|Birth: ||Dec. 10, 1924|
|Death: ||Apr. 16, 2004|
Mary Lynne Wilhelm, 79, of Pine Bluffs died April 12 in Cheyenne.
She was born Dec. 10, 1924, in Pine Bluffs to Doris and Marie Mercer. She was the oldest of seven children. She was raised in Pine Bluffs and graduated from Pine Bluffs High School.
After graduation she joined the Navy during World War II and was stationed in California. Upon the death of her mother in a fatal car accident, Mary Lynne left the Navy to return to Pine Bluffs to assist her father in raising her brothers and sisters.
In November 1948, Mary Lynne married Robert "Bob" Wilhelm. During the next 15 years, they had six children.
For more than 30 years, Mary Lynne played the organ for the Catholic Church. She worked for the Farmer's State Bank, and, for more than 20 years, she was the secretary for the Pine Bluffs Junior and Senior High School.
Mrs. Wilhelm is survived by five children, Dawn Wilhelm-McNamee, Robin Wilhelm of Pine Bluffs, Layne Wilhelm of Fallon, Nev., Greg Wilhelm of Lake Havasu, Ariz., and Gerilyn Wilhelm-Brown of Los Osos, Calif.; two brothers, Dennis Mercer of Cheyenne, and Gary Mercer of Boulder, Colo.; three sisters Sharon Kittleson, Maureen Hape, both of Cheyenne, Corinne Keogh of San Jose, Calif.; a stepsister Mary Ellen Baker of Scio, Ore.; 12 grandchildren; two great-grandchildren.
She is preceded in death by a brother, Tommy Mercer, and a son, Christopher Wilhelm.
© Wyoming Tribune-Eagle April 16, 2004
Doris I Mercer (1899 - 1978)
Marie B. Mercer (1902 - 1945)
Robert Morton Wilhelm (1927 - 2011)*
Christopher Clarke Wilhelm (1962 - 1983)*
Mary Lynne Mercer Wilhelm (1924 - 2004)
Sharon L. Mercer Kittelson (1935 - 2011)*
Pine Bluffs Cemetery
Plot: Block 13 Lot 303
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Originally Created by: Jules
Record added: Oct 24, 2009
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