Frances M. Reynolds
Sept. 3, 1918 – March 22, 2002
Frances Metz Reynolds was born in Mannington, West Virginia. Her family moved to Texas, where she met and married Jim Reynolds. She and Jim moved to Wyoming in 1947 with their three children, Ben of Sheridan, Wyoming, Donna (Jim) Lane of Dayton, Wyoming, and Grace (Jim) Lukkes of Columbus, Montana.
Frances was devoted to her family, and was fortunate to enjoy two of her grandchildren who lived nearby during their childhood years, Jamie (Donnita) Lane of Allen, Texas, and Elizabeth Reynolds of Sheridan, Wyoming. She also doted on her three grandchildren and cherished the visits of Kris Lukkes of Billings, Montana, Chuck (Christine) Lukkes of Framingham, Massachusetts, and David (Kathleen) Lukkes of Littleton, Colorado.
Frances was preceded in death by her husband Jim, her parents, and five brothers and sisters. She is survived by her three children, five grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, Corbin and McKenzie Lane and Mason and Grace Patricia Lukkes, and her niece Sally Schoonover and her family.
Frances loved life and loved her friends. She was a member of the First United Methodist Church in Sheridan. She loved music, to sing, and to dance, and now she’s singing with the rest of the angels. We miss you Mom, Grandma, and Great-grandma.
Memorials may be made to Alzheimer’s related funds in care of Delphine Toner, First Interstate Bank, P.O. Box 2007, Sheridan, WY 82801.
Ray W. Robertson, 79, of Sheridan passed away on Saturday, March 23, 2002, at his residence.
Ray was born on January 22, 1923 in Powell, Wyoming, to long-time Sheridan residents William and Mary (Urmson) Robertson, but was raised in Sheridan. He attended Sheridan schools, and after graduation, enlisted in the U.S. Army, where he served six and a half years in the Pacific and in Europe under General Patton. Ray was captured in Germany and became a prisoner of war. He was honorably discharged from the Army in November 1945, when he returned home. He met his wife Laura (Trollan) in December 1945 and they were married in June 1946. In 1947, they moved to Fresno, California. Ray went to Fresno State Junior College, and worked at Getchell’s GMC Trucks until 1950, when the family returned to Wyoming, where Ray worked with Laura’s parents, Joe and Myrtle Trollan, at Joe’s Place in Leiter. The Robertsons moved back to California in 1953, where Ray once again worked for Mr. Getchell. In 1959, Ray and Laura moved back to Leiter to buy Joe’s Place when Joe and Myrtle decided to retire. In 1966, Ray and Laura bought their ranch at Clearmont. They sold Joe’s Place in 1972, and in 1977 they sold their ranch and retired. Following retirement, Ray and Laura traveled spending their winters in Arizona, but Sheridan was always their home, so early in 1980, they returned to Sheridan to stay.
Ray enjoyed the outdoors, especially the mountains, hunting and fishing, gardening, and bird watching. He also enjoyed silver smithing, and was a lapidary. He was a lifetime member of the Elks #520, the American Legion, and Big Horn Polka.
Mr. Robertson was preceded in death by his parents, and his brothers Francis “Bud” and Earl “Gene”. He is survived by his wife Laura of Sheridan; his son Daniel Robertson and wife Debra of Olympia, Washington; his sister Alice Ketron and husband Tom of Sheridan; his brother Gale “Smokey” Robertson of Yakima, Washington; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Cremation has taken place, and graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, March 28, 2002, at the Sheridan Elks Cemetery with the Reverend Doug Goodwin officiating. Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Ray’s name to the B.P.O.E. #520 in care of Delphine Toner, First Interstate Bank, P.O. 2007, Sheridan, WY 82801.
Mary Jane Rojo, 81, of Sheridan passed away on Sunday, February 17, 2002, at Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County.
Mrs. Rojo was born August 4, 1920, in Homewood, Illinois, to Derward and Angela (Schafer) Wahl. Following graduation from Bloom High School in 1938, she attended nursing school in Joliet, Illinois. Upon graduation from nursing school, she worked as a surgical nurse at Edgewater Hospital. Mary married Dr. Oscar J. Rojo in Homewood, Illinois in 1944. Dr. and Mrs. Rojo moved to Sheridan in November 1949. They later divorced, but remained close friends. Mary enjoyed arts and crafts, knitting, reading, hunting, and traveling. She was dedicated to the prayer chain at Holy Name Catholic Church for 20 years. Although she had Multiple Sclerosis and cancer, she continued to be active in the Red Cross, and provided a safe place for troubled teens and children. Her house was always open for those in need.
Mrs. Rojo was preceded in death by her parents and her sister Pat Greenwald. She is survived by her ex-husband Dr. Oscar Rojo of Sheridan; her three daughters, Nancy Sypert of Gainsville, Florida, Helen Oswald and husband Don of Deland, Florida, and Maria Barbula and husband Jamie of Livingston, Montana; her two sons Servio Carroll and wife Mary of Sheridan, and David Rojo and wife Amy of Sheridan; her fourteen grandchildren, Ryan Barbula, Sean Barbula, Keaten Barbula, Chris Rojo, Jon Rojo, Danny Rojo, Wendy Carroll, Kelly Carroll, Sheanna Carroll, Kirsten Sypert, Shannon Sypert, Tanya Bass, Misty Miller, and Jeffrey Miller; her great-grandson, Caleb Bass; her brother Bud Wahl of Chicago, Illinois; and her sister Lois Klein of Phoenix, Arizona.
Rosary services will be held at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, February 19, 2002, at Kane Funeral Home. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday, February 20, 2002, at Holy Name Catholic Church with The Very Reverend Monsignor Sullivan and the Reverend Robert Fox con-celebrating. Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorials be made in Mary’s name to the Multiple Sclerosis Society or the Holy Name Catholic School in care of Delphine Toner, First Interstate Bank, P.O. Box 2007, Sheridan, WY 82801.
Jennie Romero, 88, of Sheridan passed away on Tuesday, February 5, 2002, at Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County. Cremation has taken place, and Rosary services will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, February 8, 2002, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Guernsey, Wyoming. A memorial Mass will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, February 9, 2002, at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church in Guernsey, Wyoming, with the Reverend Robert Cousineau, S.J. officiating. Interment of the cremains will be in the Hartville Municipal Cemetery. Kane Funeral Home handled the local arrangements.
Gerald R. (Jerry) Salveson, 61 of Story, WY died Thursday January 10, 2002 in Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County.
Mr. Salveson was born August 23, 1940 in Wildrose, ND, to Carl E. and Della A. (Skistad) Salveson. He grew up and attended schools in Ray, ND and graduated from Ray High School in 1958. He then attended Minot State Teacher's College in Minot,
He married Carma Sue Holland June 17, 1960 in the Lutheran Church in Ray, ND and he worked in the oilfields in Sidney, MT and Tioga, ND. Mr. & Mrs. Salveson moved to Gillette, WY where he worked for Haleburton, Inc. for a number of years. Mr. Salveson then went into partnership with Dean Boese starting BNS Testers serving the drilling industry until 1989. In 1990 Mr. and Mrs. Salveson moved to Florida to be near their family. While in Florida Mr. Salveson managed a R.V. park and storage units in Melbourne. In September of 2001 they moved to their home in Story, and most recently he was driving a van for RENEW.
Mr. Salveson was preceded in death by his parents, and two brothers.
Mr. Salveson is survived by his wife, Carma Sue of Story, WY; 2 sons, Randy of Melbourne, FL, & Scott & his wife, Kelly of Melbourne, FL; 1 daughter, Jerri Lynn Hodges and her husband, Mark of Janesville, CA; 4 granddaughters, Tiffany & Tonya Salveson of Melbourne FL, and Heidi & Brittany Hodges of Janesville, CA; 3 brothers, Marland of Casper, WY, Lloyd of Farmington, NM, and Curtis of Williston, ND; & 1 sister, Mary Ware of Casper, WY.
Services for Mr. Salveson will be 2:00 PM Monday January 14, 2002 at Champion Ferries Funeral Home with the Rev. Wilbur Holz officiating.
Memorials may be made to RENEW, the American Heart Foundation, or the charity of the donor's choice, in care of Delphine Toner, 1st Interstate Bank, Sheridan, WY.
Crestina M. "Cha Cha" Sanchez, age 93, a former Sheridan, WY, resident
Died Monday, January 7, 2002, in Michael Manor, Douglas, WY
Born July 22, 1908 in San Luis, CO
Parents - Cristobal & Rosarito Martinez
She grew up in San Luis and married Pasqual Sanchez on November 22, 1926, in San Luis. The moved to Sheridan in 1943. Mr. Sanchez died in 1951. She enjoyed hunting and fishing with her husband, embroidery, watching her favorite "soaps" and spending time with her family. She was known for her great sense of humor and acquired the nickname "Cha Cha" from her great grandchildren. She was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church. She moved to Douglas in the late 1980's.
She was also preceded in death by her parents; daughter Cora Trujillo; her brothers and sisters; a great great granddaughter and a great great grandson.
SONS - Archie Sanchez, Sheridan
Art Sanchez, Sheridan
DAUGHTERS - Angie Mesa, Douglas, WY
Ann Benbo, Douglas, WY
Cirea Trujillo, Sheridan
NUMEROUS GRAND, GREAT GRAND AND GREAT GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
NUMEROUS NIECES AND NEPHEWS
Vigil service will be 7:00pm on Wednesday (Jan. 9th) from Champion Ferries Funeral Home. Funeral liturgy will be 10:00am on Thursday from Holy Name Catholic Church with Father Ronald Stolcis officiating. Interment will be in Sheridan Municipal Cemetery. Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.
Memorials may benefit the Whedon Cancer Foundation, 30 S. Scott St., Sheridan
Magdalena “Maggie” Sathren, 85, passed away on Thursday, February 28, 2002, at Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County.
Mrs. Sathren was born on July 2, 1916, in Linton, North Dakota, to Frederich and Karolina (Frey) Schnaible. Maggie married Olvie B. Sathren in Willow City, North Dakota, in 1938. She was a member of the Women of the Moose, and Trinity Lutheran Church in Rapid City, South Dakota. She enjoyed gardening, flowers, dancing, music, cooking, baking and canning, and she loved her grandchildren.
Mrs. Sathren was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, and eight sisters. She is survived by her husband Olvie of Sheridan; her daughter Sandra Hoffman and husband Ernie of Sheridan; her granddaughter Traci Kroger and special friend Tony Christensen of Sheridan; and her grandson Todd Kroger and wife Spring of Rapid City, South Dakota.
A visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday, March 4, 2002, at Catron-Oshiem Funeral Home in Rapid City, South Dakota. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5, 2002, at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Rapid City, with Pastor Don Brendtro officiating. Kane Funeral Home handled the local arrangements.
Memorial contributions may be made in Maggie’s name to the Sheridan Senior Center Day Break Program, 211 Smith Street, Sheridan, WY 82801.
Walter "Walt" H. Saunders
1918 - 2002
Walter "Walt" Harvey Saunders passed away on Wednesday, March 6, 2002, at Sheridan VA Medical Center. Walt spent his last 3 years at Sugarland Ridge in Sheridan to be close to family. He was born May 26, 1918 in Billings, MT to Walter Boone and Hallie (Rickerson) Saunders. He graduated from Gillette High School in 1936 and the University of Wyoming in 1941.
Walt met Betty Anne Mathis when he was 16. They were married Dec.25, 1939 in Gillette, Wyoming. They maintained a long and loving marriage. She preceded him in death by exactly 3 years, on March 6, 1999.
He served in the Army Air Corps 27th Transport, 312th Ferrying Group from 1942-1945, spending 14 months in the European Theatre. He earned an air medal during this time. Walt was extremely proud of his service to his country and recounted many stories about flying and time in Europe.
After returning from the service, Walt worked in the family retail lumber business, first in Gillette, then in Upton, Wyoming and finally in Ogallala, Nebraska. He left the family business in 1962, earning his real estate and insurance licenses. He and Betty moved to Tucson, Arizona in 1970 to further this career. Walt finally retired in 1997. He was active in the Tucson Breakfast Lions Club, Shrine, Masons and First Presbyterian Church.
His wife, Betty, his parents and 4 brothers preceded Walt in death. Two sons, Dr. Jerry and wife Jeri Saunders of Sheridan, Chuck and wife Sally Saunders of Ogallala, Nebraska; one daughter Susan and husband Doug Martin of North Platte Nebraska; one sister Mildred Fieldgrove of Gillette WY, 8 grandchildren and 7 great-grandchildren survive him.
He will be remembered most as a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather, old-papa and a believer in Jesus Christ. His wit and charm were unmatchable, as was his gentle spirit. He made friends easily wherever he went.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held at a later date at 1st Presbyterian Church in Sheridan, WY with Pastor Doug Melius officiating. Memorials may benefit 1st Presbyterian Church in Sheridan.