Kenneth J. Fellon - 12/07/04
A memorial service for Kenneth John Fellon, 55, formerly of Gillette will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Bustard's Funeral Home and Crematory in Casper with the Rev. Ron Blauvelt of Faith Assembly of God officiating.
Mr. Fellon died of a heart attack Friday, Dec. 3, 2004, in Edgerton.
He was born Dec. 2, 1949, in Casper to John M. and Lucille M. (Tuegel) Fellon. He was raised in and attended schools in Gillette, Midwest and Edgerton.
Mr. Fellon enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping in the Big Horn Mountains. He also liked to work on the drilling rigs. He liked to ride his Harley Davidson and do things with his family and grandkids.
He has lived in Douglas, Casper and Washington. He worked in the oil field for many years and was employed by Scott Griffith at Lock, Tie and Anchor at the time of his death.
Mr. Fellon is survived by three children, Sandara Jeannette McCrores and Fantaisa Fellon, both of Washington and Kenneth J. Fellon of Casper; stepchildren, Dennelle Reed and Brandy Graves, both of Sheridan and Brenda Ireton of Washington; two sisters, Ivorma Maney of Sheridan and Virginia Custer of Edgerton; twin brother, Keith Fellon of Thermopolis; and numerous nieces, nephews, and grandchildren.
Memorial contributions to the Ken Fellon memorial fund may be sent in care of Bustard's Funeral Home, 600 CY Ave., Casper, WY 82601.
Brownie Ward Means - 12/09/04
Funeral services for Brownie Ward Means, 80, formerly of Gillette will be at 11 a.m. Friday at the Masonic Temple in Sheridan with Dr. Charles Gifford officiating.
Graveside services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Eastern Montana Veteran's Cemetery in Miles City, Mont., with military honors provided by the Broadus (Mont.) VFW.
Visitation is from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. today at Champion Ferries Funeral Home in Sheridan.
Mr. Means died Tuesday, Dec. 7, 2004, at his home in Sheridan.
He was born May 20, 1924, in Gillette to Monty and Mildred (Sanburn) Means. He was raised in northern Campbell County and attended grade school there. After completing grade school, he began working on large ranches in the area belonging to Joe Snoddy, Glen Morris and his favorite, the Keeline Ranch.
In October 1943, he married Faye Weaver and shortly thereafter he was inducted into the U.S. Army. His basic training was in Florida and he then was deployed overseas with the 4th Infantry Division for the Normandy Invasion. He was seriously wounded in action on Nov. 13, 1944, in the Hurtgen Forest in Germany.
He and his wife had two daughters, Darlene and Anita Jo. When he returned from the service they bought the Powder River Hotel in Broadus and that was their home until they moved to Sheridan in 1969, where they had a horse operation and he worked as a security guard at Decker Coal mine. They later divorced.
On Aug. 7, 1987, he married Dora Harvey and they remained in Sheridan. He loved working with horses, dancing and playing cards. He was a member of the Powder River Masonic Lodge 135 and the VFW in Broadus, the Disabled American Veteran's, the American Quarter Horse Association, and was a past member of the Sheridan Elk's Lodge 520. He also had been a member of the Sheridan WYO Rodeo board. In his later years, as a hobby, he began making picture frames from barn wood and enjoyed raising roses and visiting with family and friends.
Mr. Means is survived by his wife; two grandsons; one sister, Joan Dinsmoore; three brothers, Glenn Means, Jerry Means and Bob Means; three stepchildren, Ronnie Harvey, Randy Harvey and Sharon Borla; four great-grandchildren; five step-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, John Means and Dale Means; and his two daughters, Darlene and Anita Jo.
Memorials in his memory may be made to the VFW in Broadus or to the charity of the donor's choice in care of Karen Green, First Interstate Bank, P. O. Box 2007, Sheridan, WY 82801.
Champion Ferries Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Les Simpson - 12/13/04
Funeral services for Leslie Simpson, 52, of Gillette will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Matthew's Catholic Church with the Rev. Thomas Kadera officiating.
Visitation will be from 2 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Stevenson-Wilson Funeral Home Chapel.
Mr. Simpson died Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2004, at the Shepard of the Valley Care Center in Casper of complications due to an aneurysm.
He was born April 17, 1952, to Alexander and Marjorie (Wilkinson) Simpson in Dollar, Scotland. Attending schools in Dollar he graduated from the Dollar Academy and Falkner Technical College, both of which he was accepted into because of his high marks.
While attending Falkner he was a journeyman electrician with Harlens Electrical Corp. He was well respected and recognized for all of his accomplishments at work and home.
At age 21, he moved to South Africa and worked as an electrical engineer for Rio Tinto. He became employed with P&H Mine Pro, building shovels in Chili and India. While working for P&H, he moved to many places
In 1993, he moved to the United States. He worked as a service representative in Milwaukee, Wis., lived in Arizona, then moved to Gillette, where he lived until his death. In 2001, he worked as an account manager in Gillette.
In the summer of 1999, he worked in Canada as a project manager and had the pleasure of meeting new friends as he traveled to Regina, Calgary, British Columbia, Quebec and Montreal. He was also married in Canada in 1999 to Shelia Myers.
Mr. Simpson was an avid outdoorsman. He loved fishing, hiking, bird watching and gardening. He also enjoyed barbecuing with friends and family, listening to baseball on the radio and watching it on television, and going to watch the Colorado Rockies. He also liked to work with his hands building and fixing things.
Mr. Simpson is survived by two sons, Terrence Simpson and Christopher Simpson, both of Johansburg, South Africa; his wife of Gillette; his parents of Scotland; a stepdaughter, Jillian Myers of Gillette; a stepson, Benjamin Myers of Gillette; and one brother, Alex Simpson of Dollar.
He was preceded in death by his grandparents and one Aunt.
Condolences may be sent in care of Stevenson-Wilson Funeral Home, 210 W. Fifth St., Gillette, WY 82716 or via the Internet at www.stevensonandsons.com.
Jerry Gibson - 12/14/04
Funeral services for Jerry Gibson, 61, of Gillette will be at 10 a.m. Friday at the Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints Church in Gillette with Bishop Chris Jackson officiating.
Burial will follow at Mount Pisgah Cemetery with military honors provided by American Legion Post 42.
Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Stevenson-Wilson Funeral Home Chapel and one hour before the funeral at the church.
Mr. Gibson died Sunday, Dec. 12, 2004, at Campbell County Memorial Hospital of cancer.
He was born Aug. 9, 1943, to William Charles and Helen Gibson in Trinidad, Colo. He attended school in San Diego, graduating from Lakeside High School in 1961. After graduation he enlisted in the U.S. Marine Corps as a trooper, spending time in Okinawa. In 1964 he was honorably discharged.
He had various jobs in the western United States including tour guide, working at a casino and bartender.
In 1968, Jerry married Johnnie Lue Ellis in Hawthorne, Nev. They had two children and later divorced.
In 1979, Mr. Gibson and his family moved to Wright. He was employed with Black Thunder (Arch Coal) as a heavy equipment operator for 25 years. In 1990, he moved to Gillette, where he lived until his death.
He enjoyed cars, including driving, trading, buying and going to car shows. He also like to go fishing and shoot pool with his friends. He was a member of the VFW and the Corvette Club in Gillette.
Mr. Gibson is survived by his daughter, Wendy Leota of Charlotte, N.C.; his brother, Donald Gibson of San Diego; two foster brothers, Richard and George Hansen, both of San Diego; seven grandchildren; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his foster parents, George and Kathryn Hansen; and his son, William Charles Gibson in 1989.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been set up in his name to benefit cancer research and/or Hospice of Campbell County Memorial Hospital. Condolences and/or donations may be sent in care of Stevenson-Wilson Funeral Home, 210 W. Fifth St., Gillette, WY 82716 or via the Internet at www.stevensonandsons.com.