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Wilda H Wells

August 20, 1941 ~ January 9, 2023 (age 81) 81 Years Old
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Obituary

Wilda Harmon was warmly welcomed into the Bitter Creek home of Lenora Barrus and Orson Willis Harmon on August 20th 1941. Louise was 8, Mont was 6, Lyman was 4. They were entranced with this precious baby. Eileen joined the family 8 years later, and Nonie 5 years years after that.

     She remembered her childhood in Fairview fondly. Filled with cousins, making your own entertainment, lots of hard work and lots of love. She was very responsible and a very capable child. Wilda always worked along side the boys in the hay field, with a team and a rake. She inherited the cow milking duties when her brothers had other jobs, milking the entire herd twice a day, early and late, and still made it to school on time. She was a brilliant student in school, tutoring others and earning top honors at Star Valley High School.

     May 28th 1960, Wilda married Gus Wells, and welcomed Sandi, Sherri, Jay, and Derrick. After moving to Cheyanne, she and Gus ran a gas station. Wilda did all the book keeping, pumping gas, and repairing tires with her children in tow. She was trusted and admired as a manager at a doctors office and used her innate nursing skills to serve far beyond her required accounting duties.

     She was a wonderful caregiver for Gus for long months, and helped many of her family with medical issues doing all she could to bolster their recovery. She sacrificed her comfortable life in Cheyanne and moved to Fairview to help take care of her parents, making sure Nora could live out her life at home as she desired.

    Wilda worked so hard as a custodian at Star Valley High School. And always took pleasure in a job well done. She became a listening ear for those young people, and help

council and guide so many of them. She was honest and trustworthy and went the extra mile in her work at Wyoming Woolens. In her last years she was a stalwart for the humanitarian program. Even when she was ill she spent hours doing what she could unpicking seams from sheets to be used as quilt backs.

    She was always very frugal and always stretched meager resources. She hated anything to go to waste. Her door was always open, and many friends and family members were sheltered within her home. No matter who was in need, if she could help, she did.

   She furnished the sacrament bread for Fairview and Bitter Creek for many years. Quiet, dependable, unheralded, service. She depended on prayer in her life through her many trials and struggles.

     Wilda was preceded in death by her husband Gus, 2 sons, Jay and Derrick, her parents, Willis and Nora Harmon, brothers Mont and Lyman, and sister Louis Yeaman.

   She is survived by her daughters, Sandi Wells, and Sherri Smith, 8 grandchildren: Markell Dean, Candice, Laycee, and BreAnna Dillon, Tony Wells, Alysha Cota, DJ Wells, Brock Smith. 5 great grandchildren: Derrick Nicholas Wells, Gabriella Wells, Maxsen Cota, Anthony Wells, and Logan Jensen.


Services

Funeral Service
Friday
January 13, 2023

1:00 PM
Salt River LDS Chapel
Papworth Lane County Rd 145
Afton, WY 83110

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