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Joan Winafred Worley


January 7, 2021

Joan Winafred Worley

Joan Winafred Worley, 87, passed away Friday, December 25, 2020, at Hot Springs Health in Thermopolis.

Born October 11, 1933 in Chicago, Ill., she was one of three children of Christian and Elsie (Mayo) Hanson.

She married Hubert Worley January 17, 1952 in Chicago. Joan was employed as a baker at Jewel/Dominics and later as a receptionist at Litell Machinery. The couple moved to Thermopolis in the late 90's.

A life-long roller derby fan, she enjoyed reading, jigsaw puzzles and loved to shop. She was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church.

She is survived by her son, Don of Wisconsin and Karen Vallee of Thermoplis; five grandchildren, three great-grandchildren and two great, great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by a brother; sister; and her husband (2017).

Due to COVID, family only Mass of the Resurrection was held on January 2 with Father Randy Oswald officiating.

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


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