Funeral services for Maurine Hollcroft, 91 year old Buffalo resident who passed away Friday morning at the Amie Holt Care Center, will be held Tuesday, December 21st at 10:00 a.m. at the Adams Funeral Home in Buffalo with the Reverend Connie Cranston officiating. Burial will be in the Willow Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1:00 to 9:00 p.m. on Monday, December 20th and 8:30 to 9:30 a.m. on Tuesday, December 21st. Donations may be made in her memory to the First United Methodist Church in Buffalo, Wyoming, in care of the Adams Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo.
Maurine Hollcroft was born December 12, 1919 in Ten Sleep, Wyoming to Fred and Ethel Bader. She grew up and graduated High School in Ten Sleep and spent a short time at Barnes Business School in Denver, Colorado. Maurine was then employed by Washakie Abstract Company in Worland, Wyoming where she met and married Delbert Hollcroft on November 27, 1943. They made their home in Worland, Ten Sleep, Powell, Gillette and Buffalo, where they retired in 1972. During these years they owned a Drug Store in Ten Sleep and then owned and operated a farm in Powell. They then built and owned an A&W drive-in in Gillette. They moved to Buffalo, bought and operated a ranch in Powder River and in 1963 bought the Mansion House Motel. In 1972 Maurine and Delbert retired in Buffalo after which time they did some travelling and cruising with friends and family.
Maurine was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Buffalo, Business and Professional Women's Club and the American Legion Auxiliary. She also enjoyed her weekly luncheons with her Ladies Club and also frequent lunches with friends at the Senior Center.
Maurine is survived by one son, Tilden Hollcroft of Denver, CO, four grandchildren; Heather (Smith) Kelley of Brookings, SD, Max Smith of Buffalo, WY, Holly (Hollcroft) Leever of Chicago, IL, Neil Derr of Denver, CO, and four great grand children, Paxton and Alyssa Smith and Jackson and Ethan Kelley.
She was preceded in death by husband, Delbert, daughter, Lynn Smith, and five siblings.