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Sept. 10, 1932–June 11, 2024

Louella Lorraine (Hansen) Davis, also known as Mimi, age 91, died June 11, 2024, at home.

Lorraine was born on Sept. 10, 1932, to Carl and Ella (Toth) Hansen eight miles northwest of Newcastle, Wyoming, in Pedro, Wyoming.

While Lorraine was growing up with her seven siblings, she spent her summers on the family ranch, located northwest of Newcastle, on U.S. Highway 585.  In the winters the family lived in Newcastle.

Lorraine attended Newcastle schools and graduated from Newcastle High in 1950. On Aug. 22, 1953, she married Russell Davis.

In 1962, Russell and Lorraine purchased part of the Edward Thomson ranch on Beaver Creek where cattle, crops, and two children were raised. Lorraine worked for many years at the Weston County Courthouse in the clerk’s office, but her true passion was the ranching lifestyle. She passed away on her favorite day of the year, June 11. This was the day she faithfully trailed her cows to the summer pasture. She could be found trailing cows on her horse up to the age of 89.

She was active in Chapter X, P.E.O. Farm Bureau, 21st Century Club, Cowbelles, and The First United Methodist Church of Newcastle.

Hours before her death she woke enough to declare the glorious and beautiful sight of heaven. She then repeatedly stated, “You can’t take anything with you.” While she could not take anything with her, she left a host of friends and family behind who will never forget her and can’t thank her enough for all she did for us.

Lorraine is survived by her daughter, Dana (Harold) Tysdal, Newcastle; son, Grant Davis, Powell, Wyoming; granddaughter, Kyla (Micah) Popma, Newcastle; great-grandson, Josiah Popma, Newcastle; siblings, Rose Allen of Saucier, Mississippi, Helen Nicolls, Shirley Borgialli, Jack (Betty) Hansen, sister-in-law, Barb Hansen, all of Newcastle; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Russell (deceased 2015); brothers, Bill Hansen, Jimmy Hansen and Fred Hansen; and grandson, Garrett Tysdal.

A Celebration of Life will be held on June 24 at First United Methodist Church of Newcastle at 10 a.m., with a dinner afterward.

A memorial has been established to the First United Methodist Church of Newcastle.

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