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Marietta G. Gripp

Marietta G. Gripp Marietta passed away at Mission at Castle Rock Rehabilitation Center in Green River, Wyoming on Februarv 7, 2021. Marietta was born March 25, 1924 in Sheridan, Wyoming. She was raised on the Cross H Ranch south of Buffalo, Wyoming and attended Buffalo Grade School and Johnson County High School in Buffalo, Wyoming. She married Lloyd Twing in May, 1942. They had two daughters, Peggy (Twing) Beckum and Loretta (Twing) Oliver. She and Lloyd later divorced. She married Walter "Ben" Thompson January, 1953 from Buffalo, Wyoming. They later divorced. She married Walter "Ken" Gripp from Buffalo, Wyoming July, 1973. While living in Buffalo she worked at the Amy Holt Nursing Home and Johnson County Memorial Hospital for 17 years as a Dietetic Technician. She and husband Ken moved to Bozemen, Montana where she worked for the Bozeman Deaconess Hospital on the Montana State University Campus. She was a Dietary Aide for 7 years and later she was employed for Home Health Care as a Health Care Assistant for 3 years. Upon retirement she and Ken moved to Green River, Wyoming in April, 1989 where she worked for the Child Developmental Center for 3 years as.a Teacher's Aide. Marietta was preceded in death by parents, Wiley and Evelyn Shoumaker, two brothers, Richard "Dick" Shoumaker of Polson, Montana and Keith Shoumaker of Buffalo, Wyoming, one sister Barbara Jean Shoumaker died at birth, one grand-son Anthony "Tony" Scott Smith of Artesia, New Mexico originally from Casper, Wyoming. She is survived by two daughters, Peggy Beckum (Don) of Green River, Wyoming, Loretta Oliver of Casper, Wyoming. Six grandchildren: Robb Rood (Amy) of Iowa City, Iowa, Mandy Drinkle (Mike) of Green River, Wyoming, Tony Smith's wife Stephanie Smith of Rock Springs, Wyoming, Tim Smith of Casper, Wyoming, Todd Smith (Chris) of Casper, Wyoming, Julie Graves (Eric) of Casper, Wyoming, 18 great-grandchildren and several great-great-grandchildren. Her hobbies include sewing, embroidery, crafts, baking, gardening, and reading. She loved having her family gather for holiday dinners and doing all the cooking and baking. Cremation has taken place. No funeral service at her request. A small family memorial service will be held at a later date at the Oregon Trail Veterans Cemetery in Casper, Wyoming, where she will be buried with her late husband, Kenneth Gripp. Condolences for family can be left at www.foxfh.com.

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I will so miss my visits with your mom and grandmother. I was so lucky to not only be her nurse but to have her as a friend. I always loved laughing with her. Love to you all Terri Clawson

Terri Clawson Feb 12 2021 11:58 AM

Grammie was always the nicest person. Whether I would see her in Smiths parking lot. Sometimes at her Rest Home in Green River and she would always share cookies at the time. I will miss you dearly Grammie. My sincerest condolences to all her family near and far. May you Rest In Peace. Henry Hank Rood

Henry Rood Feb 10 2021 8:01 PM

How I will miss my long time friend. Marietta was one of a kind. We had so many meaningful conversations. My thoughts go out for her daughters and grandkids. God bless you. Sandy Johnson

Sandy Johnson Feb 10 2021 4:36 PM