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Nora Lee Virgin


October 3, 2019

Nora Lee Virgin, 90, passed quietly at her home in Thermopolis, September 22, 2019. 

Born April 19, 1929, in Thermopolis, Wyo., she was the daughter of William Franklin and Esther Scott Virgin.

A life-long resident of Thermopolis, she was employed by the Thermopolis School District for many years in the Business Department. Nora Lee spent a few years living in San Francisco, Calif.

As a child, Nora Lee enjoyed playing with her older sister, Janet. She enjoyed riding her ponies throughout the hills of Thermopolis and sledding down Arapahoe Street with Janet. A fondness for animals, she was known for bringing home stray cats and dogs to love.

She is survived by her nephews, Thomas Craft of Laguna Hills, Calif., and Wyatt and Westley Van Zant of Valley Center, Calif .; and niece, Carol Anne Craft-Halterman of Valley Center, Calif.

She was preceded in death by her parents; and sister. 

 Cremation has taken place. No services are planned. Private inurnment will be held at Monument Funeral Home. 

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


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