Dorothy J. (House) Emery

(July 14, 1928 - May 3, 2013)


The Lusk Herald
May 8, 2013



Funeral services for Dorothy J. Emery, 84, were held at 2 p.m. on Tuesday, May 7, 2013 at the Gorman Funeral Homes-Converse Chapel in Douglas, Wyo. with Pastor Donnie Holt of the First United Methodist Church officiating. Interment was in the Douglas Park Cemetery.

Dorothy Emery died Friday, May 3, 2013 at the Douglas Care Center in Douglas. She had suffered from Alzheimer’s for a number of years.

Born at the family home outside of Meeteetse, Wyo. on July 14, 1928, she was the seventh of eight children of Hugh E. and Essie (Barb) House. The family split their time between Wyoming and Missouri. She attended school in both states before quitting to begin working during World War II. After her marriage to Frank Kirn the couple resided in Douglas where she was a devoted full time mother to their two daughters. The couple later divorced.

In 1972, she and Robert D. Emery were married. After the family ranch was sold the devoted couple moved to Lusk, where they eventually purchased B J’s Campground. Over the course of their 21 years as proprietors, they gained a reputation for a well run, friendly, and squeaky clean facility. They made many lasting friendships before selling the business about 5 years ago due to advancing age.

Dorothy enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening, canning thousands of jars of produce over her lifetime. Everyone loved her lime pickles. She enjoyed sharing the bounty with friends and strangers alike. She was an expert seamstress and did custom sewing for others while her children were in school. She was also noted for her wonderful cooking. Dorothy was a devout Christian. She loved her God and found great comfort and satisfaction in talking to others about her faith, as well as participating in prayer chains to assist those in need. She loved “oldtime” Christian music and it was always present in her home.

She is survived by Robert, her daughter and son-in-law, Mary Ellen and Bob Werner of Douglas and daughter Alice Kirn of Lusk. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.

She was proceeded in death by her parents; sisters and their spouses, Barbara (Leonard) Michaels, Vera (Jack) Hibbert, Helen (John) Michaels; brothers and their spouses, Dutch (Opal), Tilford ( Blanche), Jim (Mary), and Dale House; and several nieces and nephews.

A memorial to the charity of the donor’s choice would be appreciated by the family.

The Gorman Funeral Homes - Converse Chapel of Douglas, Wyoming is in charge of the arrangements.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gormanfh.com








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