Wilma Biorn


Wilma Biorn, age 79, passed away on October 11, 2022, with her loving daughter, Stacie (Biorn) Jacobson, by her side.

Wilma was born in Rock Springs, Wyoming on August 4th, 1943, to Geneva (Ione) Pelser.  The family lived in Green River, Wyoming, where Wilma was raised with short visits to her uncle’s ranch in Colorado.  She loved Green River but also adored her time on the ranch in Colorado.  She was raised with two sisters and one brother and the stories about their sibling fun, rivalry, and antics were nothing less than entertaining.  She loved her mother and siblings immensely, which she was happy to tell anyone willing to listen.

In 1964, Wilma married the love of her life, Larry, and they spent the next fifty-seven years raising five children, creating memories, showing their children how to work hard for what they wanted, and growing their love for one another.  The family lived in Manila and then later moved to Lake Powell where Wilma enjoyed exploring, hiking, and discovering areas of the lake that she considered her peace and a privilege.  The family kept growing and with four children now in tow, they moved to Salt Lake City where they added one more child, enjoyed life, and continued their devotion to each other.  The family later moved to Illinois where the adventures and memories continued.  Now with a family of seven, they continued to progress and take on new opportunities as they were presented.  Their next move was back to Wyoming where they started a construction business and spent many more years enjoying their life.  They later moved to Las Vegas, Nevada, and finally retired in Ely, Nevada.

Mom loved to sew, record keeping, working with her family, and continued to enjoy exploring, hiking, and any new adventure.  To those who knew her best, she was well known for her twisted humor, quick responses, and thoroughly enjoyed a good laugh.  She was also good at breaking things, which she never worried because she knew Dad could and would fix it.  Sometimes if something needed attention but was getting put off by Larry, she would start fixing it herself to prompt him to get it done.  She always knew how to get Dad to fix what needed to get done.  She dedicated her life to raising her children, loving her grandchildren, helping her friends and neighbors, and taking care of Larry no matter what he needed.  She loved fiercely and was never afraid to take on the family needs.  She was generous, sassy, feisty, dedicated (all wrapped up in a 5’4” package), and always there when you needed her most.  She was very loved by so many people and her passing will leave a void that can never be filled.

She was a dedicated wife, mother, sister, aunt, grandma, and friend.  She is preceded in the death by her husband; Larry Biorn; her mother, Ione,;her sisters, June and Sandy; her son, Jim; and daughter, Joni.  She is survived by her brother, Jess, of New Mexico; her daughter, Stacie (“Jake”) Jacobson; sons, Sean Biorn and Pace Biorn many nieces and nephews, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. 

An event in Mom’s honor will be held during the summer of 2023.  The family would like to express their gratitude to the White Pine County Sheriff’s Office for their dedication in watching over Mom.  She truly respected each one of you.  We would also like to thank the staff at St. George Regional Hospital for valuing the family and our mother during the most difficult decisions.

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