Graveside service and internment for Violet E. Blodgett, 101, will be held at 10:00 A.M. Monday, July 9, 2018 at the Wheatland Cemetery in Wheatland, Wyoming with Pastor Casey Schroeder of the First Christian Church in Wheatland officiating.
Violet died Tuesday, July 3, 2018 at the Platte County Legacy Home in Wheatland, Wyoming.
She was born Sunday, November 19, 1916 in Wheatland, Wyoming the daughter of John William and Dolly Ethel (Vanortwick) Locke. She was raised and received her education at a country school near Wheatland.
Violet married Vernon G. Blodgett on July 4, 1934 in Wheatland. She worked in the school lunch room for thirteen years and helped Vern with his construction business. She worked on creating and publishing the Platte County Heritage book, she was the creator of the dust cover for the book. She enjoyed being an artist, doing paintings, cooking, gardening, going to the mountains, traveling, and especially spoiling her family.
She is survived by her daughter, Loretta Whinery of Wheatland; grandchildren, Darrel Whinery, David McGuire, Stacy Whinery, and Cheryl Robinson; thirteen great grandchildren; nineteen great-great grandchildren; and one great-great-great grandchild.
Violet was preceded in death by her father, John, on February 3, 1959; mother, Dolly, on February 11, 1966; son, John E. Blodgett on August 27, 1967; daughter, LaVerne D. McGuire, on January 19, 2013; sister, Hazel Royce, on September 10, 1962; brother, George Locke, on June 2, 2001; grandson, John McGuire, on August 26, 2011; and granddaughter, Kathy Fisher, on April 7, 2013.
Serving as pallbearers will be Darrel Whinery, Stacy Whinery, David McGuire, Milt Mosley, Brandon Munn, and Rusty McGuire.
Serving as honorary pallbearers will be Josh McGuire and Mark McGuire.
A memorial to the choice of the donor would be appreciated by the family.
Family and friends may call Platte Chapel of Wheatland, Wyoming is in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gormanfh.com