Helena E. Lovick, 85, of Sheridan, WY died Monday, September 8, 2003 in Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County.
Mrs. Lovick was born April, 1918 in Fairfield, Missouri to Charles Robert and Marth Agnes (Tupin) Eaton. She grew up in S.E. Missouri and married Lewis William Lovick July 15,1934 in Missouri.
Mrs. Lovick was a homemaker living in Missouri unitl moving to Sheridan in 1997 to be near her sister. She enjoyed flowers, reading, cooking, playing cards, cross-word puzzles, and spending time with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, 8 brothers, 5 sisters and 2 sons.
Mrs. Lovick is survived by her husband, Lewis, of Sheridan; 1 son, Daniel Larry Lovick of Sheridan; 2 daughters, Darleen Comfort and Sharleen Livingston, both os Sheridan; 4 grandchildren and step great, great grandchildren.
Funeral services for Mrs. Lovick will be 11:00 A.M. Thursday, September 11, 2003 at Champion Ferries Funeral Home with Rev. Terral Bearden officiating.
Visitation for Mrs. Lovick will be 4:00pm Sunday, September 14,2003 at Bowlin-Cantriel Funeral Home, California, Missouri. Graveside services will be 10:00AM Monday, September 15, 2003 at the California City Cemetery, California, Missouri. Local arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.
Memorials in memory of Mrs. Lovick may be made to the charity of the donor's choice in care of Karen Green. First Interstate Bank, P.O. Box 2007, Sheridan, WY 82801.
Delchia Lonabaugh Neighbors, 83, of Sheridan, passed away on Tuesday, September 2, 2003, at Sheridan Manor.
Mrs. Neighbors was born April 16, 1920, in Sheridan to Andrew and Mary (Nichols-Kumor) Banas. Delchia was raised by Marie Swaner. On May 15, 1953 she married Robert Andrew Neighbors and their marriage was blessed with one daughter. In 1963, at the 25th anniversary of the National Federation of Republican Women held in Chicago, Delchia modeled a ball gown worn by First Lady Mrs. Benjamin Harrison, who wore the dress at a function held at the White House. She also modeled the inaugural ball gown at Salt Lake City, Utah for the Ballet Guilds benefit dinner/dance called the” Bald Elegance.” Delchia graduated from Chicago Art Institute. She taught tole painting for twenty years and donated several tole paintings to the Senior Center for benefit auctions. Delchia was a red cross volunteer for the V.A. for thirty years. She enjoyed gardening, hunting, and fishing.
Delchia was preceded in death by her husband, Robert; her parents; and one sister, Jerry Banas. She is survived by her daughter, Lesa Raths-Whitaker and her husband Michael of Sheridan; her granddaughter Kristin Raths of Sheridan; and her brother Andrew Jack Banas of Sheridan.
Cremation has taken place in Sheridan. Memorial services will be held on Monday, September 8, 2003 at 10:00am at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church with Reverend Ray Clark and Father David Duprey officiating. Burial will follow in the Elk’s Cemetery. Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
The family has requested that memorials be made in Delchia’s name to Cancer Fund for Children in care of Karen Green, First Interstate Bank, P.O. Box 2007, Sheridan, WY 82801.
Robert Lee Redinger, 70, of Sheridan, passed away on Friday, September 12,2003, at his residence after a long illness.
Robert was born on September 19, 1932, in Deadwood, South Dakota, to Reazo and Evelyn (Olson) Redinger. He married Fern Wilen on March 23,1957, in Deadwood and the couple had fourteen children together. Robert enjoyed fishing, hunting, inventing and spending time with his family.
Mr. Redinger was preceded in death by his father, Reazo; one son, Lars; and 8 grandchildren. Survivors inclue his mother, Evelyn; wife, Fern of Sheridan; his ten sons, Lee of Nales, S.D., Todd of Weberville, MI, Linn of Sturgis, S.D. Scott of St. Paul, MN, Ross of Gillette, WY, Hugh, Hans, Drew, Orin, and Noel all of Sheridan; his three daughter, Kim Tapani, Joy Redinger, both of Sheridan and Gwen Homola of Ranchester; his four brothers, Reazo Jr. (Bud) of Yacolt, WA, Daryl, Paul and James all of Spearfish, S.D.; his three sisters, Evelyn Wilen of Bell Fourches, S.D. , Mary Rosenlund of Spearfish, S.D., and Edna Bunn of Chanhassen, MN ; and his 57 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.
Visitation will be held on Sunday, September 14,2003 at 7:00pm, at the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church. Funeral services will be held on Monday at 2:00pm at the Old Apostolic Lutheran Church.
Robert K. Richardson, 76, of Sheridan, WY, died Thursday, September 4, 2003 in Westview Health Care Center.
Mr. Richardson was born January 6, 1927 in Des Moines, Iowa to James and Rosetta (Clark) Richardson. When he was 7 years old, the family moved to the Grass Creek area near Thermopolis, WY and he attended schools in Thermopolis.
Mr. Richardson served in the Navy during World War II, stationed in Norfolk, Virginia. After the service, he returned to WY working in the oil fields at Grass Creek and the surrounding areas in the Big Horn Basin. In 1961, Mr. Richardson and Charles Stump started the “R” & “S” Well Servicing Company, which they ran until 1971.
He married Phyllis Jean Haynes December 11, 1971 in Laramie, WY. In 1980, the Richardson’s moved to Evanston, WY, and Mr. Richardson retired in 1992. They then returned to Thermopolis, and moved to Sheridan in 1997.
Mr. Richardson was a life member of the V.F.W., enjoyed bowling, fishing, and spending time with his family. He loved his “pug” dogs, and always had a “pug” dog with him.
Mr. Richardson was preceded in death by his parents, 2 brothers, 2 sisters, 1 daughter, and 1 son.
He is survived by his wife, Phyllis, of Sheridan, WY; 4 sons, Robert, of Powell, Brian, of Kemmerer, Phillip, of Casper, and Wendell, of Riverton; 1 daughter, Rozanne Pebbles, of Dillon, MT; 2 step-daughters, Nancy Hess, of Sheridan, WY, and Sharon Ward, of Boulevard, CA; many grand children and great grandchildren.
A private family memorial service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.
Memorials in memory of Mr. Richardson may be made to the Parkinson’s Disease Foundation, in care of Karen Green, First Interstate Bank, P.0. Box 2007, Sheridan, WY. 82801
Shirley T. Sampson, of Sheridan , passed away at Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County on Friday, September 26,2003, at the age of 63.
Shirley was born in Sheridan on September 22,1940, to Darlene Fern (McKenzie) and Roy lewis Griffin. Shirley, along with her three sisters, Aileen, Billie, and Pauline was raised and attended school in Sheridan. Following her school years, Shirley married Franklin Wayne "shorty" Sampson in Custer, South Dakota, on September 30, 1958. The couple had one daughter, Rita Sampson. Shirley worked at the Sheridan V.A. Medical Center for 25 years, on both the Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation Unity and the Psychiatric Unit as a Certified Nursing Assistant.
Shirley enjoyed fishing, camping and traveling. Following Wayne's death, Shirley met and enjoyed spending time with Steve Noel. They attended auctions and yard sales, and Shirley made crafts, had an appreciation for antique cars, was a member of the KARZ, and liked giving people a hard time.
Shirley was preceded in death by her husband Wayne and her parents. She is survived by her dear friend and companion, Steve Noel; her daughter Rita, both of Sheridan; three sisters, Billie Garriffa of Sheridan, Pauline Griffin of Sheridan, and Aileen Thulesen of Billings, Montana; numerous nieces and nephew.
Private family services were held at Kane Funeral Home with George Tellez officiating, and interment was in the Maasonic Cemetery. Kane Funeral Home handled the arrange,emts.
The family has requested that in lieu of flowers, memorials may be made in Shirley's name to the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter in care of Kay Roush, First Federal Savings Bank, P.O. Box 6007, Sheridan, WY 82801.
Clara L. Smallwood, 93, of Sheridan, passed away on Thursday, September 11, 2003, in Superior, Montana.
Clara was born on April 11, 1910, in Capa, South Dakota to Joseph and Bessie (Gleason) Tanner. She was the oldest of four children. She moved to Arvada, Wyoming as a young girl with the family. On May 9, 1959 she married George Smallwood in Sheridan. She drove a pilot car for years and would help at the Salvation Army until she was 90 years old.
Mrs. Smallwood was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; and her two brothers, Bill and Joe. Survivors include her three sons, Bert Horton of Superior, MT, Sam Horton, and Ted Boggess both of Sheridan; her daughter Bernice Worden of Sheridan; sister Myra Spellman of Spotted Horse, WY; and her 15 grandchildren, 28 great-grandchildren, and 2 great-great-grandchildren.
The family has requested that memorials be made in Clara’s name to the Elk’s Building Fund in care of Kay Roush, First Federal Bank, P.O. Box 6007, Sheridan, WY 82801.
Elsie J. Smith, 98, of Sheridan, passed away on Saturday, September 20, 2003, at Westview Health Care Center.
Elsie was born on March 27, 1905, in Springfield, Missouri, to Jesse and Mary (Cavender) Smith. She traveled throughout Europe and had the opportunity, while in London, to see Queen Elizabeth’s coronation. Ms. Smith lived in Washington DC for 60 years before moving to Sheridan to be close to her family. During her years in Washington she enjoyed attending plays and other events at the Washington Center. Elsie taught school for seven years before going to work for the state department until her retirement. She loved children and her family and traveling to visit with friends on the East coast.
Ms. Smith was preceded in death by her parents; her sister Mary Lenzner; and her brother-in-law William Lenzner. Survivors include her sister June Lobdell and her husband Don ; her niece, Donna Kuehne and her husband Bruce; her great niece Jenny Loomis and her husband Tim; and her great-great nieces and nephews all of Sheridan.
Cremation has taken place in Sheridan. Inurnment will be at Maple Park Cemetery in Springfield, Missouri. Kane Funeral Home is handling local arrangements.
The family has requested that memorials be made in Elsie’s name to donor’s choice in care of Kay Roush, First Federal Bank, P.O. Box 6007, Sheridan , WY 82801.
Benjamin E. Trujillo, 74, of Sheridan, passed away on Friday, September 5, 2003, at Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County.
Benjamin was born on January 17, 1929, in San Luis, Colorado to Jose Elais and Amanda (Montaya) Trujillo. On November 19, 1945 he married Cora Marie Sanchez and their marriage was blessed with four children. She passed away in 1978. He later married Peggy Dykes in July of 1979, the two later divorced prior to her passing away in 1998. He then met Lois Preston Kennedy whom he married on November 30, 1996. Benjamin enjoyed playing slot machines, watching the horse races in Billings, MT, watching football on T.V., especially the Denver Broncos, and watching the Sheridan College Generals boys and girls basketball team. Benjamin was an avid gardener and was very proud of his sunflowers. He also loved spending time with family, he especially enjoyed being with his wife, who he called his “Little Petunia”, and his dog Chloe. He was a member of the Eagles lodge and of Holy Name Catholic Church.
Mr. Trujillo was preceded in death by his parents; his brother Silviano; his 3 sisters Delia Chavez, Celia Rodriguez, and Josephine Archuleta. Survivors include his wife, Lois of Sheridan; his daughter, Mary Ann Dykes and her husband Johnny of Buffalo; his three sons, Pat Trujillo and his wife Carol of Lame Deer, MT, Ross Trujillo and his wife Debra of Sparks, NV, and Larry Trujillo and his wife Joyce of Cheyenne, WY; his 13 grandchildren; his 35 great-grandchildren; his sister, Ruth Mounts of Edgewater, CO; his 3 half brothers, Ed Trujillo and Ernie Trujillo of Sheridan, and Sam Trujillo of Gillette; his 4 half sisters, Susie Westika, Bertha Ligocki, and Alice Sosa all of Sheridan and Rose McClure of Billings, MT; and several nieces and nephews.
The Rosary will be said at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, September 9, 2003, at Kane Funeral Home. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, September 10, 2003, at Holy Name Catholic Church with The Reverend Philip Ntulama officiating. Interment will follow in the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery. Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
The family has requested that memorials be made in Benjamin’s name to Lois Trujillo in care of Nanci Loseke, US Bank , 203 S. Main, Sheridan , WY 82801.
Jack Wasson Jr., 60, of Sheridan, passed away on Tuesday, September 30, 2003, at his Sheridan residence.
Jack was born on April 1, 1943, in Twilley, Utah, to Jack and Marie (Felde) Wasson. He graduated from Sheridan High School. Jack loved hunting and fishing in the Big Horn Mountains. He also enjoyed leather work and recording movies off the televison. Jack spent most of his time helping others in the community with their personal problems and provided a large elk hunting camp for others to come stay and hunt with him. Every Christmas season he was Santa Clause for the Dog and Cat Shelters Benefit, “Pet pictures with Santa”.
Mr. Wasson was preceded in death by his parents. Survivors include his two sons, Paul Wasson of Wimbledon, N.D. and James Wasson of Coeur D’Alene, ID; his sister Shirley McPheeters of Sheridan; and his brother Don Wasson also of Sheridan.
Memorial services will be held on Saturday, October 4, 2003 at Kane Funeral Home at
10:00 am. Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.