Fred Pate, 89, of Sheridan, WY died Wednesday, December 4, 2002 in Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County.
Mr. Pate was born June 15, 1913 in McCook, Nebraska, to Delbert and Drucilla (Hagerson) Pate. He grew up and attended schools in McCook. Mr. Pate then moved to Wyoming where he worked on various ranches. When WW II broke out, Mr. Pate enlisted in the Army and served in the European Theatre, mainly in the mountains of Italy, where he worked with donkeys. After the service, Mr. Pate returned to the States and went to work for the V. A. Hospital in Hot Springs, S.D., then transferred to the V. A. Hospital in Sheridan.
Mr. Pate married Nellie Ritola in Sheridan on Valentine's Day, 1973. Mr. Pate was a life member of the American Legion Post and life member of the Sheridan Elk's Lodge. He enjoyed gardening, playing Bingo, dancing, and loved playing pool. Mr. Pate was on the entertainment committee at the Sheridan Elk's Lodge for many years.
Mr. Pate was preceded in death by his parents, his first wife, and all of his siblings with the exception of one brother, "Jigs" of McCook, NE.
He is survived by his wife, Cornelia "Nellie" Pate, of Sheridan; a step-son, Dr. Carl Ritola, of Sheridan, a step-daughter, Judy Pinder, of Sheridan; 6 step-grandchildren; 7 great step-grandchildren; and several nieces and 1 nephew.
Services for Mr. Pate will be 11:00 AM Monday, Dec. 9, 2002 at the 1st United Methodist Church with the Rev Douglas Goodwin officiating.
Inurnment of cremains will be 2:00 PM Thursday, Dec. 12, 2002 in the Elk's section of Sheridan Municipal Cemetery with Sheridan Elk's Lodge #520 officiating. Military rites will be conducted by the Wyoming National Guard and John Donald Garbutt Post # 7. Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.
Memorials in memory of Mr. Pate may be made to the Sheridan Senior Center, 211 Smith St, Sheridan, WY 82801
RandyA.Paul, 40,of Sheridan,WY died November 2, 2002 at his residence.
He was born September 10, 1962 in Sheridan to Jack L. and Mary L. (Niemann) Paul. He grew up and attended schools in Sheridan, graduating from Sheridan High School in 1981. He then attended the Wyoming Technical School in Laramie, WY.
Mr. Paul was an auto body paint-man, working in several shops in Denver, CO, Casper, WY, and Florida before returning to Sheridan where he worked in several area body shops. He enjoyed 4-wheeling, boating, snow machining, liked the outdoors and enjoyed car races. He was a member of the Snow-Mads, and the YMCA.
He was proceeded in death by his grandparents. Mr. Paul in survived by his parents, Jack and Mary Paul of Sheridan; a daughter, Jessica Ann Paul of Sheridan; and 2 sisters, Sandy Morton of Sheridan, and Jackie Thorne of Wellington, CO.
Memorial services for Mr. Paul will be 10:00A.M. Wednesday, November 6, 2002 at Champion Ferries Funeral Home with the Rev. Douglas Goodwin officiating. Interment of cremains will be in the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery.
Memorials in memory of Mr. Paul may be made to the American Diabetes Association, in care of Delphine Toner, 1st Interstate Bank, P. O. Box 2007, Sheridan, WY 82801
c, 79, of Sheridan, passed away on Wednesday, November 20, 2002, at Sheridan Manor.
Ardith Burdette Peterson was born on May 23, 1923, in North Loup, Nebraska. She was the second daughter born to Neils Christian "Pete" Peterson and Grace Emerald (Beliel) Peterson. Her early years were spent in Nebraska. She moved with her family to Midwest, Wyoming, and graduated from Midwest High School. Ardith was a champion tennis player in high school and enjoyed all sports. During her teens she worked in the movie theater in Midwest. She was a drummer with the Midwest bands.
In the World War II years, she worked in the munitions manufacturing plant at Rocky Mountain Arsenal in Colorado and built electrical components for Bomber airplanes. After the war, she worked at different jobs such as: driving a truck for delivery services, tending bar, or cooking in different Denver area eateries. In one restaurant position she met Florence Miner, her life long friend and business partner.
In 1949, Ardith and Florence purchased the Tunnel Inn Bar and Supper Club in Story, Wyoming. Ardie, a strong successful business woman, was a skilled bartender and good cook. She was also a shrewd card player, an enthusiastic dancer and lively musician. She assisted the community endeavors of Story residents in private funding and in public fund-raising. Some projects were establishing the Story fire department and ambulance service as well as special activities for the Story School. She served as treasurer of the Story library group in expanding the library structure, activities, and books. She raised funds for building Our Lady of the Pines Catholic Church during the 1950s. She was an active big game hunter and enjoyed riding a motorcycle and snowmobile.
Ardith sold the Tunnel Inn and retired in 1981. She moved to Sheridan in 1987 and spent her last 3 years in a nursing home. She maintained an interest in animal welfare. Until her last year, Ardie worked many jigsaw puzzles.
Ardie's parents, step-mother Shirley Peterson, and older sister Iris Hodde preceded her in death.
Ardith Peterson is survived by a younger sister Twyla Bretey of Alcova, Wy, and nieces - Vicki Jo Bretey of Alcova, Wy; Pam Reid of Casper, Wy; Penny Miles of Lingle, Wy. She is also survived by the daughters and families of Florence Miner: Linda (Miner) & Cal Clayton, Carol Ann (Miner) & Ed Schleichardt, and Janet (Miner) & Pete Frith.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 23, 2002, at Kane Funeral Home with The Reverend Ron Stolcis officiating . Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Charles Terres Peterson, 76, passed away on Friday, October 11, 2002, at his home in Sheridan with his family at his side.
Charles was born on March 15, 1926, in Blue Earth Minnesota, to Elizabeth and Tobias Peterson. He attended high school at Augustana Academy in Canton, South Dakota. Upon graduation, Charles enlisted in the Navy and went to Officer's Training at the University of Colorado. After discharge from the Navy, he enrolled at the University of Wyoming in Laramie and graduated with a degree in Geology. While at the University he played football for the Cowboys and was All Conference and honorable mention All American.
He married Diane Stephens on August 21, 1948 in Park Ridge, Illinois and their union was blessed with 4 children.
After Graduation, Charles returned to farm the family farm in Blue Earth, MN for 8 years. He then took a sales job with General Mills where he worked for 22 years living in Detroit Lakes, Minnesota, Shreveport, Louisiana and finally in Long Lake, Minnesota He took early retirement and started an industrial chemical consulting business in Sheridan which he continued until his death.
Charles enjoyed hunting, fishing, and golfing. He was affiliated with the Cowboy Joe Club, Wyoming State Seniors Golf, Trinity Lutheran Church, Ducks Unlimited and the National Wildlife Federation.
Mr. Peterson was preceded in death by his parents, daughter Terry Peterson, and grandson Eric Peterson, as well as three sisters: Eleanor Larson, Margaret Reinertson, Elaine Miller and brother David Peterson.
Charles is survived by Diane, his wife of 54 years; son Stephen and wife Mary and their children: Jennifer, Teresa, Kevin, and Christine of Bloomington Illinois; son Scott and wife Bonnie and their children Alex and Kari of Allen, Texas; son Kent of White Bear Lake, MN and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Charles is also survived by his sister: Elizabeth Boito of Santa Maria, California; sister in law Joanne Peterson; brother in law Ken Reinertson and wife Margaret; brother in law Fred Miller and wife Joan; and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service to celebrate Chuck's life will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Tuesday October 15, 2002 at Trinity Lutheran Church, Sheridan. Paster Ron Nelson and Wilber Holz will officiate. Memorials if desired to National Wildlife Federation or Trinity Lutheran Church. Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Anna L. Randall, 77, of Sheridan, WY, died Friday, November 15, 2002 in Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County.
Mrs. Randall was born November 25, 1924 in Monarch, WY to Ernest and Anna Louella (Morgan) Kester. She grew up and attended elementary schools in the Ash Creek area, then attended and graduated from Sheridan High School in 1942.
Mrs. Randall then worked for the telephone company in Denver, CO. She married Robert W. Randall in Sheridan, WY on January 13, 1946. She worked for an insurance company in Sheridan for a short period after their marriage, then devoted her life to being a homemaker and mother. Mrs. Randall enjoyed spending time on her ranch on Ash Creek being with the cattle, and farming. She had been a member of Job's Daughter's, and was a member of 1st United Methodist Church in Sheridan.
She was preceded in death by her parents, and one brother.
She is survived by her husband, Bob, of Sheridan; one son, Gregg, of Powell, WY; one daughter, Deborah Saunders, of Houston, TX; one brother, Richard Kester, of Pennsylvania; and 4 grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Randall will be 2:00 P.M. Monday, November 18, 2002 at the 1st United Methodist Church with the Rev Douglas Goodwin officiating. Burial will be in Acacia Section, Masonic Lodge # 43 in the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery. Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.
Memorials in memory of Mrs. Randall may be made to the Arthritis Foundation, in care of Delphine Toner, 1st Interstate Bank, P. O. Box 2007, Sheridan, WY 82801
Elizabeth Rose Reimers, 66, of Sheridan, WY, died Wednesday, October 9, 2002 at her home in Sheridan.
Mrs. Reimers was born December 2, 1935 in Sheridan, WY to Ralph Whitaker and Dorothy Elizabeth (Sickler) Jacobs. She was raised at Leiter, WY, and attended 1st through 7th grades at the Cadiz School, 8th grade at Hill School in Sheridan, & 9th through 12th grades at Sheridan High School graduating in 1953.
She married Gene L Reimers February 13, 1958 in the Sheridan County Court House by then Justice of the Peace Phil Garbutt, this being his first marriage ceremony.
Mrs. Reimers was a bookkeeper working for Riley Motor Company, the Sheridan County Clerk's Office, & Sheridan Motors. She also was employed at Boyd's Supermarket & J. C. Penney's. She was a member of Job's Daughters in High School and a member of 1st Christian Church, Sheridan. She loved spending time with her children, grandchildren, and great grandchildren, loved horses and enjoyed camping and reading.
Mrs. Reimers was preceded in death by her parents, 1 brother, 1 grandson, 1 nephew and 1 niece.
She is survived by her husband, Gene, of Sheridan, 3 son's Clinton J. & Jerry R. Reimers of Sheridan; Donald J. Reimers of Jacksonville, FL.; 1 daughter, Leslie J. Carter of Sheridan, WY; 2 sisters, Joan I. Jacobs & Beverly J. Rhodes, both of Sheridan; 12 grandchildren & 3 great grandchildren.
Visitation for Mrs. Reimers will be from 9:00 AM to 10:45 AM Monday, October 14th, 2002 at Champion Ferries Funeral Home. Graveside services will be held at 11:00 AM Monday, October 14th, 2002 in the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery with George Tellez officiating. Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.
Memorials in memory of Mrs. Reimers may be made to the Shrine Children's Hospital Travel Fund, P. O. Box K, Sheridan, WY 82801.
Ermal Roberts passed away at her home on Tuesday, November 5, 2002.
Ermal was born in Alanthus Grove, Missouri, on April 27, 1918, one of nine children of Lulu and Otis Bateman. When she was a young woman she moved to the Sate of Washington where she later met Donald H. Roberts. Several years later when Donald was serving in the Army during WWII, they were married at Camp Lee, Virginia, on February 12, 1943.
Ermal and Donald raised their children on their PK Ranch west of Sheridan. Her family was the most important part of her life. She was very involved in the small country school her children attended, from helping with activities and field days to sewing costumes for the school's programs. She believed in being a full time Mother and Wife. Ermal also enjoyed the beauty of the mountains and open spaces, and being an active part of her children's outdoor activities. Her home and spacious yard were always full of the laughter of family and friends. Ermal always had open arms for someone in need, offering a helping hand and a warm shoulder for listening. She was a friend to all.
Survivors include her husband of 59 years Donald H. Roberts, a daughter Sheri Tietjen of Clearmont, a son Donald B. Roberts of Sheridan, 5 grandchildren, a sister Shirley Miller of Hawaii, a brother Otis "Lucky" Bateman, Jr. of Sheridan, nephew Bret Bateman who has been like a second son to Ermal and Don for 18 years and numerous other nieces and nephews.
Funeral service will be Saturday, November 9th, 10:00am from First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Joseph Keys officiating. Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.
In lieu of flowers those wishing to honor Ermal's memory may contribute to their favorite charity, the Sheridan YMCA or the First United Methodist Church.
Please cherish your memories of Ermal.
"With a love divine and a faith that passeth human understanding"
Matthew C. "Mick" Roberts, 85, passed away on Tuesday, October 8, 2002, at Sheridan Manor.
Matthew C. "Mick" Roberts was born May 5, 1917, in Crook County, Wyoming, to William and Nettie (Angel) Roberts. He attended school in Sundance, graduating in 1933 at the age of 16. After graduation, Mick taught in one-room country schools in Crook County. On April 30, 1939, he married Leona "Nonnie" Canfield, and the couple moved to Cheyenne. Mick took a position as clerk for the Sales Tax Division at the State of Wyoming. He became a clerk for Burlington Trailways Bus Company in 1941, and retired from Trailways in 1980 as Regional Superintendent. After the loss of his wife in 1980, Mick became a bookkeeper for the Albany CafE9, and worked there until moving to Sheridan in 1999.
Mick was preceded in death by his wife Nonnie and his parents. He is survived by his son Larry and daughter Geraldine of Sheridan; two grandchildren Jeanan and Hans; eight great-grandchildren; his two sisters, Mary Hook of South Dakota and Nora Reimer of Cheyenne; a brother Don of Texas; many loving in-laws and very good friends, as well as his family will miss him greatly.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 12, 2002, at the Methodist Church in Sundance, Wyoming. Kane Funeral Home is handling the local arrangements. Fidler Funeral Chapels in Sundance, Wyoming, are handling the Sundance arrangements.
The family has requested that memorials be made in Mick's name to Crook County Library, in care of Delphine Toner, First Interstate Bank, P.O. Box 2007, Sheridan, WY 82801.