transferred to Frannie with Continental Oil Co.

In Frannie-Deaver, she cooked in a restaurant and taught Sunday School. She also taught Good News Clubs weekly out of her home.

She spent many summers in the Big Horn Mountains, cooking at Camp Bethel Bible Camp. Her life revolved around God, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Her last year was spent joyfully watching two of her great-great grandchildren grow and play, and she proclaimed that they made her "shine."

Survivors include three children, Robert Pangburn and wife MaryBeth, Joan Kindt and husband Ray of Worland and Gary Pangburn and wife Linda of Greybull; four grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren and three great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband Harold on Feb. 11, 2002; an infant son, Everett; a grandson, Kenny Bauer; two brothers and four sisters.

Memorials may be made to First Southern Baptist Church, 821 So. Fifteenth St., Worland, WY 82401, or to Prime Directive Ministries, c/o Joan Kindt, 400 Meadlowlark Lane, Worland, 82401.