Obits

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...
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...
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.
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.
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...
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...
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...
  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...
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...

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