Obits

MARLEEN RAE PENFIELD June 14, 1938–Dec. 13, 2021 Marleen Rae Penfield, 83, of Apache Junction, Ariz., passed away peacefully in her sleep on Dec. 13, 2021.  She was born June 14, 1938, in Newcastle, Wyo., to Claire and Avis (Gould) Drake. She was the youngest of four children, joining her brother...
ROBERT EMIL MILLER Jan. 7, 1966–Jan. 11, 2022 Robert Emil Miller, 56, passed away on Jan. 11, 2022, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyo.  He was born in Edgemont, S.D., on Jan. 7, 1966, to Benny Rue and Gloria Jean (Nicolls) Miller. He grew up on the family ranch in Minnekahta Valley and...
PAM SOMMARS Feb. 25, 1962–Dec. 29, 2021 Pamela Ann was born Feb. 25, 1962. She was raised on a dairy farm near Byers, Colo., then moved to Verndale, Minn. She loved helping people and animals. She began riding horses at a very young age and spent her whole life riding and showing horses. She was...
JASON SCOTT GARHART Nov. 20, 1984–Jan. 3, 2022 On Monday, Jan. 3, 2022, Jason Scott Garhart passed away at the age of 37, at the Central Wyoming Hospice in Casper, Wyo., from an aggressive cancer. Jason was a loving son, brother, and uncle. Jason was born Nov. 20, 1984, to Kevin and Sherry (Haglund...
LARITA F. (UPDIKE) BROWN June 27, 1954–Nov. 6, 2020 DORA JEAN (HARNEY) BILLINGS Dec. 12, 1932–Nov. 13, 2020 PATTY LOU (RODOCKER) CHILDS Jan. 9, 1945–Dec. 10, 2020 JANE BENDER BALDWIN April 16, 1937–Dec. 26, 2020 FRANK ARTHUR PEDULLA Jan. 10, 1929–Dec. 27, 2020 JAMES HARVEY RHOADES JR. April 3, 1940...
ELAYNE DONNA ROWE Nov. 12, 1952–Dec. 19, 2021 On Sunday, Dec. 19, 2021, Elayne Donna Rowe passed away in her home, surrounded by her husband and children. Elayne was born in Murdo, S.D., on Nov. 12, 1952, to Jack and LaVonne “Bonnie” Porterfield. In 1971, Elayne was the valedictorian of her...
JACK GRIEVES April 21, 1932–Dec. 20, 2021 Another Cowboy rides away. Jack Grieves rode into eternity on Dec. 20, 2021. He will join Joanne, a celebration to be sure. He missed her cooking and her companionship. Jack was born April 21, 1932, to James “Kits” and Madeline Grieves, in Newcastle, Wyo....
RICHARD LEE GOULD June 12, 1945–Dec. 23, 2021 Richard Lee Gould passed away Dec. 23, 2021, at Monument Health Hospital in Rapid City, S.D., from complications after bladder cancer surgery the age of 76. He was born in Hot Springs, S.D., on June 12, 1945, to June (Jerred) and Hershel Gould. He was...
EDWARD DEAN EISELE JR. Sept. 22, 1947–Dec. 14, 2021 Edward Dean Eisele Jr., 74, of Newcastle, Wyo., went home to be with the Lord on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021.  Dean worked as a respiratory therapist/supervisor in Alexandria, Va., and Plantation, Fla. He worked 42 years until his retirement in 2009...
ELAYNE DONNA ROWE Nov. 12, 1952–Dec. 19, 2021 Elayne Donna Rowe passed away Dec. 19, 2021, at home with her family in Newcastle, Wyo.  She was born Nov. 12, 1952 in Murdo, S.D. A full obituary and service information will follow at a later date.

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