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Deb Heiman

Deb Heiman, 67, passed away on Monday, May 3, 2021, at her home in Moorcroft, WY, watching old westerns with her husband and daughter, just as she wanted. Deb was born to Harold and Dot Rankin of Upton, WY. She grew up the youngest of six. She gradua... Full story


Richard R. "Dickie" Proctor

Our father, Richard R. “Dickie” Proctor, left his earthly home on May 6, 2021, in Sundance after multiple times sharing this sentiment with his family: “I’m 91. I’ve lived a GOOD life. I’m ready to go.” Even though we are very saddened... Full story


Service: John "Jack" Pridgeon

Memorial Services for John “Jack” Pridgeon of Beulah, Wyoming, will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 15, 2021, at the Presbyterian Church in Moorcroft, Wyoming. Lunch will be served, and fellowship will follow the funeral in the...


Lee Edward Tromble

Lee Edward Tromble, 82, of Sundance, Wyoming, entered into his Savior’s presence on Wednesday, May 5, 2021, in Sundance. Lee was born in Seeley, Wyoming, on January 21, 1939. His parents, Thea and Viva Tromble, homesteaded in Seeley. Lee, a very... Full story


Rod Owen DeCent

Rod Owen DeCent, age 57, passed away peacefully May 1, 2021, with his wife and family by his side. Rod was born May 13, 1963, in Aurora, Minnesota, to Allan “Doc” and Priscilla DeCent. He grew up in Embarrass, Minnesota, and graduated from J. F.... Full story


Robert H. Queen

His horse is saddled, the cinches are tight, barn door closed, reins over the neck and foot into the stirrup. Sitting tall in the saddle with his hat pulled down tight, rope in hand, Robert H. Queen rides over the great divide with the Lord to... Full story


Services: Larry Petersen

Larry Petersen of Pine Haven, WY, 80 years old, died February 6, 2021 after a short battle with cancer, at his daughter Dawn’s home in Sundance surrounded by his daughters and family. Memorial services will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, May... Full story


Nola Mex Maxon

Nola Mex Maxon was born on July 1, 1935 to Emerson and Maurine (Boock) Olson in Bijou Hills, SD. Nola grew up on her parents’ farm in Ola, SD. She went to country school, then to Chamberlain High School, and graduated in 1954. Nola married Larry... Full story


Raymond Record

Funeral services for Raymond Record were held Friday, April 9, 2021, at Gillette Memorial Chapel with Pastor Ernie Bishop officiating. Interment followed at Pleasant Valley Cemetery. Raymond “Red” William Record was born August 24, 1935, in Sunda... Full story


Lorene "Mae" Neiman

Lorene “Mae” Neiman, 91, of Hulett, Wyoming, went to rest with the Lord Friday, April 2, 2021, at Rapid City Regional Hospital in Rapid City, South Dakota. Mae was born November 17, 1929, to George Malven Watts Sr. and Edith Lorene (Williams) Wat... Full story


Bob Tope

Bob Tope, 74, of Newell, SD lost his courageous battle with cancer Monday, March 22, 2021 at Monument Hospital in Spearfish, SD.  Robert Joe Tope was born in Spearfish, SD May 9,1946 to Robert Sinnett and Mildred Della (Shepherd) Tope. He spent... Full story


Carol Speidel

Carol Speidel, 77 of Moorcroft, WY went home to the Lord on March 13, 2021. Carol was born to Edwin and Gertie Rueb in Long Lake, SD on February 2, 1944. She graduated from Leola High School and later worked in a neighboring hospital. In June of...


Vernon Arthur Montgomery

Vernon Arthur Montgomery, 75, Sundance, Wyoming, passed away peacefully at home on Tuesday, March 16, 2021 surrounded by loved ones. He successfully fought Non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma for 30 years but ultimately lost a final and brief battle to metastat... Full story


Marion "Eyvonne" Schuricht

Grave side services for Moorcroft resident, Marion “Eyvonne” Schuricht were on March 15 at the Moorcroft Cemetery with Fr. Cliff Jacobson officiating. Eyvonne, age 91, passed away at Legacy Living and Rehabilitation Center on March 9, 2021 in... Full story


Vanda Kay Steele

Vanda Kay Steele, 67, passed away peacefully on Tuesday, March 2, 2021, at the Crook County Hospital surrounded by her loved ones. Vanda was born January 15, 1954, in Newcastle, Wyoming, to Mary Wondercheck (McLeod) and Frank Sipe Sr. She attended el... Full story


John E. "Jack" Pridgeon

John E. “Jack” Pridgeon of Beulah, Wyoming, lost his battle with Alzheimer’s, the evening of March 5, 2021, at his home in Red Canyon surrounded by his family. Jack Pridgeon was born on May 16, 1933, in Newcastle, Wyoming, to Henry I....


Richard Allen Paauwe

Richard Allen "Rick" Paauwe, age 60, passed away in Hudsonville, Michigan on February 21, 2021. He was a 1978 graduate of Grandville High School. He went on to join the United States Marine Corp, where he also received a certification in engineer equ... Full story


Leah Lorraine Ballou

Leah Lorraine Ballou, 78, of Hulett, Wyoming, passed away peacefully, with family by her side, on March 1, 2021 at Rolling Hills Healthcare in Belle Fourche, South Dakota. Leah was born to parents Lee and Evelyn Shepherd on April 12, 1942 in Lusk,... Full story


John Edwin "Jack" Pridgeon

John Edwin “Jack” Pridgeon, 87 of Beulah, Wyoming, formerly of Moorcroft, Wyoming, passed away on Friday, March 5, 2021, at his home at Beulah. A memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, May 15, 2021, at First Presbyterian Church in... Full story


Marvin Von Mirich

Marvin Von Mirich, husband, father, brother, son, uncle, friend and coach to most everyone else, passed away on Sunday, February 21, 2021, after a courageous, hard-fought battle with pancreatic cancer, and albeit brief he leaves behind a lifetime of... Full story


Charles Mitts

Charles Mitts, age 73, passed away peacefully on February 27, 2021 in Sundance, Wyoming. Charles was born on June 17, 1947 in Sundance to Frank and Bessie Mitts, the ninth of ten children. He graduated from Sundance High School in 1965 and served in... Full story


Mary Ellen Osloond

On Tuesday, February 9, 2021, Mary Ellen Osloond, 90, passed away at her home with her husband and son at her side. Mary Ellen was born on March 3, 1930, in Deadwood, South Dakota, to parents Hiland and Mable (Daniels) Davis. She married her... Full story


Garrett Lee Carver

Garrett Lee Carver was a caring father, son, brother and friend, who left this world suddenly on January 14, 2021, at the age of 29 in Casper, Wyoming. He was born May 23, 1991 in Louisville Colorado. Garrett and his family moved to Wyoming when he... Full story


Larry Petersen

Larry Petersen of Pine Haven, Wyoming, 80 years old, died February 6, 2021, after a short battle with cancer, at his daughter Dawn’s home in Sundance surrounded by his daughters and family. Larry was born to Woodrow and Marlys (Stewart) Petersen... Full story


Ruth Ellen Feehan

Ruth Ellen Feehan, 93, of Evanston, Wyoming, passed away January 14 in the presence of her loving family. She fought a brave and lengthy battle with rheumatoid arthritis and Alzheimer’s. Ruth entered this world with a unique story. She was born on... Full story


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