Jinny Lynn Foland


HUNTLEY – Memorial grave side services for Jinny Lynn Foland, 78, will be 10:45 a.m. Thursday, July 23, 2020, at the Valley View Cemetery with Rev. Scott Firminhac officiating. 

Jinny went to her heavenly home on Friday, July 17, 2020, at Torrington Community Hospital after a lengthy battle with Parkinson’s. Cremation has taken place. 

Arrangements are by the Colyer Funeral Home and condolences may be sent to www.colyerfuneralhome.com.

Jinny was the youngest of three girls, born Feb. 9, 1942, to Leo A. and Mildred N. (Rainey) Matthies in Casper. She graduated from Glenrock High School in 1960. She was a very talented musician. Her and her sister’s Linda Cole and Merna Blackburn, played for numerous dances around the area in their younger years. 

While being a mother of four and expecting her youngest, she graduated from Western Nebraska Nursing school and obtained a registered nurse license. Jinny enjoyed nursing and caring for others. She worked in area clinics, home healthcare and hospitals until she retired from Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff, Neb. 

On Dec. 17, 1982, Ronnie Foland married the love of his life at Our Savior Lutheran Church where Jinny had been a long-time member. Jinny enjoyed playing the guitar, gardening, canning and making cookies and candies. Her grandchildren say she always found the cutest clothes for gifts and made the best enchiladas and potato salad.

Jinny is survived by her husband Ronnie Foland of Huntley; children Jonette (Don) Patton of Firestone, Colo., Joseph (Sally) Cole of Torrington; Robert (Lori) Cole of Molino, Fla, Renee (Scott) Goetz of Lander and Richard (Jennifer) Cole of Fort Collins, Colo.; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a sister, Merna Blackburn of Douglas. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; and one sister Linda Cole of Wheatland.

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