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RICHARD A. ‘DICK’ TAYLOR Oct. 19, 1934–Oct. 23, 2021 Military services for Richard A. “Dick” Taylor, 87, will be held on May 26 at 10 a.m., at the Black Hills National Cemetery in Sturgis, S.D. Dick entered eternal rest on Oct. 23, 2021. He was born Oct. 19, 1934, the oldest of three children born…
GARY R. COLE Jan. 16, 1948–April 30, 2022 The family of Gary R. Cole, 74, of Newcastle, Wyo., sadly announces the passing of their husband and father after a short illness. Gary was born to Roosevelt and Ariel (Allen) Cole in Hot Springs, S.D., as there was no hospital in Newcastle at that time. He…
VERNA IRENE STANTON KELTNER Sept. 30, 1929–April 24, 2022 Funeral services for Verna Irene Stanton Keltner were held at 10 a.m. Friday, April 29, at MMS-Payne Funeral Home Chapel in Claremore, Okla. Burial followed at Dawes Cemetery in Chelsea. Visitation was at the funeral home from 1-8 p.m. on…
CHAD WAYNE POTTER Feb. 6, 1975–April 26, 2022 Chad Wayne Potter, born Feb. 6,1975, in Deadwood, S.D., went to join his parents, Larry and Nancy Potter, on April 26, 2022. Chad graduated high school in 1993 from Campbell County High School. Chad was an avid football player and wrestler, bringing…
JOAN M. UHL Dec. 8, 1936–April 26, 2022 Joan M. Uhl was born Dec. 8, 1936, and was raised in Moorcroft, Wyo. Joan lived life to the fullest. She loved her plants and watching them grow. Joan also adored her RENEW family and spent many happy years working with the team in Newcastle as a paper…
July 2, 1955–March 22, 2022 Charles Mathewes Bayne, 66, passed away March 22, 2022, at the family ranch south of Newcastle, Wyo. Chuck was born to Clyde Lee and Angelina (Garcia) Bayne in Newcastle. He grew up in various towns throughout Wyoming including Casper, Thermopolis, and Worland where he…
1935–April 22, 2022 John Lawrence Ellis, age 87, passed away April 22, 2022, at Weston County Manor in Newcastle, Wyo.  John was born in 1935 to Lawrence and Anna (Schmitt) Ellis in Upton, Wyo. After a short stint in Pocatello, Idaho, the family returned and made their home in Newcastle.  John…
Jan. 27, 1945–April 13, 2022 Peggy Ann (Whitman) Gregg, 77, of Edgemont, S.D., passed away April 13, 2022, at her home in Edgemont. Peggy was born Jan. 27, 1945, in Hawthorne, Calif., to Charles and Cora (Robison) Whitman while her father was being transported into the South Pacific theater of…
Dec. 14, 1966–April 18, 2022 Timothy Charles Rawhouser, 55, passed away April 18, 2022, at Monument Health Care in Rapid City, S.D., surrounded by his family. He was born in Sundance, Wyo., on Dec. 14, 1966, to Donald and Judy Rawhouser. He grew up on the family ranch and graduated from Newcastle…
BERTHA MAE BILLINGS Nov. 1, 1939–April 13, 2022  Bertha Mae (Seeley) Billings, age 82, passed away April 13, 2022, at Monument Health of Rapid City due to a lengthy illness, with her family by her side.  Bertha was born to parents Carl and Alma Seeley on Nov. 1, 1939, in Sundance, Wyo., and was…
JANICE AUDREY  (HEISER) MANDERS Sept. 29, 1954–April 14, 2022 Janice Audrey (Heiser) Manders of Osage, Wyo., passed away April 14, 2022, due to a long illness. Janice was born in Newcastle on Sept. 29, 1954, to Gilbert and Dorothy (Hemstock) Heiser. She was the third of five girls. Janice grew up…
YVONNE JEANNE NELSON Nov. 9, 1935–Feb. 10, 2022 Yvonne Jeanne Nelson (nee Johnson) passed away Feb. 10, 2022, in Nampa, Idaho. She was born at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, Nov. 9, 1935, to Melvin Harvey Johnson Sr. and Helen Fern Johnson. The family moved to Aurora, Colo., for several years before…
TIMOTHY C. RAWHOUSER Dec. 14, 1966–April 18, 2022 Timothy C. Rawhouser, 55, of Newcastle, Wyo., died April 18, 2022, at Monument Health Care in Rapid City, S.D. Arrangements are under the direction of West River Funeral Directors, Rapid City.  A full obituary will follow.
DWAYNE WILLIAM STANTON Sept. 29, 1942–April 15, 2022 Dwayne Stanton was born on Sept. 29, 1942, in Custer, S.D. He died April 15, 2022, in Newcastle, Wyo. Cremation is being conducted and inurnment will take place at a later date in Hot Springs, S.D.
ALLEN VOTROUBEK May 4, 1947–Feb. 17, 2022 Allen Votroubek, 74, of Newcastle, Wyo., passed away Feb. 17, 2022, at home surrounded by his family. He is survived by his wife, Ellen; daughter, Carrie (Votroubek) and her husband, George McCormick, and grandson, Jesse McCormick, all of Casper, Wyo.; son…
ERNEST MERLD WELTON May 14, 1949–April 7, 2022 Ernest Merld Welton, 72, of Osage, Wyo., passed away April 7, 2022, of natural causes.  Ernie was born May 14, 1949, to Ernest and Alberta Welton in Rawlins, Wyo., the oldest of three children. Ernie grew up in the Platte Valley area near Saratoga, Wyo…
DONNA ELLIOTT July 28, 1935–April 6, 2022 In Donna’s own words: Donna was born at home, in an oil field camp in Osage, Wyo., and was the youngest of three children. Donna said, “I had a loving family all my life. I loved being outside, and so I became my dad’s oil field helper.” Donna attended…
Sept. 14, 1937–March 19, 2022  Mary Lou Ross Buffington passed away in the comfort of her home, making mincemeat tarts, a favorite of hers and her best friends. Mary Lou was a woman with a passionately kind heart, and a woman with few fears. She did not fear death though she did fear a life of…
June 2, 1924–March 27, 2022 Henry Curtis Vickers, 97, died March 27, 2022, at his home in Newcastle, Wyo.  He was born June 2, 1924, at home on the family farm near Detroit Lakes, Minn. He attended schools in Frazee, Minn., where he majored in football, according to his memories. During school and…
  Aug. 29, 1959–March 30, 2022 Charles Richard “Chuck” Meyer, 62, died at his home on March 30, 2022. He was born Aug. 29, 1959, in Newcastle, Wyo., to Richard Meyer Jr. and Helen Dower. Chuck attended schools in Newcastle and Missouri and later entered the U.S. Navy where he served from 1977 to…
Hazel Ruth (Borgialli) Johnson, 86, of Four Corners, passed away on March 25, 2022, at home. Born on the family ranch southwest of Newcastle, Wyo., she was the daughter of John C. (Charley) Borgialli and Naomi Ruth (Van Sickel) Borgialli. Hazel was the third of six children and attended school at…
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