Obits

JEANETTE RAE SMITH Jan. 20, 1938–Sept. 1, 2023 NELS JENSEN SMITH Jan. 29, 1939–Sept. 1, 2023   Jeanette Rae Smith, daughter of George and Adelaide Keener, was born on Jan. 20, 1938, in Newcastle, Wyoming. Nels Jensen Smith, son of Peter and Helen Smith, was born just over a year later on Jan. 29,...
\Aug. 4, 1952–April 14, 2023    Stuart Edward Moore passed away April 14, 2023, at age 70, after a brief illness.    Stuart was born Aug. 4, 1952, in Denver, Colorado, to Paul E. and Ruth E. Moore. He moved to Winkleman/Hayden, Arizona, when he was approximately 8 years old. He graduated from...
Feb. 29, 1928–Aug. 27, 2023   Jack Frederick Holwell, age 95, of Springfield, Missouri, went to be with the Lord on Aug. 27, 2023. He was born on Feb. 29, 1928, in Hoquiam, Washington to Harland Harvey and Vica Jane (Cain) Holwell.   He graduated from Newcastle High School, Newcastle, Wyoming. Jack...
May 5, 1945–Aug. 31, 2023   Entrepreneur, lifelong Wyomingite, and all around fun-loving guy Robert “Bob” Riehemann passed away Aug. 31, 2023, just shy of his 79th hunting season. Born in Sundance and raised in humble circumstances, he worked tirelessly throughout his life to improve himself. He...
June 6, 1942–Aug. 10, 2023 Gary Lynn Gray, 81, of Newcastle, Wyoming, passed away peacefully after a very brief hospital stay at Weston County Health Services in Newcastle.   Gary was born on June 6, 1942, in Valentine, Nebraska, to parents James and Mabel (Conn) Gray. He attended Valentine High...
Nov. 14, 1950–Aug. 6, 2023   Frances (Francie Mae Hanson, Fowler, Hiday, Goode) was born in Newcastle, Wyoming, on Nov. 14, 1950, to Phyllis and Glenn Hanson. Francie passed away Aug. 6, 2023, on Elk Mountain, near the Wyoming/South Dakota state border.   Francie attended grade school at a one-room...
Jan. 29, 1936–July 26, 2023   Donna Lou Gochanour of Newcastle, Wyoming, passed away at Mondell Heights Retirement Community in Newcastle on July 26, 2023, from Alzheimer’s Disease, with family by her side.   She was born in Noonan, North Dakota, on Jan. 29, 1936, to Agnes “Ethel” (Sathern) and...
April 21, 1944–July 24, 2023   The funeral service for Judy Bell, 79, of Columbia, South Dakota, was 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, Aug. 1, 2023, at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Columbia. Inurnment will be at a later date at St. John’s Lutheran Cemetery.    Judy died Monday, July 24, at Avera Heart Hospital...
Feb. 8, 1947–July 23, 2023   Jeralyn “Jeri” Gay Tapp, age 76 of Newcastle, Wyoming, passed away peacefully with her family by her side in Newcastle on July 23, 2023, after a hard-fought battle with cancer.   Jeri was born on Feb. 8, 1947, in Rapid City, South Dakota, to Joel Ivan Lewis Sr. and...
Dec. 9, 1966–July 16, 2023   CJ (Jr.) Humble, 56, of Newcastle, Wyoming, passed on Sunday, July 16, 2023, at Monument Health in Rapid City, South Dakota.   CJ was born in Deadwood, South Dakota, to Joanne Kuykendall-Humble and Carroll Humble. He lived in Sturgis, South Dakota, Newcastle, Wyoming,...

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