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Oct. 28, 1942–April 13, 2023   Jim Fridley passed away peacefully at the hospital in Newcastle, Wyoming, following a lengthy illness. His last words were, “I love you, too,” spoken to his wife of 27 years, Sharon Fridley.    Jim was born in Chicago, Illinois, to Stan and Helen Ann Peterson and was…
Jan. 15, 1946–April 21, 2023   Roy Manning, born Jan. 15, 1946, passed away on April 21, 2023. Graveside service will be held at Green Mountain Cemetery in Sundance, Wyoming, on April 29, 2023 at 1 p.m.   Meridian Mortuary is handling the arrangements.
May 31, 1933–April 9, 2023   Ruth Alta (Dutton) McGee, age 89, of Lusk, Wyoming, passed away late Sunday evening, April 9, 2023, at Providence Hospice Place in Waco, Texas. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Ruth was born May 31, 1933, in Edgemont, South Dakota, the daughter of Henry…
Sept. 27, 1930–April 18, 2023   We are sad to announce the passing of 92-year-old Korean War Veteran and visionary developer, Michael Paul Weyrich.  Better known as Paul, he was born on his father’s 54th birthday on the family farm near Sturgis, South Dakota.   He is survived by his wife of 68…
DEC. 5, 1955–MARCH 26, 2023 We are deeply saddened to announce that William Martin Metz passed away March 26, 2023, due to his long battle with cancer. He had his wife and daughter at his side. William “Bill” was born on Dec. 5, 1955 in Brooklyn, NY. He worked as a civilian for the Department of…
Sept. 11, 1974–March 31, 2023 Russell Rainbolt passed away at his home on March 31, 2023. He was born Sept. 11, 1974, to William D. and Connie (Hobbs) Rainbolt in Roosevelt, Utah. Russell was educated in Williston, North Dakota, and Upton, Wyoming, and graduated from Upton High School in 1993. He…
April 26, 1928–March 30,2023   Ruth Eleanor (Vogel) Liston, 94, passed away on March 30, 2023, at Weston Country Hospital, Newcastle, Wyoming.   She was born on April 26, 1928, in Lincoln, Nebraska, to Charles and Alma (English) Vogel, and was raised on a homestead ranch south of Newcastle…
May 30, 1935–April 1, 2023   Mike Lofing went home to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on April 1, 2023, after a brave battle with cancer. He was surrounded by the love of his wife and family.   Mike was born May 30, 1935, to Natalia (Dolly) and Coney Lofing in Laurel, Mont. He worked the family…
May 30, 1935–April 1, 2023   Mike Lofing went home to be with the Lord Jesus Christ on April 1, 2023, after a brave battle with cancer. He was surrounded by the love of his wife and family.   Mike was born May 30, 1935, to Natalia (Dolly) and Coney Lofing in Laurel, Mont. He worked the family farm…
March 31, 1962–Dec. 4, 2022 Patrick Henry Wright Adams III was born March 31, 1962, in Memphis, Tennessee, to Patrick Henry Wright Adams Jr. and Bettye Lee Adams.  He grew up in Memphis and was an Eagle Scout. He loved fishing, baseball and playing the guitar.  He moved to Newcastle, Wyoming, to be…
July 25, 1941–March 22, 2023 Sharon Ann Eslinger quietly slipped away March 22, 2023, in Sheridan, Wyoming, at Cascades of Sugarland Ridge Assisted Living. Sharon was born at home in Wakonda, South Dakota, on July 25, 1941, to Norman and Esther Ness. She was the second child of four and was the…
Dec. 20, 1937–March 14, 2023 Philip Andrew Kudlock, age 85, passed away March 14, 2023, at Weston County Manor in Newcastle, Wyoming. Phil was born Dec. 20, 1937, in Newcastle, to Peter and Edith (Gage) Kudlock. He was the second-born son, joining his older brother Keith (1935). Phil became a big…
Jan. 21, 1954–March 14, 2023 Marshall P. Reece, 69, passed away March 14, 2023, at Azria Health in Great Bend, Kansas. He was born on Jan. 21, 1954, in Kansas City, Mo., to Jack & Frances (Pagano) Reece.  He graduated from Shawnee Mission South High School and attended Rockhurst College in…
Sept. 16, 1938–Feb. 26, 2023   Melva Arlene Rawhouser passed away Feb. 26, 2023, at Weston County Manor, after a stroke in November 2013.    She was born Sept. 16, 1938, at the family ranch north of Hulett, Wyoming (close to Seeley, Wyoming) to Tom and Arlene (Stull) Bay.   She attended schools in…
Sept. 4, 1945–Feb. 18, 2023   Velva Gayle (Kruger) Engel, age 77, loving mother of four, and adoring wife to husband Keith Engel, passed away Feb. 18, 2023, of natural causes.   Gayle was born Sept. 4, 1945, in Ovid, Colorado, to her parents, Velva and Del Kruger. She grew up in northeastern…
  Dec. 12, 1950–Oct. 8, 2022 Denis Wayne Benington was born Dec. 12, 1950, to Irene Robrahn Benington and George Benington. He passed away Oct. 8, 2022, at the age of 71. He proudly served his country as a member of the United States Air Force. Originally from Toledo, Ohio, he began his career as a…
Jan. 15, 1948–Jan. 29, 2023 Thomas “Tom” Earl Crum, age 75, of Littleton, Colo., passed away on Jan. 29, 2023, from natural causes, peacefully in his sleep. Tom, a long-time resident of Newcastle, Wyo., was born on Jan. 15, 1948, in Hot Springs, S.D., to Dave and Lorraine Crum. He graduated from…
Dec. 25, 1941–Jan. 31, 2023 Richard Leslie Tallman, 81, of Custer Highlands, S.D., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2023. Memorial service will be held at Meridian Mortuary in Newcastle, Wyo., on Monday, Feb. 13, at 2 p.m.  Richard was born Dec. 25, 1941, in Cortland, N.Y. His parents were Harold…
Sept. 21, 1923–Jan. 28, 2023 Virginia Pillen, 99 of Newcastle, Wyo., passed away Tuesday, Jan. 28, 2023.   Virginia was born Sept. 21, 1923, in the Opal Vicinity of Meade County, S.D. Her parents were Stoakley Tibble and Grace Blanche (Ordway) Tibble. Virginia was the youngest of five daughters,…
Oct. 18, 1931–Dec. 30, 2022 Glen Raymond Blakeley was born Oct. 18, 1931, in Newcastle, Wyo., to Preston M. and Freda M. (Wing) Blakeley. He entered into eternal rest on Dec. 30, 2022, in Casper, Wyo., following a short illness. Glen lived in many communities including Edgemont, S.D., Sturgis, S.D…
Jan. 20, 1935–Jan. 14, 2023 Wanda Lucille Foote, 87, passed away, at the long-term care unit in Sundance, Wyo., Jan. 14, 2023, just seven days before her 88th birthday; her sweet body was just plum wore out. Wanda was born Jan. 20, 1935, to Earl and Beulah Moore, in Guernsey, Wyo. She was one of…
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