(Bullhead City, Ariz.) – Dennis Francis Horyza died Aug. 30,2014, in Bullhead City, Ariz. at the age of 78.
(St. Stephen’s, Wyo.) – Funeral services for Ivan Ray Pine, Sr., 34, who died September 1, 2014, will be held at 10:00 a.m., Friday, September 5, 2014 at St. Stephens Catholic Church with Father Phillip Wagner officiating. Interment will follow at Arapaho Catholic Cemetery. A Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m., Thursday, Sept 4th at Great Plains Hall with a wake to follow.
Ivan was born July 23, 1980 in Riverton, Wyoming, son of Raymond Pine, Sr. and Loretta Frances (Oldman) Pine. He lived with his family in Lamedeer, MT until he was 10 years old and then moved to Fremont County, where he graduated from St. Stephens High School in 1999.
On February 1, 2013, he married Melissa Rose Bercier in Lander, WY.
He worked as a welder, a laborer for St. Stephens, a Sho-Rap Fire Fighter and at the Wind River Casinos.
Ivan was a very musical person who enjoyed singing and playing the hand drums. He enjoyed attending Pow Wows with his sons and used to always place 1st or 2nd in Pow Wows and was well known throughout the circuit. His family says that Ivan was known to volunteer for anything and never denied anyone help. Most importantly, he lived his life as a Northern Arapaho/Cheyenne Tribal member and respected his culture. He enjoyed playing basketball and grass dancing. He was known for his sense of humor and liked to tease those he loved. Ivan was a member of the Eagle Drum Group and was a pledger in the Northern Cheyenne Sundance.
Survivors include his wife, Melissa; mother, Loretta Pine; adopted mother, Clarinda Calling Thunder; sons, Jerome Presley Fox, Ivan Pine, Jr., Ramiro Gonzalez, Jose Gonzalez, and Kobe Engavo; daughters, Veronica Engavo, Angelica Engavo and Maricella Gonzalez; grandson, Mason Gonzalez; brothers, Gary Antelope, Ian Pine, Sr., Raymond Pine, Jr., Dominic Fighting Bear, Leland Fighting Bear, Homer Fighting Bear, Jr., Irvin Fighting Bear, Jr., Ethan Fighting Bear, Dakotah Fighting Bear, Jerry Antelope, Jr., Donovan Antelope, Shane Limpy, Shawn Limpy, Darryn Davis, Franklin Antelope, III, Ashton Antelope, Wesley Antelope, Jr., Van Ryan, Quentin Ryan, Paul Ryan, Brent Ryan, Flint Roundstone, Harlin Roundstone, Chey Roundstone, Charlie Oldman, Herbie Augustine, Jermaine Bell, Luke Bell, Dexter Spoonhunter and Dane Antelope; sisters, Elizabeth ET Pine, Florence Pine, Kelli Davis, Lisa Davis, Shanell Duran, Jerilyn Antelope, Kristen Antelope, and Katelyn Antelope; grandparents, Nora Pauline Oldman, Daniel Oldman, Stuart Oldman and Verna Calling Thunder; uncles, Jerry Antelope, Franklin P. Antelope, Wesley Antelope, Homer Fighting Bear, Sr., Punkin Oldman, Ronnie Oldman and Melvin Oldman; aunts, Annmae Ryan, Hold a Roundstone, Mary Fighting Bear, Alfreda Antelope and Kay Davis.
He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Pine, Sr., grandparents, Franklin and Elizabeth Antelope, Daniel and Florence Pine and LeRoy Pine.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Dorothy “Dot” Wingert, 86, of Riverton, died at her home on Friday August 29, 2014. A rosary will be held on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at Davis Funeral Home at 7:00 pm. A funeral mass will be on Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at 10:00 am at St. Margaret’s Church with Father Demetrio officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
(Lander, Wyo.) – Leona Mae Hunter of Lander died in Riverton on Saturday, August 30, 2014. A Visitation has been arranged for on Tuesday, September 2, 2014 from 4 – 6:00 pm in the Chapel of Mount Hope, Hudson’s Funeral Home, Lander. A Funeral Service has been arranged for at 1:00 pm, September 3, 2014 in the Trinity Episcopal Church, Lander.
(Shoshoni, Wyo.) – Phyllis Britain, 87, of Lysite, died on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at the Help for Health Hospice Home. A funeral will be held on Saturday, August 30, 2014, at 1:30 pm at the Shoshoni Senior Citizens Center. A viewing will be held a half-hour before the service. Burial will take place on Tuesday, September 2, 2014, at the Riverview Memorial Gardens in Worland at 2:00 pm.
Phyllis Jean Birch was born on July 16, 1927 in Worland, WY to Thomas Lester and Iola Pearl (Schlosser) Birch. She was one of seven children, five boys and two girls. She grew up in Worland and attended schools in Lucerne and graduated from Thermopolis High School. She moved to Fremont County in 1947 and stayed until her passing.
On April 2, 1948 she married Joseph B. Britain in Thermopolis, WY. Together they raised three children.
Her family said that she loved reading, word search puzzles, sewing, embroidering, and quilting. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family.
She is survived by her daughter, Nancy J. Mason of Riverton; her sons, Robert J. Britain of Lysite, and Britt Britain of Riverton; her brother, Robert W. Birch of Camas, WA; her grandchildren, Jenny Mason of Riverton, Kristi (Justin) Kellerman of Grand Island, NE, Becky Barker and companion, Trevor, Billie (Mike) Phillips, Cheryl Hahne of Sheridan, Cassidy Britain and fiancé, Will of Guernsey, Joe Britain and fiancé, Kristen Brown of Riverton, and Dusty Britain of Lysite; and her great grandchildren, Kaylee Leseberg, Ashton Barker, and Cade Britain.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Joseph B. Britain; her parents, Thomas and Iola Pearl Birch; and four brothers and one sister.
The family request in lieu of flowers that Memorials may be made to the donors choice or Help for Health Hospice in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501.
(Riverton, Wyo.) – Mary Morrison, 72, of Riverton, passed away on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, at her home, surrounded by family. A viewing will be held on Friday, August 29, 2014, from 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm at Davis Funeral Home. A funeral service will be on Saturday, August 30, 2014, at 10:00 am at Davis Funeral Home with burial to follow at Mountain View Cemetery.
Mary Jean Sutton was born on April 4, 1942 in Lovell, WY to Neal Clark and Helen Ella (Rodgers) Sutton. She was one of four girls. She grew up all around Wyoming as her father worked road construction, and didn’t want his girls to grow up without him.
On May 29, 1959, Mary married the love of her life, Virgil Lee Morrison in Riverton, WY. Together they had four children, Ray, Raedell, Kenneth, and Tracy. Upon the tragic passing of Ray, the family moved to Spokane Valley, WA in 1965 and returned to Wyoming in 1968. Arriving back in Wyoming they set up home in Hidden Valley until 1971 when they moved into Riverton.
Mary was a homemaker until 1972 when she was called into the work force. She had many jobs before going to work for the Brunton Company. She worked at Brunton for 26 years before retiring. After retirement, she enrolled in CWC’s GED program, something she’d always wanted to do. She graduated with her GED in May of 2002.
She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary for 30 plus years and chaired many local board positions. When her children were young, she was a 4-H leader. After retiring she joined the Red Hat Misfits where she met some very close friends.
Her family said that she enjoyed gardening, baking, sewing, knitting, crafting, snowmen and pansies. She loved fishing with her grandkids and kids. She also loved to camp with her family and her favorite spots were Wind River Lake above Dubois and Beaver Creek above Lander. Easter was one of her favorite holidays because of all the activities with the kids, but any holiday they were around was special for her.
She is survived by her daughters, Raedell L. Wingert and her husband Jim of Buena Vista, CO; Tracy J. Myers and her husband Jim Bob of Sheridan, WY, her son Kenneth L., Morrison and his wife, Niki of Riverton, WY; her sisters, Sally Muenchausen and her husband Bob of Prairie City, OR, and Ella Skoubo and her husband, Dick of Umatilla, OR; her sister-in-laws, Wilma Kisling of Riverton, WY, Wilma Casper of Post Falls, ID and Marie House of Post Falls, ID; her grandchildren, Curtis J. Wingert and his wife, Kara, Erica L. Maddison and her husband Scott, Virgil R. Morrison, Sean M. Morrison, Taylor J. Myers, and Zane R. Myers; and five great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Virgil L. Morrison; her son, Ray L. Morrison; her parents, Neal and Helen Sutton; her sister, Alice Rinker; her great grandson, Jacob Wingert, grandparents, sister-in-laws, brother-in-laws, and numerous aunts and uncles.
Memorials may be made to the Frontier Hospice, with checks being made out to “Friends of Hospice” or Help for Health Hospice in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501.
(Lander, Wyo.) – Ross Hoyt was born on August 31, 1925 in Orderville Utah. He was the fifth of seven children. Ross’ dad, Josiah, helped build the roadway tunnel at Zion National Park. They moved to Hurricane, Utah to raise the family in the early 1930’s, depression era. With four brothers and two sisters his parents helped feed the family by raising a large garden. Ross and his siblings spent many hours tending to the garden, which was reputed to be one of the best in the area. Ross was introduced to tragedy at a relatively young age. As a teenager he was traveling along a highway, just south of Hurricane, Utah, with four other teenagers when the driver lost control of the vehicle. It tumbled end over end off the highway. Ross was the only survivor and sustained relatively minor injuries.
(St. Stephens, Wyo.) – Mervin “Merv” Bushyhead, 62, of Arapahoe, died in Chubbuck, ID on Saturday, August 23, 2014. A rosary will be held on Thursday, August 28, 2014, at 7:00 pm at St. Stephens Catholic Church with a wake to follow at 393 Left Hand Spur in Arapahoe. A funeral service will be held on Friday, August 29, 2014, at 10:00 am at St. Stephens Catholic Church with burial to follow at Arapaho Catholic Cemetery.
(Ethete, Wyo.) – Ambrose Wesley Medicine Horse, 48, of Ethete, went to the other side camp August 24, 2014, while at home. An all night visitation at the Tillman Residence, 3 Grove Lane, Fort Washakie will begin at 5:00 PM, Wednesday, August 27, 2014. The Funeral Service will be at the same residence on Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 11:00am. Burial will follow in the Shakespeare Family Cemetery, Ethete, Wyoming.
(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.
(Lander, Wyo.) – Sandra (Sandy) Catherine Covey Merrill died Sunday August 24, 2014, at Sage West hospital in Lander, Wyo., following a lengthy illness. She was 88 years old.
(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.
(Lander, Wyo.) – Vernon Lee Stephenson, age 86, left to be with our Lord on Aug. 20th, 2014. Vernon was born on Aug. 29th, 1927 to John Silas Stephenson and Mary Agnes (Whitworth) Stephenson.
(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.
(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.