Richard Meisinger

Richard Meisinger

(Shoshoni, Wyo.) – A memorial service for Richard Meisinger, 84, who died August 14, 2014 at the Nebraska Masonic Home in Plattsmouth, NE. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at the Shoshoni Senior Center at 10:00 a.m. Burial will be at Mount Hope Cemetery in Lander. 

Richard Neil Meisinger was born February 5, 1930 to Carl H. and Clara K. Ahrens Meisinger in Cass County, Nebraska. Richard was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church. Baptized and confirmed in Louisville Christian Church in Nebraska. 

Richard married Ellene Neiman April 24, 1964. They had 2 adopted children, Sandra Alkinson and Kevin Meisinger. 

Richard worked as a crane operator for 35 years. Ellene and Richard moved to Wyoming from Nebraska in 1975. Ellene passed away in Lander Dec 8, 2002 at the age 72. Richard was in Nebraska National Guard from 1950 until 1957 out of Nebraska City. 

Richard received a 60 year Masonic pin in 2014. He was initiated at the Mt. Hermon Lodge #231 in Cook, NE on March 23, 1954. He passed a degree of Fellow Craft on June 22, 1954 and was raised to Master Mason on January 11, 1955. 

Survivors include his daughter, Sandra Alkinson of Worland, WY; 6 grandchildren, Wade Bower, Shane Bower, Kevin Meisinger, Jr., Brandon Uptogrove, Casey Boyd and Wesley Boyd; great grandchildren as well as 3 nephews, Don, Carlton and Kent Kroese. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife, son, Kevin Meisinger, sister, Mary Carlene Meisinger Kroese; niece, Becky Kroese. 

Memorial contributions to the Masonic Home, 1300 Avenue, Plattsmouth, NE 68048 or the donor’s choice. 

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Dorothy Sherman

(Riverton, Wyo.) – Dorothy Sherman, 65, of Riverton, died at her home on Wednesday, August 6, 2014. Cremation has taken place and the family will hold a Celebration of Life at a later date. 

Dorothy Ann Benner was born on November 4, 1948, in Corpus Christy, Texas, to William and Lola (Curtis) Benner. She was the second child of sixteen. 

On May 26, 1967 in Grays Harbor, Wash., she married Steven LeRoy Sherman. Together they raised three children. 

In February 2010 she moved from Long View, Wash., to Riverton, Wyo. 

While in Washington she worked in the quality control for Foster Farms. She was also a C.N.A. providing individual care. 

Her family said that she loved cooking and baking along with spending time with her family and especially her grandchildren, which there are eleven, and her great grand children, which there are four. 

She is survived by her daughter, Linda LeAnn Witt and her companion, David Keil of Riverton; her sons, Steven LeRoy Sherman, Jr. of Casper and Fredrick Lon Sherman and his wife, Maranda of Riverton; her grandchildren, Calvin Sherman, Christina Sherman, Richie Sherman, Cindy Sherman, Charlie Witt, Jessica Sherman, Jessalyn Witt, Shasta Keele, Kaleb Sherman, and Orion Sherman; and her great grandchildren, Kaden, Maden, Kendra, and Conner; her brothers, “Little Bill” William Benner and “Shorty” Benner; and her sister, Scheryl Lee Benner. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, William and Lola Benner and her husband, Steven Sherman on May 17, 2011. 

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Dalton L. ‘Dick’ Hamilton

(Hudson, Wyo.) – Dalton “Dick” Hamilton, 84, of Hudson, went to be with his Lord and Savior in the early morning of Friday, August 22, 2014. There will be a graveside service with Military Honors at the Hudson Town Cemetery on Wednesday, August 27, 2014, at 8 a.m. Pastor Paul Morrison will officiate. A breakfast will follow the service at the Svilar Park in Hudson. 

Dalton Lewis Hamilton was born on January 31, 1930, in Rock Springs, Wyo., to Robert Lewis and Jane Abbigale (Megeath) Hamilton. He was one of four children. The family ranched near Fort Washakie. He attended a one room school at the Old Wind River School in Fort Washakie. He graduated high school from Fremont County Vocational High School and attended the University of Wyoming, studying engineering. He was a lifelong resident of Fremont County. 

He was a member of the Hudson Community Church where he was a board member. 

He served his country with the Army in the Korean War. He was honorably discharged. 

On February 21, 1953, in Burien, WA, he married his wife of 61 years, Carolyn Stober. 
Together they raised three children, Chris, Dale, and Susan, on the family ranch. 

His ranch was first and foremost his main “job”, which he loved, he also worked in the oilfield, for Gilpatrick Construction, and was a sales representative for Moorman’s Feed. 

His family said he loved to fish, family outings, pack trips, and anything outdoors. He loved to be around family and have family gatherings. He also raised and showed dogs with his wife, Carolyn. 

He is survived by his wife, Carolyn, of the family ranch near Hudson; his sons, Chris and his partner, Margery of rural Lander and Dale and his wife, Amy, of the family ranch near Hudson; his daughter, Susan and her husband, Michell LeClair of Boulder Flats; his grandchildren, Jaime and husband, Michael Wojciechowski of Lake Tahoe, CA, Chelcie and husband, Conrad Kaluzny of Ft. Jackson, SC, Heather Hamilton of Lake Tahoe, CA, Brady and his wife Brandi Hamilton of Hudson, Jared and his wife Jenny Hamilton of Hudson, Lance and his wife Cori Hamilton of Hudson, Hirchell LeClair of Boulder Flats; his great grandchildren, Brennan Wojciechowski, Matthew and Ryanne Kaluzny, Lillyan and Kaleb Hamilton, Cadence Hamilton, and Samantha and Braxton Hamilton; his brothers, Bill and his wife Duveene Hamilton; and his sisters, Loy Aho, Roberta and her husband Dale and Ethelyn and her husband, Burt St. John. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Robert Lewis and Abbigale (Megeath) Hamilton 

Memorials may be made to the Help for Health Bus in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501. 

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Ben Warren Sr.

(St. Stephen’s, Wyo.) – Funeral services for Ben Jerome Warren, Sr., 48, will be held Monday, August 25, 2014 at St. Stephens Catholic Church with Father Phil Wagner officiating. Interment will follow at John Warren Family Cemetery. A Rosary will be recited 7:00 p.m., Sunday, August 24, 2014 at the family home, 1125 17 Mile Road with a wake to follow. 

Ben passed away at his home in Arapahoe, of natural causes, on August 20, 2014. 

He was born August 17, 1966, in Riverton, WY son of John Anthony Warren, Sr. and Irene (Skinner) Warren. 

He attended St. Stephens School, Lander Valley, Wyoming Indian and Central Wyoming College. 

Ben worked in security at the Araphoe School, Arapahoe Housing and other tribal sponsored events. He also worked as a teacher’s aide at Sunrise School for 10 years, was a Chairman of the General Council and worked as a Fremont County Election Judge. 

His family said that Ben enjoyed reading, watching movies, going to the Casino, and Tribal Politics. He lived on the Wind River Reservation his entire life except for the time he served in the United States Navy. 

Survivors include his father, John Anthony Warren, Sr.; son, Ben Jerome Warren, Jr.; brothers, William T. Warren Sr. and family, John Warren, Michael (Susie) Warren and family, Alan Warren, Francis Pedro and family, Sean Pedro and family and Robert Pedro and family; sisters, Angela Warren and family, Mary (Warren) Killsontop and family, and Joanna Pedro and family; uncles, Eugene (Mildren) Goggles and family, Robert Warren and family; aunts, Geraldine Brown and family, Anita Portwood and family and Caroline Goggles and family, Ruth Mary Goggles and family; and the extended families of Goggles, Brown, Spoonhunter, Bowers, and Posey. 

He was preceded in death by his mother, Irene (Skinner) Warren; brothers, Aloysious and Richard Warren; grandparents, Buster Skinner, Whiteo Goggles, Angela Monroe, Benjamin and Pauline Warren; nephews, John Dennis Bearing and Joshua Beau Bearing; nieces, Kami, Irene and Tiffany Warren; uncles and aunts, Benjamin Warren, Jr., Hubert Warren, Sr., Raymond Hank Warren, Leonard Warren, Bobby Joe Goggles, Peter Goggles, Chris Goggles, James Goggles, Maurgurite Spoonhunter, Victoria SunRhodes, Edith Ramsdell, Ursula Brown and Bernadine Friday and his adopted mother, Myrtle Oldman. 

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Francis Sitting Eagle

(Arapahoe, Wyo.) – Francis Sitting Eagle, 34, of Arapahoe, died on Tuesday, August 19, 2014. A rosary will be held on Friday, August 22, 2014, at St. Stephens Catholic Church at 7 p.m. A wake will follow at 336 Great Plains. The funeral mass will be on Saturday, August 23, 2014 at St. Stephens Catholic Church at 10 a.m. with burial to follow at the Arapaho Catholic Cemetery. 

Francis Victor Steven Sitting Eagle was born on March 6, 1980, in Riverton to William and Silvia (Little) Sitting Eagle. His Uncle, Silas Eagle, raised him. He grew up in the Arapahoe area and attended schools at St. Stephens. 

His family said that he was a tattoo artist, liked to draw, fish, hangout with his friends, especially his “bro’s”. 

He is survived by his daughters, Trina Sitting Eagle and Keyanna Sitting Eagle; his uncle, Silas Eagle; his brothers, Gerald Sitting Eagle, John Duran, Dawson Smith, Leroy S. Eagle, Truman Sitting Eagle, Issac Sitting Eagle, Al Sitting Eagle, Frank Sitting Eagle, Henry Sitting Eagle, James Sitting Eagle, Steven Sitting Eagle, Jr., Udale Sitting Eagle, Jesse Monroe, Clinton Monroe, Jr., Lincey Shongutsie, Jr., Clement Eagle, Jared Underwood, Robert Underwood, Derrick Oldman, Robert Oldman, Sam Wilson, Eugene Coulston, Eli Baldeagle, P.J. Revere, Rueben Revere, George Willard SittingEagle, Julio Brady, Sr., Terrencio Eagle, Steven Eagle, and Lorenzo Eagle; his sisters, Donna Little, Crystal Sitting Eagle, Delmarie Sitting Eagle, Kenzie Monroe, Jennifer Sitting Eagle, Pauline Sitting Eagle, Roquelle Underwood, Christina Underwood, Jessica Whiteplume, Medalia Sitting Eagle, Leslie Sitting Eagle, Jaylee Sitting Eagle, Elizabeth Sitting Eagle, Latricia Sitting Eagle, Lithia Monroe, Antonia Whitefeather, Shawntay Eagle, Leandra Eagle, Brook Eagle, Ester Eagle, Jessica Brown, Sara Wilson, Nellie Sitting Eagle, Stephanie Piper, Rosita Piper, Rosetta Piper, Selene Eagle, Andrea Blackburn, and Amanda Blackburn; his aunts, Leanna Sitting Eagle, Josephine Sitting Eagle, Dorthy Sitting Eagle, Elizabeth Warren, Paulette Warren, Jana Warren, Wanda Eagle, and Stephanie Eagle; and his uncles, Gerald “Duke” Sitting Eagle, George Sitting Eagle, Sr., Linus “Moose” Sitting Eagle, Clinton Monroe, Sr., Loren Shakespear, Mitchell Warren and Gabriel Warren. 

He was preceded in death by his father, William Sitting Eagle, his brothers, Baby George Sitting Eagle, Dana Eagle, Dale Eagle, Sr., his sisters, Lena “Beans” Sitting Eagle, Kelse Sitting Eagle, his grandparents, Leo and Delia Little and Anthony and Odelia Sitting Eagle; his grandmother, Patricia Behan; his great grandmother, Lena Arthur; his great great grandfather, Francis Victor Steven Sitting Eagle; his aunts, Mary Sitting Eagle and Felicia Sitting Eagle; and his uncles, Neil Little, Clement Sitting Eagle, Sr., and Steven Sitting Eagle, Sr. 

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Rosalie Baker

(Pavillion, Wyo.) – Rosalie Baker, 87, of Pavillion, died on Tuesday, August 19, 2014, at Westward Heights Nursing Home in Lander. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 23, 2014, at 2 p.m. at the Trinity Episcopal Church in Lander. 

Rosalie McKittrick was born on December 23, 1926, in Wonsevu, Kan., to Howard Duquesne and Helen Lucille (Keister) McKittrick. She was one of five girls. She grew up in Kansas, graduating from Cedar Point High School, in Cedar Point, Kan., with the class of 1944. 

She was of the Episcopal faith. 

On December 7, 1945, in Emporia, Kan., she married Harmon H. Baker. They had one son, Larry Baker. In 1951, they moved to Wyoming and settled in the Morton-Kinnear area. 

She went to work as a cook at the Morton High School in the early 1960’s and retired after 35 years from Wind River High School. She met many children over the years, and was remembered as one of the wonderful cooks. She and Ferne Watson were known to always take good care of the students and staff. 

Her family said that she loved being in the mountains, fishing, taking care of her yard and most of all spending time with her family. 

She is survived by her son, Larry Baker and his wife Patti Jo of Pavillion, WY; her grand daughters, Robyn Baker of Lander, WY and Tania Baker of Riverton, WY; her great grandchildren, Lily Swanson and Sofia Swanson of Lander, WY and Bailey Myers of Riverton, WY and Jayden Myers of Van Nuys, CA; her sisters, Sharon Taylor and her husband, Dave of Wichita, KS, Dolly Byram and her husband, Archie of Emporia, KS, and Wally Waldmeier of Newton, KS; as well as nephews Howard and Gary Byram and her nephew, Bruce Overholt, of Riverton, WY. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Howard and Helen McKittrick; her husband, Harmon Baker; and her sister, Betty Woodard. 

Memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501. 

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Melvyn ‘Andy’ Anderson

(Hudson, Wyo.) – Melvyn “Andy” Anderson, 73, of Hudson died at his home on Sunday, August 17, 2014. A memorial service will be held on Saturday, August 23, 2014, at the Hudson Town Hall at 10 a.m. Pastor Echo Klaproth will officiate. 

Melvyn Lloyd Anderson was born on June 19, 1941, in Minneapolis, Minn., to Harold and Lillian Lucille (Pratt) Anderson. He was one of seven children. He spent his early years in Minnesota before moving west. He spent time in South Dakota before moving to Wyoming, he moved around until 1988 he settled in Hudson, where he lived the rest of his life. 

He married Patricia Applegate on June 26, 1962 in Mitchell, S.D. Together they had three daughters, Tami, Teresa, and Tonya. They later divorced. 

In his early years he did odd jobs. He had worked at the parks department for Mitchell, S.D., was a timber jack cutting and skidding logs, a milk delivery man, worked in a cheese factory, was a construction and logging truck driver, was owner and operator of TTT Trucking, later Wapahoo Carriers, and later worked for Big Horn Co-op. 

He told his family his “biggest” hobby was saving money. He could make a dollar stretch further than most people. He loved to make sure all of his bills were paid in advance. He also loved to “barrow pit” shop; he said, “You never knew when you might need that”. 

He is survived by his dogs, Doober and Mona; his daughters, Tami Short and Tonya “TK” Crunk; his brother, Donald L. Anderson of Toledo, OH; his sisters, Dorothy Synsteby of Caliente, NV and Faye Mergin of Remer, MN; his great friend and care giver, Kris Rhodes; and his grandchildren, Jennifer, Patrick, LaRissa, Andrew, Felicia, Heather, Kaela, Shawn, and Rayce. 

He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold Anderson and Lillian Sink; his daughter, Teresa Anderson; his brothers, Bill Anderson and Frank Anderson; and his sister, Carol Winger. 

Memorials may be made to the Help for Health Hospice in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501. 

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Connie Frances Big Medicine-Oldman

(Riverton, Wyo.) – Connie Frances Big Medicine-Oldman died on Friday, August 15, 2014, in Geary, Okla. A rosary and wake will be held on Thursday, August 21, 2014, beginning at 7 p.m. at the Antelope residence, 120 Gas Hills Road in Riverton, Wyo. A funeral service will be held at the Antelope residence 10 a.m., Friday, August 22, 2014, followed by burial at the Arapaho Catholic Cemetery. A feast at the family residence will follow the burial. 

Connie Frances Big Medicine was born on September 9, 1959, in Riverton to Archie and Agnes (White Antelope) Big Medicine, Sr. 

She resided in Watonga, Elreno, and Geary, Okla., and the Wind River Reservation. 

She married Irvin Oldman and together they raised Leslie Geboe, Elizabeth Oldman, Jeanette Oldman, and Floyd Oldman. 

She is survived by her children; her brothers, Hiram Big Medicine of Thomas, OK, Horace Big Medicine, Sr. of Watonga, OK, Archie Big Medicine, Sr. of Ethete, WY, Franklin Antelope, Jr., Wesley Antelope, Sr., Jerry Antelope, Sr., all of Riverton, WY, Rodney Willow, Ruben Willow, Wesley Willow all of Ethete, WY, Darren Antelope and Dana Antelope of Wapota, WA; and Darrold Antelope and Loren Antelope of Ethete, WY; her sisters, Mary Fighting Bear, Etta Pine, Kay Davis, Alfreda Antelope all of Riverton, WY, Teresa Bell, Terra Bell, Janis Moss, Vicky Moss, Frances Black Bear all of Ethete, WY, Michelle Antelope of Wapato, WA, Wilma Little Voice, of El Reno, OK, and Jolene Antelope of Tacoma,WA. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Archie and Agnes Big Medicine, Sr.; her grandparents, Horace and Florence Big Medicine and Ralph and Mary White Antelope; her sisters, Roberta Lambert, Brenda Antelope, Deanna Antelope, Ruby Killsree; her brothers, Raymond Antelope, Sr., Tommy Antelope, Jamie Antelope, David Willow, and Roger Smith; her aunts and uncles, Franklin Antelope, Sr., Wayne Antelope, Robert Antelope, Floyd Antelope, Louella Bell, Glorietta Big Medicine, and Raymond Antelope. 

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Linda Jarrard

(Riverton, Wyo.) – Linda Jarrard, 65, passed on August 16, 2014 at her home in Riverton, WY, after a hard fought battle with cancer. 

She was born July 19, 1949 in Casper WY. She was the daughter of Stan and Harriet Sanford 

Linda graduated from Natrona County High School in 1967. June 15, 1970 she married Frank Irvine, they ranched and lived in Alcova. Two children were born of this union, Tammy Irvine Trollinger and Nancy Irvine. They later divorced. In 1984 she married Tom Jarrard, where they lived, farmed, and ranched in Fremont Co. 

Linda enjoyed training horses, barrel racing, and encouraging the up and coming barrel racers and her grand children, she was even a jockey in her younger days. She also loved quilting, home shopping, and was avidly against noxious weeds. Linda so loved competing to win prizes, she was notorious for her ability to keep track of her and everyone else’s points, times, and standings. 
Linda was a life long competitor in the sport of rodeo, a few achievement she was most proud of were: 1967 WHSRA Rodeo Queen, winning the 1979 NARC Finals, 1978 and 1979 WRA Finals, and numerous futurity and derby wins. 
She was involved in the NWBRA and NBHA. Linda continued to compete up until September 2013 at the State NBHA Finals. 

She is survived by her husband Tom Jarrard, brother Mike Sanford, children Tammy Trollinger (Clay) of Ten Sleep, WY, Nancy Irvine of Riverton, WY, Sally Noyce (Dane) of Hereford, TX, Vicki Blomquist (Bud) of Steamboat Springs, CO, Mary Kay Jarrard of Gillette, WY, TJ Jarrard (Amy) of Riverton, WY. 

Fourteen grandchildren, two great grandchildren, and numerous nieces and nephews. 

She was proceeded in death by her parents Stan and Harriet Sanford and her sister Sandy Hunter.

Services will be at the Fremont Co. Fairgrounds at 3:00 pm August 21, 2014 with a reception following at the Holiday Inn. 

In lieu of flowers please send donations to the Fremont Co. Tuff Enough Cancer Fund: 716 College View Suite B. Riverton, WY 82501 or Davis Funeral Home: 2203 W. Main St. Riverton, WY 82501.

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Eugene ‘Gene’ Culbertson

(Dubois, Wyo.) – Eugene “Gene” Culbertson, 67, died at 3:13 pm, Friday, Aug. 15, 2014, from an internal infection at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper. 

Services will be held at 10 am, Thursday, Aug. 21, at Torrey Lake Ranch, Dubois, Wyo. 

Gene was born Nov. 23, 1946, in Kansas City, Mo., and was a resident of San Antonio, Texas. He recently retired as director and founder of the Lamb’s Ministry, specializing in helping the homeless and mentally ill find place in the community. 

He is survived by his wife, Linn Culbertson; brother, Robert Culbertson; son, Stanton Culbertson; daughter-in-law, Noel Culbertson and granddaughters, Torrey and Emma Culbertson. 

He is preceded in death by his parents Allman and Annie Culbertson. 

Services will be held at 10 am, Thursday, Aug. 21, at Torrey Lake Ranch, Dubois, Wyoming. 

In lieu of flowers, contributions may be made in memory of Gene to the Sacred Heart Jesuit Retreat; 4801 N. Highway 67, Sedalia, CO 80135.

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Charlotte Waterman

(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – Charlotte Waterman, age 74, passed away Sunday, August 17, 2014, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyo.  She was born January 22, 1940, at Fort Washakie the daughter of the late Sherman and Hazel Hereford.
Charlotte was a lifelong resident of the Wind River Indian Reservation. She attended school at Ft. Washakie. She enjoyed reading, camping, sewing, pow wows, the sundance and being around her family and grandchildren.
She is survived by daughter, Roxanne Wright; sons, Sherman Hereford Jr., Verlin, Vernon and Jake Rooks, Don Dushapin Jr. and RV Hereford and their families; brothers, Robert “Bob” Hereford and Willis “Dukie” Hereford and numerous nieces, nephews, cousins and grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by daughter, Hazel Rooks; sisters, Joanne Nowlin, Louise Thompson, Emma Jean Bell and Elabie and Marcella Hereford; brothers, Victor, Jackie, Seewright and Stanley Hereford; nieces, Patty Lou and Jacqueline Raye Hereford.
Traditional Indian Funeral Services will be held Thursday, August 21st at 10 AM at Rocky Mountain Hall with Arlen Shoyo officiating. An Evening Service and Wake will be held Wednesday, August 20th at Rocky Mountain Hall staring at 7 PM. Interment will be in the Chief Washakie Cemetery. Services provided by Wind Dancer Funeral Home.
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Ross Hoyt

(Lander, Wyo.) – Ross Hoyt of Lander died in Lander on Saturday, August 16, 2014. A Visitation has been arranged for on Wednesday, August 20, 2014, from 4 – 6 p.m. in the Chapel of Mount Hope, Hudson’s Funeral Home, Lander. A Funeral Service has been arranged for 11 a.m. on Thursday, August 21, 2014, in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, corner of South 6th & Cascade in Lander. Burial will follow in the Mount Hope Cemetery in Lander with Military Honors.