Murel Jean Packard- age 82 of Arvada, WY
Died Wednesday, July 23, 2003, in Amie Holt Care Center, Buffalo, WY
Born May 11, 1921, in Sheridan, WY
Parents – James & Erma (Minster) Enochs
She grew up on the family ranch south of Arvada. She graduated from Sheridan High School and later went on to Business College in Denver. Murel married Wayne Packard on May 29, 1939, at the family ranch. They ranched there until moving to Idaho Falls, ID in 1948 and then to Cody, WY. They returned to the ranch south of Arvada in 1967 and ranched there the rest of their lives. Murel gave piano lessons to the neighbor children for many years. She loved music and played various instruments including piano and violin. She enjoyed animals, poetry, storytelling, and having company over for dinner.
Preceded in death by her parents, husband and two brothers.
SON – Gary Packard, Arvada, WY
DAUGHTER – Wanda Hape, Sheridan, WY
11 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
Viewing will be 9:00am until 5:00pm on Monday (July 28th) with funeral service at 10:00am on Tuesday from Champion Ferries Funeral Home. Interment will be in Sheridan Municipal Cemetery.
Memorials may benefit Services for the Visually Impaired, 2161 Coffeen Ave., #6, Sheridan, WY 82801
Mildred M. Russell age 94 of Sheridan, WY, died Friday, July 4, 2003, in Sheridan Manor. She was born October 15, 1908, in Northwood, Iowa, to Louis & Mina “Minnie” (Hanson) Madson. She grew up and attended schools in Northwood. She received her teaching degree from State Teacher’s College, Cedar Falls, IA (now the University of Northern Iowa). She married Dr. Bryan F. Russell on June 30, 1934 in Northwood. She taught school in Iowa and in Cody, Wyoming before coming to Sheridan. Dr. B.F. Russell died in 1995. Mrs. Russell was very active in Sheridan being a member of First United Methodist Church, PEO Sisterhood, American Legion Auxiliary, Sheridan Woman’s Club, Daughters of the Nile, United Methodist Women, Fine Arts Club, Sheridan Book Review Club and a life member of the Friends of the Library.
Brother Alton Madson and sister Myrtle M. Rider also preceded Mrs. Russell in death.
Mrs. Russell is survived by her son Bryan W. Russell & wife Edith of Cheyenne, WY; daughter Mildred R. Marsh & husband Robert of Billings, MT; grandchildren Scott and Wendy Marsh of Bothell, Washington and Kirsti Marsh of Newcastle, Washington; and great grandchildren Hiedi Marsh and Nolan Marsh of Bothell, Washington.
Memorial service will be 10:00am on Monday (July 28th) from First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Don Derryberry officiating. Inurnment of cremains will be in Sunset Rest Cemetery, Northwood, IA.
Memorials may benefit Cottey College, 1100 W. Austin Blvd., Nevada, MO 64772-2790 or First United Methodist Church 215 W. Works St., Sheridan, WY 82801
Linda Aversano Sales age 55 of Sheridan, WY
Died Monday, July 7, 2003, in Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County
Born September 23, 1947, in Seattle, WA
Parents – Anthony & Nellie (Lucero) Aversano
She grew up in southern California and graduated from Lennox High School. She graduated from the University of Wyoming. Linda came to Sheridan in 1971. She married Don Sales in 1978 in Hawaii. They were later divorced. She worked at the Chamber of Commerce for several years and was a substitute teacher at Sheridan High School. Linda worked for several businesses before going to work at Wal Mart. Linda enjoyed gardening, crafts, sewing, collecting antiques & seashells, being outdoors, motorcycles, music and dancing.
She was preceded in death by her father and one brother Mike.
SON – Rob Sales, Spearfish, SD
DAUGHTER – Chris Dettmers, Denver, CO
MOTHER – Nellie Larsen, Denver, CO
BROTHERS – Pat Aversano, Lakewood, CO
Victor Aversano, Denver, CO
GRANDMOTHER – Cecilia Sandoval, Dinuba, CA
A gathering of family and friends will be held at 11:00am on Saturday (July 12th) from Linda’s home at 1309 Bowman Ave., Sheridan.
Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.
Memorials may benefit Angel Flight, in care of Delphine Toner, First Interstate Bank, Box 2007, Sheridan, WY 82801
E. Keith Salisbury age 80 of Sheridan, WY
Died Wednesday, July 9, 2003, in Westview Health Care Center, Sheridan
Born February 3, 1923, in Sheridan
Parents – Lloyd & Avon (Pence) Salisbury
He grew up and graduated high school in Sheridan. Served in the Army during the occupation in Japan. After the service, he returned to Sheridan and married Doris Rose in 1950. He worked at the V.A. Medical Center until he retired in 1974. Mrs. Salisbury died in 1974. He coached Little League Baseball as well as being a Scout Master and volunteer fireman in Big Horn, WY, for several years. Keith was one of the organizing members of the AFGE Union in Sheridan. In 1988, he married Edith Geer. An avid fly fisherman, Keith also enjoyed hunting, bowling, dancing and traveling. He was a member of AFGE Union, Elks Lodge #520 and American Legion Post #7.
WIFE – Edith Salisbury, Sheridan
SON – Richard Salisbury, Tucson, AZ
TWIN BROTHER – Kenneth Salisbury, Sioux Falls, SD
2 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
SEVERAL NIECES AND NEPHEWS
Memorial service will be 2:00pm on Monday (July 14th) from Champion Ferries Funeral Home with Father Paul Sneve officiating. Inurnment will be in Sheridan Elks Cemetery with Elks Lodge #520 Officers presiding.
Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.
Memorials may benefit the Donor’s Choice.
Edwin Schmierer, 81, of Sheridan, WY, died Thursday, July 31, 2003 in Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County.
Mr. Schmierer was born September 1, 1921 in Tappen, North Dakota to Christian and Cristina (Orth) Schmierer. He grew up in North Dakota and joined the Army, serving from 1943 to 1946 in Ogden, Utah.
Mr. Schmierer married Lena Lachenmaier in Hardin, MT April 9, 1947. He was employed at the Sheridan Flouring Mill for 23 years, worked for the Jersey Creamery for a number of years, then worked at Highland Park School, retiring in 1986. In 1974, Mr. Schrmierer completed his GED-high school equivalence at the age of 53, as he had to quit high school during the Depression to help on the family farm. Edwin no longer needs his cane. He is walking with the Lord.
Mr. Schmierer enjoyed gardening, puzzles, concerts in the park, and spending time with his family. He was a member of the First Assembly of God Church in Sheridan.
Mr. Schmierer was preceded in death by his parents, 5 brothers, and 6 sisters.
He is survived by his wife, Lena, of Sheridan; 1 son, Rick Schmierer, of Sheridan; 2 brothers, Dave and wife Hazel, of Lodi, CA, and Gottlieb and wife Martha, of Lemmon, S.D.; and 2 sisters, Pauline Schmierer of Lodi, CA, and Amelia Wagenman and husband, Gottlieb, of Spokane, WA.
Visitation for Mr. Schmierer will be from 6:00P.M. to 8:00P.M. Sunday, August 3, 2003 at Champion Ferries Funeral Home. Funeral service for Mr. Schmierer will be 10:00A.M. Monday, Aug. 4, 2003 at Champion Ferries Funeral Home with the Rev. Alan Boyles officiating. Burial will be in the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery. Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.
Memorials in memory of Mr. Schmierer may be made to the First Assembly of God Church, 1045 Lewis St., Sheridan, WY 82801
William H. Sept, 80, of Sheridan, passed away on Monday, July 28, 2003, at Sheridan Manor.
William was born on December 7, 1922, in Neslen, South Dakota, to John and Helen (Miller) Sept. He worked as a cement finisher in the construction business for all of his working life. William very much enjoyed hunting and fishing.
Mr. Sept was preceded in death by his parents; his five brothers, Arnold Sept, Robert Sept, Arthur Sept, Edward Sept and Harry Sept; and his four sisters, Tillis Britzman, Doris Sept, Alma Sorenson, Emma Dykes, and Leona Lewis. Survivors include his two sisters, Helen Gearhart of Buffalo, WY and Bertha Britzman of Riverside, CA; aan a niece, Shirley Carter and her husband ,Keith of Sheridan.
Cremation has taken place in Sheridan. Inurnment of cremains will be in the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery on Saturday, August 2, 2003 at 10:00 am. Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Gerald Woodrow Slater, 88, of Sheridan, passed away on Tuesday, July 8, 2003, at Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County.
Gerald was born on February 21, 1915, in Sheridan, Wyoming, to George and AnneBelle (Sepal) Slater. Mr. Slater attended Big Horn and Sheridan schools. He worked on a ranch in 1931. On October 16, 1936, he married Helen Krezelok in Sheridan, Wyoming, the two of them were married for sixty six years. Their union was blessed with two daughters. When Gerald and Helen were first married he worked on a local dairy farm, for Sheridan Coal Company, then began working at Mid Continent Oil for twenty four years. In 1971 Gerald began working at Champion Funeral Home. He was a member of BPOE (Elks) 520 for twenty eight years and was elected Elk of the Year for 1991-1992. He was also a member of Oddfellows #19. Gerald enjoyed spending time with his family, gardening, attending lodge meetings and raising flowers.
Mr. Slater was preceded in death by his wife Helen; his parents; his brother James Slater; and his grandson, Byron Schilling. Survivors include his two daughters, Shirley E. Schilling of Casper and Judy A. Engle of Wheatridge, CO; his 2 grandchildren; and his 2 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Friday, July 11, 2003 at Kane Funeral Home from 7:00 p.m. until 8:00 p.m. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 12, 2003, at Kane Funeral Home with Pastor Robert Miller officiating. Interment will follow in the Elks Cemetery. Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
The family has requested that memorials be made in Gerald's name to Sheridan Senior Center in care of Delphine Toner, First Interstate Bank, P.O. Box 2007, Sheridan, WY 82801.
James W. Smith, 85, of Sheridan, WY, died Wednesday, July 9, 2003 in the Sheridan V. A. Medical Center.
Mr. Smith was born October 28, 1917 in Whitesburg, Penn. to Frank and Vera (McKee) Smith, the eldest of 10 children. He attended school at Concord Elementary School, and graduated from Elderton High School in Elderton Penn. Mr. Smith also attended Grove City College in Grove City, Penn.
Mr. Smith entered the Army in 1940, serving in the India-Burma Theater until 1946. He then returned to Elderton in 1947, and married Audrey Christy June 14, 1947 in the Pleasant Valley Presbyterian Church in Monateau, Penn.
Mr. Smith worked erecting gas rigs, and also bought a farm in Penn. in 1947. The Smiths moved to Newcastle, WY in 1965 where he was a carpenter and the manager of the employment service office. Mr. Smith also worked in the Post Office for a short time. He became a Farm Bureau Agent in 1968 until his retirement in 1979. The Smiths moved to Sheridan in 1993.
Mr. Smith was a life member of the American Legion, the V. F. W., and the Reformed Presbyterian Church. He enjoyed traveling in his R.V., spending time with his family and reading.
Mr. Smith was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, and 1 sister.
He is survived by his wife, Audrey, of Sheridan; two sons, Ralph Smith and wife, Diana, of Wheatland, WY, and Richard “Red” Smith and wife Keta, of Dayton, WY; two daughters, Mrs. Robert (Kathy) Kehl of Douglas, WY, and Mrs. Jim (Karen) Zerbst of Shell, WY; two brothers, Byron Smith of Bethel Park, Penn, and Donald Smith of Alaska; 4 sisters, Delnora Hanley and Winifred Henderson, both of Florida, Donna Dean Taylor of Clarion, Penn., and Vivian Lemke of Fallbrook,CA; 12 grandchildren, and 8 great grandchildren.
Services for Mr. Smith will be 10:00A.M. Monday, July 14th, 2003 at Champion Ferries Funeral Home with the Revs. Terry Wall and Joe Wolf officiating. Burial will be at 2:30P.M. July 14th at the Oregon Trail Cemetery in Evansville, WY. Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.
Memorials in memory of Mr. Smith may be made to the St. Labre Indian School, Ashland MT, in care of Delphine Toner, First Interstate Bank, P. O. Box 2007, Sheridan, WY 82801