Casper Star-Tribune from Casper, Wyoming on May 23, 2001 · 17
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Casper, Wyoming
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Wednesday, May 23, 2001
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Wednesday, May 23, 2001 OBITUARIES Casper Star-Tribune B3 Paul A. Woodward CASPER -Services for Casper resident Paul A. Woodward, 95, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Thursday at Memorial Chapel Funeral Home, with Irwin "Jug" Brandjord officiating. Visitation will be from WOODWARD 2 to 8 p.m. today at the funeral home. He died May 19, 2001, at his home. He was born Feb. 24, 1906, in Findlay, Ohio, the son of Mack and Hetty L (Sheldon) Woodward. He worked on farms, was a roughneck on drilling rigs in Kansas and ran a ditch digger in the early 1930s, laying gas pipelines from the Dakotas to Georgia. On Aug. 23, 1936, he married Laura Arta Wilber in Humboldt, Kaa, and they moved to Casper in 1937 from Humboldt. He worked at Eric Moline's Texaco station and, from 1943 to 1955, for Lane Wells. In 1955, he was employed at Casper Truck Center in Mills, continuing until his retirement. He loved spending time with his family and grandchildren, fishing, relaxing at Woody 's Hide a Way on Casper Mountain and baseball. Survivors include his beloved wife of 64 years of Casper; a son, Mack Woodward of Casper; a brother, Robert E. Woodward of Oklahoma City; five grandchildren; and 12 greatgrandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Jerry Woodward; and two sisters, Maybelle Beach and Eva Campbell. Memorials may be made to Meals on Wheels, 1760 E. 12th St., Casper 82601. George Kimble SHERIDAN -Funeral services for George Kimble, 86, will be conducted at 11 a.m. today at Champion Ferries Funeral Home, with Pastor Bob Miller officiating. He died May 20. 2001, at Westview Health Care Center in Sheridan. He was born Dec. 23, 1914, on the old George Bethurem ranch in the Prairie Dog Creek area, the son of Charles and Flavel (Bethurem) Kimble. He was raised on a homestead near Otter, Mont., where he rode horses to the Gopher School before coming to Sheridaa He graduated from Sheridan High School. On May 21, 1938, he married Leola Stewart in Sheridan. During World War II, they moved to San Francisco, where he worked for a defense contractor. They returned to Sheridan after the war and he worked as a carpenter. His favorite part of the job was sanding many of the wood floors in area homes and the Sheridan College Golden Dome. He enjoyed camping in the mountains with his family: woodworking in his shop; and, later in life, going for rides in the country. He was a member of the SOS support group. Survivors include two sons, Stewart Kimble of Harbor City, Calif., and Tom Kimble at Summerville, S.C.; five daughters, Jean Epley of Scottsdale, Ariz., Beth Kimble-Powers of Yorba Linda, Calif., Ann Slaybaugh and Laura Casper's oniy home-owned funeral service & Crematorium ustards fmmtrai IHrvctnr Ml IjrzwMurt 600 CY Ave Casper -234-7123 t y ':.,. ' I v,- i Ackerman, both of Sheridan, and Mary Jo Kimble of Milo, Maine; a brother, David Kimble of Buffalo; two sisters, Florence Berry of Reno, Nev., and Juanita Hornback of Sequim, Wash.; 16 grandchildren; and seven great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his wife in 1991 and a sister, Bea Thomas, in 1998. Charles 'Chuck' B. Hubbard WORLAND - A memorial service for Charles "Chuck" B. Hubbard, 68, will be conducted at 3 p.m. today at Zion Lutheran Church in Worland, with the Rev. LL Bud Surles officiating. Cremation has taken place. He died at his home May 19, 2001. He was born March 4, 1933, in the family homestead on Crazy Woman Creek, the son of Edward E. and Amanda Mae (Dillian) Hubbard. He attended school in Gillette and graduated from Campbell County High School in 1951. While in high school, he worked on several Campbell County ranches. He served in the National Guard. In 1955, he went to work for Mountain States Telephone and Telegraph, which later became part of Mountain Bell and, more recently, US West. He worked in Casper until 1958, then was transferred to Worland. On March 2, 1963, he married Janice Piel. They moved to Yellowstone in 1975, where he was the manager for Mountain Bell until early retirement in 1987. The couple returned to Worland in 1994 and started H&H Greenhouse. He was an avid hunter and fisherman and loved to travel for as long as he was able and visit with people. He enjoyed rebuilding old homes and wildlife photography. He was a lifetime member of Telephone Pioneers and a charter member of Gardiner, Mont., Lions Club, Toastmasters and Elks Lodge. Survivors include his wife of Worland; four sons, Daniel C. Hubbard and his wife of Perkins, Okla., Tim Chamberlain and his wife of Stillwater, Okla., Jim Hubbard of Salt Lake City and Ray Shurtz and his wife of Dingle, Idaho; three daughters, Jody C. Mecklenburg and her husband of El Reno, Okla., Kelly Franklin and her husband of Stillwater and Susie Martin of Clearfield, Utah; two brothers and their wives, Robert Hubbard of Denver and John Hubbard of Gillette; and five sisters, Marge McKenzie of Gillette, Betty Hubbard Cole and her husband of Story, Mona Hubbard Wayne and her husband of Columbia Falls, Mont., Peggy Hubbard Faler and her husband of Thermopolis and Pauline Hubbard Raver and her husband of Worland; his mother-in-law; a brother-in-law and sister-in-law; 14 grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. Memorials may be made to the Worland Boys and Girls Club, in care of Bryant Funeral Home, P.O. Box 524, Worland 82401. Lawrence Matthew Tholkes LANDER - Funeral Liturgy for Lawrence Matthew Tholkes, 84, will be celebrated at 3 p.m. today at Holy Rosary Catholic Church in Lander, with Fr. Roy Rodriguez officiating. Cremation has taken place and interment of cremains will be in Riverview Cemetery in Cody at a later date. He died May 19, 2001, at Canyon Hills Manor in Thermopolis, following a lengthy illness. fflMEMORIALCHAPEL Funeral Home & Crematory A Trtdthoii of Caring 710 East 2nd 234-0234 www. funera Ichoia'.com AROEN ROSE BO LAND Celebration of life service for Arden Rose Boland, 71, are at 1:00 p.m. today, at Highland Park Community Church. FRANCINE D. WILKES Services for Francine D. Wilkes, 61, of Casper are at 11:00 a.m. today, at Memorial Chapel Funeral Home. PAUL A. WOODWARD Services for Paul A. Woodward, 95, of Casper will be Thursday, May 24, 2001, at 11:00 a.m. at Memorial Chapel Funeral Home. Viewing will be 2:00-8:00 pm Wednesday at the funeral home. He was born May 29, 1916, in St. Leo, Minn., the son of Joseph and Mary Tholkes. The family moved to Munich, N.D., when he was a year old. He was raised and educated in Munich and graduated from Munich High School in 1934. After moving to Cody, he met and married Cleo J. Harry on March 27, 1940. They were the parents of four children. He was the coK)wner of the Standard Oil service station for many years and worked in area oil fields. The family moved to Las Vegas, where he worked at the Nevada Nuclear Testing Site for 15 years. They returned to Wyoming, wherche worked as a consultant in the oil fields until retirement. He was a lifetime member of the Elks Club. Survivors include his wife of Lander; three daughters and their husbands, Mary Anne Thorson of Lander, Conine Clark of Bloomington, Minn., and Debi Fincher of Ridgecrest, Calif.; a son, Larry Tholkes Jr., and his wife of Kinder, La.; eight grandchildren; 13 greatgrandchildren; two brothers; and two sisters. He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers and a sister. The family would appreciate memorials may be made to Lander Senior Citizens Center or Holy Rosary Catholic Church, in care of Hudson's Funeral Home, 680 Mount Hope, Lander 82520. Roy Michael 'Mike' Lowe BURLINGTON -Funeral services for Roy Michael "Mike" Lowe, 52, will be conducted at 10 a.m Thursday in Burlington Ward Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Burial will follow in Burlington Cemetery. He died May 20, 2001. He was born March 24, 1949, in Basin Hospital, the son of John R. and Margaret J. (Nicholson) Lowe. He was raised and educated in Burlington and attended Ricks College in Idaho, Northwest College in Powell and Casper College. He married Carol Evet Peterson of Emblem. They were the parents of five children. He worked for the city of Powell and Wyoming Gas Co. before going to work for Big Horn Electric on May 1, 1975. He worked there for 26 years before becoming too ill to continue. He found ranch life to be peaceful and enjoyed his horses. He attended many Ray Hunt clinics and was a horse gentler. He was talented and conscientious; enjoyed braiding leather and working as a mechanic; loved people and his family; and was known for his sense of humor and smile. Survivors include his wife; two sons, Eric and his fiancee and Nathan; three daughters, Kimberly and her husband, Wendy and her fiance and Vicki; a grandson; a granddaughter; a brother, Randy, and his wife; his parents; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his Grandmother and Grandfather Nicholson. A memorial fund to benefit Burlington Fire Department and Burlington Ambulance Service has been established at Security State Bank. Arrangements are with Atwood Family Funeral Directors Inc. Velma Rose Applegarth MANDERSON-Funeral services for former Manderson resident Velma Rose Applegarth, 67. will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday at the Manderson Community Bible Church, with Pastor Don Wood officiating. Burial will follow in Manderson Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 8 p.m. today in Atwood Family Chapel in Basin. She died May 17,2001, in Warne, N.C. She was born Feb. 11, 1934, in Nebraska, the daughter of Ralph and Francias (Brown) Mars. She received her schooling in Ord, Neb. On Dec. 21. 1950, she married Howard "Hap" LeRoy Applegarth Sr. in Taylor, Neb. After moving to Wyoming in 1955, she was an Avon 1-80OS4W006 s representative in the Manderson area for 20 years. She lived in Manderson for 30 years. She liked to crochet, garden, fish and hunt. She loved all kinds of animals and had many different pets. She was a member of the Manderson Community Bible Church and Manderson Women's Club. Survivors include her children, Fern Chambers of Evanston, Julie Hall of Warne, Jean Huddleston of Manderson, David Applegarth of Evanston and Howard Applegarth Jr. of Kemmerer; 16 grandchildren; 15 greatgrandchildren; a sister, Marge Lincoln; and a brother, Richard Mars. She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother; a sister; a daughter, Carol Sue; and her husband on Aug. 2, 1997. A memorial fund has been established at the Security State Bank, P.O. Box 531, Basin 82410. Patricia Elizabeth Hamilton BASIN - Funeral services for Patricia Elizabeth Hamilton, 80, will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday at St. Andrew's Episcopal Church in Basin, with Fr. Ron Lytle officiating. Burial will follow in Hillside Cemetery in Greybull. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday in Atwood Family Chapel in Greybull. She died May 21, 2001, at South Big Horn County Critical Access Hospital between Basin and Greybull. She was born Nov. 22, 1920, in Basin, the daugl.ter of Patrick Henry and Mildred Ethelyn (Gregory) Coll. She was raised and educated in Basin, graduating from Basin High School. She attended Rocky Mountain College in Billings, Mont., and the University of Wyoming. On May 29, 1941, she married Francis L. "Hamie" Hamilton in Evanston. Her first year of teaching was in Stringtown School in Otto. She then went to work for Consolidated Aircraft in the experimental department during the war years. She returned to teaching in Greybull during World War II and taught kindergarten in the basement of her home in Greybull. She then taught in Basin from 1957 to 1987; and. following her retirement, taught adults to read. She was a member of Order of Eastern Star 1 odge Fern No. 31 in Greybull. the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, Daughters of the Nile, and the Wyoming and National education associations. She loved the mountains, enjoyed traveling and reading books, and especially loved being with her grandchildren. Survivors include her husband of Greybull; three children, Diane Hamilton of Littleton, Colo.. Darlene Hopkin of Goldonne, La., and Patrick Hamilton of Sheridan; eight grandchildren; seven greatgrandchildren; and a sister. Maxine Kopyscinski of Vista, Calif. She was preceded in death by her grandparents, parents and a great-grandson. Memorials may be made to the Big Horn County Library, in care of First Interstate Bank in Greybull. Klenneth Ray 'J.R.' Brunson Jr. BUFFALO - Funeral serv ices for Sheridan resident Klenneth Ray "J.R." Brunson Jr.. 22. will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday in Adams Funeral Home Chapel, with the Rev. Kent Bahruth officiating. Burial with graveside rites will follow in Willow Grove Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 10 p.m. Friday and 8 to 930 a.m. Saturday at the funeral home. He died May 21, 2001, at his home. He was born June 20, 1978, in Dallas, the son of Klenneth and Donna (Elsom) Brunson. He lived in Texas until he was 4 years old and moved with his family to Buffalo, where he was raised and educated. He graduated from Buffalo High School in 1998. He moved to Gillette and worked there for two years. For the last two years, he lived and worked in Sheridan. CARA BESS SARVEY Funeral services for Cara Bess Sarvey will be conducted Thursday, May 24 at 2 pm at Shepherd of the Hn's Church. He was active in Four Square Church in Sheridan and was a competitor in Special Olympics for many years. He loved to dance. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Donna (Elsom) and Carlisle Arno of Buffalo; his father of Damon, Texas; two sisters, Christa Brunson Seger of Billings, Mont., and Kyann Arno of Buffalo; a brother, Dakota Arno of Buffalo; his maternal grandparents, Don and Dorothy Elsom of Buffalo; his paternal grandmother, Mary Lou Brunson of Wills Point, Texas; his step-grandparents, Jim and Shirley Arno of Buffalo; numerous aunts and uncles; several cousins; two nephews; and a niece. Memorials may be made to the J.R. Brunson Memorial Fund for Disabilities. Edgar Floyd 'Ed' Harwood BASIN A memorial service for Basin resident Edgar Floyd "Ed" Harwood, 76, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday at Masonic Temple Lodge No. 20, A.F. & A.M., in Basin, with Pastor Leon Harwood officiating. He died May 20, 2001, at his home, surrounding by his family. He was born March 30, 1925, in Adams County, N.D., the son of Frank James and Eva (Wilkins) Ha-wood. His family moved to Spearfish, S.D., in 1936. In World War II. he enlisted in the Navy, serving on the USS Anzio in the South Pacific. After his discharge, he returned to his home in Spearfish in 1946, where he met and married Neoma Jones. In 1948, they moved to Upton, where he was in the building business. They later moved to Buffalo and Pine Haven. In 1976. they moved to the Big Horn Basin, where he started farming. The greatest joys of his life were his family and flying small private airplanes. He was past president and a member of the Midway Golf Club. Basin Eagles Aerie No. 3086 Lodge, and the Experimental Aircraft Association. Survivors include his wife of Basin: one daughter. Jennie R. Richard, and her husband of Gambrilles, Md.; three sons and their wives. James R. Harwood of Basin. John R. Harwood of Liberty Lake. Wash., and Joseph R. Harwood of Alpine. Utah; 11 grandchildren: four greatgrandchildren; two brothers and their wives, Frank Harwood and Leon "Tip" Harwood: three sisters and their husbands, Jane Nelson. Doris Moye and Dorthy Jarka: and a sister-in-law: He was preceded in deathby his parents and four brothers, Roy, Alan, Guy and Monte. ' A memorial fund has been established at the Security State Bank, P.O. Box 531, Basin 82410; with proceeds benefitting the South Big Horn County Critical Access Hospital between Basin and Greybull. Atwood Family Funeral Directors Inc. has charge of arrangements. Patsy J. Kaufmann SHERIDAN - No services are planned (or Sheridan resident Patsy J. Kaufmann, 68, who died May 18. 2001. at Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County. Cremation has taken place. She was born Aug. 12. 1932, in Sheridan, the daughter ol George and Gladys (Hann) Ostrom. She graduated from high school in Big Horn. She worked as a lx)kkeeper at First National Bank in Sheridan until marrying Rolxnl Kaufmann on Oct. 10. 1953, in Sheridan. They ranched on the family ranc h on Piney Creek and she was involved with her children in Rodeo Club. 4-11 and FFA. She moved into Sheridan in the early l'.WOs. where she loved bring involved with her grandchildren, teaching them to fish and other activities. She enjoyed gardening, yard work, playing poker and the slots, fishing and camping. She loved her dog Lilly and cat Sam. Survivors include two daughters, Jeanne Camino of Clearmont and Carol Keeline of v wav.ketfBflowers.coni 6S3-647-3376 -237-2377 632 CY Ave Keefes kt Sheridan; a brother, George Ostrom Jr. of Sheridan; a sister, Mary Lou Robbins of Possette, Mass.; five grandchildren; and a great-grandson. Arrangements are with Champion-Ferries Funeral Home of Sheridan. Nancy Claire Seeburg Cummings BOWIE, Md. - Services for former Wyoming resident Nancy Claire Seeburg Cummings, 68, were conducted May 22, 2001, at St. PiusX Catholic Church in Bowie. Burial will be at 1 p.m. June 7 in Arlington National Cemetery. She died May 17, 2001, at her home in Bowie, from a 5 12 month battle with brain cancer. She was born Dec. 20, 1932, in Rock Springs. On Dec. 28, 1953, she married John Bliss Cummings. She graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1954 with a bachelor degree in education and Bowie State University in 1975 with a master's in early childhood education. She was a certified infant massage instruct r; a teacher at St. Matthew's Nursery School and Kenilworth, Yorktown and Rockledge elementary schools from 1968 to 1983; and an instructor at Anne Arundel Community College. One of the first residents of Bowie, she had lived there 40 years and was a charter member of Belair Woman's Club. She traveled extensively and had lived in Cairo, Egypt, for 1 12 years. She was a member of Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority, St. Pius X Catholic Church and the National Education Association; on the board of directors of Prince George's Educators' Association; and a member and past president of the Wyoming State Society. She was a eucharistic minister, lector and lay president at St. Pius; a diehard Democrat; and an advocate for women's and children's rights. She enjoyed pumping iron and working out. reading, and volunteering at the Annapolis Visitor Center. Survivors include her husband of Bowie; a son, Patrick, and his wife of Richmond. Va.; two daughters and their husbands, Kathleen Houseman of Powder Springs. Ga., and Claire Jacobs of Williamsburg, Va.: two sisters, Pat Seeburg of Poweli and Mary Jean Delaplaine of Sweetwater, Texas: and seven grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Hospice of Prince George's County, 96 Harry S. Truman Drive, Largo, Md. 20774: the Brain Tumor Society. 124 Waterton St., 3H, Watertown. Mass. 02472; or Young Life-Chesterfield, P.O. Box 364 13. Richmond, Va. 23235. Beall Funeral Home of Bowie was in charge of arrangements. Obituary policy The Casxr Star-Tribune seeks to publish all Wyoming-related obituaries, and will print them in full as a free service to the public. Tlie information should be submitted to the funeral home in charge ol arrangements, which will relay it to the Star-Tribune office. In some instances, space considerations may make it necessary to edit an obituary. For s)ace reasons, we do not list the names ol friends, inlaws or grandchildren except under certain circumstances. Please submit information to: Kay McCullough. P.O. Box m Casper 826(12. phone 2fXU620. toll free (&()) 442-GlKvr fax to 21M6M. or e-mail to ( j y i fffF VIH HUi JtlffC if n..A r n UUIIfg VUI VI g Business SALE! 0. re (9 1 3 9 bktboatm fiiturts tuiiisplift being told! ihc C0RXSRST0N& CnwumSnt CmmsnrjMil MiXM a s 472 2051 tomtom Cp 1 m r 104! E 2ND ST, niwsowecwra (307)256-1723 (307)256-2300

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