Cody Honors Longtime Resident
Written by wendycorr on April 5, 2019
Today is Marge Wilder Day.
It was proclaimed as such on Tuesday evening at the Cody City Council Meeting by Mayor Matt Hall, in honor of the 90 year old woman who has been a driving force in preserving the history of the community.
Wilder and her late husband, Dick, were the initial leaders in the push to create the Cody Heritage Museum, which opened last year. Today’s honor coincides with tonight’s fundraiser for the Museum, which will feature Al and Pete Simpson reminiscing on their lives growing up in Cody. The event at the Holiday Inn is sold out.
The Cody Enterprise notes that Wilder has been known for her passionate involvement in the community, Park County history and church as well as her exemplary patriotism and volunteerism.
Marge is a Powell High School graduate. She and her husband, Dick, owned and operated Cody Drug for forty years, and had five children, who have also been business owners in the community.