William H. "Chub" Wayts Age 76 of Sheridan, WY
ied Thursday, March 15, 2001, in the V.A. Medical Center, Sheridan
Born November 4, 1924, in Hume, Missouri
He grew up and graduated high school in Spokane, WA. He enlisted in the Army during WWII and served in the Pacific. After the service, he worked in the oil fields and took part in rodeos. He moved to Casper and worked at the Texas Co. Oil Refinery and then later sold real estate. He married Carol Willhoate on December 15, 1971, in Coeur d'Alene, ID. In 1974, he moved to Sheridan where he worked for Big Horn Coal until he was injured in a mine accident and retired in1987. An avid horse lover, he enjoyed rodeo and in later years racing and breeding quarter horses. He also enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge in Casper and was a 32nd Degree Mason.
WIFE - Carol Wayts, Sheridan
SON - Cotton Wayts, Casper, WY
GRANDDAUGHTER - Karley Wayts, Casper, WY
CLOSE FRIENDS - Harold & Tooter Thomas, Casper, WY
Wanda Wayts, Casper, WY
MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE 11:00AM ON TUESDAY (MAR. 20TH) FROM CHAMPION FERRIES FUNERAL HOME WITH DEACON JOSEPH KRISTUFEK OFFICIATING. ARRANGEMENTS ARE WITH CHAMPION FERRIES FUNERAL HOME.
Harold H. Wurst Age 91 of Sheridan, WY
Died Saturday, January 27, 2001, in the V.A. Medical Center, Sheridan
Born February 11, 1909, in Boelus, Nebraska
Parents - The Rev. Adam J. & Edna (Schulz) Wurst
He lived in several places in Nebraska and Kansas graduating from Waco Nebraska High School in 1927. He attended York College and graduated from Nebraska Wesleyan University in Lincoln, NE, in 1931. Harold married Doris Ruth Hanson in Osceola, NE, on December 24, 1939. The were married 61 years. He was a salesman in Geneva and Grand Island, NE until he was inducted into the Army during WWII serving in the European theatre in the infantry and as a Medic. He received a Purple Heart, Bronze Star and three Battle Stars. He was discharge in November, 1945. In Sept. 1950, he came to Sheridan to work in the Croff Store which became the J.M. McDonald Co. and he retired in 1974. He was very fond of sports such as hunting, fishing, golf and watching football, basketball and others. Harold was a life long member of the First United Methodist Church. He enjoyed working in and belonging to several organizations which included Masonic Lodge #43, Order of Eastern Star, York Rite Bodies, Royal Arch, Knights Templar & Council, Knights Templar Cross of Honor, Red Cross of Constantine, Kalif Shrine, Knights of the York Cross of Honor and Holy Order of High Priesthood as well as the I.O.Odd Fellows, Elks Lodge #520 and American Legion.
He was preceded in death by two brothers and two sisters.
WIFE - Doris Wurst, Sheridan
SISTERS - Dorothy Eells, Ogallala, NE
Marjorie Lovgren, Twin Falls, ID
NUMEROUS NIECES AND NEPHEWS
FUNERAL SERVICE WILL BE 2:00PM ON TUESDAY (JAN. 30TH) FROM FIRST UNITED METHODIST CHURCH WITH THE REV. JOSEPH KEYS OFFICIATING. INTERMENT IN OSCEOLA CEMETERY, OSCEOLA, NEBRASKA. ARRANGEMENTS ARE WITH CHAMPION FERRIES FUNERAL HOME.
Memorials may benefit the First United Methodist Church or the Kalif Shrine.
Jerry Belle Allen
On Saturday, June 9, 2001, at the Heritage Acres nursing home in Hardin, Montana, our grandmother was reunited with her beloved daughter and husband in heaven. Jerry Belle Allen was born on November 26, 1910, in a log cabin near Hulett, Wyoming, to Robert and Erma Tate. She grew up on a ranch near Hulett until she was 15 years old, when she and her family moved to Sheridan, Wyoming with twenty head of horses, a wagon and two cars. It was a long hard trip, but Jerry Belle loved to tell the amazing story about making it. The family settled near Ranchester, where they trained and sold many horses, dealing mostly in pleasure, polo and remount horses. During her high school years, Jerry rode racehorses for some of the prominent horse breeders in the Big Horn area. She also became an accomplished trick rider.
Jerry Belle graduated from Sheridan High School and then took a year of normal training to become a teacher. She then went to work teaching at a one-room country school at Beckton, west of Sheridan, where she taught grades first through eighth. A reliable source says that the children at Beckton had run off many teachers before her, but Jerry Belle, in spite of her small size, was tough. She laid down the law the first day she was there by bringing her bullwhip and pistol, supposedly to discipline the horses that the kids had ridden to school. She must have gained the kids respect as well, because she had no problems in the five years she taught at Beckton.
While she was teaching there, she boarded with the Allens, where she met and fell in love with Howard Allen. They were married in 1935 at her Aunt and Uncles house in Sheridan. They lived in a small home in Sheridan while Jerry worked at saddle shops, where she applied her great skill in sewing, making shirts and leather outfits. She made the leather outfits that the Sheridan Rodeo Queens wore. Howard worked for the railroad. On August 13, 1943, their daughter Erma Lee was born, and four years later on February 20, 1947, their son Harry was born.
Soon after, the family moved to Otter Creek, Montana, to help Jerrys parents on the ranch. After the ranch was sold, Jerry and Howard bought twelve acres outside of Ashland, Montana, where they lived for sixteen years. Jerry worked at the Electric Cooperative and spent much of her time in her garden and yard there, while also finding time to play cards with her friends.
In 1983, Jerry and Howard moved back to Sheridan, where they took much pride in their yard and their grandchildren. Jerry Belle spent her time painting, tending to her yard, and spoiling her grandchildren. Howard died in 1996 after 61 years of marriage to Jerry Belle. Soon after, she moved to Harry and his wife Ellens ranch near Custer, Montana, then to a retirement home in Hardin. Jerry Belle died after leading an amazing life, dedicating most of it to her family. She was a wonderful person, a beautiful artist, a dang good card player and the best grandmother in the world.
She was preceded in death by her husband Howard, her daughter Erma and her sister Naomi Penton. She is survived by her son Harry and wife Ellen, and their children Cammie, Wailes, Brenda and Annie; her brother Bob Allen and wife Aileen, and their children Tommy, Mimi, Hardy and Dick; and her nephew Bill Penton and wife Anita, and their children.
Cremation has taken place, and graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 14, 2001, in the Sheridan Elks Cemetery with Kevin Jones officiating. Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the donors choice in care of Mary Ann Rector, Ranchester State Bank, P.O. Box 789, Ranchester, Wyoming 82839.
John Andryanoff, 53, of Sheridan passed away on Friday, June 15, 2001.
John was born on May 27, 1948 to Olga (Tatikowa) and Arlsan Andrijanoff in Munich, Germany. He moved to the United States when he was three years old and grew up in New Jersey.
John is preceded in death by his parents, and is survived by five brothers and sisters and one son.
Cremation has taken place and services will be held at a later date in New Jersey. Kane Funeral Home handled the local arrangements.
MARVIN MCCLELLAN BARNES August 7, 1914 -April 8,2001
Marvin McClellan Barnes was born to Pearl R. Will and Fred E. Barnes. When he was about 1 yr. old his family packed their belongings into a boxcar and came to Gillette, WY by train. They lived in a homestead shack south of Gillette. He quit school after the 8th grade. He served in the Army from 1942-1945 and fought in WWII, receiving a ribbon for participation in the European-African-Middle- Eastern Campaign, also a Good Conduct Ribbon. He earned bronze stars in 4 combat zones: Algeria-French Morocco, Tunisia, Sicilian, and Italian. Marvin received the Order of the Purple Heart, when he was hit in the head by shrapnel. After the war he married Phyrne L. Glover in Gillette and they had two children. He moved his family to Thermopolis in 1948 where they owned a grocery store. In 1950 they came to Sheridan. Marvin worked as a butcher, and then for the CB&Q Railroad. He was divorced and in 1966 was remarried to Avril Swearingin. He retired in 1980 from the Sheridan Post Office. Marvin enjoyed snowmobiling, fishing, hunting and the Big Horn Mountains. His mother, father, brother Leo, and wife preceded him in death. He is survived by his son Roger of Gulf Breeze FL; daughter Cynthia Dennis of Sheridan; two sisters, Elsie Mapel of Grand Junction, CO, and Mildred Howard of Memphis, TN ; a brother, Earl of Salt Lake City, UT; various nieces, nephews; and puppy grandchildren, Buster, Daisy and Bailey. Marvin was a member of the Sheridan Elks Lodge 520 and American Legion Post #7. He enjoyed dancing at the Legion and playing pool at the Elks Club. He played pool almost every day until he lost his eyesight. He loved children, animals and Wyoming. He once said "If any
more people move here, I'm leaving!" but he never did. It was very difficult for him when he lost his sight. He lost the ability to do the things he loved. We thank everyone who has been a part of his long and wonderful life. He had so many stories left to tell. He will be remembered as a quiet man, an honest hard worker who had his own way of showing love. He was truly a great man. Our family would appreciate donations, instead of flowers, to be sent to the Marvin M. Barnes Memorial, First Interstate Bank, Attn.: Delphine Toner. They will benefit Glaucoma research. Services are at Champion Ferries Funeral Home, at 10:00 AM, April 14. Interment will follow in the Elks Cemetery.
Faires Arnold Barnett of Sheridan passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2001 of heart surgery complications at Deaconess Medical Center in Billings, Montana at age 81.
Mr. Barnett was born March 25, 1920 at the Connable Ranch in Hotchkiss, Colorado to Lucile Arnold and Faires AF.C.@ Barnett. He was united in marriage to Ann Bailey on December 23, 1948 in Grand Junction, Colorado. Together they had two sons and one daughter, Alan and his wife, Gayle, of Meeteetse, Wyoming; Gurden and his wife Barbara of Vancouver, WA; and Fairan Barnett Cady and her husband, Keith, of Sheridan, Wyoming. They have three grandchildren, Lindsey, Ty, and Anthony Barnett. Faires's survivors also include a brother, Joe Barnett of Denver, and nephews, Jon Barnett of Denver, and David Barnett of Colorado Springs, Colorado, his cousin and best friend, G.M. (Barney) Barnett.
Faires and Ann moved to Sheridan in 1953 where he worked for the late Homer Scott Sr. at the Padlock Ranch as Ranch Manager for 14 years. In 1967 he and Emerson Scott Sr. purchased the Northern Seed Company.
Faires was a long-time member of the Wyoming Stock Growers= Association and a life member of the Sheridan Elks Lodge 520. He served on the Sheridan County Planning Commission, the Wyoming State 4H Foundation Board, as President of the Wyoming Grain Dealers= Association, and as a founding board member of the Sheridan First Wyoming Bank-Key Bank. Faires enjoyed helping and spending time with his family, and he enjoyed ranching, hunting, and fishing. He had a private pilot=s license and enjoyed flying.
Preceding Faires in death is one brother, Gurden Howard Barnett. Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held at 10:00am on Thursday, June 28, 2001 at Kane Funeral Home, with Reverend Ray Clark officiating and Deacon Joe Kristufek assisting. Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Memorials can be made to the Faires Arnold Barnett College Education Fund in care of Kay Roush at the First Federal Bank, PO Box 6007, Sheridan, Wyoming 82801.
Irma A. Beld Age 74 of Sheridan, WY
Died Sunday, April 15, 2001, in Johnson County Health Care Center, Buffalo, WY
Born August 31, 1926, in Reeder, N. Dakota, to Frederick & Minnie (Duel) Komm
She grew up in the Reeder and Hettinger, N. Dakota area and attended schools in Pennville, S.Dakota. She married John H. Beld on January 6, 1945, in Baker, MT. They moved to Casper, WY, in 1946 and also lived in many places in Wyoming as her husband worked his own trucking company. They moved to Sheridan in 1960 where she worked at the Truck Stop Cafe, Townhouse Cafe and at the V.A. Medical Center kitchen until she retired in 1970. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church. Irma enjoyed flowers and playing piano at home and church. She loved family gathering with her children and grandchildren.
Preceded in death by three brothers Edwin, Marvin & Ray Komm; grandson William Beld and great granddaughter Sierra Lillian Blomquist.
HUSBAND - John Beld, Sheridan
SONS - Rick Beld, Big Horn, WY
David Beld, Sheridan
DAUGHTERS - Carol Ellis, Sheridan
Linda Beld, Cheyenne, WY
Susan Carlberg, Story, WY
Donna Hoover, Sheridan
SISTERS - Doris Kvanvig Schrammen, Dickerson, ND
Esther Anderson, Lemmon, SD
Ruth Weil, Arlington, WA
Ruby Dannenfeltzer, Bismarck, ND
3 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
VIEWING WILL BE 1:00PM UNTIL 7:00PM ON WEDNESDAY (APR. 18TH) WITH FUNERAL SERVICE AT 2:00PM ON THURSDAY FROM CHAMPION FERRIES FUNERAL HOME WITH THE REV.'S KENNETH BURKET AND DUANE MAXTED OFFICIATING. INTERMENT IN MOUNT HOPE CEMETERY, BIG HORN, WY.
Memorials may benefit the Cancer Unit, Johnson County Health Care Center, in care of Delphine Toner, First Interstate Bank, Box 2007, Sheridan, WY 82801
Dr. Robert C. Bergstrom Age 79 of Sheridan, WY
Died Sunday, April 29, 2001 in the V.A. Medical Center, Sheridan
Born March 23, 1922, in Newcastle, WY, to Floyd & Katherine (Stewart) Bergstrom
He was raised on a ranch at Clareton, WY, and graduated from Newcastle High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy during WWII and after active duty served in the Navy Reserve. He married Patsy Jean Taylor on June 30, 1948. He received his B.S. degree in 1950 from Colorado State University. He taught high school in Newcastle and Billings, MT, and during the summers served as a Park Ranger in Yellowstone Park. He received his MasterÆs degree in 1956 and taught in Worland High School and coached wrestling. In 1962, he became a member of the College of Agriculture faculty at the University of Wyoming and taught in the Microbiology and Veterinary Medicine Departments. He worked on research projects for the Wyo. State Veterinary Lab on the University campus and the University Research Center in Teton National Park. On May 20, 1962, he received the John W. Scott Memorial Award as the outstanding graduate student. In 1964, he earned his Doctorate degree and in 1970 was given the Distinguished American Scientist Award. He was a member of Gamma Sigma Delta, Society of Sigma Xi, Beta Beta Beta, Alpha Zeta and Chi Gamma Iota, all honorary fraternities. He taught and did research in parasitology until he retired in 1987. After retirement from the University, he continued to do research with the University Extension all over the state. They moved to Sheridan in 1994. He enjoyed music, hunting, fishing, tennis, roller skating and being a National Ski Patrolman for 15 years.
He was preceded in death by his daughter Terri Linn, sisters Katherine Bergstrom and Betty Darlington.
WIFE - Pat Bergstrom, Sheridan
SONS - Arthur Bergstrom and wife Patty of Banner, WY
Timothy Bergstrom, Mesa, AZ
2 GRANDCHILDREN - Stacie Linn and Clint Bergstrom
NUMEROUS NIECES AND NEPHEWS
MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE 2:00PM ON SATURDAY (MAY 5TH) IN THE CHAPEL AT THE V.A. MEDICAL CENTER WITH THE REV. ARDEN HAEFFNER OFFICIATING. ARRANGEMENTS ARE WITH CHAMPION FERRIES FUNERAL HOME.
Memorials may benefit the Dr. Robert Bergstrom Memorial Educational Fund, in care of Delphine Toner, First Interstate Bank, Box 2007, Sheridan, WY 82801