Delmar T. Highstreet Age 93 of Sheridan, WY
Died Sunday, February 25, 2001, in Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County
Born June 3, 1907 in Chancellor, S. Dakota
Parents - Mr. & Mrs. Henry Hoogastraat
He grew up and graduated high school in Hurley, S. Dakota. He worked on a ranch near Gillette, WY and part time for the railroad. Delmar married Imogene Lough on April 12, 1935, in Hardin, MT. They lived in Sheridan where he worked for the Burlington Norhtern Railroad and was engineer on the last passenger train into Sheridan and Billings, MT. He was a member
of Immanuel Lutheran Church.
DAUGHTER - Delene Legband, Billings, MT
BROTHER - Bill Hoogastraat, Anoka, MN
SISTERS - Leona Hanson, Millbank, SD
Betty Barr, Ortonville, MN
6 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
VIEWING WILL BE 9:00AM UNTIL 6:00PM ON TUESDAY (FEB. 27) FROM CHAMPION FERRIES FUNERAL HOME. FUNERAL SERVICE WILL BE 10:00AM ON WEDNESDAY FROM IMMANUEL LUTHERAN CHURCH WITH THE REV. WILLIAM HEINE OFFICIATING. INTERMENT IN SHERIDAN MUNICIPAL CEMETERY.
ARRANGEMENTS ARE WITH CHAMPION FERRIES FUNERAL HOME.
Memorials may benefit Immanuel Lutheran Church.
John E. Kawamoto Age 78 of Sheridan, WY
Died Monday, February 5, 2001, in Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County
Born October 5, 1922, in Dietz, WY
Parents - Timothy & Anna (Blanski) Kawamoto, Sr.
He grew up and graduated high school in Sheridan. He worked for Burlington Northern Railroad until enlisting in the Air Force during WWII. After the service, he returned to Sheridan and to Burlington Northern. John married Marjorie Ann Smith in 1954 in Sheridan. They were later divorced. In 1957, he went to work for the U.S. Postal Service and worked until he retired in 1987. He was a member of the VFW. John enjoyed fishing, hunting, baseball, Bronco football and always went to the Tongue River football games.
SONS - Michael Kawamoto, Wyoming
Gary Kawamoto, Arvada, CO
DAUGHTER - Elaine Norris, Sparks, NV
BROTHER - George Raymond, Sheridan
SISTERS - Edith Vine, Sheridan
Grace Kawamoto, Santa Rosa, CA
1 GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER
FUNERAL SERVICE WILL BE 1:00PM ON FRIDAY (FEB. 9TH) FROM CHAMPION FERRIES FUNERAL HOME WITH THE REV. RAY CLARK OFFICIATING. INTERMENT IN SHERIDAN MUNICIPAL CEMETERY.
Memorials may benefit the Senior Citizen's Center, 211 Smith St., Sheridan, WY 82801
G. Jim Kelsey Age 70, native of Sheridan, WY
Died Saturday, March 3, 2001, in the V.A. Medical Center, Sheridan
Born May 6, 1930, in Sheridan to Harry & Beulah (Graham) Kelsey
The Kelsey's are a six generation family in Sheridan where Jim grew up and attended schools. Enlisted in the U.S. Marines in January, 1947, and was stationed in Tsingtao, China in 1948, then at Witck Camp, Guam, until returning to Sheridan in 1950. Jim married Ruby Alice Wilson on January 28, 1950. He worked livestock and rode horses for numerous ranches in Wyoming and Montana. Then he hauled crude oil for Barlow Trucking until he became a patrolman for the Sheridan Police Dept. on November 6, 1956. He attended the Law Enforcement Academy at the University of Wyoming in June, 1964, where he trained in criminal investigation and fingerprinting. He was promoted to Detective Sergeant on August 1, 1971. On August 1, 1972, he was promoted to Lieutenant and then to Captain-Asst. Chief on May 14, 1974. Jim retired from the force on March 6, 1978. He went to work for Metz Beverage company as a long haul driver and drove over two million miles until he retired do to his health in the spring of 1993. Mrs. Kelsey died in November, 1993. Jim continued his lifetime pleasures of riding, roping, hunting, fishing, dancing and working livestock until December 2000, when he took his last ride on his horse "Friday". Jim was a member of First United Methodist Church, Elks Lodge #520, V.F.W., Police Protective Assn., and was recently inducted into the Military Order of the Cootie Cloud Peak Pup Tent and Auxiliary of the V.F.W.
Preceded in death by one daughter Peggy Jo Kelsey and one brother Frank Kelsey.
DAUGHTERS - Gloria "Chick" Pilcher, Story, WY
Betty Biesterfeld, Andrews, TX
BROTHERS - Bill Kelsey, Sheridan
Dennis Thayer, Riverton, WY
SISTERS - Elsie Mae Hammett, Sheridan
Ardis Bowman, Sheridan
Donna Yarrington, Lakewood, CO
2 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
NUMEROUS NIECES, NEPHEWS AND COUSINS
VIEWING WILL BE 9:00AM UNTIL 6:00PM ON TUESDAY (MAR. 6TH) FROM CHAMPION FERRIES FUNERAL HOME. FUNERAL SERVICE WILL BE 10:00AM ON WEDNESDAY FROM FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH WITH THE REV. JOSEPH KEYS OFFICIATING. INTERMENT IN SHERIDAN ELKS CEMETERY. MILITARY HONORS BY THE AMERICAN LEGION AND WYOMING NATIONAL GUARD. ARRANGEMENTS ARE WITH CHAMPION FERRIES FUNERAL HOME.
Margaret Champion Kirk - 1918-2001 - a long-time resident of Sheridan, passed away Sunday, February 11, 2001, at the Sheridan County Memorial Hospital.
Margaret was born in Sheridan on May 4, 1918, the daughter of Sheridan pioneers Charles and Anna Champion. She was raised in Sheridan, spending her summers at the family cabin in Story. In 1941 she married the late Percy B. Kirk in a ceremony conducted in the drawing room of Champion’s Funeral Home.
Her daughter, Peggy Forister of Loveland, Colorado, as well as Stuart and Fidelia Kirk of Santa Fe, New Mexico, and Pat and Marci Kirk of Gillette survive her. Also surviving are Rob and Patti Forister and Scott and Lonna Forister of Sheridan, Krishell and Lance Reed of Story, Kirk and Annie Forister of Loveland, Rob Kirk of Phoenix, Ryan Kirk of Gillette, Cham and Karey Kirk of Richardson, Texas, Robin Kirk and Tyler Kirk of Austin, Texas and Lee Kirk of Los Angeles, California. She also had deep love for her great-granddaughters Darby, Anna, Rachel, Mandy, Sarah, Katie and Kelly and her great-grandsons Brandon, Hunter, Dylan, Caden and Henry. She was preceded in death by her husband, Percy B. Kirk, her parents, Charles and Anna Champion, and her brother and sister-in-law, Mervin and Barbara Champion.
Margaret attended Linden, Central and Hill schools. She graduated from Sheridan High School and Stephens College, and attended the University of Wyoming. She was an active member of P.E.O., Chapter AM and the Daughters of the American Revolution, serving in several offices. She had also been a member of Colonial Dames, a board member of Heritage Towers, a member of the Genealogy Society of Sheridan and had served as the Chairman of the Governor’s Committee on Aging.
She was a faithful member of the First Presbyterian Church of Sheridan, where services will be held Thursday at 2:00 PM. A reception will be held at the church after the services. Kane Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Her granddaughters and grandsons will serve as pallbearers. Burial will be in the Elks section of the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery.
Elizabeth E. Landeck Age 68 of Sheridan, WY
Died Thursday, February 22, 2001, in Sheridan Manor
Born March 18, 1932, in Gillette, WY
Parents - Adam & Edna (Ertman) Landeck
She grew up on the ranch north of Gillette. The family moved to Clearmont, WY, in 1950. She lived at Clearmont on the ranch until 1990 when she had an accident. After a stay in the hospital, she lived in Sheridan Manor. She enjoyed animals especially horses and horseback riding.
Preceded in death by two brothers Frank and Karl.
BROTHERS - William Landeck, Clearmont, WY
Paul Landeck, Clearmont, WY
NUMEROUS NIECES, NEPHEWS AND COUSINS
VIEWING WILL BE MONDAY (FEB. 26TH) FROM 9:00AM UNTIL TIME OF FUNERAL SERVICE AT 2:00PM ON MONDAY FROM CHAMPION FERRIES FUNERAL HOME WITH THE REV. WILLIAM HEINE OFFICIATING. INTERMENT IN SHERIDAN MUNICIPAL CEMETERY. ARRANGEMENTS WITH CHAMPION FERRIES FUNERAL HOME.
Opal Louise Lyles passes away on Thursday, March 8, 2001. She was born on November 28, 1931, in Pennsylvania to Howard and Viola (Secrese) Gilmore. She married Bill Burke in Pennsylvania in 1950, and they were married for about 12 years. Opal was briefly married to Jim Cosco. After her marriage to Jim, Opal met and married Wesley D. Lyles in Sheridan. Wesley predeceased her in 1993.
Opal was predeceased by her husbands, Bill Burke and Wesley Lyles, and her father, Howard Gilmore.
She is survived by her six daughters, Donna J. Vine of Sheridan, Wyoming; Kathryn Hedkte of Williams, Minnesota; Sandra Roy of Kincheloe, Michigan; Sally Vine of Sheridan, Wyoming; Althea Chapman of Lewistown, Montana, and Paula Murnion of Shawmut, Montana; her son, Joe Burke, of Heron, Montana; two sisters, Mabel Cook of Plains, Montana, and Virginia Dannels of Sheridan, Wyoming; her mother, Viola Gilmore, of Sheridan, Wyoming; numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Opal loved working crafts, reading, baking, fishing, gardening and her daily reading of Christ’s Word.
It was her desire that she be cremated. A memorial service will be held on March 10, 2001, at 2:00 PM at her residence for anyone who wishes to pay their respects. She will be sadly missed by all her family and friends.
Iris Wood (Hicks) Marquess died February 5, 2001 at the age of 100 at Westview Health Care Center.
Iris was born April 23, 1900 at Big Horn, Wyoming, the daughter of Makinley Guy Wood and Nellie Willits Wood. She attended the Big Horn School until the last year of high school, which was taken at North Side High School in Denver, Colorado. Iris attended college at the University of Wyoming for one year and then went to the University of Nebraska.
She married Joseph H. Hicks (Jimmie) in Chicago, Illinois on October 24, 1924 and lived at army stations until they were divorced in June 1946. Again making her home in Sheridan, Wyoming she was employed for many years by Weldon and Frances Brouillette at Brouillette’s Furniture Store. Iris moved back to Big Horn, Wyoming after retirement.
She married Richard E. Marquess at Big Horn, Wyoming, June 1, 1974. They made their home at Big Horn until moving into Westview in 1995.
Iris was preceded in death by her husband, Richard E. Marquess in 1998, her son, Noel J. Hicks, her sister Beth Wood Dunlap, and her brother Thomas "Chip" Wood.
She is survived by her daughter, Mrs. Barney Cox (Irish) of Chandler, AZ, two granddaughters, Shell Tain of Columbia, SC and Jessamyn Hicks of CA, one grandson Timothy Hicks of Aptos, CA, two great-grandsons of CA and her caregivers for the past 25 years, nephew & niece, Dick & Nancy Marquess of Big Horn, Wyoming.
She was a member of the Society of Mayflower Descendants of Wyoming and of Pi Beta Phi college sorority.
Memorials in memory of Mrs. Marquess may be designated to the Big Horn Cemetery Fund or the Big Horn Historical Society in care of Delphine Toner, First Interstate Bank, P.O. Box 2007, Sheridan, Wyoming 82801.
Burial of cremains will be in the Mount Hope Cemetery at Big Horn, Wyoming at a later date.