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Larry Pradmore

(Riverton, Wyo.) – A Celebration of Larry D. Pradmore, 62, who died May 18, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital, will be held at a later date. Cremation has taken place. 

Larry was born July 24, 1951, in DeQueen, Ark., son of Weldon W. and Betty J. (Hardwick) Pradmore. 

He graduated from high school in Broken Bow, Oklahoma. 

On August 5, 2004, he married Lucinda E. Lange, in Riverton, Wyo. 

He was a 45-year member of Carpenters and Millwrights Local #2834 and worked as a millwright throughout the United States mostly in Wyoming and Colorado. The couple moved to Riverton 10 years ago from Glenrock. 

Survivors include his wife, Lucinda of Riverton; daughter, Shelly Irwin of Rock Springs, Wyo.; brother-in-law, Daniel Peck of Riverton; his loving Labradors, Shado and Mojo and lots of friends. 

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Patsy Meyer

(Riverton, Wyo.) – Funeral services for Patsy R. Meyer, 84, will be held 10 a.m. on Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Trinity Lutheran Church with Pastor David Magruder officiating. Cremation will follow services. Visitation will be held 5-7 p.m., Tuesday, May 22 at Davis Funeral Home. 

She died May 19, 2014, at her home in Riverton surrounded by her family. 

Patsy was born February 6, 1930, in Lebanon, Oregon, where she was then raised. 

Patsy, along with her former husband and her children lived in Afghanistan for 2 years due to his job with the University of Wyoming. The family moved to Fremont County in 1960. Patsy traveled to many places including Greece, Italy, India, Australia and Papau New Guinea to visit family. 

She was a member of the Lutheran Church and also an active member of the Cowbells. 

She was a Mom, an Auntie, Sister, and Friend to many people. Patsy was known for her unsolicited advice and discipline and she was the “Neighborhood Mom” to numerous kids along with her own 4. She grew up on a farm with animals which ignited a great collection of anything dealing with pigs. She also learned to love gardening and canning while living on the farm. Above all, Patsy was a homemaker. She enjoyed being with her kids and grandkids and was such a unique Grandma. Patsy also enjoyed playing pinochle and bridge with friends and family. She loved her Schnauzer, Misty. 

Survivors include her sons, Brad (Evette) Meyer of Kinnear, WY, Michael Meyer of Ashland, OR; daughters, Linda Valenti of Laramie, WY and Cindy (Bruce) Belt of Tyler, TX; her good friend Sam Ecker of Riverton, WY; brothers, Larry Lutz of Junction City, OR and Donald Lutz of McMinnville, OR; sister, Betty Glasscock of Toledo, OR; and 8 grandchildren, 3 great grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Frank, Glen, Stanley, Bobbie, and Jim Lutz. 

Memorial contributions to the Frontier Home Health and Hospice would be appreciated. 

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David Lee Shoup

(Riverton, Wyo.) – David Lee Shoup, 68, of Riverton, died on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center after battling M.S. since 2004. A visitation of family and friends will be held on Wednesday, May 21, 2014 at Davis Funeral Home from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. A funeral service will be held on Thursday, May 22, 2014 at Davis Funeral Home at 10:00 am with full military honors at Mountain View Cemetery. Burial of ashes will be Friday, May 23, at10:00 at Mountain View Cemetery. 

David Lee Shoup was born on November 19, 1945 in Tulsa, OK to David Hall Shoup and Dorothy Annetta (Coday) Shoup. He was the oldest of three children. The family lived in Pampa, TX until his father was transferred to Riverton in 1956. He attended Jefferson Grade School, Riverton Jr. High and graduated from Riverton High School with the class of 1964. 

After graduation, he joined the U.S. Navy. His training began at the U.S. Naval Academy in Great Lakes, IL, then he was transferred to Philadelphia, PA where he was stationed. During his tour of duty, he was stationed in the Philippines. He was on the USS Katmai and then the USS Camden, both of which were ammunition ships during the Vietnam War. He was honorably discharged in 1968. 

On his return home, he moved to Fort Collins, CO, enrolling at CSU. While there he met his future wife, Susie Meyers. They were married in 1972, living there for another year then moving back to Riverton. They had two sons, Brian James and Eric Lee. They divorced after 26 years. 

When he came back to Riverton, he went to work for the local honey company, then to Union Carbide. He took a position with Valley Implement as their parts manger, which led to a career of over 20 years. After his divorce, he moved to Worland where he worked for Gibbons until 2004, when his health forced him to leave. In 2004 he was afflicted with M.S. and moved back to Riverton to be with family. When his health declined he went to the Worland Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in 2007. 

He was very involved in the Riverton V.F.W. He had been commander of the local Post 3628, but also District Commander and State Commander. While Commander, he became very involved in Veterans Affairs, helping veterans around the area with financial, medical, or any other needs he could possibly help with. He was also a member of the American Legion, Elks, and Moose Lodge. He also belonged to the USNY CUS NAVY Organization. If there was something he could do, he did his very best to help out our returning vets. 

His family said he was always involved in music programs through the years, singing in different musicals put on by the community choral that was going at that time. He loved to hunt and fish also. He played baseball, swam while in school and was active in the music programs. 

He is survived by his sons, Brian James Shoup of Wheatland and Eric Lee Shoup of Riverton; his grandsons, Devon Macen Shoup and Davian Vincent both of Riverton; his sister, Mary Sue Shoup of Riverton; and his brother, James Fredrick Shoup of Lincoln, NE. 

He was preceded in death by his mother, Dorothy Annetta Shoup on June 15, 2010 and his father, David Hall Shoup on August 13, 2012. 

Memorials may be made to the National M.S. Society of Cheyenne and the Wounded Warrior Project in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501. 

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Rosalie Gordon

(Riverton, Wyo.) – Rosalie Elizabeth (Cornwell) Gordon of Riverton, died Saturday, May 10, 2014. Per her request, cremation has taken place. A private family gathering will be at a later date. She was 93 years old. 

Rosalie Elizabeth Cornwell was born January 19, 1921 in Clifton, WY the daughter of Lynn Adams and Lizzie B. (Hanson) Cornwell. She was one of seven children. Growing up in New Castle, she attended school there. 

With her family, they moved to Lander in 1938. Rosalie graduated from Fremont County Vocational High School with the class of 1939. 

She worked for the National Youth Administration part time and the Selective Service Office full time. She also worked for the Forest Service. 

On June 16, 1941 in Lander, she married the love of her life, Gale Odean Gordon. Together they raised three children, Gary, Kenneth, and Elizabeth. She was a full time homemaker and loving wife. 

They lived in Lander, Hudson, Casper, and Sand Draw for 37 years. Then they moved to Dubois in 1983 till 2009 and then to Riverton. 

Rosalie and Gale had more than 71 years together before Gale passed away on the 6th of December 2012. 

Rosalie enjoyed spending time with her family, gardening, sewing, camping and fishing. She was also a very good cook and enjoyed cooking the country way of her mom. 

She loved going to church and reading her bible. She was a member of the Hillcrest Baptist Church. She loved life and lived it to the fullest. She will be missed by the family. 

She is survived by her sons, Gary and his wife Linda of Lander and Kenneth and his wife Kathy of Riverton; her daughter, Elizabeth and her husband Douglas of Riverton; her grandchildren, DeAnna and David, Kelly and Rod, Gary and Leslie, Kevin and Tina, Michelle and Brian, Karmen, Amy, Jennifer, and Corey; and her 21 great grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gale Gordon; her parents, Lynn and Lizzie Cornwell; her three sisters, Alice, Eloise, and Lois; and her three brothers, Gordon, Allen, and Neal. 


Carolyn Johnson

(Riverton, Wyo.) – Carolyn Johnson, 68, of Riverton, died on Friday, May 9, 2014 at her home. Cremation has taken place and her ashes will be buried at Mountain View Cemetery. 

Carolyn Ann Hilzer was born on June 20, 1945, in Portland, Ore., to Harry and Margaret (Wempen) Hilzer. She was one of six children. She spent the majority of her life in Riverton. 

On January 12, 1962, she married Donald Glenn Johnson in Riverton, Wyo. They had three children, Glenn, Lorie, and Corrina. 

She worked for Woodward’s Floral as a florist, as a cook for Riverton Memorial Hospital, and had her own ceramic store. 

Her family said that she enjoyed ceramics and crafts in general. She loved her grandchildren. 

She is survived by her son, Glenn D. Johnson, of Riverton; her daughters, Lorie Reece of Riverton, and Corrina and husband, Clint Blake also of Riverton; her brothers, Denny Hilzer and Gary Hilzer; her sisters, Joyce Ross, Marilyn King, and Harriett Doss; nine grandchildren and nine great grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents, Harry and Margaret Hilzer and her husband Donald Glenn Johnson on October 27, 1994. 

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Francis “Marvin” Mendenall

(Kinnear, Wyo.) – Francis “Marvin” Mendenall, 82, of Kinnear, died at his home on Thursday, May 8, 2014. A viewing will be held on Monday, May 12, 2014, at Davis Funeral Home from 5 to 7 p.m. A funeral services will be held on Tuesday, May 13, 2014, at 10 a.m. at Davis Funeral Home. Burial will follow at the Mountain View Cemetery. 

Francis Marvin Mendenall was born on August 31, 1931, in Casper, Wyo., to Cyrus Oscar and Christina Harriet (Deaver) Mendenhall. He was one of eleven children, six girls and five boys. When he was about four years old, the family moved from a homestead near Highland, Wyo., to the Kinnear area. He attended grade school at the Riverview School and then attended high school at Morton School. 

He was a member of the Sunnyside Nazarene Church. In the 1960’s he helped build the current church located in Kinnear. He also served as a board member, was an usher, and sang in the choir. He was very strong in his faith. 

On June 20, 1953, he married his wife of 61 years, Connie Lou Hudson, at the, Sunnyside Nazarene Church in Kinnear. Together they raised four children. 

He was a full time rancher and farmer along with working at Morning Star Dairy for 25 years. His family said that he loved every aspect of ranching and farming, and could even make water run uphill. 

His family said the he loved horses, hunting, especially big game and pheasants. He loved being outside and having family around. 

He is survived by his wife, Connie of the family home; his son, Scott (Audrey) Mendenall of Helena, MT; his daughters, Cheryl (Tim) Brown of Ellendale, ND, Christina (Don) Nelson of Kinnear, WY and Brenda (Steve) Inman of Kinnear, WY; his sister, Gladys Garrett of Indio, CA; his grandchildren, Nathan, Nicole (Clint), Curtis, Branden, Eric, Dan, Lindsay (Jared), Tom (Justy), Michael, (Michelle), Melissa (Joey), Blake, Simonie and Chloe; and his great grandchildren, Caden, Jada, William, Hayden, Conner, Hudson, and McAllister. 

He was preceded in by his parents, Cyrus and Christina Mendenall; his sisters, Marie, Lula, Viola, Geneva, and Velma; and his brothers, Virgil, Horace, Paul and Walter. 

Memorials may be made to the Options Women’s Clinic of Helena, MT(website: or the Sunnyside Nazarene Church in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501. 

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June “Rusty” Tompkins

(Dubois, Wyo.) – June “Rusty” Tompkins, 86, of Dubois, died on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, at Kindred Healthcare-Wind River in Riverton, Wyo. Cremation has taken place and her ashes will be buried in the family plot in Eden, Wyo. A memorial service will be held on Friday, May 16, 2014, at the Dennison Lodge in Dubois at 2 p.m. 

June Louise Meyer was born on July 29, 1928, in Daniel, Wyo., to William A. Meyer and Velma O. (Anderson) Meyer. She was one of three children, two girls and a boy. She grew up in the Eden Valley area. She lost her brother when he was 15 years old in a spring blizzard in the valley. She graduated high school in Eden and then attended nurses training in Rock Springs, Wyo. 

On June 19, 1948, in Rock Springs, she married her husband, Donald E. Tompkins. Together they raised three boys, Dan, Wayne, and Curt and one girl, Kathleen. The family lived in Rock Springs before moving to Logan, Utah. She recently moved to Dubois to be near her family. 

She was very active in her church, Emmanuel Baptist Church, located in Hyrum, Utah. She was on the Business Committee, taught Sunday School, and was the church treasurer. 

After raising her children, she returned to college and at the age of 55 graduated from the Business College in Logan. Her family said she always found time to keep her yard beautiful and grow Iris. Over the years she collected many different kinds and colors. She would exchange a new variety with her mother each Mother’s Day, a tradition that was kept for years, until she lost her mother. 

She is survived by her daughter, Kathleen (Tom) Taylor of Dubois, WY; her sons, Dan (Kelly) Tompkins of Oklahoma City, OK, Wayne “Ace” Tompkins of Dubois, WY, and Curt (Michelle) Tompkins of Hyrum, UT; and her grandchildren, Kate Tompkins, Chanel Tompkins, and Ted Tompkins. 

She was preceded in death by her husband, Donald Tompkins; her parents, Bill and Velma Meyer; her sister, Ruth Darland; and her brother, Bill Meyer. 

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Rick Alan Wilson

(Riverton, Wyo.) – Rick Alan Wilson of Vancouver, Wash., passed away on May 4, 2014. He was 41. 

Rick was born on January 24, 1973, in Jackson, Wyo., to his loving parents, Stanley and Louella (Devish) Wilson. Growing up in Wyoming Rick enjoyed outdoor activities like hunting, fishing, camping, skiing and snowmobiling. Rick loved to share these interests with his family and friends. Rick discovered his first passion in life of airplanes at an early age. He built this passion into a successful career at Alaska Airlines. Rick’s career fed his zest for life and adventure. With his wife by his side Rick travelled the world. Rick will always be remembered for his adventurous spirit, positive attitude and his love of the outdoors. May he always have a new horizon for which to aim. 

He is survived by his wife Kara; son, Curtis A. Fackrell of Ft. Laramie, WY; and mother, Louella Wilson of Mesa, Arizona. his grandmother, Betty Devish of Riverton; his aunts and uncles, Karen and Dave Redfern of Riverton, Kurt and Debbie Devish of Ft. Bridger, WY, Pat and Keith Jones of Sheridan, Virginia and Lee Ratz of Colorado Springs, Ron and Kathy Wilson of Billings, Tom and Sharon Wilson of Riverton, Randy Wilson of Las Vegas, Nevada, and Mike and Colleen Wilson of Riverton; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins. 

He was preceded in death by his father, Stan Wilson on June 5, 2013; his grandfather, Marvin Devish; and his grandmother, Phyllis Wilson. 

A Celebration of Life Service will be held on Saturday, May 10, at 11AM at Brown’s Funeral Home in Camas, Washington. A reception to follow in Camas. 

Memorial donations may be made in his name to Ducks Unlimited, and can be sent to Ducks Unlimited Western Regional Office, 3074 Gold Canal Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670 or to Oregon Chapter of Turner Syndrome Society at P.O. Box 282 Dufur, OR 97021. 

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Rodney Jealous Of Him

(Ethete, Wyo.) – Rodney L. Jealous Of Him, Jr. died on Saturday, May 3, 2014, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. A rosary will be held for him on Wednesday, May 07, 2014, at Blue Sky Hall at 7 p.m. followed by a wake also at Blue Sky Hall. A funeral mass will be held on Thursday, May 8, 2014 at 10 a.m. Blue Sky Hall with Father Phil Wagner officiating. Burial will follow at Redman Sage Cemetery. 

Rodney L. Jealous of Him, Jr. was born on September 26, 1982, in Lander, Wyo., to Rodney P. Jealous of Him, Sr. and Frances (Willow) BlackBear. He lived most of his life in Wyoming attending Wyoming Indian Schools. He also lived in Washington and South Dakota for short periods. 

He worked as a laborer and a housekeeper at the Best Western in Lander. 

His family said that he enjoyed basketball, reading, going to the casino, was North Carolina basketball fan and spending time with his “bros.” He had a good sense of humor, was always joking and laughing and loved to spend time with his family. 

He is survived by his companion, Latonia Killstop of Ethete; his daughter, Evelyn Jealous Of Him of Ethete; his mother and stepfather, Francis and Corwin BlackBear of Riverton; his father, Rodney P. Jealous Of Him, Sr. of Oglala, SD; his brother, Enroe Jealous Of Him, Sr. of Ethete; his sisters, Tiana (Stephen Eagle) Jealous Of Him of Riverton, Toshena (Anthony Irwin) Jealous Of Him of Fort Hall, ID, and Ellen KillsSmall of Oglala, SD; his aunts, Darlene WalksOut, Sandra Jealous Of Him, Connie Titus, Judy Grass, Sissy Titus, and Karen Titus all of Oglala, SD, Vicki Moss and Janis Moss of Ethete; his uncles, Donroy Titus of Oglala, SD and Rodney Willow, Rueben Willow and Wesley Willow all of Ethete; and the families in South Dakota and Washington. 

She was preceded in death by his grandparents, Oliver and Evelyn Willow and Elizabeth and Chaske Titus; his grandmother, Sylvia WhiteDress; his sister, Morning Star Jealous Of Him; his aunts, Roberta Lambert and Ruby Willow; his nephew, John Thomas Jealous; and his cousins, Matthew Titus, David Moss, Jr. and Nile BadHeartBull. 


Lorraine Neil

(Riverton, Wyo.) – Lorraine Neil, 57, of Riverton died at the Casper Medical Center on Monday, May 5, 2014. A viewing will be held on Sunday, May 11, 2014, from 5:00pm to 7:00pm at Davis Funeral Home. A rosary will follow at 7 p.m. A funeral mass will be held on Monday, May 12, 2104, at 10 a.m. at Davis Funeral Home with burial to follow at Mountain View Cemetery. 

Lorraine G. Herrman was born on June 29, 1956, in Denver, Colo., to Richard and Genevieve “Jenny” (Herman) Herrman. She was one of four children. She was raised in the Aurora area and graduated from Aurora Hinkley High School. 

She was of the Catholic faith. 

On December 15, 1984, she married Wayne Orville Neil in Westminster, Colo. After they were married, they made their home in Riverton, Wyo. Together they raised three children. 

For the last fifteen years she had worked in the office at Winnelson in Riverton. 

Her family said she enjoyed yard work, being a homemaker, going to the mountains, and fishing. She loved and valued her time with family, the grandchildren, and her dogs. 

She is survived by her husband, Wayne of the family home; her parents, Richard and Jenny Herrman; her son, David (Dawn) Neil of Phoenix, AZ: her step son, Walt (Laura) Neil of Riverton, WY; her step daughter, Jenny (John) Chiasson of FL; her sisters, Rene Spadling of Denver and Patricia “Patty” Herrman of Denver; her brothers, Greg (LeAnne) Herrman of Denver; her grandchildren, Jaiden Neil, Caylee Neil, Garrett Neil, Morgan Neil, Skylar Chiasson, Breanna Boren, Kylee Riddle, and Tyler Riddle; and numerous aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews. 

Memorial may be made to Tough Enough Cancer Fund in care of Davis Funeral Home 2203 West Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501. 

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Gladys T. ‘Jody’ Opheim

(Riverton, Wyo.) – Memorial services for Gladys Theo “Jody” Opheim, 84, will be held at a later date with inurnment of the ashes taking place at Lawndale Cemetery with her husband in Opheim, Mont. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Davis Funeral Home. 

Mrs. Opheim died May 3, 2014, at the Help for Health Hospice Home. 

She was born June 26, 1929, in Helena, Mont., daughter of James Paul Martin and Lorna Belle Hallock. 

Jody attended 1st and 2nd grade in Norris, MT, 3rd-6th grade in Great Falls, Mont.; 7th and 8th in Portland, Oregon, 9th–11th grades in Opheim, Mont., and 12th grade in St. Ignatius, MT when she received her GED in 1979. She also attended Salish Kootiney College in the 80’s studying Early Child Development Course (Headstart). 

On September 1, 1946, she married Rex O’Neal Opheim in Glasgow, Mont. 

She was of the Lutheran faith and was a Sunday School Teacher while raising her family; 4 sons and 1 daughter. She was a member of the Eastern Star in Opheim; was a member of the Senior Center in St. Ignatius, Mont., (Quilter) and was a member of the Riverton, Wyoming Senior Center (Housing) Socializing and volunteering services. 

She enjoyed quilting, painting pictures, sewing clothes for family and making quilts for seniors. Jody had a passion for serving people. She managed the ENCO Club Kitchen at the Radar Station in Opheim, MT, and was also a head cook at Glasgow, Mont., Air Force Base. Mrs. Opheim managed the Legion Club Kitchen in Billings, Mont., was a Headstart teacher and cook at St. Ignatius, she also and created “Learning flannel graphs and stories” for Headstart. Jody also enjoyed adventure such as snowmobiling, camping and Hot Air Ballooning. 

Jody was a lifelong resident of Montana until she moved to Riverton, Wyo., in November 2010 to live near her daughter. 

Survivors include her sons, Jerry and wife Vicki Opheim of Billings, MT, Jim Opheim of Glasgow, MT, Mikel Opheim of Kalispell, MT and Berney Opheim of Missoula, MT; daughter, Loni and husband Terry Freese of Riverton, WY. G’ma Jo as referred by her family had 12 grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and 2 great, great grandchildren. 

Mrs. Opheim was preceded in death by her husband, Rex and her parents. 

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