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DiAnn Butler


DiAnn Butler

DiAnn Butler, 72, passed away Wednesday, July 22, at her residence in Thermopolis after a bout with cancer.

Born April 30, 1948, in Nebraska, she was the daughter of William "Bill" and Bonnie (Lund) Cook. She came to Wyoming as a small child and grew up in Worland. In her mid 20s she settled in Thermopolis.

 Employed by Big Horn Enterprise she cared for the disabled for over 50 years. A compassionate spirit, she helped the unwanted feel wanted and part of a family. A determined woman, the more she was given the more she shared. DiAnn was instrumental in developing Special Olympics and served as a coach.

 She was a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church. Camping was one of her favorite outings.

 She is survived by her uncles, Dick (Lilly) Lund and Curt Lund; aunt, Janice (Earl) Haggerty; daughter, Lisha (Chris Crochet) Bui of Casper; adopted children, Gayna Carney, Sheriden Lendoye, Debra Ramsey, Mary Hoffman, Mickey Morton, Carol Moore and Connie Loose; one grandchild; two grand dogs and lifelong friends, Carol Eibright, Linda Simondi, Shari Beck and Dava Bleak. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; soulmate, Jack Jolly; uncle, Allan Lund and Mark Farwell.

 Memorial services will be Saturday, August 15 at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Thermopolis with Pastor Sam Needham officiating.

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


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