V.G. “Shorty” Martin -- 80, of Sheridan, WY, died Saturday, August 4, 2001 in the V.A. Medical Center in Sheridan, WY. He was born May 13, 1921, in Mangum, OK to Vance and Myrtle (Roberts) Martin.
Mr. Martin grew up and attended schools in Oklahoma and Oregon. He married Mildred Ridling and she proceeded him in death in 1998. He was in the Army during World War II and served in Guadacanal and other pacific theaters. He was wounded in action and discharged for disabilities related to his injuries.
After the service Mr. Martin ran pack strings for the U. S. Forest Service and worked for the U.S. Government until becoming totally disabled in 1963 at which time he moved to Sheridan. He was a member of Disabled American Veterans, AARP, and the Sunrise Assembly of God Church in Sheridan. Mr. Martin enjoyed fishing, travel, crocheting, reading, mechanics, his family and the church.
Mr. Martin was proceeded in death by his wife, Mildred, 1 son, 2 granddaughters, and numerous brothers and sisters. He is survived by 2 sons, Donald Martin of Laramie, WY, David Martin of Sheridan, WY, a daughter, Ellen Roberts of Longmont, CO, 10 grandchildren, & 12 great grandchildren.
Services for Mr. Martin will be Wednesday August 8, 2001 at 2:00pm at the Sunrise Assembly of God Church with Pastor John Jackson officiating. Interment will be in the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery.
Memorials can be made to the Sunrise Assembly of God Church.
Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.
Charles Paul McCalla, 71, of Sheridan, passed away on Tuesday, August 21, 2001, at the Sheridan VA Medical Center.
He was born on February 28, 1930, to Charles and Dollie (Claar) McCalla in Moorcroft. He moved to Sheridan from Moorcroft in 1940, completed high school, and then served in the U.S. Navy. He married Rosalee Welch on May 11, 1957, in Sheridan. Charlie worked at Kiewit Mines until his retirement. He enjoyed trapping, hunting, fishing, family and friends.
Charlie was preceded in death by his wife Rosalee. He is survived by his son Mike McCalla of Sheridan; his daughter Kelley Bonnet of Sheridan; his grandchildren Larissa Bonnet of Grand Junction, CO, Kim Bonnet of Billings, MT, Nicholas, Aaron and Colter McCalla all of Sheridan; and his sisters, Doris Hall and Charolette Hillstead both of Sheridan, and Evelyn Kimbrell of Denver, CO. He is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
Cremation has taken place and services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 23, 2001, at Kane Funeral Home with Pastor Doug Goodwin officiating. Interment of cremains will be at a later date.
Joyce (Hanna) Brooks-McGee, aged 63, died Monday, July 30, 2001, in Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County, Wyoming.
Open viewing will be held on Friday, August 3, 2001, at Kane Funeral Home. Funeral services are at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, August 4, 2001, at Kane Funeral Home with Pastor Dan Keller officiating. Interment will be in Sheridan Municipal Cemetery in Sheridan, Wyoming.
Ms. McGee was born September 12, 1937, in Morton, Texas to Ewell and Ettie (Martin) Hanna. She went to school in Morton and graduated from Morton High School in 1954. In 1971 Joyce and her family moved to Gillette, Wyoming. Joyce lived in Gillette for 25 years and moved to Sheridan in 1996.
Survivors include her two daughters, Kandi (Brooks) Davis and husband Gene of Sheridan and Kim (Brooks) Franciscotti and husband Ben of Salt Lake City, UT; her brothers Royce and Buddy Hanna of Texas, and H.L. Hanna of Rolla, Kansas; her sisters Betty Jean Neugebauer, Doris Richardson and Bonny Heath of Texas; six grandchildren; and twelve great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents and one sister Pearly Dee.
Memorials may be made to the Whedon Cancer Foundation in care of Delphine Toner, First Interstate Bank, P.O. Box 2007, Sheridan, WY 82801.
Junior R. Miller Age 83 of Sheridan, WY
Died Wednesday, August 8, 2001, in Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County
Born March 15, 1918, in Sheridan, WY, to Leroy & Bertha (Bateman) Miller
He grew up and graduated high school in Sheridan. Married June McKelvey in 1939 in Sheridan. He worked on the bridge gang for CB&Q Railroad. June died in 1955. He married Juanita Harris in 1957 and they were later divorced. He was medically retired from the railroad when he was 48 years old. He married Zina Anderson in 1972 and she died in 1978. In 1979, he married Evelyn Smith in Hardin, MT. She died in 1993. Junior lived in Sheridan his whole life. He was a member of Big Horn Mtn. Eagles Lodge. He enjoyed fishing, hunting, bingo and working in the yard. He loved his two Boston Bull Terriers.
Also preceded in death by brother Dwight; step daughter Gladys Ring; and granddaughters Annette Crabtree and Paula Miller.
SONS - Jack Miller, Ranchester, WY
James Miller, Burns, WY
Jeff Miller, Washington
DAUGHTERS - Linda Vallejo, Sheridan
Judy Miller, Sheridan
Janice Miller and Julie Miller, Washington
STEP SONS - David Smith, Sheridan
Bob Smith, Gillette, WY
STEP DAUGHTER - Sharon Johnson, Mesa, AZ
4 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
Viewing will be 4:00pm until 7:00pm on Sunday (Aug. 12th) from Champion Ferries Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 2:00pm on Monday from Champion Ferries Funeral Home with Capt. Michael Bates officiating. Interment will be in Sheridan Municipal Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.
Memorials may benefit the Salvation Army, Box 2001, Sheridan, WY 82801
Gerald Osgard, 92 passed away on July 5, 2001, at Newberg, OR.
Parents Martin & Margaret (Dierks) Osgard.
He was born Feb. 5, 1909 in Boyceville, Wisc. He grew up and attended schools in the Billings, MT and Sheridan, WY areas. One of his peak experiences during this time was winning first place at the Chicago's World's Fair for stock judging with the Wyoming team in 1926. He entered the University of Wyoming in 1927 graduating in 1932.
After graduation, he began his teaching career at a little country school on Early Creek outside of Ranchester, WY, later teaching in the Ranchester & Dayton schools. Mr. Osgard also taught in Wyola, MT and owned the Wyola Mercantile for several years. He served in the Navy during World War II.
He married Ilene Stephenson in June of 1936 in Sheridan, WY and along with their teaching in the various schools in the area they ranched on the Tongue River until their retirement. They moved to Friendsview Manor in Newberg, OR in August of 1979, and he was known as the "freedom fighter" and protector of resident's rights.
He and his wife, Ilene, recently celebrated their 65th wedding anniversary with many friends and family from Montana and Wyoming. His family always said that he was the cornerstone of the family . He was a historian and also documented the history of Sheridan County.
He believed the most important thing in life was to help others. His last wishes were that he be brought home to Sheridan to be buried.
He is survived by his wife, Ilene, of Newberg, OR, one son, Barry Osgard of Billings, MT and Ranchester, WY, one granddaughter, Gwen Osgard of San Diego CA, one sister-in-law, Margaret Osgard of Sheridan, WY, and numerous nieces and nephews.
Memorial service will be held at 10:00am on Saturday (July 14th) from First United Methodist Church with Pastor Keith McDonald officiating. Interment of cremains will be in the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery. Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.
Mattie Jean Panetta, 88, of Sheridan passed away at Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County on Thursday, July 19, 2001.
Miss Panetta was born January 22, 1913, to Bruno and Francesca (Corozza) Panetta in Sheridan, Wyoming. She graduated from Sheridan High School, and went on to work for Panetta Brothers, the City of Sheridan, and the Sheridan County Clerk=s office as an Office Assistant. Jean enjoyed cooking and gardening.
Preceding Jean in death were her parents; three brothers, Walter, Frank and Joe; and one sister, Ethel. She is survived by her nephew Frank Yorio of Sheridan, WY; her niece Barbara Spence of Denver, CO; her two sisters, Carmella Ball of Sheridan and Rose Calandra of Los Angeles, CA; and several other nieces and nephews.
Private family services will be held at an undisclosed date and time. Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made to Holy Name Catholic Church in care of Delphine Toner, First Interstate Bank, P.O. Box 2007, Sheridan, WY 82801.
Doris Pierson, 87, passed away at the Wyoming Retirement Center in Basin, Wyoming, on Wednesday July 18, 2001. Doris was born in Sheridan, Wyoming, to John and Margaret (Wilson) Zucca on February 3, 1914. She lived her entire life in Sheridan, until January of this year when she moved to Basin to be with her children.
Doris married Herbert Pierson on February 18, 1934, in the Holy Name Catholic Church Rectory. She worked at Stevens Fryberger (New York Store) for years. Doris went to work at the Wyoming State Girls School in 1964 where she stayed until her retirement. She spent the next 20 years working as the housekeeper and cook for the priests at Holy Name Rectory. Doris was a terrific cook, an avid card player, and enjoyed crafts and gardening. In earlier years she loved to hunt and spend time in the Big Horns. She loved to travel and in her later years made several trips to Eurpoe, the highlight of these trips were her evisits to Rome.
Doris was a charter member of BPOE Does and PERLS (past Exalted Rulers). She worked for years with the Wyoming Crippled Children Association and she served on the All American Indian Days Board and traveled with various Miss Indian Americas= as a chaperone and was a Host Home for the Indian Princesses.
Preceding Doris in death were her parents; her husband Herb; her brother Colin Zucca; her sister Katherine Strutzman; her nephew Eddie Kukuchka; and her granddaughter Laura L. Pierson. She is survived by her children, Kathy and Ken Nyberg and John Pierson of Basin, Wyoming; five grandchildren, Greg and Peggy Pierson of Tacoma, Washington, Kraig Nyberg of Sheridan, Kevin Nyberg of Thornton, Colorado, and Ken Nyberg of Brighton, Colorado; 10 great grandchildren; and 1 great great grandchild..
Rosary services will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, July 20, 2001, at Kane Funeral Home. A funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 21, 2001, at Holy Name Catholic Church with the Reverend Ron Stolcis officiating. Interment will be in the Sheridan Elk=s Cemetery with her husband. Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Holy Name School Foundation in care of Delphine Toner, First Interstate Bank, P.O. Box 2007, Sheridan, WY 82801.
LYNN POPP, 75, of Dayton, WY, died Tuesday August 14, 2001 in Sheridan Manor.
Mr. Popp was born April 3, 1926 in Broadus, MT to John and Blanche (Metlin) Popp.
He married Georgia Scobee May 31, 1951 in Billings, MT. He worked on various ranches and farms and was a heavy equipment operator working on most of the highways and Interstates in the Dakotas, Wyoming, and Montana in the 1950's and 1960's. He went to work for the local mines in the 1970's retiring form Decker Coal in 1990.
Mr. Popp enjoyed hunting, fishing, cribbage, camping. He liked horses and liked to help local ranchers with branding. He moved to Sheridan from Williston, N.D. and lived in Sheridan for 15 years, then moved to Dayton, WY where he resided for the past 25 years.
He was a member of the Elks Lodge #520, the Eagles, the United Miner Workers of America, and the
International Engineer's Local 400, in MT.
Mr. Popp was preceeded in death by his parents, 3 brothers, and 3 sisters.
Survivors include his wife, Georgia, of Dayton, WY. 3 sons, Robert L , Dennis D, & Eugene S, Popp, all of Gillette, WY, 2 daughters, Annette M. Canfield of Gillette, WY and Debra K. Popp of Sheridan, WY. 11 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. 2 sisters, Lavelle Engle of Rapid City, S.D. and Beverly Bell of Sheridan, WY.
Cremation has taken place with private family services at a later date.
Champion FerriesFuneral Home is in charge of arrangements.