Frances Darlene Jepsen, 81

Frances Darlene (Backhaus) Jepsen, 81, passed away on July 14, 2014 in Broken Bow, at her home in Heritage Hall. She was surrounded by family and loved ones. She was born to the late Henry and Iona (McElhaney) Backhaus inTorrington, Wyo., April 17, 1933. Frances attended grade school and graduated from Torrington High School. She married the late Burton Eugene Jepsen Nov. 22, 1953, in Torrington. They later moved to Chappell, where she worked in the Chappell Public Schools cafeteria. In 1986 Gene and Frances returned to Torrington where she lived until 2005 when she moved to Sargent. She loved her family, daily devotions, butterflies,watching the birds and putting together puzzles. She is survived by three sons, Robert and Malinda Jepsen, Blair; Richard Jepsen, North Platte,, and Ronald and Terry Jepsen of Sargent. She is also survived by seven grandchildren, Aaron and Muriel Jepsen of Omaha, Christopher Jepsen of York, Lynn and Misty Jepsen of Ogallala, Michael and Angie Jepsen of Loup City, Brandon and LeeAnn Jepsen of Broken Bow, Kimberly and Jeremy Howard of Hastings, and Jason Jepsen of Chappell. She had 13 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by brother and sister-in-laws, Jane Backhaus, James O’Brien and Evelyn Jepson. She is preceded in death by her parents; her husband; and siblings and spouses: Evelyn and Sidney Rhoades, Margaret and Charles Wells, Jack and Laverne Backhaus, Fred and Betty Backhaus; and by in-laws, Betty Mae O’Brien and Donald Lee Jepson. Govier Brothers of Broken Bow, are in charge of the arrangements. A Memorial Service will be Monday, Aug. 4, 2014, at 10:00 am at the Holiday Inn Express, 1700 East Valley Road, Torrington, Wyo. Burial will follow at Valley View Cemetery in Torrington, Wyo. Memorials may be given to the family for a memorial designation at a later date.