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Jodene Infanger


Jodene Kay Infanger, 68, died on May 17, 2016, at her home in Grand Junction, Colo. Jodene was born September 12, 1947, in Alhambra, Calif., to Harry and Betty Purvis, later living in Crestline, Calif.

In 1959, the family moved to Scottsbluff, Neb., her mother's hometown. Jodene graduated from Scottsbluff High School in 1965.

She married Harold Infanger in 1967, who was teaching at Hiram Scott College in Scottsbluff. They moved to Thermopolis, Wyo., in 1969, where Harold taught at Hot Springs County High School.

Jodene worked as a secretary until 1988, when she returned to Scottsbluff to attend the University of Nebraska School of Nursing, where she earned her bachelor's degree. Returning to Thermopolis, she worked as an RN until retiring in 2008. She then worked part-time at Sam's Club as a customer service representative until the time of her death.

She loved reading, movies and her family. She enjoyed working with others and working with people. She went out of her way to help anyone who needed it.

Jodene is survived by her husband of 48 years, Harold; brother, Jerry Purvis of Scottsbluff, Neb.; sons, Jon (Barbara) Infanger of Fruita, Colo., and Kurt Infanger of Casper, Wyo.; and granddaughter MacKenzie Infanger of Casper.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Betty Purvis.

Memorial service was held May 23 at Callahan-Edfast Mortuary. Burial was held on May 24 in Yampa, Colo


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