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Miscellaneous Converse County, Wyoming Obituaries


Robert P. Harn Sr., 76, of Hot Springs, S.D., died July 23, 2003, at VA Medical Center in Hot Springs. Funeral services were held July 28 at Wesleyan Church in Hot Springs with Rev. Bill Hauck officiating. Interment was at Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, S.D. Mr. Harn was born May 5, 1927, in Presho, S.D., to the late Guy and Madge Harn. After schooling in Vivian, S.D., Mr. Harn served time in the Army from 1948-52. Mr. Harn married Zora Pauline Barrow on Oct. 21, 1953, in Custer, S.D. To this union were born four sons, Bob Jr., Bill, Cal and Tim. Mr. Harn worked in the farming industry, construction, saw mills, trucking and continued for 21 years as an electrician at the VA Hospital in Hot Springs until being medically discharged. On June 15, 1974, he married Mavis Darlene Parmely in Hot Springs. As a result of this union he acquired two stepdaughters, Kathy Salu and Skyla Persche. Mr. Harn enjoyed being a member of the Hot Springs Wesleyan Church. He loved his church and his God so much that he endured pain and went to church in his wheelchair until the last day he could not sit up. His love for the Lord was shown in his life to everyone who knew him. He loved working with youth, which included being a scout master with the Cub Scouts for 22 years and working with the Royal Rangers. Mr. Harn enjoyed volunteering on the ambulance and the fire department. He was a member of the American Legion, VFW and DAV. He was very talented with his hands, making many wooden toys for children. He loved carpentry work and could fix any electrical problem. He will be greatly missed by his family and the many friends he touched and who touched him along the way. Grateful for having shared in his life are his wife Mavis Harn of Hot Springs; sons and their wives Robert and Oralea Harn of Colorado Springs, William and Kate Harn of Angola, N.Y.; Calvin Harn of Spearfish, S.D., and Timothy and Connie Harn of Douglas; step-daughters Kathy Salu of Bakersfield, Calif., and Skyla Persche of Girand, Ohio; nine grandchildren; five step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and siblings Harold Harn, Bonnie Floyd and Glen Harn, all of Colorado Springs, and Jantice Foran of Washington; many nieces and nephews; and a very special foster daughter, Loann Wicker of Douglas. Mr. Harn was preceded in death by his parents; brothers Guy Harn and Verial Harn; sisters Pat Beavers and Myrdel Dean; and three brothers-in-law. McColley’s Chapels of the Hills in Hot Springs handled the arrangements.

Longtime Converse County rancher Grace Wintermote died at her home Tuesday. Services will be at 2 p.m. Aug. 15 at First Baptist Church. Inurnment will be in Douglas Park Cemetery. A complete obituary will follow.

Funeral services for Jennifer Nicole Lehnen Tillard, 28, will be held at 2 p.m. Aug. 14 at St. James Catholic Church in Douglas. A rosary will be held Wednesday at 7 p.m. at Gorman Funeral Home-Converse Chapel of Douglas. Her uncle, Fr. Bernard Pf au of New Rockford, N.D., will officiate. Jennifer died suddenly Aug. 10 at her home north of Douglas. She was the wife of Ty Tillard and the mother of Madison Anne. Jennifer was with child at the time of her death. She was born March 31, 1975, in Langdon, N.D., to Don and Phyllis Lehnen. Her family moved to Douglas when she was 4 years old. She graduated from Douglas High School in 1993. Jennifer attended Casper College and the University of Wyoming, graduating from UW in 1998 with a bachelors degree in education. Jennifer taught first grade in Lusk for a year and in Douglas for two years. For the last two years, she has been the teacher and director of the Douglas schools’ Destination Imagination enrichment program. Jennifer’s Destination Imagination students won the state competition this spring and represented Douglas and Wyoming at the national competition in Knoxville, Tennessee in April. Jennifer’s greatest joy was her husband Ty and her daughter Maddie. She was a dedicated teacher and devoted much time and energy to enriching the lives of her students. She served as Douglas Junior Miss in 1993 and was a member of Douglas Sorority and St. James Catholic Church. Besides her husband, daughter and parents, all of Douglas, she is survived by her maternal grandmother, Mary Pf au of Devil’s Lake, N.D., brothers Sean, Kristian and Patrick of the family home and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather Michael Pf au and paternal grandparents Harvey and Audrey Olsen. Pallbearers are Dennis, Donald, James and Dewayne Pf au, Sean Lehnen and Corey Davidson. Honorary pallbearers are Casey, Troy and T.K. Tillard, Patrick and Kristian Lehnen and Kim Miller. Memorials to the Jennifer Tillard Memorial Scholarship in care of the Converse County Bank, Box 689, Douglas, will be appreciated by the family. Gorman Funeral Home-Converse Chapel of Douglas is in charge of the arrangements.

Funeral services for George Eastman Carmin, 86, were held Aug. 11 at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Douglas, with Rev. Carol Prochaska and Rev. Merrill Lanker officiating. Interment was at Douglas Park Cemetery with Samuel Mares American Legion Post #8 conducting military graveside rites. Mr. Carmin died Aug. 7, 2003, at his home near Orin south of Douglas. He was born Dec. 11, 1916, to Lem and Olive Pauline (Eastman) Carmin. He grew up on the family ranch where his father homesteaded and operated a rodeo livestock company. He graduated from Douglas High School and Chadron State College, where he earned a degree in education and starred on the basketball team. Following graduation he taught school at Bill and LaGrange and played semipro basketball for the Red Devils. In 1941 he joined the Army Air Corps, serving as captain during World War II in the European Theater. After the war he moved back to the family ranch and taught school in Douglas, where he met and married Ruby Edson, also a Douglas teacher. They raised their four daughters on the ranch near Orin. For 18 years Mr. Carmin taught and coached in Glendo, where he led his teams to championship titles in football, basketball and track. He taught history and math and served for a time as principal. The high school gym at Glendo still bears his name, Carmin Gymnasium. He returned to Douglas High School as athletic director in 1968, finishing his education career in 1975. He made a difference in many of his students’ lives, teaching them the value of hard work, dedication and integrity. In 1985, Mr. Carmin was included in the first group of inductees into the Coaches Hall of Fame. His picture and biography are displayed in the UW Arena Auditorium. After being diagnosed with multiple sclerosis, Mr. Carmin retired from teaching and full-time ranching. He and his wife spent summers at the ranch and winters in Borrego Springs, Calif. They made wonderful friends and enjoyed the mild climate in Borrego Springs. Mr. Carmin will be long remembered for his valiant fight against the crippling disease. His love for his family, sense of humor and intense love of sports and competition will never be forgotten. He was a wonderful father and husband and a respected educator and coach. He is survived by his wife Ruby of Douglas; four daughters, Paula Rider-Kreycik and husband Dave of Douglas, Georgia Carmin of Laramie, Jacque Goodrich and husband Craig of Douglas and Donna Ricks and husband Ed of Douglas; 11 grandchildren, Mike Rider, Jay Palmer, Brian Palmer, Bart Goodrich, Garrett Ricks, Jennifer Page, Nichole Rider, Robynn Palmer, Kassie Ricks, Calley Ricks and Bri Goodrich; and three great-grandchildren, Kayle Palmer, Paige Palmer and Jackson Page. He was preceded in death by his parents, Lem Carmin in 1972 and Pauline Carmine on Oct. 17, 1990; sisters Phyllis Lyons, Dorothy Kroschel and infant Mary Belle Carmin; and brother Joe Carmin. Pallbearers were Mike Rider, Jay Palmer, Brian Palmer, Bart Goodrich, Garrett Ricks and T.C. Page. Honorary pallbearers were Jennifer Page, Nichole Rider, Robynn Palmer, Kassie Ricks, Calley Ricks and Bri Goodrich. Memorials to the George Carmin Youth Athletic Fund in care of Converse County Bank, P.O. Box 689, Douglas, would be appreciated by the family. Gorman Funeral Home-Converse Chapel of Douglas was in charge of the arrangements.

Funeral services for Mabel Ann Taylor, 93, were held Monday at Gorman Funeral Home - Converse Chapel in Douglas with Pastor Tom Strock of the First Baptist Church of Lusk officiating. Internment was in Douglas Park Cemetery. Mrs. Taylor died Aug. 7, 2003, at Memorial Hospital of Converse County. She was born July 7, 1910, in Merino, Colo., the daughter of Thomas and Mary Ann (Venem) Heggs. She was reared and educated in the Merino area, where she also graduated from high school. On Jan. 9, 1932, she was married to Wilbur Herbert Taylor Sr. in Sterling, Colo. The couple moved to Douglas on Jan. 6, 1940. Mrs. Taylor enjoyed gardening, crocheting, sewing and quilting. She resided at 602 Clay St. in Douglas for 52 years. She is survived by two sons, Bob Taylor and wife Peggy of Glenrock, and Ken Taylor and wife Connie of Douglas; nine grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sons, Ivan Richard Taylor and Wilbur Herbert Taylor Jr.; and three brothers. Pallbearers were Russ Taylor, Kurt Taylor, Stan Taylor, Rich Taylor, Todd Taylor and Mike Taylor. Honorary pallbearers included all of her family and friends. A memorial to the Douglas Senior Citizen’s Center, P.O. Box 192, Douglas, would be appreciated by the family. Gorman Funeral Home - Converse Chapel of Douglas was in charge of the arrangements.

Funeral services for Connie Grant Livingston will be Aug. 13 at Beck Lake Park in Cody. She died peacefully Aug. 8, 2003, at her home in Cody. Mrs. Livingston was born Jan. 29, 1938, in Cody. For 65 years, the world has been blessed by her spirit and hope, courage and creativity, fantasy and dreams. She was a spiritual being having an earthly adventure. Whether it was planting hope in people’s hearts or flowers in her garden, things just naturally grew when she bathed them with her inner light. She was the only child born to Lela Mae “Toots” Vanderhoff and Joseph “Jack” Elmo Cover. She grew up in Cody surrounded by the love of her Grandma Pranty and the Vanderhoff aunts, uncles and cousins. She attended elementary and secondary schools in Cody with her good friend Don Livingston. Mrs. Livingston attended the University of Wyoming and was a member of Pi Beta Phi Sorority. It was at the university that she met and married Richard Charles Grant in 1958. The couple began their life together in Florida where Rich was stationed in the U.S. Air Force. After his discharge from the Air Force, they returned to the Grant family ranch in Glenrock where they raised their family. To their union four children were born, Richard Charles Jr., Lori, Kristy and Becky. After the death of her husband in 1976, Mrs. Livingston began a challenging chapter of her story. In 1981 she moved to Dallas with Kristy and Becky where she owned a successful barbecue restaurant. Her circle of family and friends expanded in Dallas as she continued to touch lives in her special way. Fate would once again intervene in her life and in 1984 she suffered the loss of her youngest child, Becky. Through her darkest days, her light never faltered and with courage and optimism, she continued on. Following her own serious car accident, Connie returned to Glenrock in 1991 where she operated Paintbrush Flowers with daughter, Lori. In late October 1994, “The Keeper of the Stars” put her old friend Don Livingston back into her life. They were married on June 4, 1995, and their two families became one. In this final chapter of her life, her destiny was found. As complete opposites, the Livingston’s were the perfect couple. He kept her grounded, she gave him wings. She would dream it, he would build it. They were true partners and best friends. She was proud to be his treasured wife. The beautiful home they built on the hill is what fairy tales are made of. The couple opened their doors to all and filled hearts with magic and love. Mrs. Livingston’s home and her 15 grandchildren provided her the greatest joy. She cherished the innocence and wisdom of children. She saw the world through their eyes. With kids, she could live out her belief that life was a pleasure to be enjoyed. For her, each day was an unending fantasy and an opportunity to dream and spend her ideas. Whether you knew her for a day or a lifetime, you couldn’t help but be touched by her infectious passion and love of life. She was preceded in death by her parents, daughter, Richard Grant and his parents, Fred and Evelyn. She is survived by her husband Don; children Rick, Lori and Kristy and their families, Mary, Brendon, Andrew and Whitney Grant of Glenrock, Danny, Jordann, Kaylann, Shaynna and McKenna Hoyt of Glenrock, and Glenn, Cash, Shea and Miles Logan of Dallas; Don’s family, including grandchildren Jimmy, Sasha, Lee, Wes and Alexandra; and a wealth of other family and friends. Memorials can be made to Park County Library Fund, 1057 Sheridan Ave., Cody, 82414, in Mrs. Livingston’s name.

Funeral services for Thomas Daniel Ireland, 95, were held July 7 at Bustard's Funeral Home in Casper. Graveside services were at Douglas Park Cemetery with Rev. Mark Thrash of Mountain View Baptist Church officiating. Mr. Ireland died July 1, 2003, in Wichita Falls, Texas. He was born April 25, 1908, in Avalon, Mo., the sixth son of Isaac Newton and Nancy Jane (Spain hour) Ireland. He was raised and educated in Chula, Mo. On April 12, 1930, he married Edith Mae Hines in Chula. In 1934, they moved to Casper for a year and then to Douglas. They returned to Missouri in 1940, then moved back to Douglas in 1943. Mr. Ireland was employed by Service Pipeline (later Amoco) from 1944 until he retired in 1965. He worked for the City of Casper Parks department from 1967 until he retired in 1983. Mr. Ireland had worked at farming, as factory worker, in a creamery and as a truck driver, doing whatever was available to care for his family, which was his first priority. He took great pride in the mowing and care of the city parks. He was a former member of IOOF #22, Rebekah Lodge #39, Canton and Enterprise Encampment. He was a member of First Southern Baptist Church. His family was always first, he took pride in his lawn and garden and he loved to dance. Mr. Ireland is survived by daughters Fern and husband Larry Vasquez, Nadine and husband Les Grantham, Nancy and husband Marvin Reed, Verlene and husband Dave Norwood and Dixie and husband Lee Santistevan; 13 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; 16 great-great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife in 1982; five brothers; two sisters; two grandchildren; and a great-grandchild. Memorials to Central Wyoming Hospice or a charity of the donor's choice would be appreciated.

Funeral services for Joseph Marshall "Joe" Wagers, 64, were held July 7 at the McKibben Cafeteria at the Wyoming State Fairgrounds in Douglas. Pastor Tim Ricker of Frontier Baptist Church officiated, with A.J. Olsen as eulogist. Mr. Wagers died July 1, 2003, at his residence in Douglas. He was born Aug. 3, 1938, in Irvine, Ken., to Joseph Quick and Lucille (Snowden) Wagers. When he was seven years old, his family moved to Tucumcari, N.M., where he attended school. He graduated high school in 1957. He joined the National Guard while still in high school and served for seven years. On May 31, 1959, Mr. Wagers and Phyllis French were married in Tucumcari. The couple had two children; Letabeth Wagers in 1961 and Joe Bob Wagers in 1964. Mr. Wagers began his law enforcement career with the city of Tucumcari as a patrolman in 1960. He then became a member of the New Mexico State Police in 1962, and proudly served for 13 years. He was stationed at various times in Tucumcari, Mountain air, Moriarty and Edgewood, N.M. In 1976 the family moved to Douglas, where Mr. Wagers managed Sunset 66 Service Station. The Wagers also owned Kentucky Fried Chicken from 1979-1990. In 1986, Mr. Wagers resumed his law enforcement career by becoming the Civil Process Deputy with the Converse County Sheriff's Office. He retired in December 2002 with the rank of sergeant. He earned a private pilot license and enjoyed flying. He was a member of First Christian Church of Tucumcari; the Tucumcari and Estancia, N.M., Masonic Lodges; Santa Fe Lodge of Perfection; Tucumcari Elks Lodge; New Mexico State Police Brotherhood Association; Korein Shrine; Douglas Trap Club; Amateur Trapshooting Association; and Wyoming Peace Officers Association. He enjoyed trail rides in the Big Horn Mountains, trap shooting, a good rodeo and spending time with his grandchildren. Mr. Wagers is survived by his wife of 44 years, Phyllis J. Wagers; daughter Letabeth Wagers of Douglas; son Joe Bob Wagers and wife Michelle of Lance Creek; sisters Virginia Warmouth of Lexington, Ken., and Karen Longhenry and husband Otto of Longmont, Colo.; three grandchildren, Karri, Cayenne and Liam Wagers of Lance Creek; numerous nieces, nephews and in-laws; and many, many friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother; and a sister. Serving as pallbearers were Steve Nunez, Jeff Nelson, Jim Macormic, Joel Eldred, Clint Becker and Joe Burkholder. Serving as honorary pallbearers were A.J. Olsen, Lowell Gilbert, Chris Single, Lori Emmert, Dave Markwardt, Dean Gulley, John Bey, Jim Johnson, Bill Holman, Jack Simpson, A.L. Mitchell, Gary Kemp, Floyd Toy and Todd Matthews. A memorial to Converse County Search and Rescue, in care of Gorman Funeral Home-Converse Chapel, P.O. Box X, Douglas, would be appreciated by the family. Gorman Funeral Home-Converse Chapel of Douglas was in charge of the arrangements.

Funeral services for Michael Dale Ingram, 55, will be held at 2 p.m. July 10 at the Congregational United Church of Christ in Douglas. Rev. Carol Prochaska will officiate. The Ashlar Masonic Lodge #10 AF & AM will conduct Masonic rites and the Samuel Mares American Legion Post #8 will conduct military rites. Mr. Ingram died July 6, 2003, at his home near Douglas. He was born Sept. 29, 1947, in Cheyenne to Ralph D. and Patricia June (Rogers) Ingram. He was raised in Cheyenne, where he attended various schools and graduated from East High School in 1965. He attended Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Mont., for two years. Mr. Ingram then joined the Naval Reserve and trained in San Francisco and Chicago. In 1970, he was married to Elinor Jane Robinson. At this time, Mr. Ingram worked for Cheyenne Light, Fuel and Power Company. Following this job,the managed Sweetbriar Shoe Store in Cheyenne. Mr. Ingram attended Laramie County Community College and graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1977. Mr. Ingram and Jane then moved to the Baggs and Savoy area where they taught school for three years. Beginning in 1980, Mr. Ingram taught for four years at various Converse County schools, including the one in Bill. He later worked for Memorial Hospital of Converse County in the maintenance department. In 1992, he completed a master's degree in counseling from South Dakota State University and was employed as a counselor in Thermopolis. Upon returning to Douglas, Mr. Ingram worked for Union Pacific Railroad, where he was employed at the time of his death. Mr. Ingram was a member of the Douglas Lions Club, the Congregational United Church of Christ, past Minister of Ashlar Masonic Lodge #10 AF and AM, and the Knights Templar. He sang in the Cheyenne Presbyterian Church Choir and Douglas Congregational United Church of Christ Choir. Mr. Ingram and his wife were active in various community choirs and theater both in Cheyenne and Douglas. He loved playing the villain in the Cheyenne summer melodramas and had a passion for motorcycles. He was also happy reading and loved being with his family, camping, fishing and traveling. Mr. Ingram is survived by his wife Elinor Jane Ingram; son Thomas Dale Ingram; daughter Daisy June Ingram, all of Douglas; brother Richard Ingram of Sartell, Minn.; and sister Kathy Hallum of Cheyenne. Pallbearers will be Jim Curly, Buddy Riecke, Jerry Loader, Bob Fenner, Thomas Ingram and Richard Ingram. Honorary pallbearers will be Jeff Owens, Chuck Barnett, Wes Dahl and his many other friends. A memorial to the Congregational United Church of Christ, P.O. Box 122, Douglas, would be appreciated by the family. Family and friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday, and from 9 a.m. to noon Thursday. Gorman Funeral Home ? Converse Chapel of Douglas in charge of the arrangements.

Funeral services for Keith Rollo Leinweber, 83, will be held at 10 a.m. July 10 at Gorman Funeral Home-Converse Chapel in Douglas, with Rev. Dr. Robert D. Firebaugh of First United Methodist Church officiating. Samuel Mares American Legion Post #8 will conduct military rites. Mr. Leinweber died July 7, 2003, at his home near Douglas. He was born March 21, 1920, in Wymore, Neb., one of 17 children born to Hugo and Zella (Hottenstein) Leinweber. He was reared and educated in Minatare, Neb., and farmed with his father in that area. He joined the Army in March 1942, and fought battles in Italy, France, Germany, Belgium and North Africa. He was discharged in May 1945, and returned to Minatare. Mr. Leinweber worked in the Nebraska and Wyoming oilfields for 50 years. On Jan. 9, 1946, he married Dolores Uglow in Harrisburg, Neb. The couple has lived in Douglas since 1970. Mr. Leinweber was a past member of the American Legion. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was known for his great gardens. He is survived by his wife Dolores of Douglas; seven children, Keith R. Leinweber Jr. and wife Sheri of Douglas, Dale Leinweber and companion Lynn of Douglas, Danny Leinweber of Douglas, Roy Leinweber and wife Mary of Aurora, Colo., Fred Leinweber of Sheridan, Bonnie Bott and husband Tim of Gillette and Ruth Bartels and husband Marvin of Casper; sister Irene Buskirk of Bayard, Neb.; brother Jay Leinweber of Minatare; 14 grandchildren; and 20 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; seven brothers; and seven sisters. Serving as honorary pallbearers will be David Bartels, Alan Bartels, Mike Leinweber, Casey Leinweber and Cody Leinweber. Memorials to Samuel Mares American Legion Post #8, P.O. Box 1, Douglas, would be appreciated by the family. Gorman Funeral Home-Converse Chapel is in charge of the arrangements.

A memorial gathering and shrimp boil will be held at a later date for Douglas resident Janet L. “Jan” Negrete, 65. Mrs. Negrete died Jan. 24, 2004, in her home in Douglas with her children in attendance. She died following a lengthy battle with cancer. She was born April 30, 1938, to Stuart T. and Clara (Johnson) Fulton in Douglas and was raised and educated here. She married Norman Negrete on Jan. 2, 1955, and later moved to Los Angeles, Calif., where their children, Brent and Joni, were born. In the early 1960s, they moved to the gulf coast of Mississippi where Jan began raising, training and showing registered quarter horses, her lifelong passion. Later, the family moved to Louisiana, just north of New Orleans, where Jan developed a fondness for things Cajun, especially cooking. When Norm retired, they moved back to Douglas, building a home in town. They were able to enjoy their other passion, traveling, by visiting Austria, Fiji, Australia and New Zealand, as well as many locations in the U.S. and Canada. They especially enjoyed exploring Wyoming roads and looking for new places to try breakfast. She was preceded in death by her mother, Clara, and husband, Norm. She is survived by her father, Stuart; sister Barbara; brother Richard; children Brent and Joni; and grandchildren Gregory, Jolie and Natalie. Memorials to the Converse County Cancer Fund in care of Converse County Bank, P.O. 689, Douglas, or to the American Cancer Society would be appreciated by the family.

Funeral services for Maxine M. Booth, 83, were held Jan. 27 [2004] at the Gorman Funeral Homes Converse Chapel in Douglas with Pastor Tim Ricker of Frontier Baptist Church officiating. Interment was in Douglas Park Cemetery. Mrs. Booth died Jan. 23, 2004, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was born Aug. 4, 1920, in Gregory, S.D., to Thomas Westfall and Eenie Mariah (Humphrey) DeWitt. She moved to Douglas as a young girl and married her husband of 54 years, George William Booth, in September 1940. To this union were born eight children. After 25 years of raising children, she worked at several jobs. She enjoyed doing ceramics, her aquarium, pets and her grandchildren. She was a devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother. She is survived by seven children, Bill and wife Sharon of Casper, Dan of Douglas, Earl of Winnemucca, Nev., Leona Corn and husband Bruce of Moab, Utah, Linda Scholting and husband Clint of Rio Vista, Calif., Loretta Taylor and husband Bob of Douglas and Lona Cross and husband George of Douglas; sister Ruth Widick of Douglas; brother-in-law Frank Rohrer of Douglas; 17 grandchildren; and 17 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, Thomas on Oct. 22, 1959, and Eenie on May 29, 1976; husband George on Oct. 7, 1994; son Tom on July 4, 2000; and sister Elsie Rohrer on Nov. 1, 1996. Pallbearers were Jack Booth, Steve Corn, Andy Elliott, Nate Cross, Ted Booth and Thomas Hinckley. Honorary pallbearers were all of her many friends. Memorials to the Douglas Senior Citizens Center, P.O. Box 192, Douglas, would be appreciated by the family. Gorman Funeral Home - Converse Chapel of Douglas was in charge of the arrangements.

Kyle Good, 51, died Jan. 23, 2004, at his home in Cozad, Neb. Services were held Jan. 26 in Cozad with burial in Walnut Grove Cemetery. He was born Aug. 7, 1952, in Sheridan to Leroy and Marie deFlores Good. He graduated from high school in Douglas and attended University of Wyoming. He worked in the oil fields in Wyoming in the field of seismology. He was later employed with the Pinkerton Agency in security in Wyoming and Denver. After returning to Douglas, he married Geri Gawryl on Jan. 5, 1995. The couple worked in property management at First Interstate Inn at North Platte, Neb., and at the Days Inn in Ogallala and Lexington, Neb. In 1999 they moved to Cozad where he was employed with Nebraska Plastics and later with Orthman Manufacturing at Lexington. His lifetime interests included fishing, airplanes and yard work. He had also done volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity. Survivors include his wife, Geri, of Cozad; son Justin Taylor of Laramie; daughter Joleen Good of Gillette; daughter Reanna Caves of Douglas; mother Marie Good of Denver; sisters Gayle Good and Jeri Lee Good of Denver, Karen Savage of Casper and Jo (Dean) Feaster of Greenville, S.C.; three step-grandsons; and three step-granddaughters. He was preceded in death by his father. Berryman Funeral Home of Cozad was in charge of arrangements. For memorial information, contact the funeral home at (308) 784-3000.

Services for Leota J. Vanhoozier, 67, were held Jan. 16 [2004] at Greenwood Cemetery in Eureka, Kan., with Pastor Gerald Zuck of Cherryvale Christian Church officiating. Mrs. Vanhoozier, of Eureka, died Jan. 14, 2003, at Greenwood County Hospital. She was born March 8, 1936, in Cherryvale, Kan., to Tom and Viola (Volmer) Zuck. She was raised in Cherryvale and graduated from Cherryvale High School in 1954. She then moved to Eureka, where she worked as a waitress at the Greenwood Hotel. On April 9, 1955, she married Charles E. “Red” Vanhoozier in Severy, Kan. They made their home in Eureka until moving to Baker, Mont., in 1957. In 1971, the family moved to Dueshen, Utah, and then to Douglas in 1974. In 1992, they returned to Eureka. Mrs. Vanhoozier was a homemaker and a member of the American Legion Auxiliary. She attended Church of Christ in Eureka. She is survived by her husband Red; sons David Vanhoozier of Dallas, Texas, and Daniel Vanhoozier of Phoenix; five grandchildren; brothers Gerald Zuck of Cherryvale, Loren Zuck of Somerdale, N.J., Bill Zuck and Lewis Zuck of Omaha, Neb., and Darrell Russell of Lincoln, Neb.; and sister Cheryl Johnson of Omaha. She was preceded in death by her parents; son Mark; a brother; and two sisters. Koup Funeral Home of Eureka was in charge of arrangements.

At his request, no services are planned for Warren Fay “Jiggs” George, 81. Cremation has taken place. Mr. George died Jan. 26, 2004, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. He was born Sept. 4, 1922, in Douglas, to Hubert and Rose L. (Falkenberg) George. In the spring of 1942 he entered the Navy and served during World War II. He participated in the second landing on Normandy Beach and the Battle of the Bulge. He was honorably discharged in 1946. On Dec. 23, 1951, he married Norma Jean Shatto in Douglas. The couple moved to Casper in 1952 and bought a ranch in Bates Hole in 1959, where he lived until his death. He enjoyed spending time with his family and working the ranch. In the 1950s, he was a state calf-roping champion. Mr. George is survived by his wife of 52 years, Norma, of Casper; sons Jeff George and Paul George and their wives, all of Casper; sister Mary Lass Randell of Douglas; two grandchildren; and numerous other relatives. He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Matt and Alan George. Memorials to the Amanda Annis Burn Fund, attn.: Terry Bennett, 300 Country Club Road, Casper, 82602, would be appreciated.

Services will be held at a later date for Venita Marie Harvard, 73, of Glendo. Mrs. Harvard passed away Jan. 24 [2004] at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was born Aug. 17, 1930, in Worland, to Elmer and Marcella (Roach) Mills. She was raised and educated near Worland. She and her family lived in various Wyoming towns before she moved to Glendo in 2002 to be near her son. Her hobbies included playing cards and watching television. She loved spending time in the outdoors and playing bingo. She also enjoyed reading the newspaper. Mrs. Harvard is survived by children Thomas Harvard of Glendo, Donald Harvard of Byesville, Ohio, Judy Gardner of Casper, Jerry Harvard of Worland, Susan Ames of Casper, Jimmy Joe Harvard of Sioux Falls, S.D., Pat Harvard of Newcastle and Marcie Harvard of Glendo; 11 grandchildren; seven step-grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; five step-great-grandchildren; and brother Bill Sutherland of Helena, Mont. She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother, J.R. Sutherland.

Funeral services for Burnese Estienne Weibel, 82, were held Feb. 3 [2004] at Gorman Funeral Home - Converse Chapel in Douglas, with Rev. Robert D. Firebaugh of First United Methodist Church officiating. Shirley Babbitt was the eulogist. Mrs. Weibel died Jan. 31, 2004, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was born Feb. 28, 1921, in Elkol to David Franklin and H. Myrtle (Baldery) Green. Her early childhood was spent in various mining town camps in Wyoming, Nevada and Colorado. In the early 1930s the family moved to Laramie, where she finished her education, graduating from Laramie High School in 1939. On Oct. 6, 1940, she married Richard H. Weibel in Laramie. During World War II they lived in Seattle. Following the war they returned to Wyoming, living in Sheridan. There she began her schooling to become a nurse. In 1972 she received her registered nurse pinning and later in the year her bachelor’s degree. They moved to Gillette where she began her public health nurse career with Campbell County Public Health. They moved to Wheatland in 1975, where she was the nurse of Platte County Public Health. In 1980 they moved to Lovell, where she was the nurse of Big Horn Public Health. She retired in 1983, and they moved to the Two Creek Ranch south of Douglas. She has resided in Douglas since 1988. Mrs. Weibel was a member of First United Methodist Church, Tops #50 and LaBonte Homemakers. She enjoyed sewing, quilting, making dolls, painting, knitting, making cakes and all other crafts. She is survived by her daughters Nancy B. and husband Dennis Daly of Douglas and Catherine E. and husband John Daly of Glendo; brother Edsel Green of San Diego, Calif.; five grandchildren, Shawn and wife Lisa Daly of Douglas, Kerry and husband Richard Mills of Douglas, Shad Daly of Littleton, Colo., Gene Daly of Glendo, and Jack and wife Angie Daly of Flager, Colo.; and five great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Richard on Jan. 16, 1988; and sisters Hazel Baker and Ethel King. Honorary pallbearers were Shad Daly, Gene Daly, Jack Daly, Shawn Daly, Richard Mills, Gene Moore and all of her many other friends. A memorial to LaBonte Homemakers Scholarship Fund or to Friends of the Animals would be appreciated. Gorman Funeral Home - Converse Chapel of Douglas was in charge of the arrangements.

Funeral services for Merlin Cecilia Hixenbaugh, 95, will be held at 11 a.m. Feb. 5 [2004] at Assembly of God Church in Douglas, with Pastor Dan Hickman officiating. Interment will be at Douglas Park Cemetery. Mrs. Hixenbaugh died Feb. 1, 2004, at her home in Douglas. She was born July 28, 1908, in Carpenter, to William Francis and Della Minerva (Gutzler) McGee. She was reared and educated in Carpenter and graduated from Carpenter High School in 1925. She received a teaching degree from the University of Wyoming. She was a school teacher in the Carpenter-Cheyenne area. On May 15, 1926, she married Verle D. “Jeff” Hixenbaugh in Cheyenne. She was in earlier years a cook at Carbon County Hospital in Rawlins and at Converse County Memorial Hospital in Douglas, where she retired. Following her husband’s death she resided at Payne Plaza, and was very active at Douglas Senior Citizens Center as a volunteer worker until her death. She enjoyed crocheting, flowers and cooking. She was the oldest member of Assembly of God Church. She is survived by her three children, Myrna Ammons of Casper, Eileen Vosler of Douglas and Bill Hixenbaugh of Laramie; and numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Jeff on March 22, 1984; sister Vivian Thompson; and two grandchildren, David K. Vosler and Rhonda L. Satterfield. Pallbearers will be Tammy Stephenson, Becky Vosler, Deshann Gorden, Kristy Green, Jeff Ammons and Mike Hixenbaugh. Honorary pallbearers will be all of her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren. A memorial to Assembly of God Church, 501 S. Fourth St., Douglas, 82633, or to Douglas Senior Citizens Center, P.O. Box 192, Douglas, 82633, would be appreciated by the family. Gorman Funeral Home-Converse Chapel of Douglas is in charge of the arrangements. Family and friends may call at the funeral home from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 4.

Funeral services for longtime Bainville, Mont., resident George Panasuk will be at 3 p.m. Feb. 4 [2004] at Bainville High School gymnasium. Pastor Lyle Thorpe of the Bainville Faith Fellowship will officiate and burial will follow in Bainville Cemetery. Friends may call at the Everson Funeral Home of Williston from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 4, and at the school for the hour preceding the service. Mr. Panasuk died Jan. 29, 2004, surrounded by family on his farm northeast of Bainville after a short battle with colon cancer. He was born March 26, 1924, to Nazary M. and Katherine Panasuk, Ukrainian immigrants and early homesteaders near Bainville. The 10th of 13 children, George was born on the family farm, an original homestead only a few miles from the present Panasuk home where he passed away. He attended rural school through eighth grade and graduated from Bainville High School in 1943. Upon the death of his father when George was 19, he inherited 120 acres and began farming with strength and determination. He won the affections of Irene Torgerson, and they married Feb. 5, 1949. They initially lived on the original Panasuk property, but built their own farm nearby during the next 55 years. They raised seven children with many achievements, including several college degrees and two military service records. Three of the sons farm and ranch near Bainville, just as their father did. Mr. Panasuk was extremely proud of his family and their accomplishments. He will be remembered by many people who knew him in a variety of ways. He knew nearly everyone in the town of Bainville and many people throughout Roosevelt County and the surrounding area. He was a lifelong farmer and rancher, and in the early 1960s he began buying cattle for an Iowa feed lot as a livestock order buyer, an occupation that became a significant portion of his business. His gregarious nature served him well and he became a well-known personality in many stockyards across the region. Throughout his life Mr. Panasuk fostered many friendships from his livestock work, many dating back to his first transactions. When he wasn’t working his farm, he could often be found enjoying one of his pastimes. Fishing was a particular favorite of his, and most years he and some of his close friends traveled to Canada to catch walleye and northern pike. Long winter evenings were regularly spent playing pinochle, and his aptitude for the game resulted in the winning of several local tournaments. His social involvement was not limited to personal hobbies, but included a number of community activities. He was a lifelong member of the Culbertson Saddle Club and enjoyed the trail rides and cattle drives. He could regularly be seen in local parades driving a horse and buggy or even as grand marshal. He was also involved in community service and was an honorary member of the Bainville chapter of FFA and a supporter of 4H. In addition, he served on the Bainville school board for many years. Many people will remember Mr. Panasuk’s generosity and kindness. He was more than happy to lend equipment or help with crops or cows during times of need. He readily passed out his extensive knowledge of farming and ranching to those who asked. He is survived by his wife Irene M. Panasuk of Bainville, Mont.; five sons and two daughters Dana G. and wife Brenna Panasuk of Williston, Miles G. and wife Cyndy Panasuk of Bainville, Mary K. and husband Gregory Peed of Bend, Ore., Mark T. and wife Jan Panasuk of Douglas, Scot T. and wife Diane Panasuk of Bainville, Todd M. and wife Brinda Panasuk of Bainville, and Amy Beth M. and husband Kelly Miller of Provo, Utah. He is also survived by four brothers and four sisters: Leda Hunter of Kelseyville, Calif., Eva Cottingham of San Rafael, Calif., Philip Panasuk of Minot, N.D., Sam and wife Ailsa Panasuk of Auburn, Wash., Esther Shippe of Studio City, Calif., Edna and husband George Hoynes of Malta, Mont., Willie Panasuk of Sidney, Mont., and Andrew E. Panasuk of Anaconda, Mont. Also surviving him are 16 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents and four brothers, Alex, John, Paul and Peter. The Everson Clayton Stevenson Chapel of Culbertson is in charge of arrangements.

Funeral services for Lottie G. Harney Johnson, 91, were held Jan. 15 [2004] at Douglas Baptist Church with Pastor Raymond Tibbs officiating. Internment was at Greenwood Cemetery in Newcastle. Mrs. Johnson died Jan. 9, 2004, at Michael Manor in Douglas. She was born Dec. 24, 1912, in Upton, to Walter and Ortha (Roidefer) Williams. She was reared and educated in Upton and graduated from Upton High School. She received normal training and taught school for a few years in the Upton area. She resided in Bellingham, Wash., and then moved to the Douglas area. She was residing at Michael Manor at the time of her death. Mrs. Johnson was a member of Douglas Baptist Church. She enjoyed church activities and gardening. She is survived by her daughters Violet Sorenson of Oak Harbor, Wash., and Grace Leavitt and husband Lyle of Bellingham; brothers Arthur Williams of Upton and Robert Williams of Bellingham; and numerous grandchildren and great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents; her two husbands, Charles Harney and Eddie Johnson; son Donovan Morgan; daughter Carol Hunt; sister Eunice Avent; and a granddaughter. A memorial to the choice of the donor would be appreciated by the family. Gorman Funeral Home - Converse Chapel of Douglas is in charge of the arrangements.

Funeral services for Patricia Lee Archie, 67, were held Feb. 6 [2004] at St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church in Glendo with Rev. Cathy Robinson and Lay Minister Jim Wilson officiating. Inurnment was at Horseshoe Cemetery near Glendo. Mrs. Archie died Feb. 2, 2004, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. She was born Oct. 23, 1936, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Robert William and Leona H. (Anderson) Daly. As a young girl the family moved to Wyoming, and she started her education in Laramie. The family moved to Guernsey and then to Glendo. She attended Glendo schools from fifth through 12th grades, graduating from high school in 1954. She attended University of Wyoming for a year and then returned to finish her education with her daughter, graduating in 1980. On Sept. 18, 1955, she married Lewis Ray Archie in Wheatland. They lived at a ranch near Meadowdale east of Glendo; then on a ranch north of Glendo; and then settled on a ranch west of Glendo on Horseshoe Creek in 1957. They resided there and raised their family until the time of her death. Mrs. Archie taught school for three years at Glendo Elementary School and then began a career as freelance writer. She was a member of the Wyoming Writers Association, the Arthritis Foundation and St. John the Baptist Episcopal Church, where she was very active. She enjoyed doing genealogy and gardening and loved going to county and state fairs. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Lewis, of Glendo; two children, Laura and husband Cabot Peden of Douglas and David Ross and wife Lori Archie of Wheatland; two brothers, Dennis and wife Nancy Daly of Douglas and John and wife Catherine Daly of Glendo; four grandchildren, Cassidy Archie of Laramie, Kip Archie of Wheatland, Morgan Peden of Douglas and Bailey Peden of Douglas; and Mark Jenkins and Candy Martinez, two of several foster children that remained a part of the family. She was preceded in death by her parents, Robert on Aug. 5, 1978, and Leona on July 23, 1993. Honorary pallbearers were all of her many friends. A memorial to the Glendo Volunteer Ambulance Fund, P.O. Box 404, Glendo, 82213, would be appreciated by the family. Gorman Funeral Home-Converse Chapel of Douglas was in charge of the arrangements.

Funeral liturgy for Hope Josephine Gross, 75, was held Feb. 7 [2004] at St. James Catholic Church in Douglas, with Fr. Cliff Jacobson as celebrant. Interment was at Douglas Park Cemetery. Mrs. Gross died Feb. 4, 2004, at Michael Manor in Douglas. She was born June 25, 1928, in Morrill, Neb., to Bartolo and Ascencion (Vega) Rodriguez. She was reared and educated in Morrill. She moved to Illinois at a young age, where she worked for several factories in the Chicago area. She settled in a career with Xerox Corporation, retiring as a supervisor in 1976. On Oct. 11, 1975, she married Vernon B. Gross at St. James Catholic Church in Douglas. They resided in Douglas, where she worked for the Department of Family Services. Hope was a member of St. James Catholic Church and was active in the Guadalupe Society. She enjoyed fishing, her pets and animals and helping others, and she was a very giving person by making rosaries for needy parishes all over the world. She is survived by three brothers, Paul and wife Connie Rodriguez of Douglas, Alfred Rodriguez of Torrington and Moses Rodriguez of Rockford, Ill.; and numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Vernon on Dec. 10, 1981; two sisters; and three brothers. Pallbearers were Leo Rodriguez, Nick Prado, Paul Prado, Salvador Rodriguez, Albert Prado and Greg Prado. A memorial to St. James Catholic Church, 302 S. Fifth St., Douglas, 82633, would be appreciated by the family. Gorman Funeral Home-Converse Chapel of Douglas was in charge of the arrangements.

Funeral services for Donaciano Edward “Donny” Leal, 56, were held Feb. 10 [2004] at Glendo Community Church with Pastor Brian Russell officiating. Inurnment will be at a later date at Hillside Cemetery in Julesburg, Colo. Mr. Leal died of natural causes Feb. 7, 2004, at his home in Guernsey. He was born May 13, 1947, in Julesburg, to Carlos and Carmen (Mendoza) Leal. He was reared and educated in Julesburg, graduating from Julesburg High School. On Aug. 7, 1976, he married Carol Ann Hokom in Las Vegas. Mr. Leal lived in Glendo for a number of years and was involved with various business ventures. He was a councilman for eight years and served four years as mayor. He was an avid golfer and cardplayer and enjoyed the company of his grandson. He is survived by two children, Jonathan Leal of Council Bluffs, Iowa, and Heather Leal of Guernsey; sister Velia Trujillo of Denver; brothers Carlos Leal of Greeley, Colo., and Reynaldo Leal of Longmont, Colo.; grandson Noah Leal of Guernsey; and his be loved companion Kykers. He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Carol on Dec. 11, 1996; infant sister Velia Leal; and brother Leslie Leal. Honorary pallbearers were Lloyd Summers, Rick Fawcett, Joe Tridle, Larry Holcomb and posthumously Gary Schwindt and Ode Warner. Memorials to the Don E. Leal Memorial Fund, P.O. Box 726, Guernsey, 82214, would be appreciated by the family. Gorman Funeral Home-Platte Chapel of Wheatland was in charge of the arrangements.

Cremation has taken place for Gloria (Lester) Sherrow, 76, of Douglas. Mrs. Sherrow died Sept. 21, 2003. She was born Nov. 19, 1926, in Tulsa, Okla., to Myrtle and Roy Lester. She was raised and education in the Tulsa area, and graduated from Bosse High School in Evansville, Ind. She graduated as an RN in 1947 from St. John’s Hospital in Tulsa. On Sept. 3, 1946, she married Leonard J. “Jim” Sherrow in Arkansas City, Mo. The couple lived in France, Germany, Bermuda and Montana before settling in Douglas in 1987. During her work as an RN at Health Care Inc. of Tulsa, Mrs. Sherrow was proud to serve on the Age Task Force. She belonged to the Bermuda Chapter of Order of Eastern Star and was active in United Way of Converse County. She enjoyed crossword puzzles and reading. She took up barrel racing at 38 years old, and enjoyed every minute of it. Mrs. Sherrow is survived by her husband Jim Sherrow of Douglas; son Lynn Sherrow and his wife Julie of Oklahoma; daughters Rita Sherrow of Oklahoma and Cathy Sherrow of Kyle, Texas; and four grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and daughter Linda Sherrow in 1957.

George Raymond “Ray” Henry, 99, died in Safford, Ariz., on Oct. 25, 2003. Services were held Oct. 30 at Caldwell Chapel at Bunker Family Funeral Home in Safford. Mr. Henry was born Nov. 8, 1903, in Centerville, S.D., the youngest of seven children of George Edward and Sarah Jane Reisinger Henry. Two years later, the family moved to Marshalltown, Iowa, where Mrs. Henry died in 1910. In 1915, the family went by covered wagon to Nebraska. In 1923 he accompanied his father to Bill, where they homesteaded. Mr. Henry worked as a cowboy and sheepherder on surrounding ranches and proved-up on his own homestead in 1926. He participated in amateur rodeoing. On Jan. 26, 1939, he married Florence Pate, who was also a homesteader. They made their home on the Henry homestead. Mr. Henry rounded out his ranching by driving a school bus and blacksmithing in Douglas part-time. The Henrys moved to a ranch near St. Maries, Idaho, in June 1952 so their six children could attend Catholic school. Mr. Henry farmed and Mrs. Henry nursed until the family moved to Cottonwood, Idaho, in June 1955. Mr. Henry was a bus driver and maintenance man at St. Gertrude’s Academy and Monastery. Due to Mrs. Henry’s failing health, the couple moved to Safford, Ariz., in 1970, where Mrs. Henry regained much of her health. Mr. Henry worked for Rocky Mountain Water Co. until his retirement in 1985. After his wife’s death in 1986, Mr. Henry remained an active bowler with his senior citizen friends and enjoyed traveling to visit his children and other friends. He loved broncos, baseball, bowling and books. Family and friends will long remember his keen humor, practical creativity and zest for life. He never met a stranger and was honest in all his dealings throughout his long life. Mr. Henry is survived by his six children, Virginia Toole of Holden, Mo., Mary Kay of Cottonwood, Rosalie of Towaco, N.J., Michael of Plummer, Idaho, Patrick of Safford and James of Colchester, Vt.; 14 grandchildren; 29 great grandchildren; and one great-great-grandchild. Memorials may be made to the family for the upkeep of his grave, or to the Monastery of St. Gertrude, HC3 Box 121, Cottonwood, ID, 83522-9408.

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