Edith Lindsey - 04/13/01
Former Gillette woman Edith Naomi Lindsey died Monday, April 9, 20001, after a lengthy illness. She was 84.
Funeral services were today at the Metcalf Mortuary Chapel in Utah. Burial will be in the Mount Pisgah Cemetery in Gillette at 2 p.m. Monday.
Friends and family are invited to attend a luncheon at the Golden Coral starting at 12:30 p.m. Monday.
Mrs. Lindsey was born Sept. 1, 1916, in Osceola, Iowa, to Samuel Chester Hall and Bessie Mae (Switzer) Hall.
The family moved several times because her father was an electrician with Iowa Southern Utilities.
Mrs. Lindsey received her primary education in Laramor, Iowa, and secondary education in Creston, Iowa. She completed studies at a regional college in Creston and became a teacher. She taught primary grades at a small rural school near Laramor in the 1930s, where she met her future husband, Donald C. Geis, who was working on a nearby farm.
He moved with family members to Wyoming, where they ranched near Gillette in the Powder River Basin. In 1938, she moved to Gillette and they were married.
In the early days of World war II, the couple moved to Southern California, where Mr. Geis worked in the defense industry. They lived in the Highland Park area of Los Angeles. They had two sons.
In July 1963, the family moved to Pico Rivera, an eastside suburb of Los Angeles. Mr. Geis died on March 12, 1962.
In the summer of 1964, she and her sons visited relatives in Gillette, where she met Archie W. Lindsey, a local businessman whose first wife had died two years earlier. She and Mr. Lindsey were married in November 1964 at St. Matthew's Church in Gillette.
They lived in Gillette, spending many summer weekends in Story at a mountain cabin and at Lake DeSmet, where they enjoyed boating and trout fishing.
In 1974, the couple bought a home in Washington, Utah, and until the 1990s, they divided their time between Story in the summers and Washington in the winters. In recent years, they lived year round in Washington.
Mrs. Lindsey was preceded in death by her younger sister, Thelma in 1994 and her parents.
She is survived by her husband, Archie Lindsey, and her son Christopher Geis, both of Washington, Utah; her son, Michael Geis of Los Angeles; and her stepdaughter Mary Frances (Lindsey) Wolfe of Powell.
Memorials can be made to the donor's choice.
Cards can be sent to Christopher J. Geis, P.O. Box 745, Washington, Utah, 84780 or Mary Francis Wolfe, 473 E. Eighth, Powell, WY 82435.
Ted McInerney - 04/19/02
Ted McInerney, 69, of Sundance, died Thursday, April 18, 2002, at Lookout Memorial Hospital in Spearfish.
Arrangements are pending with Fidler-Roberts Funeral Chapel in Sundance.
Jes and Cecile Jessen-Hegelbach - 06/04/02
Memorial services for one-day-old twins, Jes Jessen-Hegelbach and Cecile Jessen-Hegelbach of Boulder, Colo., will be at 2:30 p.m. Saturday at Mount Pisgah Cemetery in Gillette.
They died Sunday Feb. 10, 2002, in Denver of difficulties related to a premature birth.
They were born Saturday, Feb. 9, 2002, in Denver to former Gillette resident Polly B. Jessen and Peter Hegelbach.
The twins are survived by their parents of Boulder; maternal grandparents, Patty and Jes Jessen of Rozet; and paternal grandparents, Kim and Willie Hegelbach of Princeton, N.J.
Donna Garland - 04/10/03
Funeral services for former Gillette woman Donna Hazel (Robinson) Garland, 93, of Sugar Creek, Mo., will be at 3 p.m. Friday at Mount Washington Forever Funeral Home in Independence, Mo.
Burial will follow in Lee's Summit Cemetery.
A celebration of life in her honor will be from 2 to 3 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.
She died Monday, April 7, 2003, at Independence Regional Health Center.
Mrs. Garland was born Dec. 7, 1909, in Grinnell, Iowa, to William C. and Katie May (Crase) Robinson. She lived in Iowa and Missouri and in Gillette from 1989-98.
She was a retired elementary school teacher who taught in Blue Springs, Independence and Piper school districts. Because of her love for children, she helped run a daycare business after she retired from teaching.
She was a member of the Antique Airplane Association. She loved to knit, crochet and sew and later in life, she became an accomplished painter.
Mrs. Garland is survived by three sons, Curtis Garland of Independence, Larry Garland of Sugar Creek, Mo. and L. Dean Garland of Philadelphia, Pa.; one daughter, Lelia McLagan of Granvalley, Mo.; seven grandchildren; and three great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; one brother; and one sister.
Mount Washington Forever Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.
Joseph Charles Farmer - 02/09/01
Memorial services for Joseph C. Farmer, 42, will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at Faith Community Church, with the Rev. Mark Largent as officiant.
Mr. Farmer died Monday, Feb. 5, 2001, at his home in Gillette from a sleeping pill overdose.
He was born April 6, 1958, in Eugene, Ore., to Charles Albert and Luetta Catherine (Thiltgen) Farmer. He spent a good portion of his life in Stevenson, Wash.
He entered the U.S. Navy on April 1, 1977, in Portland, Ore. He was later honorably discharged.
He moved to Gillette from Stevenson in 1998 and worked for Watkin's Construction Co. and Schmid Oil Field Service, now known as First Energy.
He was a member of Faith Community Church and was involved in the construction of its new building.
He enjoyed camping, fishing and Harley Davidson motorcycles.
He is survived by three sisters, Christine Stimson of Keizer, Ore., Marilyn A. Davis of Mesa, Ariz., Lynda Widener of Eugene, Ore., and numerous friends.
Wilson Funeral Home is in care of arrangements.