Anita Marlene Graves

Feb. 9, 1934 – April 26, 2013

Anita Marlene Graves, 79, a longtime Worland resident, died on Friday, April 26, 2013, after a courageous battle with cancer.

Anita was born in Deaver on Feb. 9, 1934, to Archie and Opal (Christensen) Sorenson. She was the oldest of her siblings. Anita graduated from Deaver High School, where she met her husband William “Bill” Graves. They were later married on June 7, 1954.

To this union four daughters were born, each of whom she was very proud. Bill and Anita moved to Worland where she worked and retired from Pamida, receiving a ruby pin for her many years of employment.

Anita Marlene Graves
Anita Marlene Graves

Anita was an active member of the First Baptist Church. She also enjoyed knitting, quilting and crocheting. She liked to travel and visit with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren. She had a green thumb to be desired.

She was preceded in death by her parents.

Anita is survived by her husband, Bill; daughters Debbie (Kenny) Measles, of Worland, Tonia (Greg) Thomas of Spokane, Linda (Jack) Nielsen and Brenda (Bart) Kroger of Worland; 10 grandchildren, Bethany, Eric, Katie, Kevin, Shaya, Wacey, Lane, Joel, Blake and Blaine; five great-grandchildren, Tyler, Aaliyah, Ashley, Eric, Palmer and a great-granddaughter to be born in June. Survivors also include her brothers and sisters Archie (Jean) Sorenson, Margie (Don) Heiden, Janice (Eddie) Cozzens and Tony (Gloria) Sorenson.

Graveside memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. on Thursday, May 2, 2013, at the Deaver Cemetery, with Pastor Scott Longwell of the First Baptist Church in Worland officiating. Memorial donations may be made to the First Baptist Church in care of Bryant Funeral Home, P.O. Box 524, Worland, WY 82401. Online condolences may be made at



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