Melba K. Miller, 87, of Sheridan, passed away on Tuesday, April 10, 2001, at Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County.
Mrs. Miller was born October 22, 1913, to Jesse and Helen (Wilcox) Coop in Ulm, Wyoming. She worked as a billing clerk at Montana Dakota Utilities after marrying George Miller on June 24, 1933, in Hardin, Montana. Melba enjoyed
sewing, playing cards and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren. She was a member of the Wakely Homemakers Club and attended First Christian Church.
Mrs. Miller was preceded in death by her husband George on March 19, 1995, her brother Joe Coop, her sister Winifred Price, and her son-in-law Jim Heagy. She is survived by her son, Richard Miller and wife Mieko of Hemiji City, Japan; her daughter Maxie Heagy of Sheridan, Wyoming; her grandchildren, Mike Heagy, Gary Heagy, George Miller and Emi Miller; five great-grandchildren; and her sister Erin Quarterman and husband John of Sheridan, Wyoming.
A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 14, 2001, at First Christian Church with Pastor Doug Goodwin officiating. Interment will be in the Masonic Lodge #43 Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to First Christian Church, Heritage Towers or the donor’s choice in care of Kay Roush, First Federal Savings Bank, P.O. Box 6007, Sheridan, Wyoming, 82801.
Larry J. Mitchell Age 53 of Sheridan, WY
Died Monday, April 30, 2001, in Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County
Born December 24, 1947, in Shawnee, Oklahoma
Parents - William & Nettie Mae (Lowry) Mitchell
He grew up and attended school in Oklahoma. Worked on offshore oil rigs until being drafted into the Army and serving in the Vietnam War. After the service, he returned to Oklahoma where he worked at various jobs until going to work for United Fom Co. in Shawnee. He married Clar Soergel on October 4, 1976, in Shawnee. He went to work for Mobil Chemical working until he retired in 1991. He participated in the Rainbow 5 Native American Walk for Mother Earth in 1995. The lived in Arizona and Colorado before coming to Sheridan in August, 1999. He worked for Holly Hybrid Seed until the present time. He enjoyed his dogs and working on cars.
Preceded in death by an infant son, Sean.
WIFE - Clar Mitchell, Sheridan
SON - John Soergel, Sheridan
DAUGHTER - Angela Stott, Oklahoma
BROTHERS - Ronnie, Michael, Vernon and Wilbur
SISTERS - Kay, Wanda and Billie Mae
NUMEROUS NIECES AND NEPHEWS
MEMORIAL SERVICE WILL BE LATER. ARRANGEMENTS ARE WITH CHAMPION FERRIES FUNERAL HOME.
Memorials may benefit the Dog and Cat Shelter, 325 Fort Road, Sheridan, WY 82801
Collier Max “Monty” Montgomery, 90, of Sheridan, passed away on Wednesday, April 4, 2001, at Sheridan Manor.
Mr. Montgomery was born February 26, 1911, to Charles and Kate (Collier) Montgomery in Inola, Oklahoma. He married Ruby Davis on August 26, 1936, in Mayes County, Oklahoma. In July 1938, Monty and his young family moved from Oklahoma to Sheridan, Wyoming. He worked for N.A. Nelson Construction Company until 1947, after which he worked for Peter Kewitt and retired from the Big Horn Coal Co. in 1975.
Monty was a devoted husband, father and grandfather. He loved the Big Horn Mountains and hunted and fished all his life. Mr. Montgomery played basebal as a young man and enjoyed watching baseball and football. He attended the First Christian Church and was a proud member of the Cherokee Indian Tribe.
Monty was preceded in death by his brother and four of his sisters. He is survived by his son, Max Collier Montgomery of Carson City, Nevada; his daughters Joyce Morrison of Laramie, Wyoming, June Mair of Maui, Hawaii, and Jane Kolinsky of Portland, Oregon; his grandchildren, Colleen Wardlaw, Keith Wardlaw, Connie Lemcke, Monty Montgomery, Mark Montgomery, Jason Mair, Jennifer Mair and Shawn Scherry; his great-grandchildren, Stephanie Lemcke, Michael Lemcke, Adam Lemcke, Kevin Wardlaw, Kendra Wardlaw, Daniel Montgomery and Marissa Montgomery; and his sisters Flora
Dooley, Sarah Goodnight and Mary Stamps, all of Pryor, Oklahoma.
The funeral service will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, April 7, 2001, at Kane Funeral Home with Pastors Doug Goodwin and George Tellez officiating. Interment will follow in the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the First Christian Church or the donor’s choice in care of Kay Roush, First Federal Savings Bank, P.O. Box 6007, Sheridan, Wyoming, 82801.
Stella Faye Moore Age 84 of Sheridan, WY
Died Wednesday, April 25, 2001, in Westview Health Care Center, Sheridan
Born May 27, 1916, on the farm near Sidney, Montana, to Clarence E. & Cora A. (Ward) Keller
She was the fourth child of five children. She lived on the farm and helped in the fields all her youth. She rode a horse to the school and when she reached high school age she moved into Richey, MT, to live, work and attend school. However, this was short lived, she missed the farm and moved back home. Stella met Thomas M. Moore at the age of twenty and they were married that same year, 1936. After their marriage, they moved to various parts of the country, as Tom's work and ministry took them until finally coming to Sheridan. Stella played the piano and accordion as well as the saxophone in her younger days. She enjoyed singing with her husband and children. Her favorite song was "What A Friend We Have In Jesus". She even play the piano in Westview where she lived the last ten years. She was a member of First Assembly of God Church. Stella will be missed but we rejoice to know she is at rest with her Lord.
Preceded in death by her husband Tom in 1996, son Thomas Manuel, daughter Betty Louise Rose, sisters Thelma Hines and Wilma Josephson, brother Clarence Keller and one grandson.
SONS - Ron Moore and wife Glenda of Sheridan
Lloyd Moore and wife Jodi of Mountain View, Missouri
DAUGHTERS - Delta Drobnick and husband Marvin of Sheridan
Elvira Hall and husband Barry of Bloomfield, NM
Ronda Hughes and husband Jerry of Wichita Falls, TX
SISTER - Florence Fatzinger, Sidney Montana
31 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
1 GREAT GREAT GRANDDAUGHTER
NUMEROUS NIECES AND NEPHEWS
THE FAMILY WILL GREET FRIENDS FOR VISITATION FROM 6:00PM UNTIL 8:00PM ON SUNDAY (APR. 29TH) WITH FUNERAL SERVICE AT 10:00AM ON MONDAY FROM CHAMPION FERRIES FUNERAL HOME WITH PASTOR KENNETH BURKET OFFICIATING. INTERMENT IN SHERIDAN MUNICIPAL CEMETERY.
Memorials may benefit the Diabetes Foundation, in care of Delphine Toner, First Interstate Bank, Box 2007, Sheridan, WY 82801
Mark James Morrow, 45, of Sheridan, previously of Billings, Montana, passed away on Thursday, April 26, 2001.
Mr. Morrow was born October 20, 1955, to Phillip R. and Deanna (Petty) Morrow in Billings, Montana. He graduated from Billings West High School in 1974, and attended Billings Vocational Technical Center after high school where he became a great chef. Mark enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1974, and was honorably discharged two years later.
Mark loved karate and earned his brown belt on August 28, 1978. He lived for music, and his pets, his dog Sammy and his cat Fluffy, his true companions until the end. Mark served as a volunteer firefighter and donated his time and love to the Animal Shelter.
Mark is survived by his father Phillip R. Morrow and wife Donna (Bliss) of Arizona; his mother Deanna (Petty) Jones and husband Leroy of Towsend, Montana; his brother Greg P. Morrow and wife Diane of Billings, Montana; his sisters Debra Lee Olson of Billings, Montana, Cynthia Case of Mesa, Arizona, and DeLayna Seavy and husband Terry of Norris, Montana; four nieces; five nephews; 1 grandniece; and many special friends – T.J., Al, Merle, Clint, John and Roberta, and many others.
A graveside service will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Friday, May 4, 2001, at the Fort Harrison National Cemetery in Helena, Montana. Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter in care of Delphine Toner, First Interstate Bank, P.O. Box 2007, Sheridan, Wyoming, 82801.
Timothy J. Neiger Age 33 of Sheridan, WY
Died Monday, May 21, 2001, while logging in Montana
Born November 27, 1967, in Aberdeen, South Dakota
Parents - Willard & Marilyn (Easterby) Neiger
He grew up in Aberdeen until moving to Hulett, WY, where he graduated from high school. He worked construction and logging jobs until he started his own logging business in 1989. Tim married Niki Claar on May 26, 1989, in Moorcroft, WY. They moved to Sheridan in November, 1990, where he continued his logging business and was recently logging in Montana. He enjoyed hunting, motorcycle riding and fishing with his father-in-law. He loved being with his children and family.
WIFE - Niki Neiger, Sheridan
CHILDREN - Drake, Brionna and Derek Neiger of the family home.
MOTHER - Marilyn Neiger, Aberdeen, SD
BROTHERS - Mike & Paul Neiger, Sioux Falls, SD
SISTERS - Debbie Neiger, Fantana, CA
Lauri Vitto, Hulett, WY
Kristi Byh, Lincoln, NE
Stephani Ruud, Willmar, MN
NUMEROUS NIECES AND NEPHEWS
FUNERAL SERVICE WILL BE 10:00AM ON FRIDAY (MAY 25TH) FROM TRINITY LUTHERAN CHURCH WITH THE REV. WILBUR HOLZ OFFICIATING. INTERMENT IN SHERIDAN MUNICIPAL CEMETERY.
ARRANGEMENTS ARE WITH CHAMPION FERRIES FUNERAL HOME.
Memorials may benefit the Timothy Neiger Children's Fund, in care of Delphine Toner, First Interstate Bank, Box 2007, Sheridan, WY 82801
Ida D. Oelschlager
1926 - 2001
Ida D. Oelschlager graduated from her earthly bonds to her next steps with God on April 20, 2001. She was a long time resident of Sheridan, but lived her last years with her daughter in Tucson, Arizona.
She was born May 5, 1906, in Aladdin, Wyoming, to Irene and Giovanni De Franesch. She graduated from Sheridan High School in 1926 and received her teaching certification in 1929. She married Lee Oelschlager in 1931. She taught in rural schools and in Ranchester, WY. Later she joined the staff at the Wyoming Girls School and worked there until her retirement.
She was preceded in death by her husband and her brother Louis. She is survived by her daughter Ida Dobrenz of Tucson, Arizona; her grandson Matthew Dobrenz & his wife Kathy of Cumberland, Rhode Island and her great grandson Jacob also of Cumberland.
She was a generous woman who lived her life with simple dignity and love.
Graveside committal of her cremains will be 10:30am on Saturday (June 16th) in Sheridan Municipal Cemetery. Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.
Memorials may benefit the Advocacy & Resource Center, 136 Coffeen Ave., Sheridan, WY 82801.