Gladys Irene Bosley, 88, of Sheridan passed away on Monday, February 18, 2002, at Westview Health Care Center.
Mrs. Bosley was born February 16, 1914, in 7 Mile, Ohio, to Harry and Elizabeth Young. She moved to Wyoming in 1928, and married Roy L. Bosley on August 22, 1932, in Hardin, Montana. Gladys worked as a cook on the Railroad Bridge Gang for many years. She enjoyed cooking and people. The more children that were around, the happier she was. She loved spending time with her grandchildren, great-grandchildren, and great-great-grandchildren, and she loved her animals.
Mrs. Bosley was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and her daughter Doris Norwood. She is survived by her three granddaughters, Irene Sager of Banner, Wyoming, Mary Allen of Sheridan, Wyoming, and Cheryl Sandborn and husband Michael of Story, Wyoming; her grandson Jack Norwood of Sheridan, Wyoming; her eight great-grandchildren; her three great-great-grandchildren; and her two sisters, Muriel Phillips of Billings, Montana, and Harriet “Shug” Hartman of Hamilton, Ohio.
Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 21, 2002, at Mount Hope Cemetery in Big Horn, Wyoming, with The Reverend Ray Clark officiating. Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Larry D. Brennan, 67, of Sheridan, passed away on Monday, March 18, 2002, at Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County.
Mr. Brennan was born on December 24, 1934, to Daniel and Alma (Day) Brennan in Gillette, Wyoming. Following graduation from high school, Larry entered the U.S. Air Force in December 1953 and served until his honorable discharge in September 1957. On June 6, 1959, he married Carolyn Stockhouse in Sheridan, Wyoming, and they have resided in Sheridan since that time, raising five children in Sheridan. Larry enjoyed hunting, fishing, coaching Little League baseball, gardening, and really loved to watch the Wyoming Cowboys football and basketball games and the Denver Broncos games.
Larry was preceded in death by his parents, his two brothers Jack and Michael Brennan, and his son Tom Brennan. He is survived by his four daughters, Mary Kay Legerski and husband Tom Jr. of Sheridan, Lauri Wood and husband Bob of Sheridan, Gayle Shaffer and husband Bob of Gillette, and Sharon Reyes and husband Noe of Greenville, Texas; his three sons, Matthew Brennan and wife Angela of Laurel, Montana, Terry Brennan and wife Dessie of Konawa, Oklahoma, and Larry Brennan and wife Rhetta of Maud, Oklahoma; his two sisters, Patti Zimmerman and husband Paul of Cheyenne, and Mary Lou Kober of Sheridan; his four brothers, James Brennan and wife Dorothy of Sheridan, Dennis Brennan and wife Bonnie of Sheridan, Jerry Brennan of Ogden, Utah, and Robert Brennan and wife Avalon of Portland, Oregon; his twenty-one grandchildren, Tyler Legerski, Erin Legerski, Shelbi Wood, Derek Wood, Bradley Wood, Daniel Brennan, Morgan Brennan, Kelsey Brennan, Brenna Shaffer, Jenna Shaffer, Blaine Shaffer, Aldo Brennan, Charnane Reyes, Chillane Reyes, Rebecca Reyes, Tara Brennan, Jason Brennan, Jennifer Brennan, Nadia Brennan, Mark Don Brennan, and Courtney Brennan.; and five great-grandchildren.
Rosary services will be held at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 21, 2002, at Kane Funeral Home. Funeral services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, March 22, 2002, at Holy Name Catholic Church with Monsignor Eugene Sullivan officiating. Interment will be in the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery. Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
The family has requested that, in lieu of flowers, donations be made in Larry’s name to the Holy Name School in care of Delphine Toner, First Interstate Bank, P.O. Box 2007, Sheridan, WY 82801.
Jean M. Conley Age 75 of Sheridan, WY
Died Saturday, January 12, 2002, in Sheridan Manor
Born September 21, 1926, in Bridger, MT
Parents - Frank & Roxanna (Foust) Starina
Her mother died when she was an infant and she was raised by her grandparents Charles and Gertrude Starina at Wyola, MT. She attended grade school in Wyola and high school in Lodge Grass, MT. Jean married James Conley, Jr. on June 2, 1945, in Miles City, MT. They came to Sheridan in 1945 and Jean was very active in the LDS Church. She enjoyed cooking, canning and needlework.
HUSBAND - James Conley, Jr., Sheridan
SONS - David Conley, Sterling, CO
Robert Conley, Sheridan
Tommy Conley, Sheridan
HALF SISTER - Helen Hogan, Seattle, WA
4 GREAT GRANDCHILDREN
Viewing will be prior to the funeral service that begins at 2:00pm on Friday (Jan. 18th) from the LDS Church with Bishop Richard Welch officiating. Interment will be in Sheridan Municipal Cemetery.
Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.
Memorials may benefit the Senior Citizen's Center, Daybreak program, 211 Smith St., Sheridan, WY 82801
Thomas Wendell "T" Cotton age 81 of Big Horn, WY
Died Tuesday, January 8, 2002, in Sheridan, WY
Born May 2, 1920, on the Rosebud Indian Reservation in Montana
His parents were Wendell Thomas (M.D.) and Ruth Cotton
He was raised by his grandmother, Ella Cotton Henschke, in Sheridan. He attended Sheridan schools and graduated high school in the Class of 1938. Always fascinated with speed, fast cars and motorcycles, the next step was flying. In 1940, Mr. Cotton enlisted in the U.S. Army Air Corps and was stationed in Panama, training as a fighter pilot. In 1942, he was among the first USA pilots assigned to Gen. Claire Chenault's famed "Flying Tigers" which became the 75th Fighter Sqdn. of the 14th A.F.. During his tour of duty with the "Tigers", he was stationed on the air base in Hengyang, China. Returning from overseas, he was stationed at the Lemoore AB, California, as an operations officer, where he met Lovena "Jinx" Pettit of Coalinga, CA, when she was assigned as his staff car driver. They were married in Reno, NV, on February 22, 1946. The couple spent their first year, as civilians, with his grandmother in Sheridan. Following his grandmother's death, they moved back to the Pettit home in Coalinga. Mr. Cotton conducted his own air charter company, serving oil companies in the Kettleman Hills and was employed as a flight instructor at the Coalinga Jr. College before signing on with the Flying Tiger Airline, a cargo company, from which he retired in 1980. The Big Horns and Sheridan were his choice for his last years and he returned here permanently in 1997. In Los Altos Hills, CA, where he lived for 43 years, he was an active member of the Emergency Ham Operators network. He was also a member of Sheridan Elks Lodge #520, the 14th USAF Association and the prestigious "Quiet Birdman".
Mr. Cotton is survived by his wife "Jinx" of Big Horn; sons Wendell Reed Cotton of Bonny Doone, CA, and Gregory Thomas Cotton of Scotts Valley, CA; sister Aloha Pettit Schaefer, one grandson and a nephew.
A private family gathering will be later this summer.
Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.
Kathryn B. Day, 77, of Sheridan passed away on Monday, January 28, 2002, at her residence.
Mrs. Day was born on September 1, 1924, in Rochester, Indiana, to Joseph and Neva (Dawson) Cunningham. After high school, she married Gene Day in Peru, Indiana, on November 26, 1964. Kathryn and Gene owned and operated a salvage yard for many years. She enjoyed hunting and fishing, but most of all Bingo.
Kathryn was preceded in death by her parents. She is survived by her two sons, Albert N. Bailey, Jr. and wife April Campbell of Sheridan, and Joe Bailey and wife Liz Morisett of Walkerton, Indiana; her eleven grandchildren; her twenty-two great-grandchildren; and her three great-great grandchildren.
Cremation has taken place, and Kathryn’s wishes were that no services be held. Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Kathryn Day Memorial Fund in care of Delphine Toner, First Interstate Bank, P.O. Box 2007, Sheridan, WY 82801.
Dale A. Dafoe, 80, of Sheridan, passed away on Monday, March 11, 2002, at Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County.
Mr. Dafoe was born on April 7, 1921, in Havre, Montana. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. He taught from 1953 to 1979 in the Battleground School District in Washington.
Mr. Dafoe is survived by his wife Barbara of Sheridan; his son Dale Dafoe, Jr. and wife Jennifer of Sheridan, Wyoming; and his two grandchildren, Sean and Drew Dafoe, both of Sheridan.
Cremation has taken place, and at Dale’s request, no services will be held. Kane Funeral Home handled the arrangements.
The family has requested that memorials be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in care of Kay Roush, First Federal Savings Bank, P.O. Box 6007, Sheridan, Wyoming 82801.
Jerod D. Disney, 16, of Sheridan passed away on Friday, January 25, 2002.
Jerod was born in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, on June 21, 1985, to Charles and Deborah (Carlton) Disney. He was raised in a military setting, moving from city to city, including Sioux Falls, SD, Omaha, NE, Fort Collins, CO, Aurora, CO, Casper, WY, and finally Sheridan, WY.
Jerod was involved in many different activities that he loved. He was an avid hunter, and played football and soccer. Jerod loved to visit family in Hawaii and was a ranch hand on his uncle’s ranch on Oahu. He loved to ride horses, motor cross racing, and 4-wheeling in his later teens. Jerod loved anything that motorized fun! He worked at the Holiday Inn in Sheridan and McDonald’s. He was a wonderful young man!
Jerod is survived by his parents Charles Disney of Sheridan and Deborah Disney of Cheyenne; his brother Robert J. Disney of Sheridan; his two sisters Amanda and Kassandra Disney of Cheyenne; his two grandmothers Ethel Gibson of Waimanalo, Hawaii, and Kathryn Latham of Rifle, Colorado; his two grandfathers Charles L. Disney of Dove Creek, Colorado, and Ronnie J. Carlton of Dunlap, California; and numerous aunts, uncles and cousins.
A visitation will be held 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Wednesday, January 30, 2002, at the family’s home located at 53 Valley View Drive. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 31, 2002, at First Baptist Church with Pastors Kenneth Doolin and Tony Forman co-officiating. Graveside services will be held at 2:00 p.m. at Rose Hill Cemetery in Rifle, Colorado, on Friday, February 1, 2002. Kane Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
The family has requested that memorials be made to the Sheridan FFA Program in care of Delphine Toner, First Interstate Bank, P.O. Box 2007, Sheridan, WY 82801.
Darrell Allen Drake, 76, of Sheridan, WY, died Jan. 26, 2002, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital in Sheridan, WY.
He was born on Oct. 10, 1925, in Crow Agency, Montana, the son of W.C. and Maude (Jones) Drake. He attended school in Crow Agency and Hardin, MT, until he enlisted in the US Marine Corps in 1944. He served on Iwo Jima, where he was wounded twice, once on February 5 and again on February 21, 1945. He earned 2 Purple Hearts for his contributions, as well as numerous others awards for his exemplary service to his country. Upon his recovery from his wounds, he also served in China.
After his discharge in 1947, he married Velma Jean Robinson on May 10, 1947, at Crow Agency, MT. He worked at the Custer Battlefield for the US government. He also worked for the Bureau of Land Management as a ditch-rider. He and his family then moved to the Arvada/Spotted Horse, WY area in 1951, where he ranched for the next 44 years. He and his wife had 4 children. He retired in 1995 and moved to Sheridan, WY. He enjoyed fishing, golfing, gardening, camping, watching sports, playing guitar, and watching his children and grandchildren participate in school events.
He remained active in many organizations, as he served on the Campbell County Draft Board, School Board, and Weed and Pest Board. He was also appointed to the Wyoming Wheat Commission. In Sheridan, he served on the advisory committee for the Veteran's Administration at Ft. Mackenzie. In addition, he participated in the US Marine Corps League, the VFW, and the American Legion.
Survivors include his wife, Velma, of Sheridan, WY; four sisters, Hazel Davis of Hardin, MT, Gertrude Denny of Garryowen, MT, Opal Sams of Sheridan, WY, and Bette Chimienti of Spokane, WA; and four children, Barbara Fisgus of Albuquerque, NM, Marilyn Howard of Gillette, WY, Leslie Drake of Arvada, WY, and Lester Drake of Arvada. In addition, he is survived by 11 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and his three brothers, Ira, Howard, and James Drake.
Viewing will be 1:00pm until 6:00pm on Tuesday (Jan. 29th). Funeral service will be 2:00pm on Wednesday from Champion Ferries Funeral Home with Pastor Jim Burt officiating. Cremation will follow the service.
Memorials may benefit the Marine Corps League's Big Horn Detachment Junior Shooting Team, in care of Delphine Toner, First Interstate Bank, Box 2007, Sheridan, WY 82801.
Dee Duncan, 89, of Sheridan passed away on Tuesday, February 12, 2002, at Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County.
Mr. Duncan was born September 22, 1912, in Eureka, Kansas, to Laurence and Jessie (Dickinson) Duncan. He attended a one-room country school on Prairie Dog Ridge. To attend high school, he rode his horse from the ranch to Sheridan. He started his first job in a Buick garage in Sheridan. Dee was elected President of his class his Sophomore year, and he married Clara Louise Hayman in 1940. Following high school, he attended Hieman Business College for a year, and became the first bookkeeper for the First Interstate Bank in Sheridan. Dee was a member of the Elks Lodge #520 and St. Peter’s Episcopal Church, and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and spending time at his cabin in the Big Horn Mountains.
Mr. Duncan was preceded in death by his parents and his two brothers, Elwood and Lee Duncan. He is survived by his wife Clara of Sheridan; his two daughters Dorothy “Dee” Bayne and Judith Diehl and husband Maynard of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania; his three grandchildren, Spencer Fisk, James Griffith, and Russell Griffith; and his two great-grandchildren, Madeline and Claire Fisk.
Cremation has taken place, and memorial services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, February 15, 2002, at St. Peter’s Episcopal Church with The Reverends David Duprey and Ray Clark co-officiating. Kane Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.
Memorials may be made in Dee’s name to the Elks Cemetery Fund in care of Delphine Toner, First Interstate Bank, P.O. Box 2007, Sheridan, WY 82801.