Susanna “Susie” Bailey, 84, of Sheridan, passed away on Tuesday, October 21, 2003, at Westview Health Care Center.
Susie was born on February 8, 1919, in Kooi, Wyoming, to John and Mary Ann (Sikora) Kawulok. She married Franklin C. Bailey on November 25, 1954 in Spokane, WA. She was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church. Susie worked part time as a cook for the rectory at Holy Name and Monarch as well as the Holy Name convent.
Mrs. Bailey was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Frank; her sister Helen Cieslar; her sister Mary Helms; and her son Franklin John Bailey. Survivors include her brother John Kawulok of Sheridan; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Vigil services will be held on Friday, October 24, 2003 at 7:30 p.m. at Kane Funeral Home. Mass of the Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, October 25, 2003 at 10:00 am at Holy Name Catholic Church with The Reverend Ron Stolcis 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 Susie’s name to the Holy Name School Foundation in care of Karen Green, First Interstate Bank, P.O. Box 2007, Sheridan , WY 82801.
Philip R. Barker age 82 of Sheridan, WY
Died Friday, October 3, 2003, in the Sheridan V.A. Medical Center, following a heart attack.
Born July 25, 1921, in Parkman, WY
Parents – George & Ernestine (Jaccar) Barker
During WWII, Philip served in the U.S. Navy and the U.S. Army Air Corps and was trained as a pilot. Philip married Miss Bonnie Muller, also from Sheridan, February 11, 1946. After the war, he worked briefly with his brothers of Barker Brothers Construction building reservoirs and other projects throughout Northern Wyoming and Southern Montana. In 1946, Philip took auto body training and worked first for Cook Ford Sales and then for Riley Motor Co. before founding Barker’s Auto Body in the early 1970’s. He successfully operated the business until 1992, when he retired because of health problems. Philip loved hunting and fishing and all outdoor pursuits. He traveled to Alaska and the Northwest Territories for fishing trips over the years. He greatly enjoyed several trips to Hawaii with his wife Bonnie. He was a skilled and avid gardener and became fascinated with and expert in tree culture in his later years. He reveled in regaling his grandchildren and great grandchildren with stories of the old west, some of which were true. He was a long-term member of the Sheridan Elks Lodge and the American Legion.
Preceded in death by his parents; two brother Gabriel & Joseph; and a great grandson Johnathan.
WIFE – Bonnie Barker, Sheridan
DAUGHTERS – Patricia Ann Barker Lawrence, Basin, WY
BROTHERS – George Barker, Sheridan
Robert Barker, Sheridan
Eugene Barker, Sheridan
6 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
NUMEROUS NIECES AND NEPHEWS
Christian Wake service will be 7:00pm on Monday (Oct. 6th) with funeral service at 2:00pm on Tuesday from Champion Ferries Funeral Home with Father Thomas Ogg officiating. Interment will be in Sheridan Elks Cemetery. Military rites performed by the Wyoming National Guard and the American Legion.
Memorials may benefit the Diabled American Veterans, in care of Karen Green, First Interstate Bank, Box 2007, Sheridan, WY 82801
Robert Dean "Moose Bennett, 69 o, of Sheridan, passed away on Friday, October 3, 2003, at the Sheridan VA Medical Center.
Robert was bron on Jaunuary 5, 1934, in Casper , Wyoming, to Patrick and Margarett (Berry) Bennett. He worked as a mechanic then as a ranch hand on a ranch outside of Casper. Robert enjoyed prospecting.
Mr. Bennett was preceded in death by his parents; tow brothers; and one sister. Survivors include his brother Chuck Bennett and his wife Pat of Houston, Texas; his sister Carolyn O'Herra and he Husband Jack of Casper, WY; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Creamation has taken place and no services has been scheduled. Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Peter Donston age 66 of Dayton, WY
Died Saturday, October 4, 2003, in Deaconess Hospital, Billings, MT
Born August 7, 1937, in Waterbury, Connecticut
Parents – Earl & Mary (Buckingham) Donston
The family came to Sheridan when he was a young boy. He graduated from Sheridan High School in 1955. Peter worked for Eaton’s Ranch right after high school and then for Mid-Continent Oil Company. He married Anne Davies on May 25, 1968, in Dayton. They lived in Sheridan until moving to Dayton in 1974. Peter worked for Metz Beverage until going to work for Mullinax Concrete in 1977. He worked there until the present time. He was a member of Big Horn Mtn. Eagles Lodge. Peter enjoyed crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, gardening especially tomatoes and visiting with friends.
Preceded in death by his wife Anne in 1987; daughter Nancy; sister Ann Rawlings; and brothers Alan and Alden.
SONS – Alden Donston, Gillette, WY
Kenneth Donston, Dayton, WY
Memorial service will be 2:00pm on Wednesday (Oct 8th) from Champion Ferries Funeral Home with Pastor Bob Miller officiating.
Memorials may benefit the American Heart Assn., in care of Karen Green, First Interstate Bank, Box 2007, Sheridan, WY 82801
Helen Joan Gazur, 87, of Ranchester, WY, died Friday, October 31, 2003 at her residence.
Ms. Gazur was born December 4, 1915 in Kooi, WY to Thomas A. and Anna (Kawulok) Gazur. After completing school in Kooi, Helen spent the majority of her adult life working at a number of laundries and dry cleaners in the Sheridan area. After retirement, Helen was active in numerous volunteer activities with the Tongue River Branch Library in Ranchester. She was an active life-long member of both St. Thomas Catholic Church in Monarch and St. Edmonds Catholic Church in Ranchester.
Ms. Gazur was preceded in dead by her parents, one brother, and one sister.
She is survived by 2 brothers, George Gazur of Bellingham, Washington, and Michael Gazur of Ranchester, WY; 1 cousin, 1 niece, and seven nephews.
Vigil services for Ms. Gazur will be 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, November 4th, 2003 at Champion Ferries Funeral Home. Liturgy services will be 10:00 A.M. Wednesday, November 5th, 2003 at Holy Name Catholic Church with Father Ron Stolcis as celebrant. Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.
Memorials in memory of Ms. may be made to Saint Edmunds Catholic Church, in care of Kathy Hallworth, P. O. Box 217, Ranchester, WY, 82839 All of her friends and family will miss her.
Paul William Gorzalka, 85, of Sheridan, passed away on Wednesday, October 22, 2003, at the Sheridan VA Medical Center.
Paul was born on March 13, 1918, in Sheridan, to John and Ann (Sikora) Gorzalka. He enlisted in the Army in June of 1942 with the 601st Field Artillery Battalion. Paul was a member of the First Mule Pack Brigade in Fort Sill, Oklahoma then went on to Camp Carson in Colorado then joined the Amphibious Force in Fort Orde, California. He served in the Aleutian Islands, Luzon and Europe (Germany, France, Italy, and Austria). He was in combat five times and served his country for three and a half years. Upon returning home he worked for Nelson Construction, the Holly Sugar Factory silos, and the Best Out West Flour Mill silos. Paul started his own little herd of cattle in 1940 and raised them all of his life. He loved his cows and enjoyed the spring branding and the fall reward of roundup along with the sale of the calves. Paul also loved farming, he used horses to stack his hay for twenty years before purchasing his first bailer. Another thing dear to Paul was his fondness for beer; dark beer, light beer, foreign, domestic, or homemade he loved it all. He also enjoyed going to Polish dances, fishing, hunting, playing pool, canning sauerkraut and pickles, and raising a big garden. Paul loved life and lived it to the fullest.
Mr. Gorzalka was preceded in death by his parents; his five brothers, John, Joe, Tony, Frank, and Mike; and his sister Mary Manderfield. Survivors include his brother Al Gorzalka of Sheridan; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Vigil services will be held on Sunday, October 26, 2003 at 7:00 p.m., at Kane Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Monday, October 27, 2003 at Holy Name Catholic Church at 10:00 a.m. with The Reverend Ron Stolcis 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 Paul’s name to the donor’s choice in care of Brenda Torrens or Nicole Christensen, Community First Bank, P.O. Box 9000, Sheridan , WY 82801.
H. Irene Hammontree, 91, of Sheridan, passed away on Tuesday, October 14, 2003 at her home. Funeral services will be held on Monday, October 20, 2003 at 10:00AM, at Kane Funeral Home with Pastor Tony Forman officiating.
Mrs. Hammontree was born on April 1, 1912, in Radville, Saskatchewan, Canada to John Henry and Alidy Pansy (Bergersen) Frickey. Irene moved to the United States when she was about four and her family homesteaded about fourty miles NE of Moorcroft. They then moved to Sheidan when she was about twelve years old. Attending schools in Sheidan, she met and married Carl E. Hammontree on April 16, 1933.
Her interests included sewing, knitting and her flowers. She was a member of the Half Century Homemakers club and Akcita Win, and a past member of BPO Does. Irene was also a member of the First Christian Church.
She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers; a son-in-law; and her husband in 1990. Survivors include her two daughters Shirley French of Bixby, OK and Carlene Hammontree of Sheridan; her brother Gerald B. Frickey of Loveland, CO; and her several grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.
The family has requested that memorials be made in Irene's name to the Sheridan Senior Center Building Project or the donor's choice in care of Kay Rouch, First Federal Savings Bank, P.O. Box 6007, Sheidan, WY 82801.
Marvel Loop, wife of the late Gail Loop, died Saturday, October 4, 2003, at Sheridan Manor.
The family appreciates the level of care that was provided while she was at the manor.
At her request cremation has taken place and there will be no memorial services.
Victor Dennis McCann II, 57, of Sheridan, passed away on Thursday, October 30, 2003, at Sheridan Manor.
Victor was born on July 16, 1946, in Findlay, Ohio, to Victor and Marian (Sibold) McCann. Prior to moving to Sheridan five years ago he lived in Buffalo and Casper. Victor enjoyed fishing and the great outdoors.
Mr. McCann was preceded in death by his parents; and his two sisters. Survivors include his four sons; one daughter; and eight grandchildren.
Cremation has taken place and no services are planned. Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Margaret “Peggy” Redburn, 77, of Sheridan, WY, died Monday, October 13, 2003 of pancreatic cancer in San Francisco, CA. Peggy was born to Walter and Eleanor Reusser in Laramie, WY on March 16, 1926. She graduated from the University of Wyoming with a degree in elementary education. She married Dick Redburn on August 29, 1946 in Laramie.
She taught in the Sheridan Public Schools for 22 years, teaching second grade for most of her career. She was active in the First Presbyterian Church, the AB Chapter of P.E.O. and enjoyed many travels with Dick and her sister and brother-in-law. With all of her activities and interests, her greatest joy was her family, especially her grandchildren. She will be remembered by her family for the enthusiasm with which she shared in their lives. Her many friends will remember her for her generosity and friendship.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Dick in 1993. She is survived by her son Chris, his wife, Cindy and granddaughter, Kate, of San Francisco; son Mike, his wife Debra, and grandson, Nicholas and granddaughter, Lauren of Bozeman, MT; her sister and brother-in-law, Katherine and Glen Pray, of Littleton, CO; nephew John Pray (Ann), also of Littleton, CO; niece, Betsy Nachand (Chris), of Castle Rock, CO, and sister-in-law, Nancy Valencia (Jim), of Casper, WY.
Memorial services for Mrs. Redburn will be 3:00P.M. Saturday, October 18, 2003 at the 1st Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Doug Melius officiating. Private burial will be in Laramie, WY. Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.
Memorials in memory of Mrs. Redburn may be made to the 1st Presbyterian Church of Sheridan, 2121 Colonial Drive, Sheridan, WY, the AB Chapter of P.E.O. for college scholarships for deserving women, in care of Rebecca Howell, 159 Scott Dr., Sheridan, WY 82801, of the charity of the donor’s choice.