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Theresa Little


Theresa Faith Little, 92, passed away Tuesday, July 5, 2016, at Worland Healthcare and Rehab Center.

Born December 14, 1923, in Loveland, Colo., she was the daughter of Clyde and Julia (Heinricy) Smith. After living in Casper and Worland, the family moved to the Lucerne area. She graduated from Thermopolis High School. In 1971 she attended one year of college in Laramie for LPN training.

Theresa married Lawrence Bonnett in 1941 and to this union was born two children. In 1948, she married Amos Little and the couple had two children.

She was employed as an Aide and LPN at Hot Springs County Memorial Hospital, Gottsche, Pioneer Home, Canyon Hills Manor and retired at age 70 from the Wyoming Boys School in Worland. For two terms, she served as State President for the Wyoming Federated Licensed Practical Nurses Association. Her hobbies included painting, beadwork, creating jewelry, camping, fishing and gardening. She was a member of the First Baptist Church.

She is survived by her sons, LeRoy (Linda) Little of Meeteetsee, Clyde (Bud) Little of Basin and Darrell (Dee) Little, of Cody; daughter, Darlene (Ron) McKnight of Salcha, Alaska; brother, Gene Smith of Thermopolis; five grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren. 

She is preceded in death by her parents; sisters, Annamae Smith and Myrna Whitaker; brothers, Henry, Robert, George and Clyde; and grandsons, James and Mike Little.

Graveside services were held at Monument Hill Cemetery Tuesday, July 12 with Pastor Harvey Seidel officiating. A picnic lunch followed at Candy Jack Park. Mortimore Funeral Home assisted the family. Online memories may be expressed at


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