(Lander, Wyo.) – Freda Cheetham of Lander died on August 28, 2014, in Billings, Montana. She was 95.
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(Riverton, Wyo.) – Patricia “Pat” Reddon, 75, passed away Sunday evening on September 14, 2014 at Sage West – Riverton Hospital, surrounded by her closest family members.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Rita McLaughlin, 67, of Riverton, died on Wednesday, September 10, 2014, at Morning Star Manor. A memorial service will be held at Davis Funeral Home on Saturday, September 20, 2014, at 10 a.m.
(St. Stephen’s, Wyo.) – Victoria Eagle, 61, of St. Stephens, Wyo., died at her home on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. A rosary will be held on Sunday, September 14, 2014, at 7 p.m. at St. Stephens Catholic Church. A wake will follow at 1575 East Monroe Space 46 in Riverton, Wyo. A funeral mass will be held on Monday, September 15, 2014, at St. Stephen’s Catholic Church at 10 a.m. with burial at Arapaho Catholic Cemetery.
(Lander, Wyo.) – Henry J. Hudspeth, Jr., 88, of Lander, died at his home on Sunday, September 7, 2014. As were his wishes, cremation has taken place and no services will be held.
(Lander, Wyo.) – Catholic Priest Father Robert Kwong Chee Siu, of Lander, Wyo., died in Lander, on September 11, 2014. A public Rosary has been arranged for at 7 p.m. on Friday, September 12, 2014 in the Holy Rosary Catholic Church, Lander. Mass will be 10 a.m., Saturday, September 13, 2014 also in the Holy Rosary Catholic Church with military honors following services at the church parking lot. Burial will be next week in Honolulu, Hawaii.
(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – Robert Sorrelle age 94, passed away Wednesday, September 10, 2014 at Morning Star Manor. At his request no services will be held. Cremation in care of Wind Dancer Funeral Home.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Donna Gilbert, 77, of Riverton, died at her home on Tuesday, September 9, 2014. A viewing will be held on Saturday, September 13, 2014 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm at Davis Funeral Home. A graveside service will be held following the viewing at 1:00 pm at Mountain View Cemetery with Eastern Star committal rites.
Donna Jean Willoughby was born on August 1, 1937 in Macksville, KS to Charles O. and Nellie (Peters) Willoughby. She was one of three children with brother John and sister Josephine. She grew up in Kansas.
On March 9, 1956 she married Martin Nielson. Together they had four children, Jean, Sally, Susan, and Scott. They moved to Big Piney, WY where they raised their children, they were later divorced. She was a stay at home mother.
On October 18, 1977 she married Guy Gilbert in Alamogordo, NM. They moved to Texas where they lived for 23 years before moving to Riverton, WY in 2000.
She was a member of the Daughters of the Nile, member of the Eastern Star and also a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution. She was enrolled in the Civil Air Patrol in Hutchinson, KS during World War II. She was a member of the Riverton V.F.W. Auxiliary.
She enjoyed crocheting, knitting, and doing genealogy.
She is survived by her husband, Guy Gilbert of Riverton; her daughters, Jean King of Riverton, Sally Wohl of Lander, WY, and Susan Martin of Burleson, TX; her son, Scott Nielson of Hot Springs, SD; her stepdaughters, Wanda Morley of Harlingenton, TX and Carol Phillips of Costa Rica; and her six grandchildren, six step grandchildren and many great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Charles and Nellie Willoughby; her brother, John Willoughby and her sister, Josephine Hayes.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – William “Bill” Michael Ferris, 64, of Riverton, Wyoming, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on September 6, 2014, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyoming. He fought a short and courageous battle with a malignant brain tumor. A memorial service will be held on Thursday, September 11, 2014 at 1:00 PM at the LDS Church, 430 Elizabeth Drive, Riverton, Wyoming. A gravesite dedication will follow the service at the Mountain View Cemetery.
Bill was born July 8, 1950 in Butte, Silverbow County, Montana to Frank and Elizabeth Ferris. He was the fourth child, having three older sisters, Yvonne, Vivian and Fran.
Bill attended St. Joseph’s School for elementary school and graduated from Butte High School with the class of 1969.
Bill was a member of the LDS faith. He trusted in the Lord even through the most difficult days of his life.
He married Barbara M. Stoddard on November 3, 1978 in the Butte, Montana. On April 19, 1980, he was sealed to her in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. They had four daughters; Elizabeth, Emily, Afton, and Torrey.
Two of Bill’s passions in life were his family and his truck. His family always came first. By profession, Bill was a long haul truck driver. This allowed him to visit family wherever they were. With the advent of cell phones, Bill talked at length with family members. All fondly remember his long conversations. His driving took him to the lower forty-eight states and into Canada. He loved driving into Canada. Bill made friends wherever he was.
He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Barbara Ferris of Riverton, Wyoming; his daughter, Elizabeth (Jeffrey) De Vries of Bellingham, Washington, Emily (Lee) Crook of Riverton, Wyoming, Afton Ferris of Lincoln, Illinois, and Torrey Ferris of Riverton, Wyoming; his sisters, Vivian (Earl) McCarthy of Butte, Montana and Fran (Bob) Mazzolini of Riverside, California; his 10 grandchildren, Chase, Taylor, Korben, Kadie, Brayden, Emmalee, Kimberly, Carson, Jade, and Matthew; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Frank and Elizabeth Ferris and his sister, Yvonne Sundberg of Butte, Montana.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Funeral services for Don Marvin “Marv” Pulham, 80, who died September 6, 2014 at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton, will be held 10:30 a.m., Wednesday, September 10th at the United Methodist Church with Pastor Mark Rader officiating. Cremation will follow services. A viewing will be held from Tuesday, September 9th from 5 until 6 p.m. at Davis Funeral Home. Memorial contributions to the Help for Health Hospice Home in care of Davis Funeral Home would be appreciated. A memorial graveside service will be held at a later date in the Lehi City Cemetery in Lehi, Utah.
Marv was born December 25, 1933, in McKinnon, Wyoming, son of Montigue A. and Florence (Davis) Pulham.
He attended schools in Lehi, Utah where he played football, basketball and track until he graduated from Lehi High School in 1953. He was proud of the fact that he held the track record at the school for many years.
He married Barbara Gwen Johnson November of 1954 in Manti, Utah. The couple later divorced.
Marv married Donna Thompson at the United Methodist Church in Riverton in 2014.
Along with his brother, he started a painting business in Lehi, Utah in the 1950’s and continued until his retirement. Marv loved team roping and spending time in the outdoors especially hunting, going on horse pack trips and even took a couple of fishing trips to Alaska. He was a member of the North American Rodeo Commission, Rocky Mtn Rodeo Assoc., United States Team Roping Championship and the World Series of Team Roping.
Marv was also a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Survivors include his wife of Riverton; sons, Bruce Owen (Lori) Pulham of Payson, Utah and Weston M. Pulham of Heber City, Utah; step-son, Ty (Roxanne) Thompson of Lusk, WY; daughters, Jackie Allen of Lehi, UT and Kelli Pulham of Lehi, UT; step-daughters, Sara (Barry) Travnicek of Lusk, WY and Amanda (Jeff) Cotton of Alliance, NE; 11 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren; brothers, Mont D. (Betty) Pulham of Pleasant Grove, UT, Mark (Gay) Pulham of Payson, UT, and Barrett (Kathy) Pulham of Mesquite, TX; sister, Colleen Smith of Lehi, UT.
He was preceded in death by his parents, infant daughter, Andra Pulham, numerous brothers and sisters, grandson, Tyson Allen and his first wife.
(Arapahoe, Wyo.) – John “Sluggo” Addison, 66, of Arapahoe, died at the Wyoming Medical Center on Thursday, September 4, 2014.
A rosary and wake will start at 7 P.M. on Tuesday, Sept. 9th at Fatima Seminole’s residence, 327 Great Plains Road, Arapaho, Wy.
Native American Services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 10th at Fatima,s Seminole’s Residence with burial to follow at Spoonhunter Cemetery, 1234 17mile rd.
John Baptist Addison died on Sept. 4, 2014 at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyoming. John was born on Feb. 6, 1948 to John B. Oldman and Pearl Friday in
Watonga, Oklahoma. Burdick and Susie Addison later adopted him. John attended school at St. Stephens and Arapahoe Schools. Attended college at The Institute of American Indian Arts, and The College of Santa Fe.
(Dubois, Wyo.) – Funeral services for Duane Michael Strasser (“Mick”), 82, will be held at 2 pm on Thursday, September 11th at St. Thomas Episcopal Church in Dubois. A light reception will follow at the VFW Post in the Chance Phelps Room.
He died September 3, 2014 at his home in Dubois.
Mick was born May 12, 1932 in Kempster, Wisconsin, son of Albert and Clara (Grossman) Strasser & grew up in the Antigo area where he graduated before enlisting in the United States Army. He married Jean (Sprenger) Livingston in December, 1953. They raised four daughters, Patty, Carol, Marilee & Lisa. While in the Army he served in Alaska working as a Diesel Mechanic before being Honorably Discharged. In 1954, Mick Jean & family, along with his dad moved from Wisconsin to Dubois to log.
Mick worked for 30 years in the logging industry, 15 years in construction as a diesel mechanic and ran the Union 76 Station for 10 years. He then worked in Africa as a mechanic for Brasil and Sims Construction from 1980 until 1983. He was an avid outdoorsman who enjoyed fishing, hunting, mushrooming & collecting old bottles.
Mick was an active member of the St. Thomas Episcopal Church and a Life member of the Dubois VFW Ramar Brown Post #10056.
Survivors include his daughters, Patricia Rose of California, Carol and John Hughes of Kaslo, British Columbia, Marilee Strasser and Jeffrey Hale of Lexington, North Carolina and Lisa and Tom Henery of Dubois, Wyoming; grandchildren, Craig Rose, Jesse Hughes, Kelly Hughes and Vicki Hughes; sister, Beverly McIntosh of California and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Albert & Clara Strasser; wife, Bess Randolph Strasser: brother, Ralph Strasser and nephew, Pete Strasser.
Memorial contributions to the Frontier Hospice or St. Thomas Episcopal Church would be appreciated.
(Ethete, Wyo.) – Philana Marie Underwood died Friday, September 5, 2014. She was 32 years old.
(Lander, Wyo.) – No services will be held for Elizabeth Katherine “Betty” (Rothfus) Merrifield, 92, who died September 3, 2014 at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander, Wyoming. Cremation has occurred and as per her request there will be a family service at a later date. Memorial donations can be made to the Dubois Sheep Center in care of Davis Funeral Home.
Betty was born November 14, 1921, in Arkansas City, KS daughter of Albert William and Nellie Mina (Rice) Rothfus.
Quite adventurous as a young woman working her way through college and taking pilot’s lessons. Completed her Bachelors degree before joining the Marine Corp in 1945, during World War II. She was made a corporal and stationed in San Diego where she met her husband, George Charles, a Pearl Harbor survivor. They married on July 20, 1947 at her family home in Ponca City Oklahoma. They both attended Oklahoma State University on the G.I. Bill and she received a Master’s Degree. The family moved frequently in Oklahoma, Wyoming and Colorado. She and her husband retired to Dubois in 1978 where they continued to enjoy the outdoor life. She enjoyed hunting with her husband, quilting, crocheting and reading. Was a member of the Dubois extension group. She moved to Lander to be closer to her family in 2001. At the time of her death she was a resident of Westward Heights Care Facility.
Survivors include her Sons, Dave Merrifield (Mary) of Dallas TX; Daughters, Barbara Oakleaf (Bob) of Lander WY and Patricia Merrifield of Arvada Co; 8 Granchildren: Heidi (Merrifield) Morris of Durango, Todd Merrifield of Denver Co, Jim Oakleaf of Ft Collins, John Oakleaf of Cedar Crest NM, Joshua Oakleaf of Lander, Jared Oakleaf of Lander, Charles Toombs of Denver Co and Anna Lee Toombs of Arvada Co.
She was preceded in death by her husband George; her parents, sisters, Phyllis Lichtenstein, Louise Monday and Norma Lee Rothfus; Brothers: Charles Albert Rothfus, William Rothfus.