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–Dec. 25, 2023   Wayne “Mac” Leeland McDougall, age 88, passed away on Dec. 25, 2023, at Weston County Manor.   He was born to Leeland and Evelyn (Lance) McDougall in Dover, Minnesota. He attended grade school in Dover, Minnesota, and graduated high school from St. Charles High School in 1953.   …
June 26, 1937–Dec. 17, 2023   Carol Stephenson, 86, of Newcastle, Wyoming, passed away peacefully on Dec. 17, 2023, at the Weston County Manor.    Carol was born on June 26, 1937, in Lead, South Dakota. She was the third of 12 children born to Val and Gertrude (Manning) Delahoyde.    Carol met her…
LARRY DEAN BOCK July 9, 1939–Dec. 14, 2023   Larry Dean Bock, 84, Newcastle, Wyoming, passed away Thursday, Dec. 14, 2023, at Monument Health Rapid City Hospital.   Larry Dean Bock was born July 9, 1939, in the Accord Hospital at Newcastle to Oliver C. “Sox” Bock and Marion (Johnson) Bock. He was…
FREDERICK ARNOLD CARR Feb. 15, 1935–2023   Fred was born in Newcastle, Wyoming, on Feb. 15, 1935, to his parents Leo Charles Carr and Mary Agnes Brennan Carr. He was raised in the Newcastle area and attended Newcastle schools, graduating in 1953.   Fred met his lifelong mate, Leona Faye Sorenson,…
Aug. 14, 1920–Nov. 22, 2023   Willis Martin Franz, 103, of Newcastle, Wyoming, died Wednesday, Nov. 22, 2023, at Weston County Health Services.   Willis was born Aug. 14, 1920, in Mt. Lake, Minnesota, to Peter M. and Susan (Neufeld) Franz. He was the oldest of five children. The family moved to a…
March 5, 1948–Nov. 28, 2023   Linda Templeman, 75, of Newcastle, Wyoming, passed away on Nov. 28, 2023, in Rapid City, South Dakota, from complications from a fall.     She was born in Sundance, Wyoming, on March 5, 1948, to Joseph and Alberta Hando. Linda had two brothers and one sister. Around…
Sept. 11, 1942–Nov. 30, 2023                Joyce was born Sept. 11, 1942, in Hudson, Colorado, to Jack and Rue (Coffey) Dowdy.  The family moved to Upton, Wyoming, in 1953. She attended school in Upton, and graduated in 1960.   After graduating, she worked for Jones Electric in Upton. After three…
Oct. 26, 1936–Nov. 1, 2023   Loretta Jean Taylor Burleson passed away peacefully from this world to be with her Lord and Savior on Nov. 1, 2023, at the age of 87.    Jean was the daughter of Albert B. Taylor and Caroline Marie Beckton Taylor. She was born Oct. 26, 1936, at the family ranch in…
Oct. 5, 1957–Nov. 16, 2023   Dudley Warren Dinges, age 66 of Newcastle, Wyoming, passed away unexpectedly on Nov. 16, 2023.   Dudley was born on Oct. 5, 1957 at Platte County Memorial Hospital in Wheatland, Wyoming. He attended elementary school and part of his middle school years in Wheatland,…
Dec. 17, 1948–Nov. 4, 2023   Chauncine Margaret (Green) Clausen, 74, of Albany, Oregon, passed away on Friday, Nov. 4, 2023. Her wishes were to be cremated and later interred at the Black Hills National Cemetery near Sturgis, South Dakota, where a memorial will take place next summer. A funeral…
Aug. 5, 1929–Oct. 31, 2023   Donald Piper, 94, passed away peacefully at home in Osage, Wyoming, on Oct. 31, 2023.    Don was born Aug. 5, 1929, in Carter, South Dakota, to Mr. and Mrs. Verne Piper. Don was raised in the Wood, South Dakota, area. In 1948, he was married to Ina Meyer of Witten,…
Nov. 28, 1960–Oct. 14, 2023   Lori Brown was born Nov. 28, 1960, in Newcastle, Wyoming, to Lawrence and Patricia “Pat” (Patterson) Price. She grew up on the family ranch and spent many hours riding her horses. She attended school in Newcastle, and graduated in 1979.   Lori met Marden Brown in 1978…
April 12, 1931–Oct. 17, 2023   Anita Magdelene (Staiger) Ottema passed away at the Weston County Health Services on Oct. 17, 2023.   Anita was born in Glen Ullin, North Dakota, on April 12, 1931. She was the daughter of Christian and Magdelene (Heupel) Staiger. Anita attended country school, grades…
June 18, 1981–Oct. 8, 2023   Garrett Thurston Tysdal, age 42, died unexpectedly from a traumatic fall on Oct. 8, 2023, at the Fawcett Ranch on Beaver Creek, Newcastle, Wyoming. He had been riding his four-wheeler and moving his cows before his fall. He was doing what he truly loved when he died,…
March 20, 1944–Aug. 15, 2023   Sandra Elfstrom passed away August 15, 2023, at age 79 in Missoula, Montana. Her son and daughter-in-law were with her.   Born Sandra Taylor to William and Charlotte Taylor on March 20, 1944, in Huron, South Dakota, Sandra mostly grew up in Newcastle, Wyoming, where…
Oct. 1, 1952–Aug. 22, 2023   Sandra “Sandee” Sue Aune, 70, passed away on Aug. 22, 2023, after a long and courageous battle against cancer. Sandee never gave up and remained positive until the end.   Sandee was born on Oct. 1, 1952, in Gillette, Wyoming, to Nancy and Lou Frederick. Sandee was the…
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…
\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…
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,…
Sept. 20, 1983–Sept. 5, 2023   A Celebration of Life gathering for former Newcastle, Wyoming, resident Travis Stevenson, age 39, will be held Thursday, Sept. 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Michaels Room, Weston County Senior Center, Newcastle.     Travis James Stevenson died Tuesday, Sept. 5, 2023, at…
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…
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