Ronald Lawrence - 12/21/04
Ronald "Ron" Ray Lawrence, 73, of Gillette died at his home Dec. 18, 2004, after a long illness. At his request, no services are scheduled.
Mr. Lawrence was born Dec. 26, 1930, to George and Pearl (Legan) Lawrence in Shelby, Iowa. He worked for AT&T in Underwood, Iowa for over 15 years.
He was a member of the American Legion, IBEW Union and the National Rifle Association.
Mr. Lawrence is survived by his wife Marilyn Lawrence of Gillette; two daughters, Lisa Baines of Denver, and Rene Blankenship of Gillette; one brother, Jesse Lawrence of Council Bluffs, Iowa; and five grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and three brothers, Leslie, Milton and Russell Lawrence.
Wilbur Stoddard - 12/22/04
Funeral services for Wilbur "JR" Stoddard, 52, will be at 11 a.m. Monday at the McKibben Cafeteria on the State Fairgrounds in Douglas.
Mr. Stoddard died Monday, Dec. 21, 2004, near Bill of injuries he received in a car accident.
Visitation will be from 1 to 5 p.m. Sunday at the funeral home.
A memorial fund has been established in care of the First National Bank, 1632 E. Richards St., Douglas, WY 82633.
Gorman Funeral Homes - Converse Chapel of Douglas is in charge of the arrangements.
Funeral services for Monty Dean Maxwell, 57, of Gillette will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at Stevenson-Wilson Funeral Home Chapel.
Visitation will be from 9 a.m. until service time Tuesday at the funeral home chapel.
Mr. Maxwell died Wednesday, Dec. 22, 2004, at his home from heart complications.
He was born March 8, 1947, to Arthur and Dorothy (Hickins) Maxwell in Wessington Springs, S.D. He attended schools in Wessington Springs.
Upon his schooling, he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1964. Upon his discharge in 1967, he moved to Gillette where he worked on drilling rigs as a driller.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting and riding motorcycles. He also enjoyed being with his children.
Mr. Maxwell is survived by his wife, Donna; two daughters, April Glick of Cheyenne and Deserae Maxwell of Gillette; one brother, Gary Maxwell, of Shokoppe, Minn.; three sisters, Marvelyn Salmon of Gillette, Sharon Pearson of Casper and Sandy Hemmah of Sundance; and two grandchildren.
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.
Elizabeth Rosenbaum went home to be with her savior, Jesus Christ, on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2004.
She was born in Burbank, Okla., on July 31, 1913. She was married to George Rosenbaum and, prior to his death in 1970, they lived in most of the states west of Missouri and north to Wyoming. As they moved she made many life-long friends.
Elizabeth was a loving mother and grandmother whose concern was "Are all my chicks in and safe?"
She is survived by daughters, Nancy Stanley (Jake) of Victorville, Calif., Mary Gazaway (Howard) of Basin, and Delores Cornet of Oakview, Calif.; sons, Kenneth Rosenbaum of Prospect, Ore., David Rosenbaum (Wanda) of Gillette, and Lloyd Rosenbaum of Merlin, Ore. She was loved by 21 grandchildren; 49 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters, Edith Holmes of Torrance, Calif., Katie Gant of Ponca City, Okla., and Darlene Puckett of Huntsville, Texas; and brother, Bob Brown, of Rogers, Ark.
She was preceded in death by her husband, George; one son, George Robert Rosenbaum; grandson, Lloyd Rosenbaum Jr.; great-granddaughter, Corrie McDermott; two sisters; and two brothers.
She loved to make trips to see her family and friends and was usually planning her next trip before she got home. Her last trip was to California when she was 90-years-old, to a great-granddaughter's wedding.
Her love and great spirit will be missed by us all.
A big thank you to all of the family and friends who were her caregivers.
Her final words to us would probably go something like this: I love you all dearly. Now don't shed a tear, I'm spending Christmas with Jesus this year.
She will be buried in Casper beside her late husband, George.
Elizabeth Rosenbaum - 12/29/04
Elizabeth Rosenbaum, 91, the mother of a Gillette man, David Rosenbaum, died Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2004.
She has been cremated.
A service will take place next summer in Casper, where she will be buried next to her late husband.
She was born in Burbank, Okla., on July 31, 1913. She was married to George Rosenbaum and, prior to his death in 1970, they lived in most of the states west of Missouri and north to Wyoming.
Donations may be made in her name to benefit Assisted Home Hospice, 2110 Eastman #203, Ventura, CA 93003.
John Beckanaitis - 12/27/04
John Beckanaitis, 92, of Gillette died Sunday, Dec. 26, 2004 at Pioneer Manor.
Services are pending with Stevenson-Wilson Funeral Home.
Marie Ernst - 12/29/04
A Mass of Christian burial for Marie Theresa Ernst, 95, of Gillette will be at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Matthew's Catholic Church with the Rev. Peter Auer officiating.
Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Thursday with a rosary at 6 p.m. at Stevenson-Wilson Funeral Home Chapel.
Burial will be at 10 a.m. Monday at Mount Pisgah Cemetery.
Mrs. Ernst, a 67-year resident of Gillette, died Monday, Dec. 27, 2004, at Campbell County Memorial Hospital of pneumonia.
She was born Oct. 25, 1909, to Francis and Theresa (Heiserer) Siebert in Sainte Genevieve, Mo.
In 1935, she married the love of her life, C.P. "Chuck" Ernst of St. Louis, Mo. In 1937, they moved to Gillette, where he worked for more than 40 years for The News-Record.
Besides raising her family, she worked at the Marshall-Wells Store, for the Morgan and Brorby Law Office and for the Clerk of District Court. She retired at the age of 82.
Mrs. Ernst was active at Saint Matthew's Catholic Church, including being in the church choir and an active CCW member. She was a lifetime member of the American Legion Auxiliary, where she held most of the offices of the local unit. She also worked in various charity drives in Gillette. She was an avid card player, especially enjoying bridge, which she played from her early days in Gillette until failing eyesight forced her to give it up in her '90s.
She will be remembered for her bright smile, level-headedness, love of music, dancing, socializing and devotion to her community, faith, family and friends.
Mrs. Ernst is survived by her two sons, Gary Ernst of Oregon City, Ore., and Robert Ernst of Gillette; her daughter, Diane Ernst, of Gillette; her brother, Francis Siebert, of Sainte Genevieve; two sisters, Janet Trautman of Papillion, Neb., and Jeneanne Huber of Perryville, Mo.; six grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; a brother, Glen Siebert; and a sister, Adelaide Lottes.
A memorial has been established in her name to benefit Pioneer Manor's activities department, the American Legion Auxiliary, or a charity of the donor's choice. Condolences and 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.