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Elsie Emma McMichael


August 22, 2019

Elsie Emma McMichael, 92, passed away Monday, August 19, 2019, at Thermopolis Rehabilitation and Wellness. She had been a resident of Wyoming Pioneer Home the past seven years.

Born May 26, 1927, in McLaughlin, S. D., her mother died at birth and her father was Mr. Wagner. 

An ambitious woman, she owned and operated the B & B Restaurant in Isabelle, S.D., for 20 years. Moving to Thermopolis, Wyo., in 1970 she purchased and operated the Owl Bar for 20 years. Thereafter she enjoyed being a Foster Grandparent at BOCE and the School District #1.

Elsie married Earl McMichael in Thermopolis. She was a member of Eagles Auxiliary and the VFW. She enjoyed cards, Bingo, cooking, and was a football fan especially the Denver Broncos.

She is survived by her son, Darrell (Catherine) Drageset of Thermopolis; granddaughters, Darci and Delarie, and six great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by all her siblings; and her husband, Earl.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Cremation has taken place.

Mortimore Funeral Home is assisting the family and messages may be offered at



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