Martha Craven

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Visitation services for Martha Craven, 79 year old Buffalo woman who passed away at the Johnson County Memorial Hospital in Buffalo, Wyoming on Friday, January 17th, will be held Friday, January 24th from 1:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the Harness Funeral Home Chapel. Private family services and interment are to be determined at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Martha’s memory to the Bread of Life Food Pantry in care of the Harness Funeral Home.

Martha was born in Kingston, Missouri to Ray and Mary Hopkins. She grew up in Laramie, Wyoming, graduating from Laramie High School in 1952. After High School she attended Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri where she studied nursing. She later returned to Laramie and attended the University of Wyoming.

She married Tom Craven on July 22, 1955 in Laramie, where they made their home and worked at Tom’s family business, Kassis, a clothing retailer. In 1968 Martha and her family moved to Buffalo, Wyoming, where Martha purchased and operated the downtown clothing store, The Suzanne Shop. She later bought the Leiterville Country Club in Leiter, WY, which she ran until retiring in 2011. Martha lived in Buffalo until the time of her death.

Martha was strong-willed, good hearted and wise. She had a sense of style and class. She was a visionary—a lady of tomorrow. Martha was generous, funny and sharp as a tack; and with Martha, there were no shades of gray. She believed in strong morals and standards. She was respected and loved by many.

Martha is survived by her 2 daughters, Kellie Craven of Lyons, Colorado, and Sue Floyd and her husband Rick of Arvada, Wyoming; her 2 sons, Kurt and his wife Billie of Whitefish, Montana, and Casey of Buffalo; her 2 sisters, Alma Kennedy of San Angelo, Texas, and Mary Ann Garman of Laramie, Wyoming; her 2 brothers, George Hopkins of Laramie, and Bill Hopkins of Kingston, Missouri. Martha has 4 grandchildren: Casey Cooke of Casper, Tarah Lebsack of Casper, Jessie Horton of Colorado Springs, Colorado, and Mikki Horton of Chickasaw, Oklahoma. She was preceded in death by her husband, Tom, her daughter, Jill Horton, and her parents, Ray and Mary Hopkins.