Janene Larea Cress, 67

Funeral services for JANENE LAREA CRESS, 67, will be held on Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 2pm at the Colyer Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Wade Stoll officiating. Burial will follow in the Valley View Cemetery. Janene died on April 9, 2014 at the Wheatland Hospital in Wheatland, Wyoming. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, April 15th at the Colyer Funeral Home from 3 to 7pm. Those who wish may direct memorial contributions to the American Cancer Society. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home and friends are invited to send condolences to the family at www.colyerfuneralhome.com

Janene was born on March 13, 1947 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska the daughter of Herman and Marcella (Kaasa) Dittenber. She attended grade school at Torrington and then Platte Valley Academy at Shelton, Nebraska where she graduated high school.

Janene married Noel Amory in 1967 at Lincoln, Nebraska and the couple later divorced. Janene moved to Torrington, Wyoming and in 1973 she married Clell Cress at Cheyenne and the couple lived in Torrington. Janene earned her certificate for CNA and went on to work in various nursing homes in the Platte Valley area. In 2004 she moved to Wheatland where she worked at Safeway food store for a time before retiring.

Janene will be remembered for her generosity and thoughtfulness of others. She loved to crochet and then donate her afghans to organizations to raise money. She was a member of the VFW Auxiliary in Wheatland and as a child, she was baptized in the 7th Day Adventist Church in Torrington.

She is survived by her two sons, Les (Christine) Amory of Morrill, Nebraska; son Bradley Cress of Torrington, Wyoming; two daughters, Deanna (Lonnie) Britton of Torrington, and Debbie (Jesse) Ziolkowski of Wellington, Colorado; her mother, Marcella Dittenber of Torrington; 10 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.. She was preceded in death by her father, Herman, husband Clell, and a brother Dennis.

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