Chilson, Valerie M. (Mowell) (January 24, 1953 - February 14, 1997)
Douglas Budget - February 26, 1997Valerie M. Chilson, 44, of Laramie died Friday, Feb. 14, 1997, at Ivinson Memorial Hospital.
She was born Jan. 24, 1953, in Greybull to Donald and Barbara (Pearson) Mowell. The family lived in several different places including Guam, San Diego and Oregon.
She attended Greybull High School, graduating in 1971. She attended the Northwest Community College in Powell for a year before moving to Laramie and attending the University of Wyoming, where she received her B.A. in education.
She married Oliver Chilson in Greybull on July 14, 1972. In 1977, the Chilsons moved to Washington State where she was employed by Batelle Co.
They moved back to Laramie in 1981, and Mrs. Chilson worked for the Laramie Energy Technology Center and Western Research Institute.
At the time of her death, she was employed as a research librarian by the University of Wyoming.
Her hobbies included quilting and quilt documentation, and she loved all outdoor activities including skiing, hiking, biking and fishing.
Survivors include her husband Oliver Chilson of Laramie; her father Donald Mowell of Shell; her mother Barbara Mowell of Greybull; and brothers Tony Mowell of Shell and Ted Mowell of Monmouth, Ore.
Private family services will be held at a later date.