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Oct. 1, 1926–Nov. 14, 2022 Funeral services for Ruby Schlup, 96, of Sundance, Wyo., will be held 10 a.m., Tuesday, Nov. 22, at Walker Funeral Home, 410 S. Medical Arts Court, Gillette, Wyo., with Pastor George Keralis officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 6 p.m., Monday, Nov. 21,  at Walker...
Sept. 1, 1945–Nov. 7, 2022 JoAnn Hawk was born in Newcastle, Wyo., to Roy and Beulah Cool on Sept. 1, 1945. JoAnn was the youngest of seven children. She graduated high school with the class of 1962. She married her first husband, Bill Wrage, a year or two after graduation and had two children, a...
MARLYN JOSEPH HOFFMAN May 8, 1937–Nov 2, 2022 Marlyn passed away at the Veterans Administration Hospital in Hot Springs, S.D., from cancer.  Marlyn was born in Faith, S.D., to John and Gertrude (Moelter) Hoffmann. He attended Faith schools. His work ethic started at a young age, not in the...
April 14, 1938–Nov. 6, 2022 Genevieve Anne Ellis, age 84, passed away Nov. 6, 2022, at Monument Health in Rapid City, S.D., with her sons by her side. Gen was born in Newcastle, Wyo., on April 14, 1938, to Stanley II and Mabel (Elliott) Pzinski. She spent her childhood on the family ranch, being...
March 1, 1933–Oct. 25, 2022 Barbara Lee Moudy, 89, of Newcastle, Wyo., passed away Tuesday, Oct. 25, 2022, at the Weston County Manor in Newcastle. Barbara was born as the second child of four to Art and Ruth (Black) Cass in Pendleton, Ore., on March 1, 1933. She was a 1951 high school graduate. ...
Oct. 27, 1949–Oct. 26, 2022 Charles James “Jim” McLeland, of Gillette, Wyo., passed away at age 72 on Oct. 26, 2022, at UC Health Anschutz Medical Center in Aurora, Colo. Jim was born on Oct. 27, 1949, in Hot Springs, S.D. His father, Charles Murel “Mac” McLeland, and his mother, Florence Francis “...
Dec. 16, 1955–Oct. 22, 2022 Cathy Kay McMeekin was born to Russell J. and Rose E. (Cullers) McMeekin on Dec. 16, 1955, in Crawford, Neb.  She attended grade school at Kitty Moats Elementary in Osage, Wyo., then Upton High School in Upton, Wyo., graduating in 1974. She went on to attend college at...
Feb. 7, 1938–Sept. 29, 2022 Peggy Dean Morris, 84, a 42-year resident of Newcastle, Wyo., passed away Sept. 29, 2022, with her family by her side. Peggy was born Feb. 7, 1938, in Wetumka, Okla., to Clyde and Ruby Rich. She had three siblings: two brothers and one sister. Peggy was married to...
Aug. 30, 1955–Sept. 29, 2022 Michael John Zeimet, 67, of Newcastle, Wyo., passed away Sept. 29, 2022, at Mayo in Rochester, Minn. Mike was born Aug. 30, 1955, in Hot Springs, S.D., to Michael David and Sylvia Marie (Owens) Zeimet. Mike attended grade school in Pringle, S.D., graduated from Custer...
June 6, 1942–Sept. 22, 2022 Tommy Eugene Fordyce was born June 6, 1942, in Newcastle, Wyo. He passed away in the same town he was born in, on Sept. 22, 2022, following a brief, but hard-fought battle with cancer. We are all blessed that his suffering was short and pain free. The third of five...

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