Lotus L. Wakefield-Bauer, 79, of Wheatland, passed away Friday, June 8, 2018, at Platte County Legacy Home. She was born Tuesday, May 23, 1939, in Cheyenne, the daughter of Delbert and Marie (Tyson) Giles.
Lotus worked for Mountain Bell in Cheyenne until 1978 when she transferred to AT&T in New Jersey. Lotus continued her career in New Jersey until 1990 at which time she retired and moved to Wheatland. She was an active member of the Telephone Pioneers.
Lotus and Fred enjoyed many years of retirement together, traveling in their RV with the Telephone Pioneer camping club and later snowbirding in Mesa, Arizona.
Lotus is survived by her husband of 27 years, Fred Bauer, of Wheatland; two sons, Don (Terri) Pindell and Tom (Andi) Pindell, both of Wheatland; stepson Todd (Lynn) Bauer, of New Jersey; stepdaughter, Lee Leeper, of New Jersey; stepson Scott Bauer, of Bali, Indonesia; two sisters, Louise Bishop, of Casper, and Virginia Adragna, of Cheyenne; nine grandchildren and spouses, Brandon Pindell, Jason (Alison) Pindell, Shelby (James) McClung, Nathan Pindell, Dalton Pindell, Jenna Bauer, Michael Bauer, Sara Leeper and Casey Leeper; and three great-grandchildren, Madison Pindell, Emily Pindell and Owen Pindell.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
A private family service will be held at a later date.
Memorial gifts may be made to the American Lung Association in Wyoming in care of American Lung Association, 822 John Street, Seattle, WA 98109.
The Gorman Funeral Homes – Platte Chapel of Wheatland is in charge of the arrangements.
Condolences may be sent to the family at www.gormanfh.com.