Casper Star-Tribune from Casper, Wyoming on March 26, 2009 · 19
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Casper, Wyoming
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Thursday, March 26, 2009
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OBITUARIES Thursday, March 26, 2009 B3 Bernard James Marron Carl Franklin Fifield Star 'Tribune SHERIDAN - Funeral Liturgy for Bernard James Marron, 92, will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, March 27, 2009, with Father Thomas . Ogg as Celebrant. Vigil service will be held at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 26, 2009, from Champion Ferries Funeral Home. Interment of his remains will be in Sheridan Municipal Cemetery. Cremation has taken place. He died Sunday, March 22, 2009, in the V.A. Medical Center, Sheridan Wyo. Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home. Memorials may benefit the Hands of Help Orphanage, Box 1080, Pecos, New Mexico, 87552. LANDER -A memorial service for Carl Franklin Fifield, 75, will be held at 11 a.m. PER Saturday, March 28, 2009, nt tho ITtiUpH Methnrtisf J Church, with the Rev. X.. uicvc uciiuca u111t.1a1.1115. He died on Saturday, March 28, 2009 at his L home, after a long battle with cancer. Mr. Fifield enlisted in the U.S. Army and was stationed at Camp Hale, Colo, and Salzburg, Austria. He was honorably discharged in 1955. Memorial may be made to, Help For Health, or the Lander Pet Connection. AC Inside TOWN CRIER OBITUARY POLICY: The Camper Star-Tribune publishes obituaries for people across Wyoming and others with ties to the state. More complete obituaries in the family's own words are offered at a minimal cost. To submit obituaries or for more information, call 307-266-0554 or e-mail Sharon Lee Long CASPER, WY - Sharon Lee Long passed away peacefully on Friday the 20th of March 2009 after a long illness. She was born on January 18, 1941 to Graden R. and Dorothy Wyatt Bickle in Traverse City, Michigan. Sharon was the oldest of live brothers and sisters. She graduated from Traverse City High School in 1959 and attended Northwestern Community College where she was crowned homecoming queen in 1960. Sharon married Gale Long on August 8, 1980 in Suttons Bay, Michigan. They spent 2 years in Suttons Bay before moving back to Traverse City and then to Casper in 1992. It is there that Sharon found her niche as a strong Democrat righting for environmental issues, campaigning for fellow Democrats, and marching for peace. She was a candidate for the State Legislature and the Natrona County Commission. Sharon was an advocate for humanitarianism and lived her life accordingly. Sharon's quirky sense of humor touched everyone she met. She was a frequent patron of yard sales and thrift stores. She always bought an item if a child was trying to make a sale no matter its appeal. Sharon is survived by and forever missed by her husband Gale Long, children Mark Martinek, Megan Kim (Husband Michael Kim), & Graden Long, along with her cherished grandchildren Kaylee, Korin, Christian, Kaya, Chloe, Conrad, and Owen (lovingly nicknamed "Clydie" by his Grandma Long to match the initial Ikl theme among her grandchildren). She is also survived by her brothers and sisters, Douglas G. Bickle, Bonnie J. Johnson, Gail M. Clous, Peggy L. Pobuda. and Gregory D. Bickle. Cremation has taken place. Interment in Traverse City, Michigan will take place at a later date. There will be a celebration of Sharon's life on Monday, March 30, 2009 at 10:30 a.m. at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church with Mr. Jug Brandjord officiating. In lieu of flowers, the family asks that you please consider donations to Poverty Resistance, Rescued Treasures, or the Natrona County Democratic Party. Newcomer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. Robert "Bob" Ross Robert "Bob" Ross passed away on March 19, 2009 and went home to be with Jesus. Bob died from advanced prostate cancer. He fought a very courageous battle. He was born on August 27, 1937 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska, a son of William and Hazel Ross. He attended school in Scottsbluff and graduated in 1955. He served for two years in the United States Navy and played on the traveling baseball team, He was married November 29, 1959 to Donna Jull and they enjoyed 49 wonderful years together. They had three children, Robin, Christy and David. They were his pride and joy. Bob started his career with Pacific Fruit and Produce Company (Food Services of America) in Scottsbluff and was transferred to Casper, Wyoming and then to Billings in 1 977. He retired from FSA after 40 years of dedicated service. Bob loved God and he loved people and his life reflected that love. His greatest joy was knowing his children and grandchildren loved the Lord and would get to spend eternity with him. Bob enjoyed traveling with Donna, his cancer support group, participating in the Relay for Life, watching his grandchildren in whatever they chose to do and spending time with family and friends. He was an avid sports fan and his favorite teams were the Colorado Rockies and the Denver Broncos. Bob spent many hours helping build the greenhouse at the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch, enjoying every minute of his service. He laughed often and he loved well. He is survived by his devoted wife; his daughter, Robin (Jay) Carroll and sons, Brad, Lane and Wade (Billings); his daughter, Christy Chytraus and her children, Kaylie, Kimmie and Logan (Albany, Oregon) and his son, David (Sheri) Ross and their children Samantha, Matthew and Jacob (Salem, Oregon). He is also survived by his brother, Jerry (Kathy) Ross (Colorado) and two sisters, Sandy (Bob) Culver (Arizona) and Edee (Bob) Worth (Colorado) and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Jim and his son-in-law Brett Chytraus (who lost his battle with scxraderma, March 16, 2008). He was a membei of Faith Chapel, where the celebration of his life will take place; on March 27, 2009 at 11 :00 a.m. Memorials in Bob's name may be sent to, Relay for Life, co American Cancer Society, 550 North 3 1 st Street, 59 1 0 1 , or the Yellowstone Boys and Girls Ranch. Donna would like to express her deep appreciation (0 Dr. Burke, Vicki and the girls at the infusion center. Newcomer Funeral Home & Crematory A Tnhlititm of Curing Since MV. 710 E. 2nd St. 2344234 You may leave your condolences on our website, Travis Lee Rodgers Martinez Memorial services will be today, March 26, 2009 at 1:00 PM in Faith Assembly of God Church. Margaret Mae Preston Gums Margaret Mae Gums, 80 of Casper, passed March 23, 2009 at The Central Wyoming Hospice Home. She was born September 02, 1928 at Wheatland Wyoming the daughter of LH (Vern) and Ethel Dove Garriott Preston. She was raised in the Lost Well Butte Area of the Missouri Valley North of Riverton Wyoming. Moving to Shoshoni Wyoming in 1942 and with her family where she attended school and graduated from high school in 1946. She was united in marriage to Einil Gums October 2, 1946 in Riverton Wyoming. Later moving to Casper Wyoming where she raised her family. She had three daughters. She worked as a sales clerk for Fred's Town and Country, Lou Tauberts Ranch Outfitters and Kassis Dept Store were she was also a department store buyer until she retired in 1980. In 1982 she married Ralph Heemeymer. She enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling and taking care of her roses and flowers. One of her greatest pleasures was spending time at her cabin above Dubois Wyoming on Union Pass. Survivors include her daughters Sharon Calvert and her husband Floyd Calvert of Casper, Connie Wilkison of Casper, Her sister Carol Johnson and her husband Stan Johnson of Casper. She has 5 grand children and 10 great grand children and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband Emil Gums and a daughter Diana Gums, her parents and a brother. Funeral services will be held Saturday, March 28th 2009 at 2:00 PM at Grace Lutheran Church on 315 CY Ave. with the Rev Susan Honn officiating. Interment will follow at Memorial Gardens Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Friday March 27th from 5 to 7 PM at Newcomers Funeral Home. Donations in lieu of flowers to Grace Lutheran Church. Grace Catherine Post Services for Grace Catherine Post will be at 2:00 PM Friday, March 27, 2009 at Bustard Funeral Home with Pastor Rob Peterson, First Southern Baptist Church, officiating. Family and friends are also welcome to come to the viewing being held ,1 Thursday, March 26, 2009 at Bustard's Funeral 1 Home from 1:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Interment J will be at Highland Cemetery. Mrs. Post, 63, passed away peacefully at her 4 home on Saturday, March 21, 2009. She was born March 22, 1945 in Casper, J the daughter of Chester Iannoli and Georgia ? McMurray. She married her best friend, Dennis J Post, on March 17, 1993 in Douglas, Wyoming. '; J She was a volunteer and involved in various J charitable organizations. She was always there to lend a helping hand and especially loved spending time with her family. Survivors include her husband Dennis Post, two daughters, Shealyn Counts of Casper and Lisa Bates of San Antonio, Texas, step-dad Joe Post of Casper and three step daughters Rita Paul, Shawna Mayo, and Theresa Rodgers all of Casper, many grandchildren that she loved very much; a sister that she was very proud of; four beloved brothers and numerous nieces and nephews. Thank you for your memorials and donations. Alzheimer's Wyoming WO Werner Court. Room 22t Mail: I'ost Office Box Hl Cusper, VY N2r02 Plume; . 2(5-70 or l-NNK-27o-"rn2 . 1 urn i 1 . v, 11 pp'f '1 j tyjpwiiMuti Today's Highlights I Things to do today. Dean Morgan sets PAWS schedule Dean Morgan PAWS testing for grades 6 - 8 is today and March 31, April 1 and 2. Ninth graders will arrive at 10:30 a.m., classes begin at 10:40 a.m., on those dates. Western history comes to life "Tales ofOldTymers" will be the topic of the 26th Annual Western History Celebration at Casper College in Durham Hall located in the Aley Fine Arts Center from 2:30 to 4:30 p.m. The Casper College Jazz Ensemble will per -form during what Kevin Anderson calls the "welcoming reception." "Tales ofOldTymers" will begin at 3 p. m . and refreshments will be served. The 26th Annual Western History Cele -bration at Casper College is free and open to the public. "Tales ofOldTymers" will be presented by Casper residents Jim Lyle, "Pinky" Ellis, and Doug Cooper. Lyle was born and raised in Denver and became interested in live -stock marketing at the Denver Union Stockyards. He moved to Casper to pursue his career in livestock market -ing. Frank "Pinky" Ellis has lived his entire life in Casper. At the age of 15 he was responsible for caring for a flock of sheep in the Big Horn Mountains. In 1950 he became a part -ner with his father in the Ellis Sheep Company. Doug Cooper is a fourth -generation rancher and the fifth generation of his family to live in Wyoming. The family ranch, which lies north of Casper, has been in oper-ation since 1889. PV Christian hosts open house Paradise Valley Christian School hosts an open house for all future students and their families from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. A short assembly will be held in the open area by the main office at 6:30 p.m. This will be a great time to meet teachers, learn about our Bible-based curriculum, admissions procedures, scholarship programs and pick up next year's handbook and calendars . For more information, please call 234-2450. Talk college at the library If you're thinking about going to college next year, the time has already come to start thinking about financial aid. If you could use a lit - -tie help in learning where to find scholarships, how to apply for federal aid, and what goes on in the process, come to the Natrona County Public Library. 1 NCPL is holding a "Let's Talk College" event specif ically to help students with the financial aid process at 7 p.m. DebStarksoftheUWCC Educational Opportunities Center will help you understand the process and answer your questions. The event is open to teens, their parents, and adults who are interested in going to college. For more information on this free informational event, please call 577-READextlOl. Readers' theatere at Casper College A free presentation of Dr. Susan Onthank Mates' short story, "Laundry," will take place at 6:30 p.m. at Casper College. "Laundry" tells the story of a female physician struggling to balance her feelings about her family and career. Following the presentation, Denise Gable and Kelly Hubbell, both from the Wyoming Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana and Idaho ( WWAMI) Medical Education Program and the Wyoming Area Health Education Center in Laramie, will facilitate a discussion in which audience members will be asked to consider how they partition their own emotions andor expect their physicians to do the same. Sponsored by the Casper College Counseling Center, the Casper College Women's and Gender Studies Program, and the Casper College Career Center, the reading of "Laundry" and subsequent discussion will take place n . the Strausner Student Center, Room 217. Bear workshops set Would you know what to do if you suddenly encountered a wolf or grizzly bear while hiking , if a black bear entered your camp looking for food or if you were surprised by a mountain lion in your backyard? If you think you know but aren't sure or if you don't know, plan to attend an upcoming " Staying Safe in Bear, Lion and Wolf Country Seminar." Two seminars will be offered in Casper this spring with the first from 7 - 9 p.m. in the Pronghorn Room at the Casper Game and Fish office. A second workshop will be 7-9 p.m. Wednesday, April 15 at the Casper , Mountain Trails C enter Ski Lodge -9301 Casper Mountain Road (log building with a light -green roof). The purpose of these seminars is to increase awareness and understanding of bears, mountain lions and wolves by providing participants with information and tools they can use to pre -vent conflicts and avoid dangerous encounters. Presentations by Wyoming Game and Fish Department bear man -agement officer Brian DeBolt and Bear Wise Community Coordinator Tara Hodges will feature behavior and biology, population status and movements, proper food storage, safety and legal issues, what to do in an encounter situation and the most current information on the use of bear spray. Both seminars are free and open to people of all ages and skill levels. To ensure that enough handout materials and refreshments are available , pre - registration is recommended. For more information or to pre -register call Robin Kepple at 473-3409-

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