NLJ Staff


Nov. 13, 1927–Jan. 29, 2020

Marjory Lillian Hankins, 92, of Laramie, Wyo., passed away on Wednesday, Jan. 29, 2020, at Ivinson Memorial Hospital.

Marjory was born Nov. 13, 1927, to Gilbert and Gladis Hulett. 

Marjory grew up in Peru, New York. She enjoyed the outdoors, helping her dad in the woodworking shop and their big garden. She was a proficient marksman. She worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigations in Washington, D.C. where she met her future husband, William Franklin Hankins III. Bill and Marjory were married Jan. 23, 1955. On Aug. 2, 1956, their daughter Robin was born. The family moved to Gillette, Wyo., where Bill, also known as Doc, started his chiropractic career. A son was born on July 31, 1961, William Franklin Hankins IV. The family then moved to Laramie.

Marjory was one in a million. She had several jobs during her life. She worked for the school as a cook, the courthouse for many years and her last adventure was being a bailiff for the court system. Marjory was always full of life. She enjoyed sewing, crocheting, dancing, traveling, Bunco and poker parties, cheering on the Broncos, and just being with her friends. She stayed active up until her death.

She is preceded in death by her husband, two sons, one granddaughter Katie Lynn Cummings, one grandson, one brother, one nephew, her parents, and grandparents.

She is survived by her daughter, Robin (John), Riesland; granddaughter, Jamie (John) Foster and great-grandchildren Casey and Kaiden Foster; grandchildren, Colton and Brittany and great-grandchildren Owen and Riese Cummings; and one nephew, Scott Hulett.

A memorial service was held at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 1,  at Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home in Laramie, with Rev. Rhett Ivey officiating.

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to Ivinson Foundation and/or to the Meredith and Jeannie Ray Cancer Center.

Arrangements are under the direction of Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home. To send condolences or to sign the online guestbook, please go to


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