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Sidney Loses Famed Chocolatier

There are people who just stand out in the world. They don't lead armies or research medicines. They take the harsh or bitter ingredients of life and make something sweet.

Bertha Mueller, known locally for her chocolates, has a story of adapting to what life gave her family.

She was born in 1930 in Byron, Wyo., moving to Topeka, Kan., when she was a child and moving back to Wyoming a year later. Her mother died when Mueller was 14 years old. Then she lost her dad when she was 16. She and her two younger siblings moved in with their oldest sister and her husband. She graduated high school in 19...


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