Mary Lois Mascher, 79, of Sheridan, WY, died Monday, April 5, 2004 in Westview Health Care Center.
Mrs. Mascher was born June 18, 1924 in Sheridan, WY to John A. and Mary (Burkhart) Webb. She grew up and attended schools in Sheridan, and graduated from Sheridan High School. She married Wilbur Mascher July 3, 1942 in Hardin, MT. Mrs. Mascher worked as a Central Supply Technician at Swedish Hospital in Seattle, WA.
She was a member of the Women of the Moose.
Mrs. Mascher was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband.
She is survived by one son, David Mascher, of Tacoma, WA; two daughters, Carol Marler, of Huntersville, NC, and Anita Mascher, Port Townsend, WA; one brother, Jack Webb, of Sheridan, WY; and 2 grandchildren.
A memorial service for Mrs. Mascher will be 10:00 A.M. Thursday, April 8, 2004 at Champion Ferries Funeral Home with Bishop John Slaughter officiating. Burial will be in the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery. Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.
Memorials in memory of Mrs. Mascher may be made to the charity of the donorís choice, in care of Karen Green, 1st Interstate Bank, P. O. Box 2007, Sheridan, WY 82801
Elizabeth "Betty" Morton, 78, of Sheridan, passed away on Friday, April 23, 2004, at Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County.
Elizabeth was born on August 30, 1925, in Eden Valley, Minnesota, to Louis and Elda (Wendling) Gorr. Following her graduation from high school, she married Clarence Morton in Miles City, Montana, on December 15, 1945, and their union was blessed with five children. The couple made their home in Hardin, Montana, moving to Decker, Montana, in 1963, then to Buffalo, Wyoming, in 1976, then to the Sheridan area to retire. Elizabeth worked at the Stockman Cafť in Hardin, the bar at Decker, the apartments in Buffalo, and most recently K-Mart, from which she retired in 1995.
Mrs. Morton was preceded in death by her parents and her husband. She is survived by her three sons, Ronald Morton of Billings, Montana; Raymond Morton and his wife, Sandy, of Sheridan; and Rodney Morton and his wife, Saundra, of Omaha, Nebraska; her two daughters, Barbara Clift and her husband, Lewis, of Marysville, California; and Betty Kilmer of Auburn, Washington; her thirteen grandchildren, Rodger Morton, Shelly Griffin, Ronda Strahan, Kasey Morton, Sandra Dodson, Robert Clift, Paul Clift, Peggy Birdsong, Jamie Morton, Laci Anderson, June Harrison, Johanna Miller, and Julie Dahlquist; her many great-grandchildren, Ashley Sampson, Gregg Sampson, Ryan Morton, Britani Morton, Wyatt Strahan, Johnathon Strahan, Jacob Dodson, Trevor Dodson, Maggie Clift, William Clift, Tim Clift, Bob Clift, Amber Clift, Ryan Harrison, Casey Harrison, Jeremy Harrison, Lisa Miller, Matthew Miller, Lindsay Miller, Scott Birdsong, Rachelle Birdsong and Travis Dahlquist; her three sisters, Pearl Anderson of Onamia, Minnesota, Sally Stramn and her husband, Keith, of Miles City, Montana; Darlene Steir and her husband, Walt, of Minnesota; and her brother Robert Gorr and his wife, Delores, of Minnesota.
Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 28, 2004, at Kane Funeral Home with Hayden Porter officiating. Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
The family has requested that memorials be made in Elizabethís name to the Sheridan Memorial Hospital Respiratory Therapy Department in care of Karen Green, First Interstate Bank, P.O. Box 2007, Sheridan, WY 82801.
Roger Michael Pitet, age 64, passed away on April 13, 2004, at his residence in Billings, MT. He was born in Sheridan, WY, on March 27, 1940, the son of Dr. Marcel R. Pitet and Monica (Noonan) Pitet.
His parents preceded him in death, as did his sister Mary, in August 2000, and his brother Mickey, in January 2003.
Roger graduated from Holy Name grade school in Sheridan in 1953, and from Billings Central High School in 1958. He subsequently obtained both a B.A. and Masters degree in English and History at San Francisco State College in California.
He began his teaching career at Eastern Montana College in Billings, and then in the San Mateo School District in California for many years before retiring in 1996, at which time he returned to Billings.
Roger is survived by his brother Larry of Sheridan, sister Michelle Pitet Rosenthal (Frank) of Sheridan, brother Pay (Lynn) of Cody, WY, nieces Laurie Pitet Canevaro (Mike) of Irvine, CA, Heidi Rosenthal Parker (Shane) of Sheridan, nephews Christopher Pitet (Rebecca) of Lagun Niguel, CA, Colin Pitet, Louis Pitet, brother-in-law Wayne Tennell, and many cousins and friends.
Cremation has take place, and memorial services will be held at 11:00a.m. on Tuesday, April 20, 2004, at Kane Funeral Home with the Reverend David Duprey officiating. Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
The family has requested that memorials be made in Roger's name to the Sheridan or Billings Dog and Cat Shelter or to the charity of the donor's choice in care of Karen Green, First Interstate Bank, P.O. Box 2007, Sheridan, WY 82801.
Helen K. Sears, 91, of Sheridan, WY, died Saturday, April 3, 2004 in Westview Health Care Center.
Mrs. Sears was born July 11, 1912 in Chicago, IL to Theodore and Eline (Erickson) Carlstron. She grew up and attended schools in Santa Barbara, CA, graduating from Santa Barbara High School. Mrs. Sears then lived in Sweden, and moved back to the United States after W.W. II. She lived in Los Angeles, CA, and Seattle, WA. Mrs. Sears married Melvin R. Sears Sept. 16, 1956 in Las Vegas, NV. Mr. Sears died in 1984. She moved to Sheridan, WY in 1985 where she was living at the time of her death.
Mrs. Sears was preceded in death by her parents, and her husband.
She is survived by one son, Eric Carlstron, of Austin, TX; one step-son, Doug Sears, of Kent, WA; two step-daughters, Caroline Sears, of Kent, WA, and Linda Baldwin, of Los Angeles, CA; 5 grandchildren, and 3 great grandchildren; a very special niece and nephew, Dan and Cristine Sears, and numerous other nieces and nephews.
Cremation has taken place, and no services are planned. Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.
M. Michael Smith, 65, of Bondurant, WY, died Friday, April 9, 2004 in the Sheridan V. A. Medical Center.
Mr. Smith was born December 17, 1938 in Forrest City, IA to Harold S. and Neva (Raimer) Smith. He grew up and attended public schools in Forrest City, and joined the Navy at the age of 17 stationed in San Diego, CA.
Mr. Smith returned to Colorado where he attended Fort Lewis College in Durango, CO majoring in History and English, receiving his Bachelorís Degree in 1967. He taught school in Craig, CO for one year before attending Colorado State University at Fort Collins, CO where he received his Masterís Degree in 1971. Mr. Smith then moved to Rock Springs, WY where he taught until his retirement.
Mr. Smith was an avid student of ancient Middle-Eastern history, enjoyed horseback riding, gun collecting, and loved spending time in the outdoors.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and one daughter.
He is survived by one son, Jason Smith, and wife, Whitney, of Parker, CO; one daughter, Jennifer Deurloo, and husband, Brian, of Sheridan, WY; 4 brothers; and 5 sisters, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial services for Mr. Smith will be held in Loveland, CO at a later date. Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.
Memorials in memory of Mr. Smith may be made to the Nursing Home Unit at the Sheridan V. A. Medical Center, in care of Carrie Cook, 1898 Fort Rd., Sheridan, WY 82801
Sally Talcott Springer
Loving wife, mother, and grandmother, Sally Talcott Springer, 68, of Big Horn, passed away early Saturday, April 3, 2004, at Sheridan Manor after a lengthy illness.
Sally was born on October 24, 1935, in Sheridan to Everett and Vera (McNair) Talcott. She graduated from Big Horn High School and also attended Sheridan College. Sally married Charles "Dick" A. Springer on October 30, 1955 and they raised two daughters. She was a member of the Big Horn, Prairie Dog and Banner Womenís Clubs, Daughterís of the Nile, Jobís Daughters Bethel #27, 4-H Leader for various clubs, Range Writers, Big Horn City Historical Society, Western Writers of America and a supporter of the Sheridan County Fulmer Public Library as well as being active with the Bozeman Trail Museum. She was the writer and editor of the monthly newsletter for the Big Horn City Historical Society. Sally was a noted historian of Wyoming and Montana and had some of her writing published in many local, regional, and national publications. She would share her historical and writing knowledge with other budding historians/writers with their endeavors. She was presented an award from the Sheridan County Historical Society for her knowledge , publications, and being a resource for outsiders on the historical aspects of this area. Sally enjoyed gardening, canning, sewing, and was an excellent photographer of Native Americans and their cultures as well as wildlife and mountain scenes. She coordinated the Touch and See Group who made books for the blind. Sally was an active member of St. Peterís Episcopal Church where she also taught Sunday School and worked on the church newsletter, The Crossed Keys.
Mrs. Springer was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her husband, Dick of Sheridan; her two daughters, Jennifer Butler and her husband David of Crossville, TN and Robin Petroski and her husband Gus of Laramie, WY; her five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; her brother Earl Talcott of Safford, AZ; her eight nieces and nephews; her six aunts and uncles; and numerous cousins.
Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Wednesday, April 7, 2004 at Mount Hope Cemetery in Big Horn, Wyoming with Reverend Cannon Ray Clark and Reverend David Duprey officiating. Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
The family has requested that memorials be made in Sallyís name to The Big Horn City Historical Society, P.O. Box 566, Big Horn, Wyoming 82833.
Juanita F. Vinke, 81, of Sheridan, WY, died Friday, April 9, 2004 in Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County.
Mrs. Vinke was born October 23, 1922 in Midwest, WY to Loy and Nova Lee (Kelly) Roush. She grew up and attended school in Gillette, WY and graduated from Sheridan High School in 1941.
She worked in an ammunitions factory in Portland, OR during W.W. II. Mrs. Vinke returned to Sheridan where she met and married Albert Vinke in 1951. Mrs. Vinke was a nursing assistant at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital and Johnson County Memorial Hospital; and also was a housemother at the Wyoming Girlís School before opening Juanitaís BarberShop in Sheridan. She was the first female barber in Sheridan.
Mrs. Vinke enjoyed barbering, painting, fishing, dancing, music, the flowers in the mountains, and loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Mrs. Vinke was preceded in death by her parents, 2 brothers, and 1 grandson.
She is survived by one son, Durwin Vinke, of St. Louis, MO; four daughters, Cheryl Robertson, of Tracy, CA, Rhonda Hoyt, Lynnette Vinke, and Marla Vinke, all of Sheridan; one brother, James W. Roush, of Sheridan; one sister, Eileen Farman, of Sheridan; 7 grandchildren; and 7 great grandchildren.
At Mrs. Vinkeís request, cremation has taken place, and a Celebration of Life for Mrs. Vinke will be at the home of her daughter 2:00 P.M. Friday, April 16, 2004 at 644 1st Ave. W, Sheridan, WY. Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.
Julia L. Yazosky, 83, of Sheridan, WY, died Monday, April 12, 2004 in Sheridan Manor.
Mrs. Yazosky was born February 15, 1921 in Ranchester, WY to John and Julia (Antonio) Legerski. She grew up and attended school in Big Horn, and worked on a farm on Cruz Creek.
Mrs. Yazosky married Henry Yazosky July 7, 1940 in Sheridan and the couple lived in New York, Alaska, and New Mexico before Mrs. Yazosky returned to Wyoming in the 1950ís.
She was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church, and enjoyed dancing and playing Bingo.
She was preceded in death by her parents and 3 brothers.
Mrs. Yazosky is survived by 5 brothers, John, Walter, and Louis, of Sheridan, WY, William, of Wheatland, WY, and Andy, of Casper, WY; 2 sisters, Mary Haratyk, of Boise, ID, and Alma Kilmarx, of Dickson, TN; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation for Mrs. Yazosky will be 5:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. Tuesday, April 13, 2004 at Champion Ferries Funeral Home. Services will be 2:00 P.M. Wednesday, April 14, 2004 at Champion Ferries Funeral Home with Father William Helvey officiating. Burial will be in the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery. Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.
Memorials in memory of Mrs. Yazosky may be made to Holy Name Catholic Church, or Holy Name School, 9 S. Connor St., Sheridan, WY 82801
Charles K. "Chuck" Boyer, 59, of Sheridan, passed away on Wednesday, May 5, 2004, at Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County due to complications of cancer.
Charles was born on April 23, 1945, in Laramie, WY, to Charles and Frances (Grooman) Boyer. He graduated from Laramie High School in 1964 and served in the Wyoming National Guard. He was a fireman for the City of Laramie for six years. IN 1978 Chuck established his business, Boyer Plumbing and Heating in Sheridan. On May 31, 1980 Chuck and Gail King were united in marriage. He enjoyed hunting and fishing, local and Wyoming history and the Lewis and Clark expeditions. He was an active member of St. Peterís Episcopal Church and sang in the church choir, and kept the boiler going.
Chuck was preceded in death by an infant son, infant grandson and his father. Survivors include his mother, Frances of Sacramento, CA; his wife, Gail and children Amber Lee Logan of Dayton, Charles Dean and Molly Elisabeth of Sheridan; four granddaughters; mother, Frances Boyer of Sacramento, CA; sister, Camille Ulrich of Carmichael, CA and brother, James Boyer of San Francisco, CA.
Memorial services will be held at 10:30 am on Wednesday, May 12, 2004 at St. Peterís Episcopal Church with Reverend David Duprey officiating. Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
A memorial fund has been established in care of St. Peterís Episcopal Church, 1 S. Tschirgi, Sheridan, WY 82801