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Obituaries
Byron Kent Moore

Grand Island, Nebraska / August 1, 1945—May 13, 2018

Byron Kent Moore, 72 of Grand Island, Nebraska peacefully passed into his heavenly home on May 13, 2018, surrounded by family at Bryan West Select Hospital in Lincoln, Nebraska.

Byron was born August 1, 1945, to Pauline (Campbell) and Kenneth Moore of Gresham, Nebraska. He completed his early education at Gresham High School in 1963. He attended the University of Nebraska Lincoln where he was a member and officer of Acacia Fraternity, graduating with his degree in 1967. He taught American Studies and History at Grand Island Senior High and later served as Assistant Principal. He was active in teacher’s organizations and served as Key Club sponsor.

He served in the Army Reserve for six years.

He married Jan Kaufmann on December 30, 1968, at Albion, Nebraska. They made their home in Grand Island. He completed both his Master’s and Specialist’s degrees in Administration from (then) Kearney State College. He completed Doctoral Studies through Nova University at Colorado Springs, Colorado.

He was recruited by Natrona County School District in Casper, Wyoming in 1982 to serve as principal of Natrona County High School. He was in charge of 2000 students and 200 staff for 25 plus years. He was named Wyoming Principal of the Year in 1989, going to Washington, D.C. to accept his award. He was also honored for his school’s drug intervention and education program at the White House by Nancy Reagan. He was active in administrative and district programs including advanced placement classes and academy diplomas for college preparedness with special distinctions. He was responsible for a new stadium, field, track, and sports facilities while at NCHS.

He and his wife of 49 plus years made their home in Casper for over 25 years where they enjoyed the mountain environments, especially Breckinridge, Colorado where they owned a timeshare condominium.

They retired and returned to Grand Island in 2007. He was President of the Friday noon Kiwanis Club, Senior Warden of the Vestry at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, and treasurer of the local homeowner’s association. He looked forward to his weekly coffee group.

Byron was an avid reader -especially of his historical book collection. He was interested in movies and history documentaries. An avid gardener, he enjoyed growing vegetables and flowers, particularly a large orchid collection. He won prizes at fairs for the flowers, orchids, and plants that he tended. He enjoyed cooking and entertaining for family and friends and at holidays. Their adopted companion cats brought him much enjoyment.

Traveling in his retirement with Jan was a specially-loved activity. Together they visited much of the U.S. plus the Bahamas, Greece, Italy, Turkey, Panama, Mexico, Guatemala, Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Jamaica, the British Isles, France, Australia, New Zealand, Canada, Nova Scotia, and most recently, Egypt. They had wonderful memories from these trips.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, parents, his brother, Gregg and several aunts and uncles.

He leaves to be cherished by his wife, Jan; sister, Joan Black (Lynn) of Grand Island; brothers, Rev. Rod Moore (Mary) of Knoxville, Tennessee, Mike Moore, and Larry Moore (Janice) of Gresham; also brother-in-law, Lynn Kaufmann (Janey) of Lincoln; nine nieces and nephews; and 14 great-nieces and nephews.

Memorial services and a Celebration of Life will be held Saturday, May 19, 2018, at 10:00 A.M. at St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church in Grand Island, 422 West 2nd Avenue.

All Faiths Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements.

There will be cremation and no visitation. Honorary pallbearers for the church service are Bob Allison, Joan Moore Black, Joe Cook, Michael Moore, Ed Sittler, and Joe Watkins. Burial services will be at Cedar Lawn Cemetery in Gresham, Nebraska, at 1:00 P.M. Sunday May 20. All Faiths Funeral Home of Grand Island is in charge of the arrangements.

Memorials may be given to the family for their special causes. Condolences may be sent to Byronkentmoore@gmail.com.


Obituaries
Thomas Michael Rochelle

Colorado Springs, Colorado / May 8, 1959—May 9, 2018

Thomas Michael Rochelle was born May 8, 1959 and died May 9, 2018. Our beloved father, husband, brother, son, and friend, Thomas Michael Rochelle, unexpectedly passed away at home, age 59. Tom was a long-time Colorado Springs resident, born and raised in Casper, WY.

He is survived by his mother, Rita Rochelle; wife, Christina; daughters, Kathryn, Mary, Jenna, and Rita; his siblings, Jim, Ann, Joe, and Pat.

He was preceded in death by his father, Rodney, and brother, John.

Family and friends celebrated his life on May 14th and 15th in Colorado Springs.

Tom’s family treasured his gentleness, resilience, persistence, optimism, hard-work, integrity, respect, kindness, compassion and silly jokes. Tom lived with epilepsy courageously: earning a college degree in HR, marrying his college sweetheart, lovingly raising four children, riding his bike in the sunshine (and snow), working with the disabled community, and joyfully caring for the people in his life.

In lieu of flowers, please donate to the Epilepsy Foundation of Colorado in memoriam of Tom. We’re so proud of his advocacy for epilepsy. We’d love for it to continue.


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DivorceCare on Thursdays

DivorceCare, a divorce recovery seminar and support group, is meeting at Hilltop Baptist Church, 2555 East 2nd, every Thursday evening, from 6:30 to 8 p.m., until June 21. Child care will be provided through 5th grade.

DivorceCare features nationally recognized experts on divorce and recovery topics. Seminar sessions include “Facing My Anger,” “Facing My Loneliness,” “New Relationships,” “Kid Care,” and “Forgiveness.”

For more information, call Pastor Rob at 265-6540, or email at PastorRob@HilltopBaptistchurchCasper.com.

Friday eclectic arts

Art 321’s Friday morning Eclectic Arts Group announces its schedule for May. May 11 will be macrame projects and people are asked to bring cord appropriate to what they want to make, plant hangers, bracelets, kit chains, etc. May 18 session is pan pastels, so bring pan pastels, watercolors, paper, sponges if you have them. May 25 will feature Chuck Smith teaching watercolor tips and tricks, so bring watercolor supplies. These sessions are from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., the cost is $5 and all are welcome. No advance registration is required.

Shred, drug take back

Westside Walmart from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., on Saturday is the 11th annual Shred Day and Unused Prescription Drug Take Back event. The Natrona County Sheriff Cadets, Powder River Shredders, Pepsi, Walmart, and the Natrona County Prevention Management Organization are teaming for this event. There will be free hot dogs and Pepsi products donated by Pepsi. You don’t even need to get out of your car, just drive up and unload. If you have any questions, call Rob Johnston at 259-5026 or Deputy Michael Scott at 235-9282.

First Saturday Studies

On Saturday, June 2, Bethel Baptist Church, 3030 S. Poplar, will host a study on the Biblical character of Samson in the Book of Judges, why is this strange character in the Bible and what does he teach us? Class starts at 9 and end at 10:30 a.m. and refreshments are provided. For more information, phone the church office at 234-8812. The First Saturday studies run every first Saturday the year round and are taught by Dr. Steven Gunderson.

Saturday watercolor classes

Saturday morning watercolor classes are held 10 a.m. to noon at Art 321. Cost is $10 if there is an instructor.

May 19, practice session; May 26, Saving and Reclaiming Whites, Ellen Black; June 2, practice session; June 9, Introduction to Pocket Sketching, Neva Bodin; June 16, practice session; June 13, Painting Outdoors, Holly Bryson; June 30, practice session.

Bug-B-Gone planting party

The Wyoming Plant Company is hosting a hanging basket planting party with annual plants that are known to keep pesky insects at bay. Some of the annual flowers include scented geranium, scaevola, peppermint and lemon grass. The party will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday at the Garden Center, 358 S. Ash Street. The cost of the class is $40, which includes all supplies. Payment is required in advance. Please call 262-2963 or stop by to reserve your spot.

Parkinson’s exercise Tuesdays

Rocky Mountain Therapy is offering a Parkinson’s exercise program on Tuesdays. The group meets Tuesdays from noon to 1 p.m. at Rocky Mountain Therapy, 2546 East 2nd Street, Building #500.

The exercise class is open to anyone with Parkinson’s Disease and focuses on improving balance, endurance, safety and managing symptoms. It is open to all ages and the class can be tailored to meet varying exercise needs. The cost of the exercise class is $5. If you have any questions call 577-5204 and ask for Jerri or Amanda.

Make-ahead meals class

Learn how to plan ahead and make easy, healthy meals that fit into your busy schedule. Learn about meal planning and preparation while you prepare six of your own meals to take home and freeze.

Make-Ahead-Meals will be offered May 24, from 5:30 to 8 p.m Classes will be held at UW Extension, 2011 Fairgrounds Road. Class fee is $50, which includes all food and supplies. For more information and to register, contact Karla Case at 235-9400 or kcase@natronacounty-wy.gov.

Better Breathers May 24

The next Better Breathers support group will meet from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Thursday, May 24, at the Nerd Health and Wellness Center at Wyoming Medical Center, 1233 E. Second St.

The topic will be “Keeping Respiratory Equipment Clean & Safe & Knowing When to Replace.” How often do you change your nasal cannulas, tubing, CPAP masks, and filters?

Designed by the American Lung Association, the Better Breathers is a support group for patients with chronic lung diseases and their caregivers.

The Better Breathers meets on the fourth Thursday of every month and offers presentations on exercise, breathing techniques, supplemental oxygen, general medication education, among other topics. For questions or to sign-up for the Better Breathers Club, call 577- 2931.

Tree care workshop May 30

Tree issues above and below ground are among topics at a tree care workshop Wednesday, May 30, in Casper. Sessions are 9:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Agricultural Resource and Learning Center, 2011 Fairgrounds Road. Lunch is provided.

Topics are tree grafting; proper tree selection and design to promote diversity; detecting, assessing, and reporting tree pests; and identifying and correcting root defects in young trees.

Registration is $10 and is requested by Wednesday, May 23. For more information or to register, visit the extension office in the ARLC or call 235-9400.

Terrific deals at Joshua’s thrift

At Joshua’s Thrift Store, 342 E. K St., find terrific deals on clothes and furniture. Clothes are currently $5 a bag. All profit from the thrift goes directly to support Joshua’s Storehouse. Donations of furniture and small appliances are now being accepted. Pickup can be arranged. Call 307-333-6708. Thanks to everyone for keeping it local.

Buckin’ Summer Nights seeks vendors

Vendor and sponsor opportunities for the inaugural Buckin’ Summer Nights are now available.

Space starts at $300 per vendor or food booth. Food trucks are welcome. Visit SinclairTix.com or call Amanda at 235-8441 to reserve your space now.

Want to promote your company and support this fun community event? We’ve got a sponsorship level for that. Call Melissa at 235-7583 or email Melissa_Schmitz@comcastspectacor.com.

Buckin’ Summer Nights, presented by Sinclair Casper Refinery, is Friday and Saturday, June 29 and 30 and is a celebration of all things Wyoming on the grounds of the Casper Events Center. The focus is to kick off the summer and provide a family-friendly weekend of entertainment to all citizens of the Casper community.

Acrylic, oil painting at Art 321

Art 321 is pleased to announce the formation of a new artists group specifically designated for anyone interested in acrylic and oil painting. This group, facilitated by Sheri McCoid, will be meeting each Saturday afternoon from 1 to 4 p.m. These informal group sessions are open to any artists and no advance registration is necessary. The cost is $5 per session and we ask you to bring some recent work to show and a project to work on while you are here.

Floor loom at Art 321

Art 321 is happy to be collaborating with the Natrona County Public Library in an exciting new way. A beautiful Pendleton floor loom was recently donated to the library. The original plan was to set the loom up there and invite local weavers to provide demonstrations and create a woven public art project. Lacking space, however, the decision was made to bring the loom to Art 321 where the weaving demonstrations and art project can take place. Art 321 now invites weavers to come in, leave their contact information and help get this going.

Winter makers’ markets

Mark your calendars for the second and fourth Saturday of every month through May from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. in the Wyoming National Apartments lobby in downtown Casper. You will get to meet and see all of your favorite Casper vendors, who will be selling everything from holiday gifts, baked goods, body care products, canned goodies, fresh produce and more.

All forms of payment are accepted, including cash, debit/credit cards, checks, as well as the Wyoming EBT Card. Double Up Food Bucks are offered, which is an incentive program that offers double the buying power of locally grown produce to SNAP recipients.

Want to become a vendor? Vendors who sell handmade, homemade or homegrown items are encouraged to participate.

For more information on the Winter Makers Market, visit the website at www.wyfftp.org/wintermarket or call 307-337-1703.

Adult evening

groups set

Teen Challenge Wyoming will be offering adult evening groups this spring and winter.

Stepping into Freedom, a Christian 12-step program to help adults deal with life controlling problems and addictions; Anger: Our Master or Our Servant, will help people learn how to prevent anger from controlling their lives and impacting their relationships negatively; Save One, provides help and healing for men and women struggling with the emotional wounds of abortion; Building a Success Stepfamily; Insight, learning the path to Christian character and Professionals in Recovery.

To register or for more information call Teen Challenge Wyoming at 258-5397.

Online market launches

Wyoming Food for Thought Project, a local grassroots organization dedicated to removing barriers to access of good and healthy food, has announced the launch of its online market.

You can visit the online store via the Food for Thought Markets Facebook page or directly at their website www.wyfftp.org/onlinemarket

If you have questions regarding our online store please call Cassandra at 337-1703.

Caregiver support new location

New location for Caregiver Support Group Meetings is at Rocky Mountain Therapy, 120 S. Forest. Meetings are open to anyone caring for someone with a debilitating condition. Meetings are scheduled for May 22 and June 26 at 5:30 p.m. Meeting and talking with others who are going through the same experiences you are can benefit your well-being by providing an emotional outlet and new ideas to help with situations. To RSVP or with questions please call 577-5204 and ask for Jerri.

UW seeks

family law clients

The University of Wyoming Law School conducts clinics for low income folks in a variety of cases.

The Civil Legal Services Clinic is currently taking applications from low income individual who have need of a family law attorney. To get more information or to apply contact Legal Services Clinic at 307-766-2104.

To contact other UW Law School clinics: Family & Child Legal Advocacy Clinic, 307-766-3747; Defender Aid Clinic, 307-766-3223; Estate Planning Clinic, 307-766-6441.

Mindfulness for vets

Mindful warrior class is a special education opportunity for veterans to learn and practice mindfulness based forms of meditation designed to decrease stress and enhance one’s quality of life. No cost to veterans. Classes are held the first and third Saturdays of each month at the First United Methodist Church on 2nd Street, downtown. Morning classes begin at 8:30 a.m. Contact: Theraexpressions at 258-7955; or David Allhusen, LCSW, at 259-0350.

Puppy, dog obedience

Puppy classes and canine manners obedience classes will be held at the Central Wyoming Fairgrounds, sponsored by the Central Wyoming Kennel Club.

Manners Obedience classes will be hosted by Charlie Vogel and Nora Pridham. Cost ranges from $50 to $100. Build the best relationship with your dog. Get your dog’s Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Certificate for dogs over 1 year old. This may help lower your home insurance rate.

For more information email nrodgers@vcn.com or call 473-1614.

Beware of legal websites

Beware of websites offering free (or even paid) legal forms. Poverty Resistance director Mary Ann Budenske warns people in need of legal assistance to be suspicious of web sites offering free legal assistance. Whenever people do a Google search for legal assistance and do it yourself forms, paid sites jump to the top of the search. Budenske has surveyed many of the online commercial sites selling legal forms. Paid commercial sites offer free forms (which is a scam because anything even remotely useful costs money). Paid commercial sites often offer Wyoming specific forms (which is also a scam as most of the forms that are available are not up-to-date Wyoming specific forms).

The Wyoming Supreme Court and other state entities have worked to make information more available to ordinary folks in need of legal assistance. Equal Justice Wyoming, a program sponsored by the Wyoming Supreme Court, does have free and up-to-date legal forms. The web site is http://www.legalhelpwy.org. The Equal Justice phone number is 307-777-8383. The toll free number for legal aid is 1-877-432-9955, available 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Casper Charla

Would you like to practice conversational Spanish, or help others to learn? Join the Casper Charla, a group of current and lifelong Spanish language learners, seeking others for food, conversation and camaraderie at local Mexican restaurants on the third Wednesday of each month between 5 and 7 p.m. Spring 2018 dates and location: May 16 at Tacos Mexico. All levels are welcome, from beginning to fluent. For more information, please contact Eric Atkins at 268-3116 or Joanne Theobald at 268-2255.

June photo workshop

Art 321 announces an exciting opportunity to learn more about photography from two past Wyoming Photo Fest winners. Ron Hayes and Shaun Peterson will be teaching a Photography Workshop that will benefit the beginner as well as the intermediate or advanced photographer wishing to take their work to the next level. The course will cover topics such as learning to visualize and execute the perfect shot, scouting locations, finding the right tools, technology and apps to help you produce consistent quality and professionally manage your work flow. The workshop is June 15 & 16 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day, and the cost is $275 for Art 321 members and $300 for nonmembers.

Truck driving scholarships available

Sage Truck Driving School provides quality CDL training. Any adult who is eligible to obtain a CDL (commercial drivers license) is welcome to apply. There currently is funding for those who qualify made possible through a Families Becoming Independent grant. Interested people are welcome to call Sage at 234-0242 for more information.

Sinclair Tix announce outlets, offers discounts

The Casper Events Center is expanding its partnership with Sinclair Oil to establish six statewide ticket outlets.

The Spectra/Sinclair partnership was formed this summer with the launch of SinclairTix.com and the SinclairTix Box Office at the Casper Events Center. The ticket outlets are an extension of that agreement and provide easier access to tickets for fans across Wyoming.

SinclairTix outlets locations include: Hat Six Travel Plaza in Casper/Evansville, Big D #36 in Gillette, Little America in Cheyenne, K’s #3 in Rawlins, Kelly’s #3 Convenience Store in Rock Springs and Pit Stop #3 Travel Center in Riverton.

As part of the launch of the six new outlets, the 16th person to purchase tickets from each outlet will get a $50 Casper Events Center gift card.

Open ceramics at Art 321

Art 321 hosts an open ceramics studio every Tuesday morning from 10 a.m. to noon. The cost is $10 per session and an instructor is present during studio hours to assist you. Clay is available for purchase, or you are welcome to bring your own. All other supplies are provided. This is a great opportunity to learn (or relearn) basic and intermediate construction and wheel techniques and to produce fully finished pottery.

Buddhists meet

David Vaughn is a Buddhist living in Casper who proposes to establish a Casper Buddhist Fellowship. Vaughn invites all who are interested to contact him at davidvaughn991@yahoo.com.

Dementia caregiver support

Wyoming Dementia Care offers five Alzheimer’s Caregiver Support groups each month. Caregivers of those with dementia-related illnesses and the loved ones they care for are welcome at any of the group sessions. Professional staff from Intermountain Home Companions will be on hand to offer separate activities and snacks for those who need care. There is no charge for Wyoming Dementia Care’s support groups or for the respite care provided during the approximately one-hour sessions.

The morning support group sessions meet on the first and third Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. at Central Wyoming Senior Services, 1831 E. Fourth St. The afternoon support groups meet at 1 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at Life Care Center of Casper, 4041 S. Poplar. The evening groups meet on the second and fourth Wednesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at Meadow Wind Assisted Living, 3955 E. 12th St.

For information email wyodementia@casperseniorcenter.com or call Dani Guerttman at 265-4678.

Family continues suicide support

“Good Grief, Support” will continue at 5:30 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at the 12-24 Club, 500 S. Wolcott, by request of attendees. Anyone who is grieving a suicide or death or considering suicide is encouraged to attend. Attendance, as well as the content, will be strictly confidential. The Fresh Start Cafe will be open, and you can eat during the meetings. This meeting place was offered by Dan Cantine of the 12-24 Club. You need not be a member to attend. For more information email jlh35@hotmailcom.

New depression group begins

“J.R.’s Hunt for Life” is offering “See it Clearly,” a free peer support group for people suffering from depression and other mental conditions that lead to suicidal thoughts and actions. The group is led by like-minded peers wishing to offer support. Anonymity and confidentiality is offered to all attending. Meetings are at 6:45 p.m. on the second and fourth Wednesdays of the month at 500 South Wolcott in the conference room on the second floor (12-24 Club). Those who have considered or attempted taking their life or are struggling are welcome. For more information email jlh35@hotmail.com.

Celebrate Recovery every Friday

Celebrate Recovery meets at 5:30 p.m. every Friday at Highland Park Community Church, just south of Elkhorn Valley Rehabilitation Hospital on East Second Street. A family meal starts the evening, followed by praise and worship. At 7 p.m. there’s either a lesson from Celebrate Recovery’s planned curriculum or a testimony by a person who has found recovery through Christ. Then people go to gender-specific small groups until 8:30 p.m. when dessert and fellowship conclude the evening. Child care is available at no cost. For more information contact Chris at 265-4073.

Here and Now: Dementia-focused monthly art class

Classes are every third Tuesday of the month from 1 to 3 p.m. There is no charge. Here and Now is a program made possible through a collaboration between Wyoming Dementia Care and the Nicolaysen Art Museum. It is designed to provide a supportive environment for people with dementia and Alzheimer’s and their loved ones.

To register contact Dani with Wyoming Dementia Care 265-4678 ext. 106 or at wyodementia@casperseniorcenter.com, or Zhanna Gallegos at 235-5247 or at zgallegos@thenic.org.


Obituaries
Neil E. Newman

Torrington, Wyoming / February 26, 1951—May 13, 2018

Neil E. Newman, 67, died Sunday, May 13, 2018.

Memorial services will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, May 18, at the Goshen County Fairgrounds Rendevous Center with Reverend Jeff Wayland officiating. There will be a lunch following services and burial will take place at a later date. Cremation has taken place.

In lieu of flowers, friends may contribute to: Torrington Volunteer Fire Department and/or Goshen County Search and Rescue.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Colyer Funeral Home and friends may send their condolences to the family at www.colyerfuneralhome.com.

Neil was born February 26, 1951 to Keith and Marjorie (Wells) Newman, the second of six children. He grew up on his paternal grandparents’ homestead and attended school at Prairie Center. After fifth grade, he moved with his family to the farm located between Torrington and Lingle and he worked along with his father and siblings on the family farm.

While attending Torrington High School, Neil and his good friend, Gary Childs, started Newman-Childs Drywall and worked on projects around Goshen County. After graduating in 1969, he attended Eastern Wyoming College where he played basketball for the Lancers. Later, he attended the University of Wyoming and, at the same time was building his own contracting business, Hi Plains Construction, Inc. He also bought property for his own remodel projects. Construction would become his lifelong pursuit.

Neil was well-known and highly respected and he enjoyed a long and successful career as a general contractor. Throughout his career, he built or remodeled numerous commercial, residential, and publicly-funded construction projects throughout Wyoming. His most recent endeavor was his effort in bringing a Cobblestone Hotel franchise to Torrington.

Neil married Kayleen Ochsner in 1984. They later divorced. To this union, the light of his life, Paul Kelly Newman was born. In 1990, Neil met Deidre Kilty and the couple was married in December of 1994. Neil and Deidre were deeply involved in the Goshen County community for 24 years.

He was a past member and officer of the Goshen County Economic Development Corp. and the West Highway Water and Sewer Board. He was a long-time committee member of the Goshen County 2-Shot Goose Hunt and regularly attended the One- Shot Antelope Hunt in Lander. He was a UW Cowboy Joe Club member and UW Club Baseball supporter. Neil was a developer and general contractor, president of Hi Plains Construction, Inc. and managing partner with Deidre in Signature Homes.

Neil loved spending time at the cabin at Hawk Springs and the hunting camp on the South Fork of the Shoshone River near Cody. Everything about Wyoming interested Neil and he was very knowledgeable about its history and industry. He was in awe of Wyoming’s big country and spent many enjoyable days with friends and family on fishing, hunting, camping, and pack trips. When asked by someone ‘How are you?’ Neil’s reply was often, ‘Oh, I never had it so good!’

Neil was not one to talk about his philanthropic activities but many benefited from his quiet giving. He had a keen sense of business and great intuition and he mentored many.

Neil is survived by his wife, Deidre and son, Paul (Katie); mother, Marge; siblings, Jean (Charles) Bedord, Ross (Julie) Newman, Blair (Sandy) Newman, Alice (Kem) Sibbitt and Nancy (Ryan) Reiber; seven nieces and nephews; and two great-nephews.

He was preceded in death by his father, Keith.


Obituaries
Chad Bartow

Chad Bartow: VAIL, Colo. — A celebration of life for Chad Bartow, 46, will be held at a later date. He died Saturday, May 12, 2018, at the Vail Valley Medical Center. He was a former resident of Lusk. A full obituary will be published.


Obituaries
Della Johnson

Della Johnson: BUFFALO — Funeral services for Della Johnson, 91, will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19, 2018, at the Summit Wesleyan Church with the Rev. Stephen Martin officiating. Interment will follow at the Willow Grove Cemetery with graveside services. She died Thursday, May 10, 2018, at her home in Buffalo. Harness Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Buffalo Wesleyan Church, in care of the Harness Funeral Home, 351 N. Adams, Buffalo WY 82834.


Obituaries
Michael Anthony Youree

Michael Anthony Youree: CASPER — Funeral services for Michael Anthony Youree, 52, will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 19, 2018, at Bustard’s Funeral Home with the Rev. Tim Adams officiating. Interment will be at the Memorial Gardens Cemetery. He died Tuesday, May 8, 2018, in Casper. Bustard’s Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.


Obituaries
Shirley J. Higgs

Shirley J. Higgs: SHERIDAN — A celebration of life for Shirley J. Higgs, 89, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, May 17, 2018, at the First United Methodist Church with the Rev. Jim Barth officiating. Interment will be at the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery. She died Thursday, May 10, 2018. Champion Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.


Obituaries
Alfred “Al” Eugene Badgett

Alfred “Al” Eugene Badgett: SHERIDAN — A celebration of life for Alfred “Al” Eugene Badgett, 88, will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 16, 2018, at the First Baptist Church, 3179 Big Horn Ave., with the Rev. Chuck Gifford and Chaplain Arden Haeffner officiating. Inurnment will be at the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery, Masonic Lodge #43with military honors. He died Friday, May 4, 2018, at the VA Mountain View Living Center. Mr. Badgett served in the U.S. Army during the Korean Conflict. Champion Funeral home has been entrusted with arrangements. Memorial contributions may be made to the charity of the donor’s choice.