Sophie Tomisich, a life-long Hudson resident and mother of a Rozet man, died Sunday, Dec. 9, 2012, at University Hospital in Salt Lake City. She was 90 years old.
Funeral services will be 10 a.m., Saturday at the Davis Funeral Home in Riverton. Burial will follow at the Hudson Cemetery. A viewing will be Friday evening from 4 to 7 p.m. at the funeral home.
Sophie Vinich was born Jan. 21, 1922, at the #1 Popo Agie coal mine, which was located to the south above Hudson. She was the daughter and first child of John Vinich and Helen (Mojas) Vinich. She was baptized as a child in the Serbian Orthodox faith. After the mine where she was born went on strike, her parents moved to Gebo, Wyo., where her father went to work mining coal.
She graduated from Fremont County Vocational High in Lander in 1942. During the Great Depression, she harvested sugar beets for the local farmers for .25 cents a day. She also washed dishes for the El Toro Restaurant during her high school years.
In 1959, she met and married Peter Tomisich. Peter passed away in 1992. She then moved in with her mother and cared for her until she died at age 100 in 2000.
Mrs. Tomisich is survived by her son, Jack Wananda of Rozet, and two brothers. She was preceded in death by her parents, a brother and sister.
Memorials may be made to the Hudson Homecrafters or the Riverton Animal Shelter in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main St., Riverton, WY 82501.