Austin Christopher Allen - 01/04/05
Austin Christopher Allen, infant son of Brian and LeeAnn Allen of Gillette, died Saturday, Jan. 1, 2005, at St. Luke's Hospital in Denver, Colo.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service will be announced at a later date.
He was born Jan. 1, 2005, at St. Lukes Hospital in Denver.
Austin is survived by his parents of Gillette; his unborn twin brother, Caden Robert Allen; his maternal grandparents, Robert Bolkin of Gillette and Darlene Bolkin of Williston, N.D.; his paternal grandparents, Harold and Tina Allen of Gillette; one aunt, Chelsie Simons of Gillette; three uncles, Danny Allen of Gillette, Paul Skorick of Minneapolis, Minn., and Mike Skorick of Williston; and several cousins.
Paul A. Daniells - 01/04/05
Paul A. Daniells, 58, formerly of Gillette, died Thursday, Dec. 23, 2004, in Phoenix, Ariz., after a brief battle with amyloidosis.
Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be scheduled this summer in the Black Hills of South Dakota.
Mr. Daniells is survived by his wife, Kathy Daniells; one sister, Bonnie Newsome of Waterloo, Ontario; one brother, Mark Daniells of Kitchener, Ontario; and many other relatives.
In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made to a favorite charity in his name.
Camelback Sunset Chapel Funeral Home in Phoenix is in charge of arrangements.
Naomi V. Lantz - 01/05/05
Funeral services for Naomi V. Lantz, 87, of Gillette will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at the Sundance United Methodist Church with the Rev. Ed Bollack officiating.
Burial will follow at Tower Divide Cemetery near Devils Tower.
Mrs. Lantz died Monday, Jan. 3, 2005, at her home of cancer.
She was born to Norman Burton and Halli Fern (Minnick) Allen on March 19, 1917, on her grandparents' original homestead near Devils Tower. Her elementary years were at a country school in Crook County. She graduated high school and earned her teaching certificate in Gillette.
On Aug. 14, 1937, she married Durell "Jack" Lantz in Sundance. They ranched on the 4Z Ranch southwest of Moorcroft, and in 1945 bought the family ranch near Sundance, where they raised award winning registered Herefords and also ran a hunting camp on their ranch.
In April 1999, due to declining health, they moved in with their daughter in Gillette.
Mrs. Lantz drove a school bus for many years, was a member of the Sundance Homemakers Club, Daughters of Rebekah Lodge, and the Sundance Senior Citizens Center. She enjoyed gardening, canning, arts and crafts, fishing and snowmobiling.
Survivors include one daughter, Susan Lojek of Gillette; one son, Durell "DJ" Lantz of Sundance; five grandchildren; and one brother, Norman "Buster" Allen of Oregon.
A memorial has been established to benefit the Sundance Senior Citizen Center.
Fidler-Roberts and Isburg Funeral Chapel is in charge of arrangements.
Ruth Mary Lang - 01/06/04
Funeral services for Ruth Mary Lang, 83, formerly of Gillette will be at 1 p.m. Friday at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Casper with the Rev. August Koeune from St. Patrick's Catholic Church officiating.
Burial of her cremains will take place at Highland Cemetery in Casper will be at a later date.
Mrs. Lang died Tuesday, Jan. 4, 2005, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper of natural causes.
She was born May 26, 1951, in Antigo, Wis., to John F. and Hope (Malloy) Weix. She was raised and educated in Antigo.
On March 12, 1942, she married Robert E. Lang in Texarkana, Texas. After her husband's service in the military, they moved to Ironwood, Mich. In 1957 they moved to Casper. Even though she lived in Basin and Gillette for a short time, Casper was always her home.
She was an original member of St. Patrick's Catholic Church. She enjoyed sewing, needle point, knitting, and was very active in Girl Scouts and various church organizations. She had a passion for the Green Bay Packers.
Mrs. Lang is survived by two sons, John Lang of Evansville and Paul Lang of Casper; two daughters, Patricia Spaulding of Evansville and Mary Masters of Cheyenne; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and three nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband; her sister Patricia Mohrusen; and one infant son.
Newcomer Family Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Wilford Bell - 01/06/04
Wilford Bell 66, of Gillette died today, Thursday, Jan. 6, 2005 at Campbell County Memorial Hospital.
Services are pending at Stevenson-Wilson Funeral Home.
W.T. "Pat" Bell/1-9-4
Funeral services for W.T. Pat Bell, 66, of Gillette will be at 2 p.m., Monday at the Stevenson-Wilson Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Chad Brucklacher of the Prince of Peace Lutheran Church officiating.
Mr. Bell died Thursday, Jan. 6, 2004, at Campbell County Memorial Hospital of heart complications.
He was born Jan. 28, 1938, to Tennial and Hazel (Hardin) Bell in Malta, Mont. He grew up in Glasgow, Mont., and graduated from high school in 1956.
After graduation, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. He served from 1956 to 1959. After his honorable discharge, he moved to Billings, Mont., where he started an employment agency. He worked as a salesman for several companies.
In 1970, he moved to Casper, where he met and married Connie Taylor. In 1975, they moved to Gillette, where he worked as a salesperson and transporter until his retirement in 2000.
He was a ham radio operator, an avid fisherman, golfer, hunter and enjoyed spending time with his dog, Squirt. After he retired, he became involved with his radio and was known by his call letters "W7TNJ."
Mr. Bell is survived by his wife of Gillette; two sons, Jesse Bell of Gillette and Gary Bell of California; two daughters, Julie of Indianapolis, Ind., and Laurie of Utah; one brother, David of Sheridan; a half brother, Walter of Montana; a half sister, Beth of North Dakota; four granddaughters; several nieces and nephews.
He is preceded in death by his parents, an aunt and an uncle.
In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established to Hospice of Campbell County and can be sent in care of the Stevenson-Wilson Funeral Home.