Cuthbertson, Mildred Letha (Pike) (April 20, 1914 - July 2, 1995)

Mildred Cuthbertson

Douglas Budget - July 5, 1995

Mildred Cuthbertson, 81, of Laramie and Douglas, died Sunday, July 2, 1995, at Ivinson Home for Ladies.

Mildred Letha Pike was born April 20, 1914, in Bussey, Iowa, to Charley and May Pike. The family moved to Wheatland from Iowa in 1918.

She graduated from Wheatland High School and was a rural school teacher for four years prior to her marriage to Delbert Cuthbertson on June 6, 1937.

They moved to Laramie on their wedding day and lived there for 42 years. She worked as a homebound teacher in Albany County and as a bookkeeper for many years. Mrs. Cuthbertson then worked for 13 years at Coe Library on the University of Wyoming campus, retiring in 1979 from the cataloging department.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church in Douglas where she sang in the Choir and was head of the Methodist Senior Fellowship, an active member of the American Association of Retired Persons, organizer and director of the Jackalope Music Makers, editor for 10 years of Towers Take (the Irwin Towers newsletter in Douglas), member of the Douglas Civic Club and a member of the Converse County Retired Teachers.

Prior to moving to Douglas Mrs. Cuthbertson was active at First Christian Church in Laramie, in Laramie Women's Club and with other clubs and organizations.

Survivors include sons Donald of Laramie and Dick of Cheyenne; daughters Jean Robbins of Des Moines, Wash., Janet Hoyt of Green River and Judy Turner of Newcastle. She is also survived by a sister, Ruth Simpers of Cody, 11 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband Delbert, and two sisters, Verna Cuthbertson and Edith Griffin.

A memorial service will be held July 5 at 2 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Douglas.

Memorial contributions can be made to the First United Methodist Church in Douglas, the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Society.

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