Calvin Tholson - 4/17/06
Funeral services for Calvin Eugene Tholson, 82 of Rozet were at 2 p.m. Monday at the Mount Pisgah Cemetery Shelter with the Rev. Joe Spencer officiating.
Burial followed at Mount Pisgah Cemetery.
Mr. Tholson died at his family ranch in Rozet on Friday, April 14, 2006, of natural causes.
He was born to Ted and Kittie Tholson in Gillette on Dec. 21, 1923. He was raised and educated on a ranch south of Rozet. His fondest memories of his childhood were of riding his first horse “Bunker” to school and playing on the Rozet High School basketball team.
He graduated from high school in 1942 and joined the Army toward the end of World War II. He served in China, India and Burma as a communications operator and codebreaker. The highest military rank he achieved was that of sergeant.
After he was discharged from the military, he returned to government service and took several overseas assignments, the majority of which were in the Philippines, Germany and Australia.
While on assignment in the Philippines, he met Sophie Danilewicz in Manila. They were married July 23, 1955, in Bakersfield, Calif. In a previous interview he said that the day he married Sophie was the greatest day of his life.
After they were married, she left her government job and supported him in his many assignments. They retired from government service in 1973 to live in Northfield, Mass., near his wife's childhood home. They lived a private and quiet life for 22 years until his wife's death last December. In his final months, he came home to Rozet where family came together to help and support him.
Some of the fascinating things which he took interest in during his life include the collecting of rocks and Native American arrowheads that he found during his childhood at his family's ranch in Wyoming. Also, when he lived in Australia he took an interest in the culture of the indigenous Aborigines. He collected many artifacts native to this culture and learned many of their rituals, of which he would insistently talk about with great enthusiasm.
Mr. Tholson is survived by his brother, John Tholson of Rozet; two nieces; one nephew; and many great-nieces and great-nephews.
He was preceded in death by his wife, his parents and one niece.
Memorials may be sent to Sharon's Home Health. Condolences may be sent in his name to Stevenson-Wilson Funeral Home, 210 W. Fifth St., Gillette, WY 82716 or via the Internet at www.stevensonandsons.com.
Margaret Mowery - 04/18/06
Mass of Christian burial for Margaret “Marge” Cecilia Mowery, 85, of Gillette will be at 10 a.m. Thursday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Spearfish, S.D.
Burial will follow in the Pine Slope Cemetery in Belle Fourche, S.D.
Visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday at Stevenson-Wilson Funeral Home Chapel.
A rosary will be said at 7 p.m. Wednesday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Spearfish.
Mrs. Mowery died Sunday, April 16, 2006, at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home of natural causes.
She was born Oct. 31, 1920, in Lead, S.D., to Thomas and Mary (Borg) Nevin. She attended St. Patrick's grade school in Lead and graduated from Lead High School in 1939.
After moving to Denver and working for the government during World War II, she returned to Lead in the late 1940s.
On Oct. 5, 1950, she married Truman Mowery in Lead. They lived on his ranch north of Aladdin until 1989 when, due to ill health, they moved to Spearfish, S.D.
In October 2003 she moved to Gillette to be near her daughter and live in Pioneer Manor Nursing Home. She enjoyed cross stitching, word puzzles and most of all spending time with her grandchildren and attending all of their activities, never missing a birthday or anything that involved them. Along with her children, her grandchildren were the love of her life.
She was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church of Spearfish.
Mrs. Mowery is survived by her daughter, Mary Kay Lundvall of Gillette; three granddaughters; two grandsons; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, one son, Steven Mowery; one infant granddaughter; six sisters; and one brother.
Memorials may be made to the Campbell County Health Care Foundation Hospice of Campbell County Memorial Hospital. Condolences and memorials may be sent in her name in care of Stevenson-Wilson Funeral Home, 210 W. Fifth St., Gillette, WY 82716 or via the Internet at www.stevensonandsons.com.
Donald Laroy Gosser - 04/18/06
Funeral services for Donald Laroy Gosser, 75, the father of a Wright man, were at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Gorman Funeral Homes-Converse Chapel in Douglas with the Rev. Cindy Gosser officiating and Thomas Gosser as the eulogist.
Burial will be at 2 p.m. Friday in Shelton Memorial Park in Shelton, Wash.
Mr. Gosser died Friday, April 14, 2006, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper of natural causes.
He was born April 11, 1931, in Olympia, Wash., to Edward E. and Helen J. (Barnes) Gosser. He served in the Army Air Corps and briefly in the U.S. Marine Corps.
A resident of Douglas for the past 15 years, he enjoyed vegetable and flower gardening. Other hobbies included woodworking and mechanical tinkering. He worked for several years for Simpson Timber Co. in Shelton.
Mr. Gosser is survived by his wife of more than 52 years, Bonnie, of Douglas; six children, including Timothy Gosser of Wright; many grandchildren and great-grandchildren; one brother; one sister; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one infant daughter, two sisters and one brother.
Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association.
Donald Baker - 04/18/06
Donald Baker, 62, of Moorcroft died Tuesday, April 18, 2006, at Campbell County Memorial Hospital of unknown causes.
Services are pending with Stevenson-Wilson Funeral Home.
Ruth Belle Whisler - 4/7/06
Ruth Belle Whisler, mother of Eurith Romel of Rapid City, S.D. Philip Whisler of Roseville, California and Joan Miller of Laurel Montana; grandmother of 5, great- grandmother of 7 and great-great-grandmother of 2, died Wednesday, April 5, 2006 in Rapid City, S.D. of natural causes.