Lee R. Sams age 72, of Bay Horse, MT, area
Died Monday, October 1, 2001, in Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County.
Born October 25, 1928, in Crosby, N. Dakota, to Ernest & May (Flory) Sams
He came to Wyoming as a young child and attended rural schools. He ranched with his father for a time. He married Virginia Bates in 1948. They had two sons and raised a foster boy. He ranched his whole life in the Bay Horse, MT, area. On February 10, 1992, he married Sally Ferguson in Miles City, MT. He enjoyed dancing, playing cards and his horses and cows. He loved being with his grandchildren and great grandchildren.
Lee is preceded in death by his parents, brother Lloyd and sister Dorothy DeWitt.
WIFE - Sally Sams, Bay Horse, MT
SONS - Harry "Skeet" Sams, Riverside, CA
James Sams, Bay Horse, MT
William Buckendahl, San Luis Obispo, CA
STEP SONS - Robert Ferguson, Circle Pine, MN
Tony Ferguson, Elko, NV
Paul Ferguson, Miles City, MT
Donald Ferguson, Lakeside, CA
BROTHERS - Calvin Sams, Gillette, WY
Donald Sams, Ephrata, WA
SISTERS - Ethel Hansen, Sheridan
Irene O'Daniels, Sheridan
Betty Ross, Sheridan
2 GREAT GRANDSONS
Viewing will be from 9:00am until 5:00pm on Wednesday (Oct. 3rd) from Champion Ferries Funeral Home.
Funeral service will be 2:00pm on Thursday from Champion Ferries Funeral Home with the Rev. Douglas Goodwin officiating.
Interment will be in Sheridan Municipal Cemetery.
Memorials may benefit the Leukemia Foundation, in care of Delphine Toner, First Interstate Bank, Box 2007, Sheridan, WY 82801
Marshall R. Sausedo, 81, of Sheridan passed away on Tuesday, October 9, 2001, at the Sheridan V.A. Medical Center. Funeral Services will be held 10:00am Friday October 12, 2001 at Kane Funeral Home with Pastor Tony Forman officiating. Interment will be in the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery.
Henry “Ed” Schwartzkopf, 87, of Sheridan passed away at his residence on Sunday, November 11, 2001.
Ed was born August 22, 1914, in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, the son of Alexander and Mary (Ruppert) Schwartzkopf. He was raised and attended school in Scottsbluff . In 1942 Ed entered the U.S. Army and served until 1945 when he was honorably discharged. Following his military service Ed worked various jobs in Scottsbluff, Cheyenne, Denver and for the last 25 years in Sheridan.
Ed enjoyed working in yard of his residence, at the corner of Sheridan and Wyoming Avenues where many local residents will recall seeing him shoveling snow in the winter and mowing the grass in the summer. Ed loved people and had special affection for his two dogs, who were his constant companions.
Ed was preceded in death his parents; three sisters, Mollie Dalton, Amelia Ross and Rosalie Schlager; and two brothers, Alexander and William. He is survived by his son Darrell Schwartzkopf of Washington, D.C.; two sisters, Anna Schenaman of Scottsbluff, Nebraska, and Kathryn Schaaf of Lincoln, Nebraska; and numerous nieces and nephews, two of whom are Jerry W. Ross and Harvey V. Ross, both of Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Ed will be missed by his family and friends.
Cremation has taken place, graveside services with military honors will be held in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, at a later date. The family would greatly appreciate any assistance with Ed’s finial expenses, those wishing to help may contact, Jerry Ross, at 2002 W. Overland Scottsbluff, NE 69361. Kane Funeral Home handled the local arrangements.
Ruby Gertrude Shelly, 92, of Sheridan formerly of Loveland, Colorado passed away at Sheridan Manor on, October 14, 2001.
Rudy was born on December 5, 1908, to Walter and Bertha (Navert) Kellenbarger. On February 21, 1935, she was united in marriage to A. Dale Shelly in Rockport, Missouri. She moved from Loveland, Colorado in 1975, to Sheridan in March of 2001. Mrs. Shelly graduated from Red Oak High School, Red Oak Iowa in 1926. She attended Cedar Falls College and graduated with a teaching certificate in 1927. Ruby was a homemaker and a substitute teacher. She volunteered for twenty years at Mekee Medical Center. Ruby farmed in Emerson, Iowa for many years and operated and owned Emerson Ariel. She loved making crafts, traveling, and was a licenced pilot, and was former Iowa Flying Farmer Queen. She was a member of the Mt. View Presbyterian Church.
Ruby was preceded in death by her husband A. Dale Shelly, a daughter, Darlene Stright, two sisters, and one great grandson Zach Shelly. Ruby is survived by her three sons, Robert and Donna Shelly of Sheridan; Gary and Fran Shelly of Ft. Collins, Colorado, James and Jean Shelly of Buffalo, Wyoming; and her ten grandchildren; and five great grandchildren.
Services will be held Friday, October 19, 2001, at Mt. View Presbyterian Church in Loveland, Colorado with Viegut Funeral Home. Burial will take place in Red Oak, Iowa, Monday 22, 2001. Local arrangements were with Kane Funeral Home.
George E. Smallwood, 76, of Sheridan passed away on Sunday, October 14, 2001, at Westview Health Care Center.
George was born October 29, 1924, at home on the family ranch in Biddle, Montana, the son of Sylvester and Phebe (Boggess) Smallwood. On May 9, 1959, he married Clara Tanner in Sheridan. He was a lifelong Sheridan area resident, and was self-employed as a truck driver, hauling hay and coal. Mr. Smallwood enjoyed mechanical work.
George was preceded in death by his parents, his two brothers, Roy and Clyde Smallwood, and his two sisters, Ester Huston and Ruth Lytton. He is survived by his wife Clara Smallwood of Sheridan; his three sons, Sam Horton and wife Loretta of Bakersfield, California, Bert Horton and wife Nora of Superior, Montana, and Ted Boggus of Sheridan; his daughter Bernice Worden and husband Ed of Sheridan; his numerous grandchildren; his numerous great-grandchildren; and his sister Gladys Stevenson of Sheridan.
Memorials in memory of George may be designated to the Salvation Army in care of Delphine Toner, First Interstate Bank, P.O. Box 2007, Sheridan, WY 82801.
Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, October 18, 2001, at Kane Funeral Home with Pastor William Heine officiating. Interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery in Big Horn. Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Frank R. Sobotka, 76, of Sheridan, passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2001, in the Big Horn Mountains in Johnson County.
Frank was born on March 4, 1925, to Frank and Rose (Stopkal) Sobotka. He attended high school, became a master welder at the age of 17, then enlisted in the U.S. Army in June of 1943. Frank served with General Patton’s division as a welder in Normandy, Northern France, Ardennes, Rhineland and Central Europe until his discharge in 1945. He married Alfreda Warne in June of 1948 in Sheridan, and was married to her until her death in February of 1977. He later married Sharon Peterson in August of 1980. Frank worked as a Nursing Assistant for 36 years, retiring from the VA Medical Center. He enjoyed fishing, fly tying, hunting, metal sculpturing and spending time with his grandchildren.
Mr. Sobotka was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Alfreda, and one sister Louise Buchanan. He is survived by his wife Sharon of Sheridan; his two sons David Sobotka and wife Diana of Fort Collins, Colorado, and Randy Sobotka and wife Gayle of Sheridan; his daughter Karen Kendrick and husband Jack of Sheridan; his three step-daughters Juli McDougall and husband Rick of Sheridan, Susan Roller of Sheridan, and Carmen Goodman and husband Jerry of Casper; nine grandchildren, Brandon Sobotka, Bradley Sobotka, Dillon Sobotka, Cadence Sobotka, Akilah Piccard, Cooper Goodman, Connor Goodman, Kristen McDougall, and Jamie Waddell; four great-grandchildren, Connor Piccard, Alexandra Piccard, Destry Pomroy, and Austin Morland; and three sisters, Marjorie Lundy, Nancy Cook and Barbara DeRusha.
Memorial services will be at 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 4, 2001, at Immanuel Lutheran Church with Pastor William Heine officiating. Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Immanuel Lutheran Church Building Fund in care of Delphine Toner, First Interstate Bank, P.O. Box 2007, Sheridan, WY, 82801.
Wauneta Mae Terry, 97, of Sheridan passed away on Wednesday, November 7, 2001, at Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County.
Wauneta was born on February 15, 1904, in Wheatland, Wyoming, to John and Della (Davis) Hightower. She graduated from Wheatland High School in 1921, and attended Norma Training School in Wheatland and summer school at the University of Wyoming. On May 26, 1926, Wauneta was united in marriage to Frank W. Terry. She was a rural teacher in Platte County, served as city clerk of Wheatland from 1934 to 1946, and worked as office manager of the ASCS office from 1950 to 1967. In 1975, Wauneta and Frank sold their Wheatland farm and moved to Sheridan.
She liked working in her garden and with her flowers. She also liked to crochet, embroidery and quilt. Wauneta traveled to Canada, Hawaii, South America and Europe; and took a cruise on the Caribbean. Mondays found her at the Senior Center playing pinochle, and she liked to play board games, of which Scrabble was her favorite. What was going on in the world and her community was always of interest to her. She loved being with her family and enjoying each member.
Mrs. Terry was preceded in death by her husband Frank Terry, and her two sisters Hazel Reerink and Vera McGuire. She is survived by her daughter Wilma “Jean” Edmundson and husband Charles of Sheridan, her son Clarence Terry and wife Peggy of Ranchester, seven grandchildren, and eleven great-grandchildren.
A viewing will be held from 3:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. at Kane Funeral Home on Thursday, November 8, 2001, and graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, November 9, 2001, in the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery, with Pastor Kenneth Doolin officiating.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in Wauneta’s name to the Sheridan Senior Center or to the donor’s choice in care of Kay Roush, First Federal Savings Bank, P.O. Box 6007, Sheridan, WY 82801.
Harold Stanley “Bill” Troutt, 73, of Sheridan, passed away on Friday, November 9, 2001, at Lake Desmet.
Bill was born on March 10, 1928, to Homer and Katie (Wesmer) Troutt in Sheridan, Wyoming. He attended Sheridan Schools, quitting school at age 15 to join the U.S. Navy on November 23, 1943. Bill served his country until April, 1946, whereupon he returned to Sheridan. He married Eleanor E. Smith on August 9, 1947, in Hardin, Montana.
Bill was a lifelong plumber. He owned his own shop for many years before his retirement in 1988.
He was an avid fisherman and hunter. He also enjoyed hunting for rocks to build rock ponds and gardens. He was also a lifetime member of the VFW.
Bill was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, two sisters, and his son Danny Troutt. He is survived by his wife Eleanor E. Troutt of Sheridan; his sons Rick Troutt and wife Joy of Pueblo, Colorado, and Randy Troutt and wife Jean of Sheridan; and his grandchildren, Trinity Troutt of Pueblo, Colorado, and Lance Troutt, U.S. Navy, in Jacksonville, Florida.
Cremation has taken place, and memorial services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Wednesday, November 14, 2001, at Kane Funeral Home with Reverend Doug Goodwin officiating. A private family interment will be held at a later date in the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery. Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorials be made in Bill’s name to various eye-related charities through the Lion’s Club in care of Delphine Toner, First Interstate Bank, P.O. Box 2007, Sheridan, WY 82801.
Silviano Trujillo, 75, of Sheridan passed away on Saturday, October 13, 2001, at Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County. Services are pending with Kane Funeral Home.
Silviano was born September 12, 1926, in San Luis, Colorado, the son of Jose and Amadita (Montoya) Trujillo. He lived in San Luis, until the age of 16, when the family moved to Sheridan. Silviano attended schools and graduated from high school in Sheridan. He married Cirea Sanchez on November 21, 1941. Silviano worked for Husman, Inc. for 46 years prior to his retirement.
Mr. Trujillo enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking and gardening. He was a lifetime member of the Eagles #186 and the Knights of Columbus #2014. He loved the Big Horn Mountains, and especially loved his family. Silviano enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren, and liked visiting with his friends and his children’s friends. He was a member of the CC Camp.
Silviano was preceded in death by his parents and his three sisters, Delia Morales, Celia Rodriguez, and Josephine Archuleta. He is survived by his wife Cirea Trujillo of Sheridan; his four sons, Silviano Trujillo Jr. and wife Kate of Sheridan, Andy Trujillo and wife Jeanie of Sheridan, Norman Trujillo and wife Mary Alice of San Diego, California, and Silviano Trujillo III and wife Cindy of Sheridan; his two daughters Josephine Rosalez and husband Jessie of Sheridan and Elizabeth Lewis and husband Bob of Sheridan; his fifteen grandchildren; his twenty-two great-grandchildren; his four brothers Ben Trujillo, Eddie Trujillo and Ernie Trujillo all of Sheridan, and Sam Trujillo of Gillette, Wyoming; and his five sisters, Ruth Timmerman of Denver, Bertha Ligocki of Sheridan, Alice Sosa of Sheridan, Rose Hall of Billings, Montana, and Susie Westika of Sheridan.
Memorials in memory of Silviano may be designated to diabetes research and care in care of Kay Roush, First Federal Savings Bank, P.O. Box 6007, Sheridan, WY 82801.
Rosary services will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 17, 2001, at Kane Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 18, 2001, at Holy Name Catholic Church with the Reverend Ron Stolcis officiating. Interment will be in the Eagles section of the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery. Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.