Thelma (Pat) Ethel Hyres Vaughn, 86, of Sheridan, WY died Saturday October 27, 2001 in Sheridan Manor.
Mrs. Vaughn was born May 17, 1915 in Orlando, FL to William M. and Mary Irene Hughes (Bartholomew) Hyres.
Cremation has taken place and a memorial service has not yet been planned. Interment will be held in Palm Cemetery, in Winter Park, FL at a later date.
Mrs. Vaughn was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers, William M. Hyres, Jr. and Milton Benjamin Hyres; and one sister, Edna Irene Hyres Lombardi.
She is survived by her son and daughter-in-law, L. Jeffrey & Mechele H. Cook of Sheridan, WY; one grandson, Brian Jeffrey Cook of Sheridan, one granddaughter and her husband, Kathryn (Cook) & Kyle Campbell of Fort Myers, FL; and one great grand-daughter, Darby Campbell of Fort Myers.
Memorials for Mrs. Vaughn may be made to the Sheridan 1st. Baptist Church Building Fund, or the charity of the donor's choice, in care of Delphine Toner, 1st Interstate Bank, Sheridan, WY.
Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.
WAYNE QUENTIN OTTO WENBURG
August 16, 1912 - October 12, 2001
Wayne was born on August 16, 1912, to Otto B. Wenburg and Anna (Wallace) Wenburg. Wayne grew up in a family of seven children, with two brothers, Kenneth and Wales, and four sisters, Louella, Nell (deceased), St. Ena and Elaine. They all worked hard on their family farm in Fullerton, Nebraska. When Wayne was about ten years old, he contracted polio and was in a wheelchair for about six months. With the help of a physical therapist and his family, he was able to regain use of his legs.
He graduated from high school in 1929. He worked on the family farm in Nebraska, on his uncle's wheat farm in Colorado, and on the Biddick Ranch near Laramie, Wyoming until attending college at Colorado State University in 1933. He worked his way through school and graduated in 1936 with a Bachelor of Science degree in forestry and range management. From July, 1936, to September, 1937, he worked for the Soil Conservation Service and Forest Service in Colorado Springs and Denver, Colorado, doing range and forestry surveys. Afterward, he worked as ranch foreman at the Biddick Ranch in Laramie, Wyoming from September, 1937, to March, 1938. He then worked for the Soil Conservation Service in Buffalo and Casper, Wyoming, from March, 1938, to February, 1942.
In February, 1942, Wayne's Army reserve unit was activated and he served in the Army in field artillery until April, 1946. While in active service, he attended the Command and General Staff School and served in Little Rock, Arkansas and Las Cruces, New Mexico. While in Arkansas, he met and married Margaret Ann Squires on June 19, 1943. Early in 1944, he was promoted to captain and was sent to Luzon in the Philippine Islands. While there, he served on the general staff and trained a special artillery unit for the invasion of Japan that was to be assigned to use mules and horses for transport in the mountainous areas of Japan. Wayne was discharged in April, 1946, with the rank of major. Wayne and his wife "Margie" returned to Wyoming where Wayne once again worked for the Soil Conservation Service as District Conservationist from April, 1946, to April, 1951. Wayne and Margie then purchased a ranch near Clearmont, Wyoming and worked the ranch until March, 1956.
In March, 1956, Wayne accepted a position as Range Management Advisor with the United States Department of State in the International Cooperation Administration. This agency later became the Agency of International Development. He held the position until he retired in 1971. While employed by USAID, Wayne and Margie were assigned to posts in Turkey, Brazil and Nigeria and they traveled extensively in the Mideast, Europe, South America and Africa. After retirement, Wayne and Margie lived alternatively in Las Cruces, New Mexico and in Sheridan. Wayne remained active in range management and soil conservation and worked on contract for private companies in Algeria and Afghanistan.
Wayne's friends called him "Slim" or "High Pockets" due to his six feet-five inches of height. He was a generous person who continually maintained a positive attitude and sense of humor and enjoyed teasing his son Andrew and his wife Dale. He loved, supported and encouraged his family without reservation or hesitation, and held a special place in his heart for his granddaughter Heidi and his grandson Scott. He was a quiet person with simple tastes and believed death was "only a step through a doorway to the next life." He was loved and respected by his family and friends and will be missed as an important part of their lives.
Memorial service for Wayne will be 10:00am on Saturday (Oct. 20th) from Champion Ferries Funeral Home with the Rev. David Duprey officiating. Interment of cremains will be in Sheridan Elks Cemetery with military rites by the American Legion.
Memorials may benefit the Senior Citizen's Center or Sheridan Manor, in care of Delphine Toner, First Interstate Bank, Box 2007, Sheridan, WY 82801
Harry W. Williams
1931 - 2001
Harry A. Williams, after a long and courageous battle with cancer, passed away Friday, December 28, 2001. Harry was at his home in Banner, WY, surrounded by his wife of forty-five years, Leonne, and their three sons.
Harry was born February 20, 1931, to Hazel and William Williams. Harry was proud of the fact that he never lived anywhere other than the family ranch. He married Leonne Avis Donner on August 26, 1956, surrounded by Eagle Scouts from his Boy Scout Troop.
Harry had varied occupations, but when asked, he referred to himself as a dairy farmer and florist. He dedicated his life to his family, the enrichment of youth, the Banner community and the church. He was involved in many organizations including the First Congregational Church, Boy Scouts, 4H, Jaycees, Elks Lodge #520, Dairy Council, SHS Class of 1949 and Big Horn Mountain Region Antique Automobile Club of America. Later in life, Harry enjoyed his involvement with church youth groups and Camp Mimanagish (a youth and adult camp for the Minitstry of Montana/Northern Wyoming Conference of the United Church of Christ). Harry's hobbies included painting, woodworking, gardening, writing short stories and poems and "raising kids".
Harry was preceded in death by his parents, William and Hazel Williams of Banner and his brother Richard S. (Bud) Williams of Yakima, WA.
Harry is survived by his wife, Leonne; sons and families Joey & wife Connie with daughters Nicole and Heather of Banner, Louey & wife Darcy with children Donald, Christina, Sammi and J.D. of Sheridan, WY, Buddy & wife Jennifer with children Jamie and Cailin of Greeley, CO; great granddaughter Mariah Geertz of Sheridan; sisters Nellie Jane Newcomer of Sheridan, Lois Marie Buesgens of Greensboro, MD, and Dorisanne Bohleen of Livingston, MT; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
Visitation will be 9:00am until 6:00pm on Thursday (Jan. 3rd) from Champion Ferries Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 2:00pm on Friday from First Congregational Church with Pastor Bob Miller officiating. Interment will be in Mount Hope Cemetery, Big Horn, WY. Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.
Memorials may benefit the First Congregational Church and Camp Mimanagish, 100 W. Works St., Sheridan, WY 82801, or Banner Community Club, in care of Joey Williams, 4 Upper Prairie Dog Rd., Banner, WY 82832
Mr. J.C. Williams, age 89, a long-time resident of Cullen, Louisiana, died Sunday, November 4, 2001, at Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County in Sheridan, Wyoming.
Mr. Williams, a retired employee of International Paper Company, was born April 21, 1912, in Bivins, Texas. He was a charter member of Calvary Baptist Church in Cullen and served as a deacon for several years.
J.C. was preceded in death by his wife of nearly 57 years, Vertie N. Williams. His survivors include Wilmadene W. Powers and husband Tom of West Monroe, Louisiana.; Patsy W. Trout and husband Jerry of Sheridan, Wyoming; James Curtis Williams and wife Cathy of St. Louis, Missouri, two brothers, L.D. Williams of Cypress, Texas, and Shellie Williams of Goliad, Texas; one sister, Elsie Rod and husband Ed of Beaumont, Texas; five grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were held on Thursday, November 8, 2001, at 2:00 p.m. in Springhill, Louisiana. Kane Funeral Home handled the local arrangements.
Virginia Wolfe, 87, of Cheyenne passed away on December 26, 2001, in Cheyenne.
Mrs. Wolfe was born January 7, 1914, in Lander, Wyoming, to Frank and Effie (Wroe) Snavely. On January 28, 1936, in Eaton, Colorado, Virginia married Jack Wolfe. She worked as a legal secretary for most of her life, and together, she and Jack raised their daughter Linda.
Virginia enjoyed playing bridge, and she loved spending time with her daughter and her family.
Mrs. Wolfe was preceded in death by her husband Jack in 1970, her parents, and her brothers L.L. Snavely. Survivors include her daughter, Linda Clark and husband of Cheyenne; her three grandchildren; her two great-grandchildren; and her sister Verna Rummell of Tucson, Arizona.
Graveside services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, December 29, 2001, in the Elks Cemetery with the Reverend David Duprey officiating. Kane Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Wyoming Chapter, in care of Delphine Toner, First Interstate Bank, P.O. Box 2007, Sheridan, WY, 82801.
Gene E. Wood, 79, of Sheridan passed away on Wednesday, November 28, 2001, at Westview Health Care Center.
Mr. Wood was born on March 22, 1922, in Sheridan, Wyoming, to Elzie B. and Gertrude (Jansen) Wood. He graduated from Sheridan High School, and served in the U. S. Army Air Corps, as a crew chief of fighter planes during WWII mainly in the South Pacific from 1942 until his discharge in 1946. He married Francelia Helvey on April 2, 1947, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church in Sheridan.
Mr. Wood enjoyed his family, ranch life, animals and celebrations with his many friends. He was known to be an excellent cow-man and dedicated most of his life to ranching. He served on the ASCS board, and was a life member of Elks Lodge #520.
Mr. Wood was preceded in death by his parents, brother Richard G., and his sister Fern. He is survived by his wife, Francelia of Sheridan, his son Philip B. Wood, (Denise) of Birney, Montana; his two daughters, Trudy G. Kittelmann, (Tom) of Cave Creek, Arizona, and Marcie F. Wood, (Harlan) of Pawnee City, Nebraska; his five grandchildren, C.T. Hill, (Alyssa) of Patagonia, Arizona; Lisa M. Thoreson, of Sheridan; Chelsea and Cooper Kittelmann, and Lauren T. Wood; his two step-grandchildren, Tori and Destiny Kittelmann; his two great-grandchild’s Brooke and MacKenzie Hill; and his brother Bruce J. Wood of Sheridan, and several nieces and nephews.
Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be held at 3:00 p.m. on Saturday, December 1, 2001, at the Elks Lodge #520. Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Florence A. Wyman
1918 - 2001
Florence A. Wyman, age 83, of Sheridan, WY, died Monday, November 5, 2001, in Sheridan Manor. She was born on October 18, 1918, in Chicago, IL, to Carl & Olga (Nordahl) Wallinder.
Florence grew up in Chicago. She moved to Arizona where she attended Beauty College. She married Robert W. Wyman in Nevada. Later, they moved to California. Florence volunteered with different organizations and was a member of the Presbyterian Church. She enjoyed sewing, painting, walking and traveling. Mr. Wyman died in 1981. Florence moved to Sheridan in 1999 to be near her son.
Florence is survived by her son John Wyman & his wife Janis of Ranchester, WY; two granddaughters Kelly Fowler and Brandy Blakeman & her husband Loren; six great grandsons Alex, Cameron, Beau, Jay, Jason & Chase; and two nephews Steve and Bruce Knappenberger.
Viewing will be 1:00pm until 5:00pm on Wednesday (Nov. 7th) from Champion Ferries Funeral Home. Funeral service will be 10:00am on Thursday from Champion Ferries Funeral Home with Pastor Doug Melius officiating.
Interment will be in Goleta Cemetery, Goleta, California.
Memorials may benefit the Dog & Cat Shelter, 325 Fort Rd., Sheridan, WY 82801
Vena M. Allred age 92 of Sheridan, WY
Died Saturday, February 2, 2002, in Sheridan Manor
Born April 30, 1909, in Larned, Kansas
Parents - David & Jennie May (Smeltzer) Fox
The family came to a homestead near Moorcroft, WY, in 1917. She attended Dillinger country school and graduated from Moorcroft High School. In 1926, the family moved to Sheridan by wagon and she worked at the Palace Café. She moved to California in 1943. In 1965, Vena married Fred "Jerry" Allred in San Jose, CA. They returned to Sheridan and Mr. Allred died in 1972. She enjoyed being in the Big Horn Mountains and at her cabin.
Preceded in death by brothers Dale and Glenn; sisters Erma, Ora and Hazel.
STEP DAUGHTERS - Margaret Vurgos, California
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BROTHER - Parke Fox, Sheridan
NUMEROUS NIECES AND NEPHEWS
Memorial service will be 11:00am on Friday (Feb. 8th) from Champion Ferries Funeral Home with the Rev. Douglas Goodwin officiating.
Memorials may benefit the Sheridan Senior Citizen's Center, 211 Smith St. Sheridan.