Congressman

Cynthia Lummis

Representing Wyoming

Rep. Lummis’ Statement on the Passing of Her Mother

“I carry with me so many lessons my mother taught me; chief among them is the quiet grit she displayed in the face of pain and adversity.”

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Cheyenne, Oct 10, 2013 | comments
“My dad, brother, my two sisters and I benefited from her kindness and her creativity. We are blessed that through God’s love and grace, she is now at home in heaven.”
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U.S. Representative Cynthia Lummis released the following statement regarding the death of her mother, Enid Lummis:

“I want to thank our friends and family for the outpouring of love and support we have received from all around Wyoming.  I missed a few votes to be by her side in her final hours and I am tremendously grateful to the people of Wyoming for allowing me to be with her and to say goodbye.

“I carry with me so many lessons my mother taught me; chief among them is the quiet grit she displayed in the face of pain and adversity.

“My dad, brother, my two sisters and I benefited from her kindness and her creativity.  We are blessed that through God’s love and grace, she is now at home in heaven.”

Funeral services for Enid Lummis will be held on Monday, October 14 at 2PM at Trinity Lutheran Church in Cheyenne, Wyoming. The family requests that memorial donations be directed to Trinity Lutheran Church in Cheyenne, Wyo. or to the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old West Museum. 
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Enid Lummis Obituary
Born in Denver, Colo. on June 12, 1928 to Clarence "Buck" Bennett and Eda
(Erickson Bennett). Her father was the head mechanic at Greyhound Bus Lines
in Cheyenne and her mother was a homemaker. She was educated in Denver and
Cheyenne schools and graduated from Cheyenne High School in 1946. She
married her high school sweetheart, Doran Arp Lummis, on October 29, 1950.

Lummis devoted her life to volunteering. She served as 4H and youth
activities leader at Trinity Lutheran School for 20 years. She was active in
the Republican Party, chairing the Reagan rally at Storey Gym in 1980.
Lummis was a Cheyenne Frontier Days Wheel and she worked tirelessly to grow
the carriage collection and to expand the collection of period costumes worn
each year in the CFD Frontier Days parades. Her proudest civic achievement
was serving on the founding board of the CFD Old West Museum and her
commitment to the success of the museum lasted all her life.

Lummis is survived by her husband of 63 years, Doran Lummis; four children,
Christine Lummis, Claudia Lummis, Cynthia Lummis and her husband Alvin
Wiederspahn, Del Lummis and his wife Sally Lummis, all of Cheyenne; and, her
brother James Bennett of Bozeman, Mont. She is also survived by four
grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by
her parents.

The family requests memorials be sent to Trinity Lutheran Church & School at
1111 E. 22nd St., Cheyenne, WY 82001 or to the Cheyenne Frontier Days Old
West Museum at 4610 Carey Ave., Cheyenne, WY 82001.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m., Monday, October 14, 2013 at Trinity
Lutheran Church in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

 

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