Reba Nadine Odde, 88, passed away Thursday, November 21, 2019, at the Thermopolis Rehabilitation and Wellness where she had resided since January of 2018.
Born March 2, 1931 in Thermopolis, she was the second of six children of Roy and Olevia (Thronburg) Collins. She went to grade school on Owl Creek and graduated from Thermopolis High School in 1951.
Reba married Martin J. Odde Jr. January 13, 1951 in Worland, Wyoming. Their son, Michael J., was born November 30, 1953 in Thermopolis.
Reba worked at various businesses in Thermopolis, including her aunt Miriam Short’s clothing shop, The Golden Rule store, Al Hoffman Accounting, as a special deputy for the H.S. County Sheriff for John Lumley, and as a receptionist for Dr. Forgey. She served as Mayor of East Thermopolis until her move to the Wyoming Pioneer Home. Some of her greatest joys (and frustrations) were as a Foster Grandparent at the Lucerne and Ralph Witters elementary schools.
Family cherishing her memory include her son, Mike (Denise) Odde of Casper; brother, Roy Keith of Mt. View, WY; grandchildren, Katie Ann Odde and Dane (Amy) and their two children, Shelby and Adam, all of Casper. WY. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband (1988), brothers, Russell Elbert and Leland Carl, and her sisters, Lillie Darlene Stockman and Polly Ann Davis.
Funeral services will be held Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 10:30 am, at Mortimore Funeral Home with Rev. Chuck Cooper officiating. Burial will follow at Monument Hill Cemetery.
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