Obituaries

Rose Rizzuto 1922-2011

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Rose Rizzuto, Grandma Rose, Aunt Rose or Rosie passed away Saturday, October 22, 2011, at the Crook County Long Term Health Care Center following a long term struggle with Alzheimer’s. Rose was 88 years old. She was born December 19,…

Roger “Soapy” Svoboda 1939-2011

Roger “Soapy” Svoboda, 71, of Banner, Wyoming, died Saturday, October 22, 2011, in Sheridan Manor, Sheridan, Wyoming. Roger was born December 23, 1939, in Belle Fourche, South Dakota to Dean and Mina Lee (Cooke) Svoboda. He grew up in the…

Willian August Semlek 1919-2011

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Funeral services for William August Semlek, longtime Crook County rancher, were held Tuesday, October 25, 2011, at Trinity Lutheran Church in Gillette, Wyoming, with Pastor Jared Tucher officiating. Interment followed at Black Hills National Cemetery. Mr. Semlek , age 92,…

Lloyd Melvin Rolf — 1921-2011

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Much beloved long time resident of Crook County, Wyoming, Lloyd Melvin Rolf, passed away peacefully in Sundance, Wyoming, October 18, 2011, at the age of 90. Lloyd was born September 21, 1921, on the family farm in Belgrade, Nebraska, to…

Merle R. “Pug” Davis 1946-2011

Merle R. “Pug” Davis, 64, passed away Friday, October 7, 2011 at Weston County Health Services in Newcastle, WY after a year long battle with lung cancer. Merle was born December 2, 1946 at Sundance, Wyoming to Tom and Laura…

Billie Jean King 1928-2011

Billie Jean King, 83 of Sundance, Wyoming, died Saturday, October 1, 2011, at Crook County Memorial Nursing Home in Sundance. Billie was born July 31, 1928, to W.F. “Pete” and Mary (Fritz) Hamil in Coppers Cove, Texas. Her parents later…

Helen Rae (Sherman) Nixon – 1963-2011

Helen Rae (Sherman) Nixon, 47, passed away on September 22, 2011. She was born on December 10, 1963, in Spearfish, South Dakota, to Robert “Bob” and Regina (Justice) Sherman. Helen was baptized and confirmed at Christ Church Episcopal in Lead,…

Sylvia Laverne Draine

1924-2011 Sylvia Laverne Draine, 87 of Sundance, Wyoming, passed away on Friday, September 16, 2011, at Sundance Assisted Care in Sundance. Sylvia was born April 22, 1924, in White River, South Dakota to James and Ritta (Horton) Draine. She attended school…