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April 02, 2001 4:33 am

Merced (Morrey) P. Gutierrez

(July 7, 1913 - April 1, 2001)

Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated Wednesday at 10 a.m. at St. Barbara's Catholic Church in Powell for Merced (Morrey) P. Gutierrez, 87, who died Sunday, April 1 at his Powell home.

Mr. Gutierrez was an employee of the City of Powell for over 30 years.

He was born July 7, 1913, in Salamanca, Mexico, son of Jose Castulo and Soccoro (Aza Pieto) Gutierrez.
He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting and fishing. He was a member of St. Barbara's Catholic Church.
Survivors include his wife Soledad of Powell; three sons and their wives, John R. Gutierrez and Rosalia of Gillette, Richard and Shirley of Rock Springs and Eugene and Kathy of Powell; two daughters and their husbands, Mary Cortez and Jose of Greenville, Texas, and Helen Aviles and Guadalupe of Mission, Texas; one brother, Manuel Gutierrez and wife Betty of Sacramento, Calif.; three sisters, Victoria Hernandez, Ramona Montoya and husband Albert and Guadalupe Gonzalez, all of Powell; a brother-in-law, Tomas Caro of Tacoma, Wash., 23 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Carmen; a son, Henry; a sister, Trinidad Caro; and two brothers-in-law, Jesus Hernandez and Trinidad Gonzaez.

Visitation will be held today (Tuesday) from 5:30 p.m. until the time of service at St. Barbara's Catholic Church.
Christian Wake services will be held at 7 p.m. this evening (Tuesday) at St. Barbara's, with Father Tom Ogg reciting. Burial on Wednesday will be in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Eugene P. Gutierrez, John R. Gutierrez, Morris G. Gutierrez, Richard Gutierrez, John W. Gutierrez and Jose S. Cortez. Honorary pallbearers will be Tomas Munoz and Jose Gomez.

April 01, 2001 4:32 am

Beverly Jameson Robertson

(May 6, 1927 - March 25, 2008)

Beverly Jameson Robertson died Tuesday, March 25 in Cody. She was 80.

She was born May 6, 1927 in Cowley, the oldest child of Hyrum Stanley Jameson and Rela Marchant. She attended school in Cowley and was editor for her school paper "The Jaguar" her senior year. She participated in chorus, oratory and drama. After graduation, she attended BYU for three years where she majored in journalism.

Beverly and Mark D. Robertson were married Aug. 18, 1948 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. They raised their family of five boys in Lovell and Cody. She wrote news and human-interest stories for newspapers, including the Cody Enterprise, where she penned her column "Banter by Beverly" for many years. She later compiled some of her writings into a book The Best of Banter, and won many awards for the articles she wrote. She was a docent for the Buffalo Bill Historical Museum and was an avid genealogist, leaving volumes of records and family history for her posterity.

Beverly was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints and was involved in drama productions, and music. She served as a teacher, den mother and leader in the Young Women and Relief Society organization of her church. She served a mission with her husband to Philadelphia and to Brooklyn, N.Y., where they opened a genealogy research library.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mark, brother Brett, and granddaughter, Amy.

She is survived by her sons Reed (Jacque), Brian (Jane), Dane (Mary Beth), Kevin (Rhonda), and Eric (Theresa), 31 grandchildren and 19 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sisters Phyllis Taggart, Lila Jameson, Kay Thatch, Barbara Clark, Naomi Harrison, Stanley Mendoza, and brothers Kirk and Duane Jameson.

Funeral services will be held a 10 a.m. Friday, March 28, at the Cody LDS chapel, 1719 Wyoming Ave., with interment in

Riverside Cemetery. Viewing is one hour prior to services at the church.

Haskell Funeral Home in Lovell assisted the family with arrangements.

March 25, 2008 4:28 am

Kathryn Sue Ley

(Jan. 18, 1951 - March 23, 2008)

Kathryn Sue Ley died Sunday, March 23 at Powell Valley Hospital. She was 57.

She was born Jan. 18, 1951 in Powell to Irene and the late Rudy Ley. She was a very special, loving and caring person to all the people she met in her lifetime.

Kathy was born with cerebral palsy. While living at home her parents took excellent care of her for many years. When their health started to decline, they were forced to seek alternative ways for Kathy's care. She spent a year in the Cody Nursing Home and then moved to Big Horn Enterprises in Powell seven years ago. She was crowned sweetheart queen at the Valentine's ball and was proud of those who supported her in achieving the award. She also competed in and won many awards in the Special Games of Ability events.

Kathy enjoyed the simple things in life. Her time at Big Horn Enterprises were filled with enjoyment that allowed her to live life to the fullest and explore many new opportunities. She made new friends, traveled, and developed a broader vocabulary. She always greeted her loved ones with a smile and open arms, but if you did something wrong, she would tell you by shaking her finger at you. She loved just being with her family and taking care of her "babies," — her dolls.
Kathy is survived by her mother Irene of Lovell, her sister Sharon (Lyman) Sammons of Lovell, nephews Ty Sammons of Byron, Kyle Sammons of Rock Springs and her niece Keri Sammons of Lovell, and her friends and family at Big Horn Enterprises. She was preceded in death by her father, Rudy.

Memorial services will be held at St. John's Lutheran Church in Lovell on Friday, March 28 at 10:30 a.m. Condolences may be sent to Irene Ley in care of Sharon Sammons at 709 Lane 11 in Lovell.

Thompson Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements.

March 23, 2008 4:27 am

Margaret Richardson

(Feb. 28, 1945 - March 21, 2008)

Margaret Dana Richardson died suddenly in her home in Powell on Friday, March 21. She was 63.

A celebration of Margaret's life will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 29 at the First United Methodist Church in Powell.
She was born Feb. 28, 1945, in Lovell to Evagene (Davis) and Robert Richardson. She shared her birthday with both her father and paternal grandfather. She celebrated her most recent birthday in Tucson, Ariz., cheering for her beloved Colorado Rockies.

Margaret graduated from Lovell High School and the University of Wyoming. She began her teaching career in Sheridan and then continued it in Powell for 31 years. She loved outdoor activities and was a downhill and cross-country skier, golfer, hiker, and camper. Throughout school she was an active Girl Scout and camp counselor. She was Past Honored Queen of Job's Daughter's Bethel 29 in Lovell and was also a member of the University of Wyoming Alumni Association, Delta Kappa Gamma and Alpha Chi Omega.

Margaret was a member of Faith Lutheran Church and served her Lord every day through her kind thoughts and deeds. Unkind words never crossed her lips. She surrounded herself with humor and joy.

She is survived by one sister, Jane Richardson; a brother-in-law, Dennis Hejduk; a nephew Robert Martinez; a great niece, Cassidy Lyn Martinez; an uncle; numerous cousins; hundreds of former students; and her three kittens.
Memorials may be made to Margaret's favorite charities: Caring for Powell Animals, Powell Valley Healthcare Diabetic Support Group, Lovell Library Building Fund, Pryor Mountain Wild Mustang Center, or the Crosswalk Christian Library.

Thompson Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

March 21, 2008 4:25 am

Esther L. Curran

(Feb. 11, 1934 - March 20, 2008)

Esther L. Curran , mother of Wendy Miller of Riverton, died Thursday, March 20, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She was 74 years old.

Cremation has taken place, and a memorial service will be held this summer in Lewistown, Mont.
Esther Louise Gremaux was born on Feb. 11, 1934, in Lewistown, Mont., the youngest of seven children of Emil Constant Gremaux and Edith Mae (Barney) Gremaux.

She graduated early from high school and attended the University of Montana, where she met John Gordon Curran. Mr. Curran earned his accounting degree, became a certified public accountant, and they were married in July, 1952.
Mr. Curran was commissioned in the U.S. Navy and the newlyweds were stationed in San Diego, Calif. Their first daughter, Wendy, was born there.

Family and employment caused the Currans to move back to the Wyoming/Montana area and they settled in Billings. They had two sons and another daughter there.

Mr. Curran was killed in an automobile accident in 1965. Mrs. Curran returned to school and earned a teaching degree and later, a master's degree in education at Eastern Montana College in Billings. She found employment in Powell, and taught English and language arts for over 20 years.

After retiring from teaching, Mrs. Curran moved to Fountain Hills, Ariz., to be close to family and "to live the big city life." Her family said she spent countless hours cooking, decorating, playing bridge, quilting, reading, and enjoying her grandchildren. Mrs. Curran returned to Montana when her health caused her to require more help from family and friends.
In addition to her daughter Wendy Miller and her husband David of Riverton, Mrs. Curran is survived by her sons, Steve Curran and his wife Linda of Brinnon, Wash., and John Curran and his wife Suzanne of Monument, Colo.; two sisters, Pauline Niehuus of Kalispell, Mont., and Margaret Svejkovsky of Bozeman, Mont.; seven grandchildren, Andrew, Scott, Brett and Amy Miller, Ben Emily and Danny Curran.

She was preceded in death by her husband Gordon and a daughter Tracy; three brothers, Jim Gremaux, Ed Gremaux and Alec Gremaux, and one sister, Eva Thielman.

On-line obituaries are available and condolences for the family may be made at: thedavisfuneralhome.com
Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.

March 20, 2008 4:24 am

Charles Charlie Evan Lambdin

(Nov. 20, 1922 - March 18, 2008)

World War II purple heart recipient Charles “Charlie” Evan Lambdin, 85, Powell, died at North Big Horn County Hospital March 18, 2008, after fighting cancer.

Charlie, to his friends, was born Nov. 20, 1922, in Danville, Kan., to Otto Lambdin and Bertha Smythisler.
Charlie graduated from high school in Carmi, Ill., and then joined the U.S. Navy. He served aboard the aircraft carrier, U.S.S. Bunker Hill when it was attacked by kamikazes. Charlie earned a purple heart when a piece of shrapnel nearly took his life.
Following service during World War II, Charlie moved to Powell. He married Myra “Billie” Lorena Hall and the couple spent 50 happy years together.

Charlie belonged to the Experimental Aircraft Club and loved to “play” on his computer.

Charlie is survived by his sisters, Ruth of Virginia; Lucille (Ned) LeBlanc of Louisiana; Betty (Ray) Collins of Virginia; sons Charles P. of Florida; George (Marian) Lambdin of Cody; six grandchildren and his beloved dog, Jake.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Billie; son, Craig, parents, Otto and Bertha; brothers, George; Thomas and Eugene.
Memorial services will be held at a later date.

March 18, 2008 4:23 am

Joel Raymond Pennington

(June 18, 1969 - March 17, 2008)

Joel Raymond Pennington of Byron, tragically died Monday March 17, from injuries received in an automobile accident. He was 38.

Joel was born on June 18, 1969, in Mt. Pleasant, Mich. He obtained his BS degree from Western Michigan University, majoring in sociology with a double minor in business management and music.

First and foremost Joel was a loving, dedicated husband and father. He also had a passion for playing the keyboard, piano, and composing. Most recently he played the keyboard in the Power Up service at the First United Methodist Church in Powell. As a man of many talents, he excelled in computer technology and applied this in personal projects as well as his career as a business analyst, most recently for United Health Care.

He was a resident of Longmont, Colo., for five years and moved to Byron, in 2007.
Joel is survived by his wife, Rebekah Sellers of Byron, two daughters, Diane Sellers and Brooke Pennington of Byron, his parents, Richard and Talitha Pennington of Sterling Heights, Mich., a sister, Vera Pennington, and niece, Anna Pennington of Grand Rapids, Mich.

Cremation has taken place. Memorial services were held Tuesday, March 25 at First United Methodist Church in Powell.
A trust has been established for Diane Sellers and Brooke Pennington at First National Bank and Trust in Powell.
Michelotti-Sawyers Mortuary in Billings, Mont., was in charge of arrangements and condolences for the family may be left at www.michelottisawyers.com

March 17, 2008 4:22 am

Victoria G. Hernandez

(Dec. 23, 1915 - March 17, 2008)

Funeral Mass was celebrated Wednesday, March 19 at St. Barbara's Catholic Church for Victoria G. Hernandez, 92, who died Monday, March 17 at her Powell home. Father Glen Szezechowski officiated at services and burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Victoria was born Dec. 23, 1915, in Salmanca, Mexico, daughter of Jose and Avelina Gutierrez. She married Jesus P. Hernandez.

She was a long-time cafeteria worker at Powell High School. A member of the Catholic Church, she was fond of crafts.
Survivors include sons Jesse Hernandez of Powell and Victor Abarca of Idaho Falls, Idaho; daughters Marina Hernandez of Powell, Louise Gutierrez of Idaho Falls and Connie Hernandez of Dubois, Idaho; brothers and sisters-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Manuel Gutierrez of California, Guadalupe Gonzales of Powell and Ramona Montoya of Powell; 23 grandchildren and 62 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Jesus; her son, Refugio Hernandez; and her daughters, Josie Moreno, Ramona Hernandez, Christine Winters and Mary Jesse Weatland.

Pallbearers at the funeral included Erick Marquez, Juan Luis Marquez, Jr., Agustin Vasquez, George Riddle Jr., Roy Garza and Jaime Abarca. Honorary pallbearers were David Santiago Delgado, Juan Luis Marquez, Sr., Kristopher Lewis, Gilbert Garza and Anthony Joseph Hernandez.

Thompson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

March 17, 2008 4:20 am

Jennifer Roy

(Nov. 29, 1931 - March 9, 2008)

Former nurse practitioner at Powell Nursing Home and Northwest College student health program organizer, Jennifer Roy, 76, died on March 9, 2008 in Salemtowne, Oregon.
She was born Nov. 29, 1931.

A Scotswoman who trained in the United States, Jennifer worked in a variety of communities across the country, concluding her career at Willamette University, Salem, Oregon, from 1987 to her retirement in 1996.
Retirement did not slow Jennifer. After leaving Willamette, she studied Spanish and opened a part-time practice at La Clinica Medical Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe in Salem.

Jennifer loved to travel, share opera with friends, discuss books and politics and play her flute. She swam recreationally and was a fierce competitor in pickleball.

She is survived by family in Scotland, Australia, Nevada and a circle of friends around the world.
Jennifer shared her spirited sense of humor, love and her joy of life with many people and will be solely missed.
A celebration of Jennifer's life was held on March 19 at Willamette University's Core Chapel in Waller Hall. A reception followed in two dining rooms at the university.

In lieu of flowers, donations in her name were made to the La Clinica Medical Nuestra Senora de Guadalupe in Salem.

March 09, 2008 4:19 am

Richard Wardell Busteed

(Feb. 1, 1927 - March 8, 2008)

Funeral services will be Friday, March 14 at 11 a.m. at the Cowley LDS meeting house for Richard (Dick) Wardell Busteed, 81, who died Saturday, March 8.

He was born Feb. 1, 1927, to Daphne Wardell and Richard Busteed in Cody. After high school, Dick joined the U.S. Navy and served three years.

He was honorably discharged and then met and married Shirley Ann Lewis Aug. 5, 1949. They were later sealed in the Salt Lake LDS Temple on June 30, 1992.

Dick was a successful brick mason for over 40 years, meeting and making friends all over the West. From childhood, he loved making and flying model airplanes. In retirement, he made airplanes and shipped them to modelers from California to Pennsylvania.

He was an active member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints where he served in the Family History Library with his wife, as an executive secreatary in the Cowley First Ward and a faithful home teacher.
He is survived by his wife Shirley; four daughters, Becky Rae (Ralph) Knippel, Eva (Morgan) Sayes, Karen (Randall) Peterson and Lynne (Kevin) Hall; one son, Riuchard Lewis (Diane) Busteed; 18 grandchidlren and 21 great-grandchildren.

He is also survived by a sister, Blanche (Bob) Johnson.

Burial will be in the Cowley Cemetery under the direction of Haskell Funeral Home.