LaVoris Earleen ďRobertsĒ Bruce, 79, of Sheridan, WY, died Saturday, May 1, 2004 in Sheridan Manor.
Mrs. Bruce was born June 3, 1924 in Halsey, NB, to Robert Earl and LaVona Doris (Beard) Wyrick. She attended one-room schools in Ucross, WY, Lodge Grass, MT, and Ulm, WY before attending Sheridan High School.
Mrs. Bruce married Elmer Roy Roberts in Sheridan in 1941, and spent the next years of her life raising her 8 children. After all of her children were in school, Mrs. Bruce started working outside of the home for private individuals until the 1960ís when she went to work as a nurseís aid at Eventide of Sheridan. After several years, she went to work in the Psychiatric Unit at the Sheridan V. A. Medical Center where she worked for 17 years before taking a medical retirement. Mrs. Bruce married Burnell Bruce in Sheridan in the early 1980ís, and the couple moved to Old Town, FL. After Mr. Bruceís death in 1994, Mrs. Bruce returned to Sheridan in 1995 where she resided until her death.
Mrs. Bruce was devoted to the Lord, and raised her family to be also. She was a member of the Soulís Harbor Pentecostal Church of God, Sheridan, enjoyed knitting, crocheting, gardening, cooking for her family and neighbors, traveling with her husband, Burnie, reading, taking leisurely walks, listening to classical music, and spending quiet times to herself. Mrs. Bruce also loved to swim, and taught all of her children to swim.
Mrs. Bruce was preceded in death by her parents, her three husbands, two sons, Fred D., and Dan G. Roberts, and two sisters.
She is survived by two sons, David Roy and Michael Earl Roberts, both of Sheridan; four daughters, Barbra Ellis, of Sheridan, Doris Baker, of Mt. Pleasant, TN, Pastor Judy Roberts, of Big Horn, and Iva Graham, of Loveland, CO; two brothers, James Wyrick, of Dufer, OR, and Robert Wyrick, of Lodi, CA; one sister, Rebecca Brown, of Sparks, NV; several step children, 27 grandchildren; numerous step grandchildren; 46 great grandchildren; and 1 great, great grandchild.
Services for Mrs. Bruce will be 11:00 A.M. Tuesday, May 11, 2004 at Champion Ferries Funeral Home with Pastor Judy Roberts officiating. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Big Horn, WY. Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.
Memorials in memory of Mrs. Bruce may be made to the Soulís Harbor Pentecostal Church of God, P. O. Box 568, Big Horn, WY 82833
Margaret L. ďMartiĒ Camacho, 50, of Sheridan, WY, died Monday, May 30, 2004 at her residence.
Ms. Camacho was born February 1, 1954 in Sheridan, WY to Harold Ira and Mary Josephine (Wall) Adist. The family moved to California when she was a small child, where she grew up and attended schools.
Ms. Camacho was a waitress in California, Nevada, and Sheridan. She was a member of 1st Christian Church in Sheridan. Ms. Camacho enjoyed working with RENEW, ceramics, flowers, butterflies, and collected anything that had to do with butterflies.
Ms. Camacho was preceded in death by her parents, and one sister.
She is survived by 1 son, Alex VanDenkolk, II, of Flagstaff, AZ; 2 daughters, Kim Dorough, of Torrance, CA, and Rose Cortez, of Sheridan, WY; 3 brothers, Dan Adsit, of Sheridan, WY, Tom Adsit, of Milwaukee, OR, and Mike Adsit, of Spokane, WA; 1 sister, Martha Jenkens; and 5 grandchildren.
At Ms. Camachoís request, cremation has taken place, and a memorial service will be held at 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, June 9, 2004 at First Christian Church, Sheridan, with the Rev. Doug Goodwin officiating. Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.
Memorials in memory of Ms. Camacho may be made to RENEW of Sheridan, or to the American Cancer Society, in care of Karen Green, First Interstate Bank, P. O. Box 2007, Sheridan, WY 82801
Mary Carbone, 90, of Sheridan, passed away on Monday, May 31, 2004, at Sheridan Manor.
Mary was born on January 19, 1914 in Carneyville, WY to Frank and Rose (Montegna) Carbone. She attended Holy Name School and graduated from Sheridan High School in 1934. In 1930 she won the Wyoming state violin competition. Mary then went on to attend and graduate in 1935 from Conservative of Music/Violin and Voice in S Cecilia Roma. Mary toured with the Metropolitan Opera in the New York area. She had lived in numerous places before retiring to Sheridan including, Italy, New York City, and Santa Barbara and Los Angeles, CA.
Miss. Carbone was preceded in death by her parents; her brother Roxy Carbone; and her infant sister. She is survived by her numerous cousins.
Funeral services will be held at Kane Funeral Home at 11:00 m on Thursday, June 3, 2004 with The Reverend Thomas Ogg officiating. Kane Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
Memorials in Maryís name can be made to the Sheridan High School Music Department in care of Karen Green, First Interstate Bank, P.O. Box 2007, Sheridan, WY 82801.
Eleanor Kay George Chadwick passed away peacefully on Tuesday, May 18 after a valiant and long struggle with diabetes and cancer. She was 65. Her tenaciousness, endurance, and strong will to survive have been painful to watch yet a privilege to aid and witness. Her strength gives testimony to the gift that life is and her strong belief in God. To her brother and sister, Deanna and Ted George, who have cared for her daily for several years, to Swanee, Dr. Hugh Batty and the staff at Westview Health Care Center, the familyís thank you is a pale expression of the gratitude felt by all.
Ellie was born in Sheridan, Wyoming on February 24, 1939 to Bessie and Dan George. The eldest of four children, she was raised in Sheridan and graduated from Sheridan High School in 1957. She attended Cotty College in Nevada, Missouri and graduated from the University of Oregon Dental School in 1962 and became a dental hygienist. It was in Oregon she met and married Morris J. Freestone and had two children,
Jay Daniel -- who died at birth in 1960 -- and Erik Daniel born in 1964. Ellie worked in the dental hygiene field for many years in Oregon and Colorado and when Sheridan College initiated their Dental Hygiene program in 1971; Ellie joined on as a lead instructor. In 1972, she married Buddy Dean Wood of Colorado. When, severe tendonitis in her hand ended her hygiene career, she and her sister, Deanna became business partners and were owner-operators of Bessieís in 1977, a store founded by their mother in 1964. They moved in 1985 and became owners of Danís Western Wear, the store established by their father in 1919.
Ellie loved people and was involved in many organizations and causes that brought people together. She began a life-long involvement with Jobs Daughterís Bethal No. 5 while in high school. In her adult life, she began a life-long commitment to Easter Star and Daughters of the Nile. She held many noteworthy positions within these organizations to include, Past Matron of the Order of Easter Star chapter No. 51 and many positions within Daughters of the Nile Sahida Temple No. 86. She was also active in Newcomers Club, Sheridan Fine Arts Club where she was president in 1982, Social Order of Beauceant, Akcita Win, The American Dental Association, Drums Along the Big Horns, and Womens Aglow to name a few. She volunteered to help with many theatrical productions with Sheridan High School and the Civic Theatre Guild. She was a member of the Presbyterian Church. Ellie had a wonderful sense of humor and was always willing to partake in practical jokes, see a good movie or just socialize. She had a passion for skiing. One constant, radiating from Eleanorís true spiritual essence, was the genuine compassion she had for others. No matter how much physical or emotional pain she was enduring, she quickly turned any conversation away from herself to the genuine concern for otherís well-being; always ending with ďEverything will be okay - believe meĒ. She will be greatly missed.
Eleanor is preceded in death by her husband, Jerry Chadwick and her parents Bessie and Dan George.
Eleanor has one surviving son, Erik Freestone and his wife Melissa, three grandchildren, Kelly (age 8), Jennifer (age 2) and William (age 4 months). She is also survived by six step-children and fifteen step-grandchildren; two sisters Deanna and her husband, Terrance Poland, Elaine Nalee and her husband Jean-Claude Bosio, and brother Ted George.
Edgar W. Dannels, 78, of Sheridan, passed away on Saturday, May 1, 2004, at Westview Health Care Center.
Mr. Dannels was born on August 14, 1925, in Altoona, Kansas, to Leonard and Stella (Noakes) Dannels. Following his school years, he worked for "do less and see more" for most of his adult life. He enjoyed music, a good laugh, and the company of his sisters.
Mr. Dannels was preceded in death by his parents, and his three brothers Chester, Jesse, and Arnold Dannels. Survivors include his four sisters, Lenna Goehring and her husband Fred, Ella Ann Lee and her husband Carl, and Betty Lee, all of Sheridan, and Hazel Addington and her husband Doral of Decatur, Arkansas; and many nieces and nephews.
Graveside funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, May 5, 2004, in the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery. Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Madge C. Deems, 93, of Sheridan, WY, died Wednesday, May 19, 2004 in Sheridan Manor.
Mrs. Deems was born in Lead, SD on November 25, 1910 to Andrew and Mary (Wilkie) Curry. She grew up and attended schools in Lead, graduating from Lead High School. Mrs. Deems married Nicholas Bornhofen in Lead, and the couple moved to Sheridan in 1940. Mr. Bornhofen died in 1958. Madge married Russell Deems May 15, 1962 in Lead. Russell died in 1987.
While living in Sheridan, Mrs. Deems worked at the Sweetbriar Shop and later was a housekeeper at Sheridan College in the college dorms until her retirement.
She enjoyed sewing, knitting, craftwork, crossword puzzles, and she loved animals and wild birds.
Mrs. Deems was a member of St. Peterís Episcopal Church, the Social Order of Beauceant, the Daughters of the Nile, and a 60-year member of the Eastern Star.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her 2 husbands; and 1 brother.
Mrs. Deems is survived by 1 step-son, Allen Deems, of Denver, CO; 1 step daughter, Jaynie Spell, of Sheridan; several step grandchildren and several step great grandchildren; 1 sister-in-law, Edith Curry, of Rapid City, SD; 1 niece, and 2 nephews.
Funeral services for Mrs. Deems will be 1:00PM Saturday, May 22, 2004 at St Peterís Episcopal Church with Father David Duprey and the Rev. Ray Clark officiating. Burial will be in the Masonic #8 Section of the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery. Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.
Memorials in memory of Mrs. Deems may be made to the Senior Center Minibus program, or Lifelink, in care of Kay Roush, 1st Federal Savings Bank, 46 W. Brundage, Sheridan, WY 82801
Robert J. Dunne, age 47 of Sheridan, WY, died Tuesday, May 25, 2004, at his Sheridan home.
Robert was born August 2, 1956, in Hawthorne, California, to Calvin & Wyoma (Cole) Dunne.
The family came to Sheridan in 1968 and he graduated from Sheridan High School. Bob worked for Fletcher Construction, Poll Motor, Champion Funeral Home, Wal Mart and Sheridan Manor over the years. He married Patricia Behles on July 29, 1995, in Sheridan. Bob worked part time for the Sheridan and Rocky Mountain Ambulance services. He also volunteered with the Sheridan Area Search and Rescue unit. Bob enjoyed fishing, camping, golf, playing cards, playing with his son (dog) Kasper and being with friends and family. In his early years, he also enjoyed stock car racing. Bob was a member of Holy Name Catholic Church.
Robert is survived by his wife Trish; his parents of Sheridan; brother David of Gillette, WY; sister Cynthia Edwards of Sheridan; grandmother Muriel Wilson of Wausau, Missouri; niece Laura Edwards of Phoenix, AZ; and foster child Whisper Heath.
Vigil service will be 7:00pm on Friday (May 28th) from Champion Ferries Funeral Home. Funeral Liturgy will be 2:00pm on Saturday from Holy Name Catholic Church with Father Thomas Ogg officiating. Interment will be in Sheridan Municipal Cemetery. Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.
Memorials may benefit Sheridan Area Search & Rescue, in care of Karen Green, First Interstate Bank, Box 2007, Sheridan, WY 82801
Brian Wesley Flack, 21, of Sheridan, passed away on Wednesday, May 5, 2004, at St. Vincent Medical Center in Billings, Mt.
Brian was born on February 6, 1983, in Sheridan, to Mike and Tina (Tissino) Flack. He attended Sheridan schools and graduated from Sheridan High School in 2001. He enjoyed
hunting and fishing but his passion was motocross. Brian won several awards as a pro rider and was sponsored by High Tech Motors out of Billings, MT. He was a member of the High Plains Motor Cross Association and of Holy Name Catholic Church.
Brian is survived by his parents, Mike Flack and his wife Barbie of Big Horn and Tina Flack and her life long companion Ken Decker of Sheridan; his brother, Christian "Chris" Flack of Sheridan; his grandparents, Hank and Mary Kusel and Orval and Florence Flack both of Sheridan; numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins; and his girlfriend, Natasha Krenek of Sheridan.
Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, May 8, 2004 at Sheridan Junior High School with Pastor Scott Lee officiating. Kane Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
The family has requested that memorials be made in Brianís name to the Brian Flack Motocross Memorial Fund in care of Karen Green, First Interstate Bank, P.O. Box 2007, Sheridan , WY 82801.
Gordon L. Goodmay of Sheridan died Tuesday, May 25, 2004 in Sheridan Memorial Hospital after a brief illness.
Mr. Goodmay "Gordie" was born October 20, 1926 in Sheridan to Albert "Pot" and Mabel (McCune) Goodmay. He grew up and attended school in Dietz. During the summer months, starting at age 11, Gordon worked as a ranch hand and also for Burlington Northern RR. Gordon graduated from eighth grade at Dietz School. He was fond of saying he graduated "top of his class", then again, he was the only eighth grader at Dietz school. (There were 4 students in the school.).
Gordon joined the Navy at 16 and fought in WW II in the Pacific as a Sea Bee. He served in the Navy from 1944 to 1946. After his honorable discharge in 1946, he married Dorothy Marie Sieczkowski, daughter of Walter Harry and Suzanna "Susie" (Kufa) Sieczkowski, October 5, 1947 at St. Thomas Church in Monarch, Wyo. Together they raised two children; Larry Gene and Gloria Jean.
As a young married man, he worked for Tongue River Trading Post, Sheridan Coal Company, and drove for Salt Creek Freightways. In 1957 he began his career with John Oates, of Bighorn Beverage Company delivering beer and eventually working his way up to sales manager. He worked part time in the 90ís and then retired.
"Gordie" enjoyed people and always brought laughter and smiles when he entered a room. He played softball and coached boxing for the Sheridan Boxing Club during his early married life. He also coached Larry in little league baseball.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting and camping in the Bighorn Mountains. Later in life he spent time pitching horseshoes, working in the garden and making audio tapes for friends and family. He was a member of American Legion, Moose, Big Horn Mtn. and Buffalo Eagles Clubs, as well as the Quarterback Club and a lifetime member of The Elks Club.
Mr. Goodmay was preceded in death by his parents; his brother, James Goodmay; and his sister, Susian Wondra. Gordon is survived by his wife, Dorothy of Sheridan; his son Larry Goodmay and wife Kim of Cheyenne; his daughter, Gloria Mathis and husband Roy of Wheatland;.and six grandchildren; Chad Mathis of Conifer, Colo.; Vicki Keil and husband Mark of Casper; Clint Mathis and wife Christa of Wheatland; Chris Mathis of Wheatland; Correna Goodmay of Cheyenne; Wade Goodmay of Cheyenne; and two great-grand children; Dalas Keil and Destiny Keil.
A Rosary will be held at 7:00 pm on Monday, May 31, 2004 at Kane Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am on Tuesday, June 1, 2004 at Holy Name Catholic Church and internment to follow at the Sheridan Elks Cemetery.
The family has requested that memorials be made in Gordonís name to Holy Name Catholic Church, at Community First Bank, PO Box 9000, Sheridan, WY 82801.
Kane Funeral Home is handling arrangements.