Obits

Jan. 22, 1934–July 17, 2023   William “Bill” A. Hammell was born on Jan. 22, 1934, to Thomas and Geneve (Black) Hammell in Bright, Wyoming. He was one of four boys growing up. His brothers were James Hammell, Richard Hammell and Benjamin Hammell.    On July 17, 2023, Bill went to be with the Lord...
Dec. 11, 1947–June 22, 2023   Jay Taylor of Idaho Falls passed away peacefully with his family present on June 22, 2023, from natural causes. Jay suffered from multiple sclerosis, but was never a victim of this disease. Jay lived his life to the fullest, despite his disability, and enjoyed his...
March 19, 1979–May 31, 2023   Berry Allen Rumbolz passed away following a massive heart attack on May 31, 2023.   He was born on March 19, 1979, in Casper, Wyoming, and was adopted by Reg and Sharon Rumbolz on April 4, 1979. Berry was a very busy and smart child. A sister, Brittany, joined the...
Aug. 20, 1920–July 16, 2023   Charlotte Genevieve Ulrich Dotson passed away peacefully in the morning of July 16, 2023, at the age of 102.   Charlotte was born Aug. 20, 1920, in Aurora, Illinois. Charlotte was one of five children, with two sisters and two brothers. Her family moved to Texas when...
Oct. 17, 1952–July 15, 2023   Laurie Lee Bondora went home to be with our Heavenly Father on July 15, 2023, after a long courageous battle with cancer.   She was born Oct. 17, 1952, to Edward Dykstra Sr. and Lillian (Ament) Dykstra in Sioux Falls, South Dakota. She grew up there and graduated from...
Nov. 23, 1956–June 20, 2023   John Gerard Novak was born Nov. 23, 1956, in Hot Springs, South Dakota. He was the third of six children born to John and Veronica Novak of Newcastle, Wyoming.   John attended school in Newcastle except for two years in Igloo, South Dakota. He graduated from Newcastle...
July 25, 1954–May 16, 2023   Evelyn “Ev” Whitaker sadly left this world on the morning of May 16, 2023, in Gillette, Wyoming, with her daughter, Sarah, son-in-law, Steve, and dear friend, Melody, by her side.   Ev was born on July 25, 1954, in Verdin, Manitoba, Canada. In the early 1970s, Ev left...
April 17, 1953–June 26, 2023   Melissa Jane Ward, 70, passed away on Monday, June 26, 2023, at Weston County Manor, after a long battle with Alzheimer’s.    Melissa was born April 17, 1953, in Cheyenne, Wyoming. She spent her early years in Newcastle, Wyoming. Then her family moved to Grand...
Nov. 4, 1949–June 26, 2023   Ruth Isabell Liggett passed away peacefully on June 26, 2023, surrounded by her loving family.   Ruth was born in Gillette, Wyoming, on Nov. 4, 1949, to Dan and Fern Porter. She was the fourth of seven children.   In 1969, Ruth married Larry Liggett; from this union...
Feb. 23, 1933–June 28, 2023   Mrs. Viola Mae Hagerman passed away June 28, 2023, at Campbell County Memorial Hospital.   Viola and her twin sister, Velma, were born in Sturgis, South Dakota, on Feb. 23, 1933, to Edward McPherson and Rozella Young McPherson. Her brothers were Arthur (Denveretta) and...

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