Robert V. Hutton - 02/03/04
Funeral services for Robert Victor Hutton, 77, of Gillette will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Ekalaka Bible Church in Ekalaka, Mont., with the Rev. Walley Fox officiating.
Visitation will be from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Stevenson Funeral Home in Ekalaka.
Burial will follow with military honors at the Beaver Lodge Cemetery.
Mr. Hutton died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, in Ajo, Ariz., of natural causes.
He was born April 14, 1926, to William and Goldie (Blair) Hutton in Ekalaka. He was raised and educated in the Mill Iron Country. The family moved to the Beaver Flat area in 1942.
In 1944 he was inducted into the U.S. Army and served in the European Theater. He was honorably discharged in 1947. He was very patriotic and it was considered such an honor to him to have served his country. He was a lifetime member of the VFW Post 7885 in Ekalaka and the International Order of the Oddfellows.
Mr. Hutton returned to the Beaver Flat area and married Betty Martens on Nov. 9, 1949. They raised six boys. He farmed and ranched most of his life. In 1987 they moved to Gillette to be closer to family while working for XLT for 10 years.
He enjoyed his family, and spent lots of time visiting with all of them. His favorite pastime was visiting. Everything could wait if he was visiting.
Mr. Hutton is survived by his wife, Betty, of 54 years, of Gillette; his sons, Ken Hutton, Kerry Hutton, Tim Hutton, Tom Hutton and Bill Hutton; one brother, Jim Hutton; 13 grandchildren; and 15 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two sisters, Opal and Verle; one brother, Joe; his oldest son, Bob; and a grandson.
A memorial has been established to benefit the Campbell County Senior Citizen Center. Donations may be sent in care of Stevenson-Wilson Funeral Home, 210 W. Fifth St., Gillette, WY 82716. Condolences may be sent via the Internet to www.stevensonfuneralhome.com.
Wilda Worman - 02/03/04
Funeral services for Wilda Ellen Worman, 94, of Gillette will be at 2 p.m. Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church in Gillette with the Rev. Joel Wright officiating.
Visitation will be from from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday and 10 a.m. to noon Thursday at Stevenson-Wilson Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will follow the services at Mount Pisgah Cemetery.
Mrs. Worman died Saturday, Jan. 31, 2004, at her son's home in Gillette of natural causes.
She was born Jan. 9, 1910, to John David and Rosetta (Tysor) Study in Fremont County, Sidney, Iowa. She was raised and educated in Iowa.
On Feb. 13, 1928, she married Noel Adair Worman in Bartlett, Iowa. They moved to Wyoming in 1928 to their homestead in the Bowman Hill area, which was eventually exchanged for their permanent home on the Powder River near the Montana border. They lived there until 1942, when the homestead was sold.
They then moved to Biddle, Mont., where they ranched until they moved to Gillette in 1946 to provide access to high school for their children. She lived in her own home until a few months ago when she moved into the home of her son, Lee, where she lived until her death.
Mrs. Worman was a devoted homemaker who provided much care for her grandchildren. She enjoyed working in her yard, and caring for her plants and flowers. But above all, her foremost interest was her family. She enjoyed cooking and baking for all of them.
Mrs. Worman is survived by her three sons, Brooks Worman and Lee Worman, both of Gillette, and David Worman of Biddle; two brothers, Brooks Study of Sheridan and Willard Study of Arvada; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Noel; a daughter, Dorothy; and two sons, Truman and an infant son, Ned.
Memorials may be made in honor of Mrs. Worman to the First Presbyterian Church of Gillette or to a charity of one's choice.
Condolences may be sent in care of Stevenson-Wilson Funeral Home, 210 W. Fifth St., Gillette, WY 82716 or via the Internet at stevensonandsons.com.
Mary Lamphere - 02/04/04
Funeral services for Mary Ann Lamphere, 88, of Gillette will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Stevenson-Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Mark Largent of the Faith Community Church of Gillette officiating.
Burial will follow at Mount Pisgah Cemetery.
Mrs. Lamphere died Monday, Feb. 2, 2004, at Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County of natural causes.
She was born Sept. 5, 1915, in Buffalo to Edna (Burkens) and George Caywood. She was the youngest of six children. At the age of 14, she broke horses for the U.S. Calvary. Her love for horses stayed with her throughout her entire life.
She became a beautician in 1941, and in 1954, she became an instructor where she influenced many lives; some who still remember her today. She has lived in Wyoming nearly all of her life and in Gillette since 1967.
Mrs. Lamphere was know for her love for everyone. She was always ready with a smile. When she wasn't feeling well, the worst thing that could be said about her was that she got feisty. She was a gentle person with a strong spirit and at times a fierce determination.
Mrs. Lamphere is survived by her three children, Ron Kelly, Pat Edwards and Barbara Lamphere; 12 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one infant brother; three sisters, Evelyn Schultz and Georgia Popmisel, both of Buffalo and Ruth Bowman of Edger, Mont.; and one brother, Bud Caywood of Gillette.
A living memorial has been established in her name to benefit a local park. Condolences may be sent in care of the funeral home, 210 W. Fifth St., Gillette, WY 82716.
Mary D. Cox - 02/05/04
Funeral services for Mary Darlene Cox, 74, formerly of Gillette, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday at St. Anthony's Catholic Church in Cody. Cremation has taken place.
Mrs. Cox, of Sheridan, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2004, at Memorial Hospital of Sheridan of natural causes.
She was born Dec. 23, 1929, in Cody to David and Pearl Darling Tracy. Her Uncle Jack and Aunt Ellen Horiskey raised her, an only child, during the Depression and war years when extended family and friends played a vital role helping to define her strong personality.
She graduated from Cody High School in 1948 and was married to Walter Cox the following year. They lived in Minnesota for a few years while Mr. Cox finished bakery school.
They came back to Wyoming in 1952 with their first daughter and made Sheridan their home while he worked at the bakery on Main Street. During that time they lost a set of twins in early infancy. They then moved back to the Cody and Lovell area. Lovell was home for the next 20 years where she was active with her three children in 4-H, Girl Scouts and other activities.
She divorced Mr. Cox in 1971. She moved back to Cody in 1975 to be near her daughters and their families, then in 1985, she moved to Gillette and lastly to Sheridan in 1991.
Mrs. Cox was proud of her family and thoroughly enjoyed her rambunctious grandchildren and watching their budding personalities.
Mrs. Cox is survived by her son, Larry Cox of Jacksonville, Fla.; two daughters, Michele Farlow of Cody and Kim Price of Sheridan; three grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; an aunt and uncle; two infant children; a sister; two half-sisters; and her husband.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be sent to the Sheridan Community Shelter or Volunteers of America in Sheridan.
Kane Funeral Home in Sheridan is in charge of arrangements.