Althea Jennings, 50, passed away on Wednesday, September 12, 2001, at Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County after a courageous bout with cancer.
Ms. Jennings was born on August 13, 1951, to Robert and Maxine (Colhoff) Eastman, and attended school in Sheridan. She worked as a file clerk for the Bureau of Indian Affairs, and raised two children. Althea enjoyed animals, cooking, canning, gardening, reading, motorcycle rides, camping, boating and her family. She was a member of the Moose Lodge # 674, the Eagles # 4169, and the VFW # 1560 Auxiliary.
Ms. Jennings was preceded in death by her mother, Maxine Eastman Creathbaum; father, Robert Eastman; stepfather Robert Creathbaum and her brother Ed Eastman. Survivors include her companion Jack Ralston II, her daughter Tia-Dawn Logan; her son Jobe Jennings; her stepmother Vivian Creathbaum all of Sheridan; her sisters Myrna Paukei of Oklahoma, Roberta ABitsy@ Colhoff and Georgette Benbo, both of South Dakota; and her brother Darrell Eastman of Oregon.
Cremation has taken place, and a memorial service will be held at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, September 21, 2001, at the Moose Lodge # 674. Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Memorials may be made in Althea=s name to Frazzled Ferret Rescue in care of Kay Roush, First Federal Savings Bank, P.O. Box 6007, Sheridan, WY 82801.
Ellen A. Johnson, 92, of Sheridan, WY, died July 24, 2001 at Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County.
She was born April 16, 1909 in Denver, CO the daughter of Oscar Frederick and Adelinea Matilda (Johnson) Reinhold. Mrs. Johnson grew up in the Denver, CO area and graduated from Union High School in 1925 and from Colorado Teachers College in 1927.
Mrs. Johnson married Willis W. Kelsey in Sheridan, WY on May 10, 1930, they were later divorced. She married S.S. Johnson in 1959 and they were later divorced.
Ellen's teaching career brought her first to country school south of Gillette, WY where she taught both grade and high school. Having graduated from high school at age 16 and from Normal School at age 18, some of her students were older than she. She next taught at the Eaton School north of Gillette where she met her rancher-husband to be from Moorhead, MT. She also taught at the Moorehead School.
The family ranched on Powder River until 1945 and sold their land when the Moorehead Dam was in the planning stages and the land was going to be under water. They moved to Sheridan, WY at that time. Ellen wroked at the V.A. Hospital and her Husband, Willis, worked for Peter Kiewit and Sons. Becasue of failing eyesight Ellens spent her last twelve years with her daughter, Patsy.
Ellen was an enthusistic sports fan and especially enjoyed listening to all the games of the Sheridan Broncs, Sheridan Generals, Wyoming Cowboys, Denver Broncos, and the Colorado Rockies.
Mrs. Johson was preceded in death by here parents and her sisiter, Edith Fulton. She is survived by a son Willis L. Kelsey of Rapid City, SD and Daughter Patsy Kelsey Secrest of Sheridan. A very special cousin Ruth Waltman of Richland, VA. 2 grandchildren and 5 great grandchildren. Numerous Nieces and Nephews.
Cremation has taken place iwth private services at a later date, at Ellen's request.
Memorials to Sheridan Senior Center
Arrangements Champion Ferries Funeral Home.
Bette Cleo Jones, 76, passed away on Monday, September 10, 2001, at Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County.
Ms. Jones was born February 15, 1925, in Cody, Nebraska, to Edwin and Opal (Middaugh) Knight. After graduation from high school, Bette went to work in the mailing department at St. Labre Mission in Ashland, Montana.
She enjoyed bowling, bingo, knitting and crocheting, and was a member of the First Baptist Church in Miles City, Montana.
Ms. Jones was preceded in death by her daughter Barbara Bender and her grandsons Mark and Brian Bender and David Weathers. Survivors include her two daughters, Doreen Brock of Gillette and Valerie Johnson and husband Larry of Sheridan; her grandchildren Michael Knape, D'Andra Amede and Drell Amende of Sheridan, Billie Jo Trusler of Gillette, and Danelle Trusler of Phoenix, AZ; her great grandchildren Hailey, Jacob and Drew Knape of Sheridan.
Cremation has taken place, and services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, September 14, 2001, at Kane Funeral Home with Father Emmet Hoffman officiating. Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Mary Magdalene Jurosek
Mary was born June 10, 1906 in Yarvorzynka, Poland, to George and Agnes (Czepczar) Urbatchka. She made the trip to the United States with her mother in 1913 to join her father, who had come to the U.S. seven years earlier. At the age of seven, Mary finally met her father for the first time at the Monarch train depot, where he was waiting with horse and buggy. She attended school in Kooi.
In 1922 Mary married Mike Jurosek, who was a laborer at the coal mines at Kooi and Geebo. Mike also moved to the states from Istebna, Poland in his teens. After staying in Kooi for some time, they moved to Thermopolis, then to Rock Springs, then on to Harlingen, Texas. They returned to Sheridan in the 1940=s and bought the Rialto Bar, which later became the Trail Bar (now know as The Chocolate Tree).
The love for gardening ran in Mary=s family, and Mary always had a yard full of flowers and vegetables. She loved cooking and baking and held many large family dinners. She also loved knitting, quilting, sewing, and playing cards with her friends. She spent much time at her cabin in the Big Horn Mountains. She was a member of the Holy Name Catholic Church and the Saint Agnes Group.
Mary=s surviving relatives are her son Michael G. Jurosek and wife Donna of Big Horn, her sister Agnes Gwinn and husband Jerry of Sheridan, and her sister Elizabeth Ries and husband Robert of Tuscon, Arizona. Surviving grandchildren are Jim, Terry, and Julie Jurosek, and Toni Alden all of Sheridan, Cynthia and Michelle Jurosek of California, Marcia Lucas of Encino, California, and Jack Cain of Torrington. She had five great-grandchildren, Travis Flack of San Francisco, California, Zachary and Abigail Lucas of Encino, California, and Lauren and Davis Alden of Sheridan. There are also numerous nephews and nieces.
Relatives who proceeded Mary in death are her father and mother, her husband, sister Ann Urbatchka, brother George Urbatchka, and son Robert B. Jurosek, all who were formerly of Sheridan.
Rosary services will be held on Friday, September 14, 2001, at 7:00 p.m. at Kane Funeral Home. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, September 15, 2001, at Holy Name Catholic Church with Father Ron Stolcis officiating. Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Memorials be made to the Holy Name School Foundation or the Multiple Sclerosis Foundation in care of Delphine Toner, First Interstate Bank, P.O. Box 2007, Sheridan, WY 82801.
Robert J. Kassen, 57, of Sheridan, passed away at Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County on Friday, August 31, 2001.
Mr. Kassen was born on June 23, 1944, in Glendale, California, to William J. Kassen and Eileen R. (Blandford) Kassen. Robert married Antoinette M. Smith on September 18, 1965, in Los Altos, California, and three children were born of that union - Robert W., Anthony G., and Johnathan J. Mr. Kassen entered the U.S. Navy in 1967 and served aboard the USS Bainbridge, a Nuclear-powered frigate, in escort to the USS Enterprise serving in the Tonkin Gulf in Vietnam. He served as a radio man on his tour of duty. In the years to follow, Robert and his father WJK created the company known as Reliant Heating and Controls, Inc. Robert, his father, and Robert's sons were fortunate enough to have been fathers, sons, partners and best friends. Robert's sons will carry on that legacy.
The things that Robert enjoyed most in his life were his family, aircraft (he had a passion to fly), the ocean which he came to love so much, working and landscaping in the garden, planting trees, and of course his love of animals.
Mr. Kassen was predeceased by his father, William J. Kassen. He is survived by his wife Antoinette; his sons, Robert and wife Nanci, Anthony and wife Kristin, and Johnathan, all of Sheridan; his two grandchildren, Nichole and Anthony, Jr.; his mother, Eileen Kassen of Auburn, California; his brother William R. Kassen and wife Suzanne of Gilroy, California; two sisters, Joleen Andrews of Auburn, California, and Sandra Caporale of Napa, California; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial services will be held at Holy Name Catholic Church on Thursday, September 6, 2001, at 7:00 p.m. in Sheridan and at St. Dominic's Catholic Church on Wednesday, September 5, 2001, at 7:00 p.m. in Auburn, California, , and a Memorial Mass will also be held in Gilroy, California, at a later date. Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that memorial donations be made to the Sheridan County Memorial Hospital Foundation, the Disabled American Veterans, or to the Sheridan Dog and Cat Shelter in care of Delphine Toner, First Interstate Bank, P.O. Box 2007, Sheridan, WY 82801.
MARIE K. KING, 76, of Sheridan, WY died Friday August 24, 2001 at Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County.
Mrs. King was born December 31, 1924 in Kleenburn, WY to Faust and Josephine (Podio) Musso. She grew up and attended schools in Newcastle, WY and graduated from the Newcastle High School.
She married Donald A. King on June 16, 1952 in the Catholic Church in Newcastle.
Mrs. King was a homemaker and an Avon sales representative. She was also a secretary for a bank auditor. During W.W. II she worked in various defense plants in California.
Mrs. King was a member of the P.T.A., the Bot Sot camping group, Good Sam's of America, and the Albertson Altar Society. She enjoyed being with her family, camping, knitting and crocheting, needlepoint, rock hounding, the Arizona desert, card playing, gardening, baking & cooking.
She was proceeded in death by her sister and two brother-in-laws.
Mrs. King is survived by her husband Donald A. King of Sheridan, two sons, Mike of Helena, MT and Steve of Minneapolis, MN, four daughters, Michelle Johnson of Driggs, ID, Jo Ellen Reichstadt of St. Paul, MN, Kristi Hugulet of Whitehall, MT, and Donna Brozovich of Spring Creek, NV, one sister, Mrs. John (Angie) Eixenberger of Sheridan, WY and 5 grandchildren.
Rosary will be recited on Monday August 27, 2001 at 7:00 PM at Champion Ferries Funeral Home. Liturgy will be held on Tuesday August 28, 2001 at 10:00AM at Holy Name Catholic Church with Monsignor Eugene Sullivan officiating. Burial will be in the Elks section of Sheridan Municipal Cemetery.
Memorials may be made to the St. Jude's Shrine % of Delphine Toner, 1st Interstate Bank, Sheridan.
Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.
Joel H. Lyman, 87, of Sheridan, passed away at the Sheridan V.A. Medical Center on Monday, July 23, 2001.
Mr. Lyman was born on July 18, 1914, in Wakefield, Nebraska, to Ira and Lydia (Pritchett) Lyman. He graduated from Wakefield High School and went on to attend Midland College in Fremont, Nebraska, on a football scholarship. Joel graduated from Midland College with a Bachelor=s degree, and went on to obtain a Master of Science Degree from the University of Wyoming. Joel entered the U.S. Army in 1941 and served until 1945, when he was discharged. He was awarded the Purple Heart and two Bronze Stars. He married Margaret Conley in 1949, and four children were born of that union, Sharon, Margaret, Cathy and Patricia. Mr. Lyman was a school administrator, teacher and coach in Nebraska, Montana, Arizona, and for most of his career in Riverton, Wyoming. He also worked as an educator in Shoshoni and Baggs.
Joel enjoyed fishing, hunting and golf, and he was an avid sports fan. He was a member of the Elks Lodge, the Veterans of Foreign Wars, and the Disabled American Veterans in Riverton, Wyoming.
Mr. Lyman was predeceased by his parents, his wife Margaret, and his daughter Patricia. He is survived by his three daughters, Sharon Kinnison and husband Tom of Sheridan, WY, Margaret McCarty and husband Mike of Evergreen, CO, and Cathy Lyman and friend Bill Futrell of Cheyenne, WY; his two grandchildren, Erin Marie McCarty of Arvada, Colorado, and Megan Jo McCarty of Evergreen, Colorado; two great-grandchildren, Alexandra and Skyler McCarty; his brother Eugene Lyman; and his four sisters, Evangeline Bingham, Sarah Jane Haglund, Ida Pates and Adell Lacey.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 26, 2001, at Kane Funeral Home with Pastor Doug Goodwin officiating. Interment will follow the service in the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery. Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Memorials be made to the University of Wyoming Foundation in care of Delphine Toner, First Interstate Bank, P.O. Box 2007, Sheridan, WY 82801.
Keith R. Macy, of Sheridan, passed away at his residence at the age of 77.
Mr. Macy was born on April 25, 1924, in Nebraska to William H. and Nette (Richter) Macy. After graduating from high school, he joined the United States Air Force in 1946, served during the Korean War era and retired in 1964, after serving his country proudly. He married Elsie Jean Lloyd in 1973. She passed away on November 25, 2000.
Preceding him in death are his wife Elsie; his parents; his brothers, Irvin W. Macy of Tempe, Arizona, and Phillip Macy of Kaycee; and his sisters, Martha Spanyer of Buffalo, and Lillian Schrader of Casper. He is survived by his nieces, Nancy Elm and her husband Dennis of Kaycee, and Kandy Harrison and her husband Dean of Sheridan; his nephew Bill Macy and wife Linda of Gillette; and several other nieces, nephews and cousins.
Cremation has taken place, and memorial services will be held at a later date. Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. Memorials may be made to the Big Horn Mountain Eagles Lodge or the VFW in care of Kay Roush, First Federal Savings Bank, P.O. Box 6007, Sheridan, WY 82801.