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Casper, Wyoming
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Saturday, November 6, 2004
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Saturday, November 6, 2004 Casper Star-Tribune B3 OBITUARIES Mark Allan Haralyk GILLETTE - Memorial services for Gillette resident Mark Allan Haratyk, 25, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Nov. 6, in Stevenson-Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Gillette by Kenna Lou Rose. He died Nov. 1,2004, in Wright, of work-related injuries. Born April 29, 1979, in Riverton, he was the son of John and Edith (Haggerty) Haratyk; was raised and educated in Boise, Idaho; attended Shoshoni High School for four years and graduated from there. He was a member of the Kiwanis Boys Choir in Boise and, while in high school, started playing the bass guitar. A member of the National Honor Society, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, and Target, he was active in basketball, track and football; and was on the 4 x 100 relay team which set Wyoming state records. He worked for U.S. Bank in Riverton; campaigned for Bill Sniffin; was a computer technician in Fremont County; and was employed by Re-taLix in Boise, Kmart in Riverton, Central Wyoming College Housing Depart- Joe B. Washut CASPER Memorial services for Cheyenne resident Joe B. Washut, 84, will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Church in Casper by the Rev. Bob Cook. Cremation has taken place in Cheyenne Memorial Gardens, under the directi6n of Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel of the Chimes. Inurnment will be in Oregon Trail State Veterans Cemetery in Evansville. He died Nov. 3, 2004, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Cheyenne. Born Jan. 30, 1920, in Kooi, he was the son of Eva and George Washut. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II aboard the U.S.S. Maryland as a gunner's mate third-class and receive a Purple Heart for action in the South Pacific. His employment was as Myrtle Doris Sones CASPER A memorial gathering for Casper resident Myrtle Doris Sones, 83, will begin at 1 p.m. Nov. 20, 2004, at Richard Street Christian Church. She died Nov. 1, 2004, in Peoria, Ariz. She was born Feb. 16, 1921, in Winnipeg, Canada. On July 25, 1941, she married Ernest V. Sones. A devoted mother, she also was a member of the Wyoming Medical Center Auxiliary for about 30 years Dcmpscy Gene BUFFALO - Buffalo resident Dempsey Gene Meherg, 65, died Nov. 3, 2004, at his home. Private family interment will be held at a later date in Maryville, Mo. Born Aug. 19, 1939, in Dearborn, Mich., he was the son of Holly and Alford Meherg; and was raised and educated there. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy; later transferred to into the Army; and completed five tours of duty in Vietnam. He received many medals and commendations, including the Bronze Sta; and retired as an E-7 after 22 years of Obituary policy The Casper Star-Tribune seeks to publish all Wyoming-related obituaries, and will print them in full as a free service to the public. The information should be submitted to the funeral home in charge of arrangements, which will relay it to the Star-Tribune office. In some instances, space considerations may make it necessary to edit an obituary. For space reasons, we do not list the names of friends, in-laws or grandchildren except under certain circumstances. Families wishing full-sized photos or unedited obituaries published should ment and Information Department, Samuelson's Painting, and Viking Explosives. Known for his caring HARATYK and affectionate nature, he enjoyed being with children, especially his daughter; and loved music, movies, Volkswagens, Legos, soccer, martial arts, cooking, and camping. Survivors include his mother and stepfather, Edith and Butch Pryor of Mount Vernon, Texas; father of Boise; his wife's parents; grandfather, Ivan Haggerty of Riverton; wife, Nichole Haratyk, and daughter, Ayslyn Haratyk, both of Gillette; brother, Kyle Haratyk, and his wife of Lander; sister, Tanya Peters, and her husband of Okinawa, Japan; a brother-in-law; and stepsister, Elaine Pryor of Mount Vernon. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, Mike Haratyk; and grandmothers, Mary Haratyk and Gerry Haggerty. an oilfield worker and roustabout. A resident of Cheyenne for 1.5 years, he had previously lived in Midwest. He enjoyed hunting and fishing and was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars in Edgerton. Survivors include his son, Ken Washut, and his wife of Casper; two daughters, Victoria Washut of Cheyenne and Donna McClure and her husband of Alice, Texas; four grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, Melva L. Washut, on Oct. 7, 2001; parents; a brother, George Washut; and two sisters, Mary Guesauburu and Agnes Kobielusz. Memorials may be made to Central Wyoming Hospice Program, 319 S. Wilson St., Casper, WY 82601. and logged more than 10,000 hours of service. Survivors include three children, Janice McRae of Glendale, Ariz., David Sones of Cheyenne and Elizabeth Hatfield of Scottsbluff, Neb.; five grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to WMC Auxiliary, "Pink Ladies" Scholarship Fund, Central Wyoming Hospice Program, or Richard Street Christian Church. Mcherg uninterrupted service. For 20 years, he was employed by the Showboat in Las Vegas. After his retirement, he moved to Buffalo in 1996. Survivors include his wife, Linda Meherg of Buffalo; son, Floyd Meherg; daughter, Angel Rae Meherg; and sister, Evelyn Kuish. He was preceded in death by his parents and a daughter, Laurie Meherg. Memorials may be made to the family, to cover funeral expenses, in care of Adams Funeral Home, 351 N. Adams Ave., Buffalo, WY 82834. contact the advertising department for a special rate. Special notices of the time of services, and cards in memoriam, are published separately as a paid notice from the family. Readers are requested to bring to our attention Wyoming deaths for which obituaries have not appeared in the paper. Please submit information to: Kay McCullougK P.O. Box 80, Casper, WY 82602. Phone (307)266-0520, 1-800-442-6916, fax (307) 266-0568 or e-mail to (kay.mccullough Minnie Jo Dunn GILLETTE -Funeral services for Gillette resident Minnie Jo Dunn, 65, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, in Stevenson-Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Gillette by Pastor Bernie Graves of Gillette Christian Center. Interment will follow in Gillette's Mount Pisgah Cemetery. Visitation will be from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7. She died Nov. 2,2004, at Campbell County Memorial Hospital in Gillette, of natural causes. Born Feb. 10, 1939, in Walsh, Colo., she was the second of six children of John M. and Elsie June (Powell) Griffin; and was raised and educated in Colorado. On Jan. 20, 1955, she married her high-school sweetheart, Don Dunn. They made their home in Peyton, Colo.; and, over the years, lived in various places including Nebraska, Colorado and New Mexico. In 1968, they settled in Gillette. She devoted her life to her children and, after they Lloyd T. Damrow TORRINGTON - Funeral services for Jay Em resident Lloyd T. Damrow, 89, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, in Colyer Funeral Home Chapel in Torrington by Ron Spaulding. Burial will follow in Valley View Cemetery. Visitation will be from 3 to 7 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 7; and 9 a.m. to noon Monday. He died Nov. 3, 2004, at Torrington Community Hospital. Born March 20, 1915, in Frederick, he was the son of William and Abbie (Miller) Damrow; and was raised and educated in the area. In the 1930s, he worked various jobs, including at the Jay Em Rock Shop and the hardware store in Lance Creek; in Civilian Conservation Corps camps; and at the Iron Ore Mine in Sunrise. On Sept. 16, 1939, he married Shirley Harris in Leah Nighswonger TORRINGTON - Graveside services for Loveland, Colo., resident Leah Nighswonger, 65, will be conducted at 2 p.m. today, Nov. 6, in Valley View Cemetery in Torrington by Pastor Jerry Swanson. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. at Colyer Funeral Home in Torrington. She died Nov. 2, 2004, at her home. Born Oct. 7, 1939, in Hawk Springs, she was the daughter of Earl and Isis (Vance) Hubbs; was raised and educated there; and graduated from Hawk Springs High School. She met Leonard Nighswonger during high school. The couple was married in 1960. She attended the University of Wyoming. They moved to Ogallala, Neb., for two years; then to Fairfield, Calif., and Golden, Colo.; and settled in Mary Elizabeth LANDER Funeral services for Lander resident Mary Elizabeth Hobson, 95, will be conducted at 1 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, at First United Methodist Church of Lander by Pastor Steve Hermes. Interment will follow in Mount Hope Cemetery. She died Nov. 3, 2004, at Lander Valley Medical Center, with her daughter at her side. Born Nov. 15, 1908, in Denton, Kan., she was the daughter of James and Emma (Gaines) Swartz. She and her husband, Gene, moved to Lander in 1944, where they owned and operated Fremont Truck and Implement. Until three days before her death, she remained in their home on Cliff Street. In 1946, she began volunteering at Wyoming State Training School; in 1964, after thousands of hours of service, she was hired as a teacher at the school. She retired in 1976, but continued to volunteer for 10 more years. A devoted member of First United Methodist Church for almost 50 years. were out of school, worked at the Farmers Co-op for more than five years. Her interests included bowling, playing B it-- DUNN her piano and guitar, raising Appaloosa horses with her husband, and going to church. Survivors include her husband of 49 years of Gillette; four daughters, Jackie DeWine of Gillette, Jonni Brown and her husband of Weston, and Jerri Betts and Jimmi Snyder and their husbands, both of Gillette; 10 grandchildren; five great-grandchildren; three brothers, John Griffin of Everett, Wash., and Lewis and Dennis Griffin, both of Walsh; and two sisters, Beth Holterman of Ridgecrest, Calif., and Susie Plashek of Michigan. She was preceded in death by her parents. Harrisburg, Neb. They returned to the Damrow Farm and Ranch in 1943 and he expanded it while raising his family there. He retired in the late 1960s and the couple moved into Jay Em, where he owned and operated the Jay Em Campground for several years. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, traveling, and gambling. Survivors include his wife of 65 years of Jay Em; two sons and their wives, Neil Damrow of Glendo and Bruce Damrow of Jay Em; brother, Art Damrow, and his wife of Torrington; seven grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren; a great-great-grandchild; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, four sisters and four brothers. Memorials may be made to the Jay Em Fire District. Loveland in 1978. She was a manager at E.I. Medical for 20 years and was passionate about her work. A member of Pony of the Americas Club, she was excited about her children and grandchildren showing horses and was able to see one of her ponies inducted into the POA Hall of Fame. She loved being with her family and her grandchildren and enjoyed reading and decorating. Survivors include her husband of 44 years of Loveland; mother of Hawk Springs; two daughters, Sonya Gupta and Vonda Davis and her husband; four grandchildren; and sister, Venita Cochran. She was preceded in death by her father. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorials to Larimer County Hospice. Hobson she was known as "Grandma Mary" and active in the community with the Boy and Girl Scouts of America, Order of Eastern Star, Job's Daughters, and Demolay. She also volunteered for 18 years in Lander Valley Medical Center's gift shop. She spent a lot of time visiting residents of Westward Heights and Showboat retirement centers. In 1997, she was parade marshal for the 103rd Pioneer Days Celebration and was honored by the U.S. Forest Service. She loved life and people and was known for her smile. Survivors include her son, Jim Hobson, and his wife of Camarillo, Calif.; daughter, Mary Jean Ham-mack, and her husband of Lander; sister, Gladys Vernon of Pryor, Okla.; five grandchildren; and 11 greatgrandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband and a brother, Joe Hobson. Memorials may be made to the First UMC Music Fund, in care of Hudson's Funeral Home, 680 Mount Hope Drive, Lander, W'Y 82520. Mary Kalherine RIVERTON - Funeral services for Riverton resident Mary Katherine McCoy, 94, will be conducted at 10 a.m. today, Nov. 6, at St. Margaret's Catholic Church in Riverton. Interment will follow in Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton. She died Nov, 3, 2004, at Wind River Healthcare in Riverton. Born Sept. 29, 1910, in Alliance, Neb., she was the daughter of James P. and Nora (Bourett) Nolan; attended Rawhide Ranch School near there; and graduated from Torrington High School in 1929. She then taught in a rural school north of Torrington. On Nov. 29. 1929, she married Lawrence Edward McCoy in Sterling, Colo. The couple homesteaded in Paradise Valley, north of Riverton, in 1933, and sold the farm in 1970, They then retired to Riverton. A member of the Catholic faith and St. Margaret's Church, she worked on various committees there. She was a member of the Helping Hand Club of Paradise Valley for 68 years and the local Farmers Union for 20 Brandy Kay Nix GILLETTE - Funeral services for Gillette resident Brandy Kay Nix, 24, will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, Nov. 8, in Stevenson-Wilson Funeral Home Chapel in Gillette by Kenna Lou Rose. She died Nov. 4, 2004, of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Gillette. Born Sept. 18, 1980, in Newton, Kan., she was the daughter of Judy Nix; and, as a young girl, moved with her family to various states. They settled in Gillette in 1993 and she attended Sage Valley Junior High School and participated in gymnastics. She then attended Campbell County High School, was on the soccer team, and competed in gymnastics. In 1999, she graduated from Westwood High School at the top of her class and attended Huron, S.D., State College, where she was on the dance team. On April 28, 2001, she married Bud "B.J." Knight in Gillette. They were the Denis Robert Frericks DOUGLAS - Funeral liturgy for Douglas resident Denis Robert Frericks, 59, will be celebrated at 2 p.m. today, Nov. 6, at St. James Catholic Church in Douglas by Fr. Cliff Jacobson. Interment will be in Douglas Park Cemetery, with military graveside rites accorded by Samuel Mares American Legion Post No. 8. A luncheon will follow at the Holiday Inn Express in Douglas. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. to noon today in Gorman Funeral Homes-Converse Chapel of Douglas. He died Nov. 2, 2004, at Antelope Coal Mine, north of Douglas. Born Oct. 9, 1945, in Redwood Falls, Minn., he was the eldest of six children of Cletus Henry and Claudine Barbara (Monahan) Frericks; was raised and educated in Minnesota; and graduated from high school. At age 17, he enlisted in the U.S. Army and traveled around the world. He was honorably discharged on Sept. 30, 1969. On June 9, 1973, he married Marleece M. (Kasten-schmidt) Hansen in Illinois. They lived in Rosendale, Wis., and, in 1976, moved to Wyoming with their family. Settling in Douglas in 1994, he worked for Antelope Coal Mine as an electrician for the last several years. His interests included 1-80M454006 ales run (307)266-2300 (307)266-1783 NEWCOMER V - -car-" v 710 E. 2nd St 2344)234 McCoy years; volunteered with the Grey Ladies; and served on the county election board. She loved her family McCOY and enjoyed playing cards, gardening, going to garage sales, reading, traveling, watching hot-air balloons, and being with her friends. Survivors include two daughters, Louise Oberlie of Riverton and Frances Barstow and her husband of I.ewiston, Idaho; 10 grandchildren; 14 great-grandchildren; four great-greatgrandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews; a brother-in-law; and four sisters-in-law. She was preceded in death by her husband; parents; grandparents; two brothers, John and James Nolan; a son-in-law; and a granddaughter. Memorials may be made to St. Margaret's School. Davis Funeral Home of Riverton is in charge of arrangements. parents of a son, Alexander, and later divorced. She and her friend, Gary Harlow, had a son, Hunter Wade. A devoted aunt and mother and free spirit, she loved to fish and camp; dance; spend time with family and friends; and be different. Survivors include her parents, Judy Nix and Bryan Pownall of Rozet; beloved sons, Alex Knight and Hunter Wade Harlow, both of Gillette; two sisters, Tanya Willis and her husband and Stacy Nix, both of Gillette; two half-sisters, Tracy Gonzales of Wichita, Kan., and Dawn Sandoval of Denver; half-brother, Jeff Nix of Wichita; two nieces; and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins. In lieu of flowers, a memorial has been established for a trust fund for her sons at Security State Bank. Donations may be sent to Stevenson-Wilson Funeral Home, 210 W. Fifth St., Gillette, WY 82716. hunting and camping in the mountains. He also owned a gun-repair business. Survivors include his parents of Bemidji, Minn.; wife of 31 years of Douglas; four daughters and their husbands, Melinda Stenersen of Fond du Lac, Wis., Teresa Cullum of Oshkosh, Wis., Holly Ivers of Craig, Colo., and Nicole Churchwell of Holyoke, Colo.; three sons, Vern Hansen and his wife of Fond du Lac and Jay Frericks and Jason Frericks and his wife, both of Rock Springs; two sisters, Pat Gebes of Ham Lake, Minn., and Cheryl Morinville of Duluth, Minn.; two brothers. Dean Frericks of Rock Springs and Neal Frericks of Bemidji; 15 grandchildren; and a great-grandson. He was preceded in death by his daughter, Dennelle Frericks; and a brother, John frericks. Memorials may be made to the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation, in care of Community First National Bank, P.O. Box 1370, Douglas, WY 82633. ( aiiw s onlv x jlv-owned funtTal wrvirp & Crematorium ustards tuner) Oirrcinr and I .tenia! on 600 CY Ave Casper 234-7123 James A. Bodenhamer Funeral services for James A. Bodenhamer. 78. ere corducted yesterday at Bastards Funeral Home. Interment was in H ghland Cemetery. Andrew "Jim" Hochnadel Fjperai servces for Anrj-e "Jrn" Hocr.radel. 70. ere conducted ese'day ?! Ejsta'd's Funeral Home. Interred will be Monday m Mt 0 :et Cemetery. Golden. Colorado.

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