Obituaries

Richard “Dick” Smith – 1933-2011

Graveside services for Richard “Dick” Smith will be held at 10 a.m. on Friday, December 23, 2011, at the Moorcroft Cemetery with Pastor Guille Seigler of the First Southern Baptist Church in Moorcroft officiating. Visitation will be from 4-7 p.m.…

Charles “Chuck” Junior Williams 1931-2011

Charles “Chuck” Junior Williams, age 80 of Moorcroft, Wyoming, passed away Wednesday, December 7, 2011, in Lewistown, Montana. Chuck was born at the 101 Ranch near Moorcroft, April 5, 1931, to Charles F. and Gwendolyn (Gibson) Williams. Chuck spent his…

Ronald E. Materi – 1951-2011

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On December 1, 2011, Ronald E. Materi, 60, of Upton, Wyoming, went to be with the Lord after a courageous battle with cancer. Ron was born on June 19, 1951, in Spearfish, South Dakota, to Dean and Wanda (Canfield) Materi.…

Fontella Frances Cleveland Kipp – 1919-2011

Fontella Frances Cleveland Kipp, age 92, passed away November 29, 2011, at the Hospice House in Vancouver, Washington, from a two-month struggle with heart failure. Her mind was sharp to the end. Fontella was born October 25, 1919, to Ransom…

Nancy Marie Donaldson Brough – 1945-2011

Nancy Brough, 66, passed away suddenly November 17, 2011, at her home in Ogden, Utah, of a massive brain aneurysm. She was born April 3, 1945, to James and Freeda Donaldson in Gillette, Wyoming, the baby sister to Jeanne, Carollyn…

Juanita Lucille (Deeder) Griffith – 1926-2011

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Juanita Lucille (Deeder) Griffith, age 85, passed away November 23, 2011, surrounded by her loved ones in her home on Thorn Divide near Carlile, Wyoming. She died of natural causes. Funeral services were Monday, November 28, 2011, at the First…

Raymond T. Running – 1920-2011

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Raymond T. Running, 91, died Saturday, November 26, 2011, at his home in Spearfish, South Dakota. Services will be at 10 a.m., Monday, December 5, 2011, at the Spearfish United Church of Christ. Inurnment will follow at Rose Hill Cemetery.…

Dennis Merrill Hayward – 1947-2011

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Memorial services for Dennis Merrill Hayward were held Monday, November 28, 2011, at Gillette Memorial Chapel with Brad Powell of Living Rock Church officiating. Military honors were provided by the American Legion Post #42. Dennis Hayward, age 64, of Gillette,…

Evelyn Ilsley Ebzery – 1952-2011

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Evelyn Ilsley Ebzery was born January 18, 1952, to Judge John and Helen Ilsley in Gillette, Wyoming. The family moved to Sheridan, Wyoming, in 1964 where Ev graduated high school in 1970. She attended Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, for…

Jeffrey Van Vlerah – 1957-2011

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Funeral service for Jeffrey Van Vlerah will be at 2:00 p.m., Friday, December 2.  2011 at Antelope Valley Baptist Church, Gillette, WY with Pastor Mark Porter as officiant.  Interment to follow at Mt. Pisgah Cemetery, Gillette, WY.   Visitation will be…