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June 23, 1948–Sept. 4, 2022 A memorial service for Frank Stevens, age 74 of Gillette, Wyo., was held on Monday, Sept. 12, at 1 p.m. at the CAM-PLEX Heritage Center Theater, 1635 Reatta Drive in Gillette, with Pastor Marty Crump officiating. Francis Eugene Stevens passed away due to natural causes...
1932–Aug. 29, 2022 John Kenneth Allender, 89, formerly of Newcastle, Wyo., passed away on Monday, Aug. 29, 2022, at Ashley Pointe in Lake Stevens, Wash. The family will receive friends on Saturday, Sept. 17, from 1 to 2 p.m. at Kirk Funeral Home in Rapid City, S.D., with a graveside service to...
Nov. 11, 1928–Aug. 31, 2022 Verylin “Dean” Wright, 93, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022, at Weston County Health Services Manor in Newcastle, Wyo.  Dean was born to Nora and Dean Wright in Tarkio, Mo., on Nov. 11, 1928. The family moved to the Newcastle area in 1937. Dean attended school...
Oct. 6, 1956–Aug. 26, 2022 Douglas Leroy Hunter, 65, of Sundance, Wyo., passed away with a wave goodbye on Aug, 26, 2022, at Monument Health in Rapid City, S.D. Doug was born Oct, 6, 1956, in Newcastle, Wyo., to Kenton and Lois (Fillinger) Hunter. He was the firstborn of two sons.  The family...
Jan. 29, 1944–Sept. 5, 2022 Betty Lou Aldinger was born Jan. 29, 1944, in Roscoe, S.D., to Alma (Braunmeier) and Gus Aldinger. Betty moved to Custer, S.D., when she was a small child and lived her life in Custer until moving to Rapid City, S.D., in February 2022. Betty loved baking, canning and...
April 7, 1946–Aug. 19, 2022 Constance Charolette (Martin) (Micheli) Vasquez-Florez, born in Garden City, Kan., on April 7, 1946, the oldest of six children, peacefully passed away Aug. 19, 2022, surrounded by loved ones and friends.  Her parents, Calvin C. Martin and Norma Jean Parker, precede her...
Aug. 21, 1948–Aug. 20, 2022 Funeral services for Gretchen Foertsch, 73-year-old Buffalo resident who passed away Aug. 20, 2022, at the Amie Holt Care Center in Buffalo, will be held Saturday, Sept. 3, at 2 p.m. at Harness Funeral Home in Buffalo, with Pastor Rene Castillero officiating. Visitation...
Aug. 18, 1942–Aug. 19, 2022 Clifford Ray Willson, 80, passed away Friday, Aug. 19, 2022, at Ft. Meade VA Medical Center. Cliff was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on Aug. 18, 1942, to Grant and Margaret (German) Willson. He married Linda Thompson before being drafted in 1967 to serve in the U.S. Army. He...
Sept. 30, 1955–Aug. 3, 2022 Patricia Ocene Wilson passed away surrounded by loved ones Aug. 3, 2022. She had a hard battle with cancer at age 66. Pat was born in Billings, Mont., Sept. 30, 1955. She received a GED in 1977. She married and had two children, Serenity Thomas and Joe Corley. She later...
Aug. 19, 1924–Aug. 9, 2022 Earl Burdette Hamilton passed away peacefully during the early morning hours of Aug. 9, 2022. He was just 10 days shy of his 98th birthday. Earl was born to William (Bill) and Zola Mae Hamilton on Aug. 19, 1924, in their home at Bethel, Neb. As a boy, Earl’s family moved...

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