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MARY DEAL WATSON was born June 17th, 1846, in Jackson County Ohio, while residing at this place, married SAMUEL WATSON Dec. 24th, 1862. From this place they moved to Illinois in 1868, and in 1879, moved to this state where they have since resided. On the 20th day of Sept., 1900, she passed over the border line to meet her Master. Age 54 years, 3 months and 3 days. She leaves a husband, four sons and four daughters to mourn her loss. The funeral was held at the home of the deceased at 11 o'clock Sunday morning, conducted by the Rev. T. H. LILLIE, pastor of the M.E. churchof Alexandria, and the remains were laid to rest in the cemetery west of town. Obituary from the Alexandria Ne. newspaper.

Mary Lou DeBruyn 1934-2002
Mary Lou DeBruyn, 67 of Sidney, died Wednesday, May 29, 2002 at Memorial Health Center Extended Care in Sidney. Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Monday morning, June 3 at the Calvary Baptist Church in Sidney with Rev. Richard Fisher officiating. Burial will follow at 2 p.m. at the Albin Cemetery in Albin, Wyo. The family has designated either the American Heart Association or the Diabetes Foundation as the memorials. Friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Sunday. A memorial service will be held at the Baptist Church in Pine Bluffs, Wyo., located at 5th and Pine St. at 2 p.m. on Sat., June 29.
Mary Lou DeBruyn was born June 9, 1934 at Rawlins, Wyo., the daughter of Pete and Mary (Ackerson) Thomas. She was raised and attended school at Albin, Wyo. On Nov. 16, 1952 she was wed to Donald DeBruyn at Albin. They lived in Sidney from 1976 to 1983. She moved back to Sidney from Albin in 1990 following her husband’s passing. Mary Lou enjoyed her family, bingo and playing cards. She was preceded in death by her husband Donald in 1990, her sons Donald in 1991 and Leslie in 1956 and one granddaughter.
Survivors include her son and daughter-in-law, Daniel and Leanne DeBruyn of Pine Bluffs, Wyo.; her daughter and son-in-law, Deanna and Terry Kantor of Sidney; her brother Joe Ed Thomas of Montrose, Colo.; her daughter-in-law, Sandy DeBruyn of Chicago, Ill.; and five grandchildren.
Gehrig and Son Funeral Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

William D. Poley
1936-2002
William D. Poley, 65, of Sidney and a teacher at WNCC, died at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff Wed. evening, Feb. 6.
Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today at the Sidney Church of Christ with Pastor Mike Anderson officiating. Cremation has been held. At his own request and his family’s, in lieu of flowers it is asked that donations be made to the William Poley Scholarship Fund at WNCC.
Bill Dean Poley was born March 1, 1936 in Gunnison, Colo., the son of William F. and Lula (Dailey) Poley. They moved to Monte Vista, Colo. in 1944. While there he was very active in sports, setting a State Record in track and excelled in high school wrestling. Bill attended Colorado State University and earned his degree in teaching, majoring in Math and Physics. After graduation he spent 2 years in Nigeria in the Peace Corps. He also taught in Saquach, Colo., Arizona and Wyoming. He spent several years as a surveyor in the coal mines in Wyo. and for a phone company in Iowa and Kansas. The job he loved the most was teaching at WNCC. He came to WNCC in Dec. 1988. He met Terri Mashek in 1989. They were married in July, 1989. He enjoyed cross country skiing, square dancing and dancing in general. He also enjoyed camping, cycling and hiking and running in many races. His short trips on his motorcycle were also a big part of his life, giving him a chance to enjoy nature. Bill was very active in Federation Wrestling helping as a coach. He even participated in some Old Timer Wrestling meets when he was 59. He was a member of Elks Lodge #1894. As the result of an accident in April of 2001, he was left paralyzed. He still enjoyed going to WOW productions and any other activity he could get to. He was preceded in death by his parents Bill and Lula Poley.
Survivors include his wife Terri of Sidney; daughter and son-in-law, Charmaine and Taylor Reed of Riverton, Wyo; sons and daughters-in-law, Dan and April Poley of Buffalo, Wyo., Greg and Brenda Bailey of Sidney, Donald Mazer of Schofield Barracks, Hawaii and Tyler Bailey of Sidney; sister and brother-in-law, Sally and Ken Renbein of Viola, Wis. and 5 grandchildren.
Gehrig and Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Mary J. Schadegg
1944-2002
Mary J. Schadegg, 58, a former resident of Sidney, died in Panorama City, California on Saturday, July 13, 2002.
Cremation has taken place in California and Mass of Christian Funeral will be at 11 a.m. on Monday, August 5 at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sidney with Fr. Jim Novakowski officiating. Inurnment will follow in the Greenwood Cemetery in Sidney. A Christian wake service will be held at 7 p.m. on Sunday, August 4, at St. Patrick’s. Memorials may be given to either St. Patrick’s Catholic Church or MHC Hospice.
Mary Jo Schadegg was born in Lincoln on January 7, 1944 the daughter of Ernest and Mary (Egging) Schadegg. She attended and graduated from St. Patrick’s Academy. On March 24, 1967 she enlisted in the US Navy and served in Maryland and California. She was honorably discharged on August 2, 1968.
She then attended Ryokan College in Los Angeles, Calif. and received her B.A. and Masters Degree in counseling and psychology and graduated as the valedictorian of her class in 1985. She was administrative and psychological director at Esteem, an innovative program specializing in eating disorders. She also served on the board of directors of ABC Action Center hotline also specializing in eating disorders.
She was preceded in death by her father in 1990.
Survivors include her mother, Mary Schadegg of Sidney; one brother, Jerry Schadegg of Casper, Wyo.; special extended family, Jeanie Warken, James, Dan and David Hackler, Mary Price, Beth Mais, Julie Robinson and Susan Vanlaningham all from eastern Nebraska, one niece and one nephew and many cousins.
Gehrig & Son Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.

Alma Irene Krumm
1905-2002
Alma Irene Krumm, 97, Greeley, Colo., died on October 1, 2002, at Hospice and Palliative Care Inpatient Unit in Greeley, Colo.
Visitation is from 4 to 8:00 p.m. today, at Adamson Memorial Downtown Chapel. Services will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 5 at Bonell Chapel in Greeley. Interment will be at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
Memorial contributions may be made to North Colorado Lutheran High School, c/o Adamson Memorial Downtown Chapel, 827 5th Street, Greeley, CO, 80631.
Alma was born on February 28, 1905, in Crete, Neb., to Andrew and Maria (Grasz) Limbeck. She was reared and educated in that region. On September 1, 1929 in Cheyenne, Wyo. she was married to Henry August Krumm. After their marriage, they lived in Sidney, until 1936, when they moved to North Platte. In 1961, they moved to Greeley.
She was baptized into the Lutheran faith in infancy and remained a lifelong member. Alma was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Greeley. She was a church organist, Sunday School teacher, and choir member, in her early years. After moving to Greeley, she served as chairperson of the Boys Cradle Roll, president of the Friendship Circle at Trinity Lutheran Church, and co-chairperson of the Trinity Bell Tower.
Committee. The Bell Tower was dedicated in 1986. She was also a member of Bonell Auxiliary. She was a telephone operator for Mountain Bell Telephone Co., a volunteer at the hospital in North Platte, and a volunteer at Kenton Manor Nursing Home in Greeley for seven years. She loved sewing and needlework, making scores of afghans. She was also an avid gardener.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Henry; one brother; and one sister.
Survivors include daughters and sons-in-law, Juanita and Robert Frerichs of Greeley, Ardis and Lou Krafft of Frankenmuth, Mich., and Lyla and Dr. John Buuck of Milwaukee, Wis.; ten grandchildren; and 22 great-grandchildren.
Adamson Memorial Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

Lennea Slagle
1938-2002
Lennea Slagle, 64, Green Valley, Ariz., died Dec. 1, 2002 at her home. Memorial services will be held Wednesday, Dec. 11 at 2 p.m. at the Lander United Methodist Church in Lander, Wyo.
Memorials have been established to The Lander Pet Connection, 385 Del St., Lander, WY. 82520 or to the Fremont County Alliance, P.O. Box 1127, Riverton, WY 82501 or the Lander United Methodist Church, 3rd & Washakie, Lander, WY 82520.
Lennea Slagle was born in Lexington, Ky. on Sept. 22, 1938, the daughter of Everett Lewis and Ione (Bigelow) Lewis Hruza. Following the death of her father in 1942, Lennea returned with her mother, brother and sister to Harrison, Neb. The family then moved to Lusk, Wyo. in 1949.
She graduated in 1956 from Niobrara County High School in Lusk. Lennea received her degree as a Registered Nurse from St. Luke Hospital/School of Nursing, affiliate of the University of Colorado in Boulder in 1959.
On Nov. 27, 1959, she married Jack Ronald Slagle in San Diego, Calif. Following Jack's naval discharge, the couple returned to Wyoming where Lennea worked as an office nurse and hospital staff nurse in Casper, Laramie and Lusk.
In 1965, Lennea and her family moved to Anderson, Calif. where she was employed as Assistant Administrator at Mercy Hospital in Redding, Calif. The family relocated to Sheridan, Ore. in 1968 and Lennea served as a Physician's Assistant to Dr. Treneman in McMinnville, Ore. The family returned to Wyoming in 1975 where she was employed as Surgical Supervisor at Washakie Memorial Hospital and Director of Nursing at Cloud Peak Manor Nursing Home in Worland, Wyo. In 1979, Lennea's family moved to Gurley where she worked part-time at the Lodgepole Plaza Nursing Home and Sidney Memorial Hospital until she and her husband once again returned to Wyoming in 1984.
Lennea was Administrator of Health Care, Risk Management and Quality Assurance at Pine Ridge Hospital in Lander until 1988 when she became employed by Westward Heights Nursing Home as a staff nurse. She continued to serve in that capacity while also completing her Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at the University of Wyoming. Upon receiving her degree, she attended the University of Utah, College of Nursing to receive her Master's Degree of Nursing as a Geriatric Nurse Practitioner.
Lennea then joined Dr. Thomas Neithammer in collaborative practice in Riverton as the state's first Independent Nurse Practitioner. Her practice focused on the provision of personalized, caring and compassionate health care to Fremont County's elderly. In addition, Lennea was employed by Fremont County where she was responsible for the Fremont County Detention Center's in-house inmate health care.
Throughout her career, Lennea also provided countless hours of inservice instruction on various healthcare issues to a wide variety of institutions and organizations throughout the state of Wyoming. She dedicated her life to her family and her patients. Her caring and compassionate nature shone through in all she did and the many lives she touched.
Survivors include her husband, Jack of Green Valley; daughter Kim and husband Wayne Dykman of Dalton; son, Kirk Slagle of Lander; brother, Lon and wife Nancy Lewis of Topeka, Kan.; sister, Leila and husband Jim Norris of Houston, Texas; brother-in-law, Gary and wife Sue Slagle of Las Vegas, Nev. and seven grandchildren.
She was proceeded in death by her parents and one granddaughter.

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