Donald B. Brown, 66, of Sheridan passed away on Saturday, August 24, 2002, at the Sheridan V.A. Medical Center.
Donald was born on November 10, 1935, to Ione Pope. Don married Shirley Ferris on October 16, 1961, and the couple had two sons. Don worked for Kerr McGee as a safety technician for 20 years. They moved to Sheridan five years ago, and have lived here since. Don loved to hunt and fish, and always enjoyed furthering his education, completing both high school and a year of college in his later years.
Mr. Brown was preceded in death by his mother. He is survived by his wife Shirley of Sheridan; his two sons Kelly with his wife Kathy of Vancouver, Washington, and Kerry with his wife Robin of Dolan Springs, Arizona; his three grandchildren, Christa M. Clament, Dena Murphy, and Nicole Murphy; and his two great-grandchildren Caleb Clament and Branden Clament.
Cremation has taken place, and private family memorial services will be held. Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Leland Dee Brown died September 15, 2002, at the Veteran's Hospital in Sheridan, Wyoming, at the age of 76.
He was born October 8, 1925, at Hooper, Utah, to Leland S. and Leona Brown. They moved to Worland, Wyoming, in 1926 where he spent his childhood. He was a Veteran of World War II. He returned to Worland, where he met and married Alberta Williams on April 28, 1946. He worked in the roofing business with his father and brothers the biggest part of his life. His love of life was fly fishing on Ten Sleep Creek and hunting the Big Horn Mountains for elk. He was a Wyoming native and was never content anywhere else.
He is survived by his sisters Thema Schmidt of Georgetown, Texas, and Beverly Hankins of Shell, Wyoming, and his brother Jerry R. Brown of Shell, Wyoming.
Cremation has taken place, and a memorial service will be conducted at a later date.
Eva D. Bury, 81, of Stansbury Park, Utah, formerly of Sheridan, passed away on Friday, August 30, 2002, in Stansbury Park, Utah.
Mrs. Bury was born on February 13, 1921, in Acme, Wyoming, to George and Mary (Kawulok) Legerski. Following her school years, she married Joseph George Bury in Monarch, Wyoming.
Eva was a faithful member of Holy Name Church, and enjoyed spending time with her family.
Mrs. Bury was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, four brothers, and one sister. Survivors include her two sons Tom and his wife Dannon of Stansbury Park, Utah, and Richard of Worland, Wyoming; her four grandchildren, Todd, Scott, Jennifer, and Sarah; her two great-grandchildren Andrew and Kaitlin; her five brothers; and two sisters.
A Rosary will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, September 4, 2002, at Kane Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 5, 2002, at Holy Name Catholic Church with The Reverend Ron Stolcis officiating. Interment will be in the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery. Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
The family has requested that memorials be made in Eva's name to the Whedon Cancer Foundation in care of Kay Roush, First Federal Savings Bank, P.O. Box 6007, Sheridan, WY 82801.
Theresa Cosner, 75, of Sheridan passed away on Monday, August 26, 2002, at Westview Health Care Center.
Theresa was born on August 22, 1927, in Anaconda, Montana, to Dr. William and Frances (Corrigan) Long. She graduated from high school, and continued her education, receiving a Bachelor's Degree in Home Economics from Montana State University in Bozeman, Montana. Theresa worked as a schoolteacher for three years, and married Harry Cosner on August 1, 1953, in Anaconda, Montana. The couple had three children, and Theresa taught for ten years in Riverton, Wyoming, after the children were in school. Harry and Theresa moved to Sheridan in 1992 to be near two of their children.
Mrs. Cosner was preceded in death by her parents, her sister Margaret Long, and her stepmother Lillian Barry Long. Survivors include her
husband Harry of Sheridan; her son James Cosner and his wife Debbie of Sheridan; her two daughters, Diane Swan and her husband Davis of Sheridan, and Marian Day and her husband Richard of Van Nuys, California; and her nine grandchildren, James Petrilli, Christopher Petrilli, Lindsay Egginton, Adrianne Swan, Rachael Swan, Hannah Swan, Cori Cosner-Burton, Andrea Cosner, and Patrick Cosner.
Rosary services will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 29, 2002, at Kane Funeral Home. Mass of the Christian Burial will take place at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 30, 2002, at Holy Name Catholic Church with The Reverend Tom Ogg officiating. Interment will be in the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery. Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
The family has requested that memorials be made in Theresa's name to the Special K Ranch in Columbus, Montana, (a home for children and adults with special needs) or to the charity of the donor's choice, both in care of Delphine Toner, First Interstate Bank, P.O. Box 2007, Sheridan, WY 82801.
John F. Cummings, 84, of Story, passed away on Thursday, September 19, 2002, at Sheridan Manor.
John was born on October 20, 1918, to Patrick and Agnes (Magner) Cummings in Rawlins, Wyoming. Following his graduation from high school, he attended the University of Wyoming, where he earned his Bachelor of Science Degree and became a pharmacist. He joined the Army in August of 1942, and married Ivy Barksdale on October 4, 1942, in Sacramento, California. John served in the Army as a Pharmacist until January of 1946, when he separated from the military and began his career as a self-employed Pharmacist. He and his wife were blessed with three children.
Mr. Cummings enjoyed fishing, skiing, and mechanics. He was a master mechanic and carpenter, who loved the mountains and living in Story, Wyoming. He also loved his profession as a Pharmacist, and unselfishly gave of his time and professional skills to thousands of people over the years as owner of Professional Pharmacy.
Mr. Cummings was preceded in death by his parents. He is survived by his wife Ivy of Story; his daughter Dr. Mary Cummings Talaga of Fair Oaks, California; his two sons Dr. Pat Cummings and his wife Becky of Sheridan, and Mike Cummings and his wife Beth of Helena, Montana; his seven grandchildren Patrick Everett Cummings of Story, Josh Sharp of Gillette, Wyoming, Abby Sharp of Powell, Wyoming, John Talaga of San Diego, California, Kevin Talaga of Santa Barbara, California, and Brian and John Cummings of Helena, Montana; his four great-grandchildren; and his two sisters Margaret Cummings and Jeannette Ramundo Cummings, both of Sacramento, California.
Cremation has taken place, and a private family graveside service will be held at the Quiet Rest Cemetery in Story, Wyoming, at a later date. Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
The family has requested that memorials be made in John's name to the Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church or the Story Branch Library, in care of Kay Roush, First Federal Savings Bank, P.O. Box 6007, Sheridan, WY 82801.
Robert J. Dempsey, 51, of Sheridan, passed away at Deaconess Billings Clinic in Billings, Montana, on Friday, July 5, 2002, after a short battle with cancer.
Rob was born on August 18, 1950, to Robert E. and LaVonne (Lash) Dempsey in Casper, Wyoming. Following his 1968 high school graduation in Belle Fourche, South Dakota, he attended college for a time, and in 1970, he married Patricia L. Meyer in Casper, Wyoming. The couple had two children, Chris and Geraldine. They moved to Sheridan in 1974, divorcing in 1982. Rob married Charlene Swearngin on August 26, 1989, in Sheridan, Wyoming. The couple made their home in Sheridan, where Rob worked for 25 years for Decker Coal Co.
Rob was the founding member and drummer of the band “Cruisin”. He founded the local Gold Wing Road Riders Chapter, Big Horn Mountain Cruisers, was the Chapter Director for 1 year, and was the Wyoming District Director for 3 years. Rob was a devoted husband, father, and grandfather who loved spending time with his family and friends. He loved playing with the band, motorcycling, woodworking, golfing, playing tennis, traveling and most of all, living every minute of life to the fullest with his wife Char. He was a member of the UMWA Local 1972 and the Gold Wing Road Riders Association. He coached little league for seven years, and was the head coach for the Sheridan Little League All-State Team for two years.
Rob is survived by his wife Char Dempsey of Sheridan, Wyoming; his daughter Geraldine Patch of Sheridan, Wyoming; his son Chris Dempsey and his wife Toni of Great Falls, Montana; his four grandchildren, Shantel Dempsey, Ashley Johnson, Taylor Johnson, and Brayden Dempsey; his father Robert E. Dempsey of Quitman, Texas; his mother LaVonne Davis and her husband Albert of Casper, Wyoming; his sister Vicki Young and her husband Glenn of Miles City, Montana; and his two brothers Kris Robins and his wife Val of Kirksville, Missouri, and Dale Dempsey and his wife Holly of Las Vegas, Nevada.
Memorial services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, July 13, 2002, at First Christian Church with the Reverend Doug Goodwin officiating. Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
The family has requested that memorials be made in Rob’s name to the Northern Rockies Cancer Center or the Deaconess Billings Clinic in care of Delphine Toner, First Interstate Bank, P.O. Box 2007, Sheridan, WY 82801.
Alvin K. Eastvold age 88, died Monday, August 26, 2002, in the home of his daughter and son-in-law in Sheridan, WY.
Alvin was born on September 12, 1913, in Mayville, ND, the son of O.A. & Mabel (Gramstad) Eastvold.
He grew up and graduated high school in Mayville. He attended college at Mayville State and Iowa State. After college, he returned to Mayville and began farming. Alvin married Pearl Strom, the love of his life, on December 15, 1939, in Mayville Lutheran Church and where members there all their lives. Alvin farmed and ran poultry operation until retiring in 1963. After retirement, he enjoyed carpentry work and woodworking. He also enjoyed walking (four miles everyday), football, telling jokes and visiting and interacting with people. He loved his grandchildren and took special interest in them.
Alvin was preceded in death by his parents; son Darryl in 1979; brother Orlo; and three sisters Mae Cella, Faith Shelshok and Helen Carlson.
WIFE - Pearl Eastvold, Sheridan
DAUGHTER - Mary Otteson & husband Doug, Sheridan
SISTERS - Lillian Huseby, Lodi, WI
Alice Melby, Battle Lake, MN
6 GRANDCHILDREN - Robyn, Heather & Hope Otteson
Angel & Jason Eastvold
4 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN - Madison, Leyken, Mason and Jerrod
Visitation will be from 5:00pm until 7:00pm on Thursday (Aug. 29th) from Baker Funeral Home, Mayville, ND. Funeral service will be 2:00pm on Friday from Mayville Lutheran Church. Interment in the Mayville Cemetery. Local arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home, Sheridan, WY.
Memorials may benefit the Mayville Lutheran Church "Legacy for Ministry", or Hospice of the Big Horns, 1401 W. 5th St. Sheridan, WY 82801
Linda Bessie Gaines, daughter of John and Bessie (Swearingen) Ebner, was born on August 5, 1968, in Norton, KS, the youngest of ten children. She passed away on July 27, 2002, in Sheridan, WY, at the age of 33.
Linda was seven years old when her mother passed away and her father passed away when she was seventeen. It was a struggle for Linda growing up without her parents. She lived on a farm south of Logan. The family then moved to Norton for a while before moving to Glade. Linda attended elementary school in Logan before moving to Norton and Glade. On November 23, 1987, Linda was united in marriage to Marvin Gaines at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church in Logan. This union was blessed with three daughters. Although she was married and running a household, Linda was still able to graduate from Phillipsburg High School with the class of 1988. Marvin and Linda lived in Logan all of their married life. Linda and Marvin were confirmed at St. Peter’s Lutheran Church on March 30, 2002.
At the age of 15, Linda started going on harvest. After her marriage to Marvin, Linda became a partner with her husband in Gaines Custom Harvesting. She learned a lot over the years with many ups and downs. She and Marvin struggled to get where they are today. They shared many wonderful experiences being on the road together and have met many wonderful people and have a numerous amount of close friends. Marvin and Linda were blessed to find a special nanny and friend. Teresa Griffin went on harvest with them the year Brittany was born and continued to be their very close friend and nanny. They were also blessed to find Saskia Zelko who was their nanny when Teresa had to stay home and be with her mother. She was very good with the girls and a dear friend.
Linda was a very outgoing, happy person who always had a smile on her face. She never met a stranger, and was always there for her family and friends and would go out of her way to help anyone. Her family was the highlight of her life and they always came first, no matter what. She loved to cook, bake, and especially enjoyed decorating cakes. Brittany remembers her mom telling her that when you’re mad, the best thing to do is bake a loaf of bread because you can slam the dough down as hard as you want and it won’t hurt it. Brittany, Marcy and Bessie enjoyed helping their mom in the kitchen, cooking and baking. At Christmas, Linda always baked cookies and made candy to take to their friends and neighbors.
She was preceded in death by her father John H. Ebner and her mother Dora Bessie (Swearingen) Ebner.
Survivors include her husband Marvin of the home; her three precious daughters, Brittany Elaine, Marcy Lynn, and Bessie Maria, all of the home; her five brothers John Ebner and wife Kathi of Logan, Edward Ebner and wife Eve of Sabetha, KS, Delbert Ebner of Russell, KS, Arthur Ebner and wife Kathy of Logan, and Alvin Ebner of Norton; her four sisters, Rosemary Shanks and husband Darrell of Idalia, CO, Alice Rohr and husband Darrell of Victoria, KS, Ruth Chambers and husband Brad of Edmond, KS, and Betsy Horn and husband Oliver of Boise, ID; her mothers-in-law, LaVera Ellis of Sterling, CO, and Virginia Gaines of Alma, NE; her brother-in-law Earl Gaines of Glade, KS; her sisters-in-law, Elaine Brown and husband Rich of Boise, ID, and Ellen Kemper and husband Gary of Phillipsburg, KS, and a host of nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.
Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, August 2, 2002, at the Logan Christian Church in Logan, Kansas, with Pastor Joel Hiesterman and Carl Rodgers co-officiating. Interment was in the Pleasant View Cemetery in Logan, Kansas. Logan Funeral Home handled the funeral arrangements in Kansas, and Kane Funeral Home handled the local arrangements.
Gerald S. Gwinn, 83, died Sunday, September 15, 2002, in Sheridan County Memorial Hospital.
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at St. Peter's Episcopal Church with the Reverend Ray Clark and Father David Duprey officiating. A reception will follow the service. Private graveside services will be held on Tuesday.
Born on June 23, 1919, to David E. and Frances S. Gwinn, Gerry was a native of Sheridan and lived there most of his life. He was a 1938 graduate of Sheridan High School and attended Kemper Military Academy and the University of Wyoming. He excelled in sports throughout his school years and was named to the All-State high school football team in his senior year.
He later shared his lifelong interest in sports with the audience of KROE radio's "Time In For Sports." He had a varied career in sales and marketing and for a time was associated with the Sheridan Commercial Company, a Gwinn family business for many years. He served on the Board of Directors of the Vernon S. and Rowena W. Griffith Foundation and was a longtime member of the Elks Lodge. Gerry loved the outdoors-whether fishing or hunting, tending his garden, or playing golf.
He was preceded in death by his brothers, Donald and George, and his first wife, Jean. Survivors include his wife, Agnes; sons Seth Gwinn of Fremont, Nebraska, and Geoff Tripalin of Madison, Wisconsin; stepdaughters Maureen and Barbara Humphrys; 4 grandchildren; and sister-in-law Elizabeth Gwinn.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library or to a charity of the donor's choice.