Donna Mae (Pettigrew) Smith

Born: Nov. 26, 1929 Died: Oct. 26, 2019

Donna Mae (Pettigrew) Smith passed away from her loving family Oct. 26.

She was born Nov. 26, 1929, to Harve and Faye Pettigrew. The family moved from Council Bluffs, Iowa to Rawlins in 1931. Her father owned and operated a soda mining and processing operations another of town. They first lived in Rawlins, but soon moved out to the Willows north of town. She graduated from Rawlins High School. Donna married Raymond E. Smith in 1947 and moved to Meadow Ranch. They raised cattle and horses until Raymond passed away. Donna continued to operate the ranch for the next 30 years.

They had two children, DonRay and Donna Ann.

Donna had a keen interest in archaeology and anthropology. She was an amateur photographer, taking and printing her own family pictures. She loved fishing, gardening and was an excellent cook. She was interested in local geology and tumbled many stones which she loved giving to children. She loved music and was particularly fond of opera. For a number of years, she was active in the Rebekah’s and LAPM. In 2010 she was the Wyoming Game and Fish Landowner of the Year. She especially enjoyed her grandchildren and great-grandchildren and keeping up with their adventures, travels and experiences.

Donna is survived by her two children; three grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; one brother; and numerous nieces and nephews.

She was preceded by her parents; her husband; eight brothers and sisters; and three nieces and nephews.

A memorial celebration of her life will be held June 2020.

Leonor Aneda Jaramillo

Born: June 6, 1927 Died: Nov. 4, 2019

Leonor Aneda Jaramillo, lifetime Rawlins resident, died Nov. 4 in Casper at the age of 92, surrounded by her children.

She was born June 6, 1927, to Jose Vidal and Lucia Maria Cordova. Leonor attended schools in Rawlins and graduated in 1945 from Rawlins High School.

Leonor married the love of her life, Arthur Jaramillo on October 13, 1948, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Rawlins. Together they had 10 children. She was a member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, St. Vincent DePaul and MHCC Auxiliary. She worked in the Carbon County School District #1 as a teacher’s assistant, retiring in 1991. She loved spending time with her family. Her hobbies included crafting, shopping and reading.

She is survived by her children, Terri (Fred) Smith and Joe Jaramillo of Rawlins; Art (Missy) Jaramillo of Hermitage, Tenn.; Bill (Caroline) Jaramillo of Hatfield, Ma.; Mike Jaramillo and Jane (Richard) Harden of Casper; Kathy (Stan) White of Mesa, Ariz.; Ernie Jaramillo of Lee’s Summit, Mo.; and Ronnie (Martin) Goicoechea of Rock Springs. She is also survived by her sister, Maria Sisneros of Fountain, Colo. Other survivors include 29 grandchildren,38 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great- grandchildren. In addition, she is survived by numerous cousins and friends.

She was preceded in death by her loving husband, Arthur Jaramillo; her parents; one son (Arthur Jaramillo); one grandson; two great-granddaughters; and one great-great-granddaughter; two sisters; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.

The family respectfully requests donations to St. Vincent DePaul Society (St. Joseph’s Church) in Leonor’s memory.

A mass of Christian Burial will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 9 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church. A vigil service with a Rosary will be conducted at 7 p.m., Friday, November 8, 2019 at St. Joseph’s Church.

Jacoby Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Tributes and condolences may be offered online at

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