Jane Wakeman Smith

Jane Wakeman Smith, 86, Newcastle, Wyoming, passed away on August 3, 2013, at Close to Home Hospice House, in Gillette, Wyoming.

Jane was born February 23, 1927, in Newcastle to Edgar Earl and Mary (Joy) Wakeman. She attended Newcastle schools, graduated from Newcastle High School in 1945, then attended the University of Wyoming. Jane worked as a hospital records librarian, a dental assistant, and later spent many years as City Clerk in Baker, Montana. She was an avid reader, gardener, loved trout fishing and spending time at her cabin in Deerfield, South Dakota.

Jane is survived by a daughter, Michele (Dale) Janota of Gillette; three sons, Curtis (Kathy) Allen, Newcastle; Edgar Earl Smith, California; and Sean (Wendy) Smith, Enoch, Utah; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a niece Jennifer (Sam) Clark, Bondurant, Wyoming.

Jane is preceded in death by her parents Earl and Mary Wakeman, a sister Mary Charlotte Stout, and a grandchild, Todd Allen.

Upon her request cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at a later date.

Memorial contributions may be directed to the Weston County Humane Society, 115 W. Cambria Street, Newcastle.

Black Hills Funeral Home in Sturgis, SD has been entrusted with arrangements.

An online guest register is available at www.blackhillsfuneralhome.com.