John Christian Teuscher Jr. “Butch”

(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – John Christian Teuscher Jr “Butch”, 68 years of age, passed away at his home in Fort Washakie on May 4, 2015 after a short illness.  Butch was born to John and Betty Reese Teuscher on June 6, 1946 in Montpilier, Idaho.  His early childhood was spent in Cokeville, Wyoming.  At the age of twelve Butch and his family moved to Jackson, Wyoming, where he attended school and also started to learn his strong work ethic by working right along side of his father ranching.

Richard Duane Burns Jr.

(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – Richard Duane Burns Jr., 28, passed away April 11, 2015 in Fort Washakie, Wyoming.  A wake will be held at 7 p.m. Wednesday, April 15 at 11 Thunder Lane, Ethete and Thursday, April 16 located at Blue Sky Hall, Ethete, Wyoming. Funeral Services will be at 10:00 a.m. Friday, April 17, at Blue Sky Hall. Burial will take place at St. Michael’s Mission Cemetery.

Loretta June (Tillman) Forkner

(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – Loretta June (Tillman) Forkner, 72, of Rapid City, South Dakota passed away on Saturday April 4, 2015, at the Northern Suburban Hospital in Thorton, Colorado due to a prolonged illness. As were her wishes, she has been cremated. A memorial service will be held on Friday, April 10, 2015 at 11 a.m., Delwayne Compton’s residence in Fort Washakie, Memorial Services will be conducted for immediate family only.

Fort Washakie Library students hear from Jane Elliott via Skype

(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – The  4th, 5th and 6th grade students at the Fort Washakie School Library have been immersed in an extended study of discrimination, racism and civil rights since mid-January. Lessons based on Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr, Rosa Parks, Jim Crow laws and other foundations of the Civil Rights era are familiar territory, but this year a new fact was added to the picture.

Willis “Duke” D. Hereford

(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – Willis “Duke” D. Hereford, 80 of Fort Washakie died Monday, February 23, 2015 at his home. A wake will be Sunday, March 1, 2015 at 7:00 pm at Rocky Mountain Hall. Funeral services will be Monday, March 2, 2015 at 1:00 pm at Rocky Mountain Hall at Fort Washakie. Cremation will follow the service.

Photo of the Day: Flowers emerging

(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – The warm weather of the past week has caused some flowers to emerge from underneath their winter blanket of snow. Unfortunately, bitter cold temperatures are expected early next week. Perhaps the flowers will be covered by another blanket of snow to be protected from the cold. Thanks to Kelli Wesaw for contributing this Photo of the Day.

Today’s Obituaries: Snyder, Cox

obituaries(Fort Washakie,Wyo.) – Finn George Snyder was born in Fort Washakie on July 8, 1915 and he died in Fort Washakie on January 24, 2015 at the age of 99 years. A Visitation will be held in the Rocky Mountain Hall on Thursday, January 29, 2015 from 5:00 – 8:30 pm. Visitation will then continue through the night in the family home. The Funeral Service will be 10:00 am, Friday, January 30, 2015 in the Rocky Mountain Hall. Full obituary at a later date.

Today’s Obituaries: Sage, McDonnell

obituaries(Ethete, Wyo.) – Naomi Sage, 73, of Ethete, died January 21, 2015. A visitation will be held at 4:00 p.m.  Monday, January 26, at the family home, 436 Ethete Road, Ethete WY. A funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 27, at the family home. Burial will follow at the Sage/Redman Cemetery.

Ada McDonell

(Fort Washakie, Wyo.) – Ada McDonell, 80, of Fort Washakie died on Tuesday, January 13, 2015, at the Kindred Heath Care – Wind River. A Celebration of Life will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Saturday Feb. 21, 2015 at the Lander Senior Center.