Mary Jo Mullen Atherton,76, of Laramie, Wyoming passed away at her home on Sunday, September 2, 2018. She was born in Garnett, Kansas on March 21, 1942 to Edmund and Josephine Mullen. She moved to Laramie with her husband Robert Atherton when he got a job working at UW.
Mary Jo worked as executive director for the Wyoming Psychology Association. She was an avid quilter, acted with the Unexpected Company, sang with The Melodies and active in local politics. She and her husband were involved with Foreign Foods. Mary Jo loved her family including her two cats, Mirrcat and Callie.
Mary Jo is preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years and her parents. She is survived by her daughter Jodie Atherton and son-in-law Kirk VanDyke. She is further survived by her siblings Jeanie Johnson, Phil Mullen (Sue Smith), Cathy Stacker and step-brother Kevin Mullen.
An Irish Wake will be held Sunday, September 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Alice Hardy Stevens Center. To send condolences or to sign the online guestbook, please go to www.montgomerystryker.com