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YVONNE JEANNE NELSON Nov. 9, 1935–Feb. 10, 2022 Yvonne Jeanne Nelson (nee Johnson) passed away Feb. 10, 2022, in Nampa, Idaho. She was born at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Nov. 9, 1935, to Melvin Harvey Johnson Sr. and Helen Fern Johnson. The family moved to Aurora, Colo., for several years before…
TIMOTHY C. RAWHOUSER Dec. 14, 1966–April 18, 2022 Timothy C. Rawhouser, 55, of Newcastle, Wyo., died April 18, 2022, at Monument Health Care in Rapid City, S.D. Arrangements are under the direction of West River Funeral Directors, Rapid City.  A full obituary will follow.
DWAYNE WILLIAM STANTON Sept. 29, 1942–April 15, 2022 Dwayne Stanton was born on Sept. 29, 1942, in Custer, S.D. He died April 15, 2022, in Newcastle, Wyo. Cremation is being conducted and inurnment will take place at a later date in Hot Springs, S.D.
ALLEN VOTROUBEK May 4, 1947–Feb. 17, 2022 Allen Votroubek, 74, of Newcastle, Wyo., passed away Feb. 17, 2022, at home surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife, Ellen; daughter, Carrie (Votroubek) and her husband, George McCormick, and grandson, Jesse McCormick, all of Casper, Wyo.; son…
ERNEST MERLD WELTON May 14, 1949–April 7, 2022 Ernest Merld Welton, 72, of Osage, Wyo., passed away April 7, 2022, of natural causes.  Ernie was born May 14, 1949, to Ernest and Alberta Welton in Rawlins, Wyo., the oldest of three children. Ernie grew up in the Platte Valley area near Saratoga, Wyo…
BERTHA MAE BILLINGS Nov. 1, 1939–April 13, 2022  Bertha Mae (Seeley) Billings, age 82, passed away April 13, 2022, at Monument Health of Rapid City due to a lengthy illness, with her family by her side.  Bertha was born to parents Carl and Alma Seeley on Nov. 1, 1939, in Sundance, Wyo., and was…
DONNA ELLIOTT July 28, 1935–April 6, 2022 In Donna’s own words: Donna was born at home, in an oil field camp in Osage, Wyo., and was the youngest of three children. Donna said, “I had a loving family all my life. I loved being outside, and so I became my dad’s oil field helper.” Donna attended…
Sept. 14, 1937–March 19, 2022  Mary Lou Ross Buffington passed away in the comfort of her home, making mincemeat tarts, a favorite of hers and her best friends. Mary Lou was a woman with a passionately kind heart, and a woman with few fears. She did not fear death though she did fear a life of…
June 2, 1924–March 27, 2022 Henry Curtis Vickers, 97, died March 27, 2022, at his home in Newcastle, Wyo.  He was born June 2, 1924, at home on the family farm near Detroit Lakes, Minn. He attended schools in Frazee, Minn., where he majored in football, according to his memories. During school and…
  Aug. 29, 1959–March 30, 2022 Charles Richard “Chuck” Meyer, 62, died at his home on March 30, 2022. He was born Aug. 29, 1959, in Newcastle, Wyo., to Richard Meyer Jr. and Helen Dower. Chuck attended schools in Newcastle and Missouri and later entered the U.S. Navy where he served from 1977 to…
Hazel Ruth (Borgialli) Johnson, 86, of Four Corners, passed away on March 25, 2022, at home. Born on the family ranch southwest of Newcastle, Wyo., she was the daughter of John C. (Charley) Borgialli and Naomi Ruth (Van Sickel) Borgialli. Hazel was the third of six children and attended school at…
Randy Doil Morgan was born April 6, 1958, in Monticello, Utah, to Larry and Sandra Morgan. He was brother to LeAnn, and Laura. He attended Newcastle High School in Newcastle, Wyo., graduating in 1976.   He was father to three children, Shannon, Shaun, and Chance, and grandfather to Elliot and…
June 2, 1924–March 27, 2022 Henry Curtis Vickers passed away at home on March 27, 2022, in Newcastle, Wyo. Hank was born June 2, 1924, in Detroit Lakes, Minn. Interment for Hank Vickers will be at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 2, at Greenwood Cemetery in Newcastle. Services will be held at 11 a.m.…
Aug. 5, 1941–March 14, 2022 Della Jean Fordyce passed away March 14, 2022, in Newcastle, Wyo., following a brief illness.  Della was born Aug. 5, 1941, in Erie, Penn. She was the youngest of three children born to Richard and Edna (McCollough) Luhman. Richard was in the Army, so she and her family…
Feb. 4, 1944–March 19, 2022 Gloria Jean Lachelt was born Feb. 4, 1944, in Glenwood, Pope County, Minnesota, to Walter Emil Lachelt and Julia Doris (Martin) Lachelt. She attended school in Minnesota until they moved to Provo, S.D. When her mother married Ted Birdsall they moved to Igloo, S.D. She…
July 25, 1931–Feb. 27, 2022 Edith LaVerne (Wham) Shepherd passed away early Sunday, Feb. 27, 2022, at her home. Born July 25, 1931, to James D. and Marguerite (Peg West) Wham, Edith was a miracle baby considering the fact that during the pregnancy a uterine tumor was removed prior to her full-term…
July 5, 1947–Feb. 27, 2022 John J. Kane III passed away Feb. 27, 2022, at Four Corners, Wyo. He was 74 years old. John was born July 5, 1947, to John J. Kane II (Jack) and Z. Helen Kane in Hot Springs, S.D. He graduated from Edgemont High School in 1966 and went on to graduate from South Dakota…
July 25, 1931–Feb. 27, 2022  Edith Shepherd, 90, of Moorcroft, Wyo., passed away on Feb. 27, 2022. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. on Friday. March 11, at the First Presbyterian Church in Moorcroft. Burial will take place at Black Hills National Cemetery at 2:30 p.m. Arrangements are under the…
May 4, 1947–Feb. 17, 2022 Allen Votroubek, 74, passed away Thursday, Feb. 17, 2022, in Newcastle. Services will be at a later date.  
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