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June 23, 1948–Sept. 4, 2022 A memorial service for Frank Stevens, age 74 of Gillette, Wyo., was held on Monday, Sept. 12, at 1 p.m. at the CAM-PLEX Heritage Center Theater, 1635 Reatta Drive in Gillette, with Pastor Marty Crump officiating. Francis Eugene Stevens passed away due to natural causes…
Oct. 6, 1956–Aug. 26, 2022 Douglas Leroy Hunter, 65, of Sundance, Wyo., passed away with a wave goodbye on Aug, 26, 2022, at Monument Health in Rapid City, S.D. Doug was born Oct, 6, 1956, in Newcastle, Wyo., to Kenton and Lois (Fillinger) Hunter. He was the firstborn of two sons.  The family…
Nov. 11, 1928–Aug. 31, 2022 Verylin “Dean” Wright, 93, passed away on Wednesday, Aug. 31, 2022, at Weston County Health Services Manor in Newcastle, Wyo.  Dean was born to Nora and Dean Wright in Tarkio, Mo., on Nov. 11, 1928. The family moved to the Newcastle area in 1937. Dean attended school…
Jan. 29, 1944–Sept. 5, 2022 Betty Lou Aldinger was born Jan. 29, 1944, in Roscoe, S.D., to Alma (Braunmeier) and Gus Aldinger. Betty moved to Custer, S.D., when she was a small child and lived her life in Custer until moving to Rapid City, S.D., in February 2022. Betty loved baking, canning and…
Aug. 21, 1948–Aug. 20, 2022 Funeral services for Gretchen Foertsch, 73-year-old Buffalo resident who passed away Aug. 20, 2022, at the Amie Holt Care Center in Buffalo, will be held Saturday, Sept. 3, at 2 p.m. at Harness Funeral Home in Buffalo, with Pastor Rene Castillero officiating. Visitation…
April 7, 1946–Aug. 19, 2022 Constance Charolette (Martin) (Micheli) Vasquez-Florez, born in Garden City, Kan., on April 7, 1946, the oldest of six children, peacefully passed away Aug. 19, 2022, surrounded by loved ones and friends.  Her parents, Calvin C. Martin and Norma Jean Parker, precede her…
Aug. 18, 1942–Aug. 19, 2022 Clifford Ray Willson, 80, passed away Friday, Aug. 19, 2022, at Ft. Meade VA Medical Center. Cliff was born in Des Moines, Iowa, on Aug. 18, 1942, to Grant and Margaret (German) Willson. He married Linda Thompson before being drafted in 1967 to serve in the U.S. Army. He…
Dec. 19, 1949–Aug. 10, 2022 We sadly announce that Iva Lea Carter left us on Aug. 10, 2022, at the age of 72 after a year-long battle with ovarian cancer. To honor Iva’s memory, we are holding a celebration of life on Aug. 19 at Kirk Funeral Home in Rapid City, S.D., at 2 p.m. We invite anyone who…
Aug. 19, 1924–Aug. 9, 2022 Earl Burdette Hamilton passed away peacefully during the early morning hours of Aug. 9, 2022. He was just 10 days shy of his 98th birthday. Earl was born to William (Bill) and Zola Mae Hamilton on Aug. 19, 1924, in their home at Bethel, Neb. As a boy, Earl’s family moved…
Sept. 30, 1955–Aug. 3, 2022 Patricia Ocene Wilson passed away surrounded by loved ones Aug. 3, 2022. She had a hard battle with cancer at age 66. Pat was born in Billings, Mont., Sept. 30, 1955. She received a GED in 1977. She married and had two children, Serenity Thomas and Joe Corley. She later…
Aug. 14, 1948–July 26, 2022 Judy Lee Bartels was a caring wife, mom, sister and grandmother. She passed from this earth to her heavenly home on Tuesday, July 26, 2022, at the age of 73 after a courageous and decades long battle with cancer. She was married to Donald Wayne Bartels for 52 years. Judy…
ELIZABETH ‘BETH’ ANNMARIE FERRIS March 17, 2004–June 12, 2022 The memorial service for Beth Ferris has been rescheduled for 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 3, at Christ the King Lutheran Church, 224 West Rd., Newcastle, WY. In lieu of flowers, the family is requesting for donations to be made to a…
DANIEL E. MAHONEY May 31, 1958–July 25, 2022 Longtime Johnson County resident Daniel E. Mahoney passed away at his ranch on Pass Creek, Kaycee, Wyo., on July 25, 2022, after a 12-year battle with leukemia.  Dan was born on May 31, 1958, to Gene and Luella (Simmons) Mahoney. Dan was the oldest of…
Aug. 21, 1955–Dec. 28, 2021 Robby R. “Rob” Shumake, 66, of Newcastle, Wyo., died unexpectedly on Tuesday, Dec. 28, 2021, at his home. He was born on Aug. 21, 1955, at Haynesville, La. On Dec. 3, 1999, he married Carolyn Wallman Hansen at Newcastle. He owned and operated Rob’s Hot Oil Service in…
Jan. 19, 2005–July 21, 2022 Memorial service for Gavin Reynolds will be held at 1 p.m. on Friday, July 29, at High Plains Community Church with Pastor Dan Knust officiating. Gavin Chase Reynolds, age 17, was called home July 21, 2022, to spend eternity with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.  Gavin…
Nov. 3, 1938–July 22, 2022 Early Friday on July 22, 2022, Donald Lee Peterson, better known as “Pete,” passed away peacefully in his home on his ranch property south of Sundance, Wyo., at age 83. Pete was born Nov. 3, 1938, in Sundance to Harriet (Waters) Peterson and Lenard Peterson. He was the…
Jan. 17, 1967–July 6, 2022 On July 6, 2022, Jesus opened Heaven’s gates and took Brian home.  Brian Allen Gould was born on Jan. 17, 1967, to Robert Charles (Bob) Gould Sr. and Ada JoAnn (Jody) Rhoades Gould. He was a feisty and determined child, which served him well with his courageous year and a…
Feb. 18, 1953–July 2, 2022 Mabel G. Schaidt, of Newcastle, Wyo., passed away Saturday, July 2, 2022. No services will be held at this time.  
July 27, 1961–June 19, 2022 Pamela Renee (Mills) Steveson was born in Newcastle, Wyo., on July 27, 1961. She passed away unexpectently at Plains Regional Hospital on June 19, 2022. Pam was born to Vernard and Juanita Mills of Newcastle. Pam graduated from Newcastle High School in 1980 and went on…
May 21, 1932–July 3, 2022 Joseph “Joe” Miglia, of Newcastle, Wyo., passed away in Rapid City, S.D., on Sunday, July 3, 2022, after a brief illness.  Joe was born on May 21, 1932, in Lead, S.D., to Michelangelo and Theresa (Deiro) Miglia. He was one of six children born to the family. Joe attended…
JANICE LORENE RITTER DUMMER April 22, 1938–June 30, 2022  Janice Lorene Ritter Dummer, 84, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on June 30, 2022, after a short and courageous battle with cancer. Janice was born April 22, 1938, to Alfred Oscar and Clara Jeannetta Ritter in Gregory, S.D. She…
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