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Eleanor 'Faye' Van Antwerp

 

Eleanor Faye Van Antwerp, 78, passed away Tuesday, June 6, 2017, at her residence in Thermopolis surrounded by her loving family.

A lifelong resident of Thermopolis, she was born February 6, 1939, one of four daughters of Russell and Irene (Walker) Long. After high school she became a nurse's aide at the hospital for several years. Known by many as a school lunchroom cook, she first cooked at the old high school, then the Lucerne school and returned to cook for the Ralph Witters Elementary children.

On June 13, 1960, Faye married Wallace "Wally" Van Antwerp in Billings, Mont. The couple raised three sons.

Faye was a 4-H club leader and taught Sunday School at the Assembly of God Church for many years. She later became of member of the First Baptist Church. Her interests included ceramics, needlepoint, and cross-stitch. She also was a meticulous bookkeeper at home. Her life was consumed with the love and care for her children and grandchildren.

She is survived by her husband of 57 years, Wally, of Thermopolis; sons, Wally Jr (Jill) of Kuna, Idaho, Jeff (Kaye Lynn) of Glenrock, Wyo., and Clay (Meredith) of Thermopolis; sisters, Darlene (Jim) Skelton of Thermopolis and Delores (Chuck) Aragon of Kinnear, Wyo .; eleven grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Russell and Irene; and sister, Esther Pebbles.

Memorial services were held June 12 at the First Baptist Church. Interment will be at a later date.

Mortimore Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements. Online messages may be offered at http://www.mortfh.com.

 

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