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April 6, 1941–June 1, 2022 In 1941, on Palm Sunday, a film “How Green Was My Valley” starring actress Maureen O’Hara, was being watched by her parents at the theater. During the film, her mother went into labor and with her debut that day, the name Maureen was chosen. Being born close to Easter,…
Aug. 1, 1958–May 23, 2022 Kim Jeffrey Michaelis passed away unexpectedly on May 23, 2022. He was born Aug. 1, 1958, to Jim and Jean Michaelis in Lovell, Wyo., and graduated from high school in Newcastle, Wyo., in 1976. Kim joined the Navy out of high school and with short stints with other jobs, re…
Feb. 11, 1956–May 25, 2022 Diane Kay Hobbs, 66, of Upton, Wyo., passed away on May 25, 2022, at Weston County Manor in Newcastle, Wyo. She was born Feb. 11, 1956, to Louis and Mary Hoagland of Hastings, Neb., where she helped on the family farm. She moved to Alliance, Neb., in 1979, where she had…
LEROY HOUSTON LAMB April 10, 1935–May 27, 2022 Funeral Services for LeRoy Houston Lamb will be Monday, June 6, with visitation at 10:30 a.m. followed by funeral service at 11 a.m. at Newcomer Funeral Home, 710 East Second St,, Casper, WY, 82601. Interment will be at Highland Cemetery following…
RICHARD CLARK LEHMAN Oct. 18, 1934–May 17, 2022 Richard Clark Lehman passed away peacefully on May 17, 2022. He was born Oct. 18, 1934, in Terry, S.D., to Clark Charles and Julia (Hendricksen) Lehman.  He grew up in the Black Hills, enlisted in the U.S. Air Force straight out of Lead High School,…
RICHARD CLARK LEHMAN Oct. 18, 1934–May 17, 2022 Richard Clark Lehman passed away peacefully on May 17, 2022. He was born Oct. 18, 1934, in Terry, S.D., to Clark Charles and Julia (Hendricksen) Lehman.  He grew up in the Black Hills, enlisted in the U.S. Air Force straight out of Lead High School,…
JOSEPH ‘JAY’ MANUEL LEE Aug. 25, 1934–Dec. 8, 2021 Services for Joseph “Jay” Manuel Lee will be held at the Four Square Church in Newcastle on Saturday, May 21, at 1 p.m., with Pastor Mick Bohn officiating. The church is at 1525 S. Summit. Mr. Lee, 87, passed away at Weston County Health Services…
HOWARD CHARLES PICKERD May 25, 1947–April 7, 2022 Howard Charles Pickerd, 74, of Cheyenne, Wyo., passed away April 7, 2022, at home.  Howard was born in Sundance, Wyo., on May 25, 1947, to Henry and Ruth (Hauber) Pickerd. They lived in Alva and Aladdin, Wyo., near his family’s sawmill.  Howard…
TIMOTHY CHARLES RAWHOUSER Dec. 14, 1966–April 18, 2022 A celebration of life for Timothy Rawhouser will be held Saturday, May 21, at Farnsworth Services in Newcastle, beginning at 2 p.m. Food and refreshments will be provided.  Memorials and condolences may be sent to the family at 1497 Beaver…
RICHARD A. ‘DICK’ TAYLOR Oct. 19, 1934–Oct. 23, 2021 Military services for Richard A. “Dick” Taylor, 87, will be held on May 26 at 10 a.m., at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, S.D. Dick entered eternal rest on Oct. 23, 2021. He was born Oct. 19, 1934, the oldest of three children born…
FRANKIE ESQUIVEL Oct. 4, 1931–May 2, 2022 Frankie Esquivel passed away on May 2, 2022. Frankie was born on Oct. 4, 1931, in Edgemont, S.D  to Ascension and Eleonor Gallegos Esquivel. Raised in Belle Fourche, S.D., he  joined the Army National Guard during the Korean War.  He married Phyllis “Sally…
LAURA DEE GOODE Dec. 15, 1953–March 7, 2022 Laura Dee Goode was the second of six siblings born and raised in Newcastle, Wyo., by Mimi and Harvey Goode. She was a graduate of Newcastle High School’s class of 1972. She was funny, outgoing, adventurous and generous to a fault. She was a letter…
GARY R. COLE Jan. 16, 1948–April 30, 2022 The family of Gary R. Cole, 74, of Newcastle, Wyo., sadly announces the passing of their husband and father after a short illness. Gary was born to Roosevelt and Ariel (Allen) Cole in Hot Springs, S.D., as there was no hospital in Newcastle at that time. He…
VERNA IRENE STANTON KELTNER Sept. 30, 1929–April 24, 2022 Funeral services for Verna Irene Stanton Keltner were held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 29, at MMS-Payne Funeral Home Chapel in Claremore, Okla. Burial followed at Dawes Cemetery in Chelsea. Visitation was at the funeral home from 1-8 p.m. on…
CHAD WAYNE POTTER Feb. 6, 1975–April 26, 2022 Chad Wayne Potter, born Feb. 6,1975, in Deadwood, S.D., went to join his parents, Larry and Nancy Potter, on April 26, 2022. Chad graduated high school in 1993 from Campbell County High School. Chad was an avid football player and wrestler, bringing…
JOAN M. UHL Dec. 8, 1936–April 26, 2022 Joan M. Uhl was born Dec. 8, 1936, and was raised in Moorcroft, Wyo. Joan lived life to the fullest. She loved her plants and watching them grow. Joan also adored her RENEW family and spent many happy years working with the team in Newcastle as a paper…
July 2, 1955–March 22, 2022 Charles Mathewes Bayne, 66, passed away March 22, 2022, at the family ranch south of Newcastle, Wyo. Chuck was born to Clyde Lee and Angelina (Garcia) Bayne in Newcastle. He grew up in various towns throughout Wyoming including Casper, Thermopolis, and Worland where he…
1935–April 22, 2022 John Lawrence Ellis, age 87, passed away April 22, 2022, at Weston County Manor in Newcastle, Wyo.  John was born in 1935 to Lawrence and Anna (Schmitt) Ellis in Upton, Wyo. After a short stint in Pocatello, Idaho, the family returned and made their home in Newcastle.  John…
Jan. 27, 1945–April 13, 2022 Peggy Ann (Whitman) Gregg, 77, of Edgemont, S.D., passed away April 13, 2022, at her home in Edgemont. Peggy was born Jan. 27, 1945, in Hawthorne, Calif., to Charles and Cora (Robison) Whitman while her father was being transported into the South Pacific theater of…
Dec. 14, 1966–April 18, 2022 Timothy Charles Rawhouser, 55, passed away April 18, 2022, at Monument Health Care in Rapid City, S.D., surrounded by his family. He was born in Sundance, Wyo., on Dec. 14, 1966, to Donald and Judy Rawhouser. He grew up on the family ranch and graduated from Newcastle…
JANICE AUDREY  (HEISER) MANDERS Sept. 29, 1954–April 14, 2022 Janice Audrey (Heiser) Manders of Osage, Wyo., passed away April 14, 2022, due to a long illness. Janice was born in Newcastle on Sept. 29, 1954, to Gilbert and Dorothy (Hemstock) Heiser. She was the third of five girls. Janice grew up…
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