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April 16, 2005 7:30 am

Frederick C. Richardson

(March 25, 1928 - April 16, 2005)

Services took place recently for Frederick C. Richardson, 77, who died April 16 at his Powell home.

He was born March 25, 1928. He and wife Barbara were married in 1949.

He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served his country in World War II. He worked for a number of years in ski life construction in Colorado, and worked at the Heart Mountain Irrigation District after moving to Powell.
He is survived by his wife, Barbara, of Powell; one son, Carl Richardson; a daughter-in-law, Sharon Richardson, and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, two sons and one grandson.

Cremation has taken place.

Memorials may be made to Powell Valley Home Care and Hospice.

April 16, 2005 7:29 am

Jane A. Learned

(Sept. 14, 1916 - April 14, 2005)

Friends and family paid final respects Sunday, April 17 to Jane A. Learned, 88, at a memorial service at Union Presbyterian Church in Powell. She died Thursday, April 14 at Powell Valley Care Center following a short illness.

Jane was born Sept. 14, 1916, in Mitchell, Nebr., daughter of Charles W. and Ruby Grace Attebery. The family moved to Powell in 1923 where her father joined his brother, Harry, in the operation of the family pharmacy.

She attended Powell schools graduating from high school in 1932. She attended the university in Laramie, receiving her Normal School teaching certificate in 1934. She returned to Powell where she taught in the elementary schools.
On July 19, 1939, she married Earl W. Learned. Jane and Earl were married for 50 years until his death in 1990. They loved to dance, enjoyed playing bridge and were members of the Powell Country Club. Jane won several trophies for her golfing abilities.

Probably some of the happiest times for the couple were the weekends and vacations spent at their mountain cabin on the North Fork, which was purchased in the early 1940s and remains in the family today. They continued to live in Powell, raising their three children, Wes, Jack and Janice. Jane was active in the communiuty as a member of the Union Presbyterian Church and was a Past Worthy Matron of the Order of Eastern Star. Jane was a life member of the Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority.
She spent many years working as a substitute teacher, and she also worked part-time for the Powell Tribune, a position she truly enjoyed.

After several long winter vacations in Arizona, Jane and Earl retired to Tucson permanently in 1974. Staying active, Jane accepted the position of manager of the San Remo Apartment Complex. She enjoyed working with the residents and socializing around the pool and recreation center. She held this position for almost 10 years.

Jane and Earl returned to Powell in 1989 to begin residence at the Rocky Mountain Manor. She continued living there after her husband died. She moved into the new Heartland assisted living facility in Powell in 2001.

Survivors include her children, Wes (Linda) Learned of Powell, Jack (Cathy) Learned of Boise, Idaho, and Janice (Learned) Scott and husband Jim of Billings, Mont.; her grandchildren, Janice (Learned) Spencer and husband Ray, Scott Learned and wife Brenda, Rae (Learned) Eckley and husband Greg, James Learned and wife Mariah, Nick Learned, Nate Learned, Shane O'Brien and wife Janna and Brandy (O'Brien) Coffin and husband Stacy, Scott Henrichs and wife Heather, Jimmy Scott and wife Jenny, Jeremy Scott, Jessica (Scott) Reelfs and husband David; and 10 grandchildren.

She leaves behind her very special friend and companion of the past 13 years, Walter C. Nelson of Powell.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Earl; and her sister, Dorothy.

Cremation has taken place. Miratsky-Easton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements. For those who wish, memorials may be made to the Ronald McDonald House in Billings or a charity of choice.

April 14, 2005 7:27 am

Mae Isabell Eaton

(Nov. 12, 1915 - April 13, 2005)

Memorial services were Saturday, April 16 at the United Methodist Church for a lifelong Powell resident, Mae Isabell (Herboldsheimer) Eaton, 89, who died Wednesday, April 13 at the Powell Valley Hospital.

The Rev. Susan Adams Trembath officiated at services and burial of cremains at Crown Hill Cemetery.
She was born Nov. 12, 1915, in Powell to Lea Mae and Alva H. Herboldsheimer. She attended school in Powell and married William (Bill) Eaton March 28, 1933, in Billings, Mont. Seven children were born to this union.

She loved life and enjoyed dancing, hunting and fishing with her husband and family. She enjoyed playing cards and sewing and was an avid reader. She helped her husband raise a large garden for many years.

Mae loved to travel and went on many trips with her family. She was a cook for many years and ran the Coffee Cup Cafe in Powell for three years. She loved her family and made sure a reunion was held each year.
She was a longtime member of the Eagles Auxiliary and was Honorary Mother in 1955.
She and her husband celebrated their 72nd wedding anniversary on March 28, 2005.

Survivors include her husband, William Joseph Eaton; five children, Virginia Cheney, William L. Eaton, Patricia Cothren, Rose Cannon and Dan Delbert Eaton; two sisters, Winnie Kindler and Eleanor Robbins; two brothers, Lloyd and Willard Heimer; 14 grandchildren, 33 great-grandchildren and nine great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by two sisters, Ada Jinks and Alma Bunn; a brother, Dan Heimer; two sons, William and Thomas; and granddaughter Deborah deHaan.

She was very much loved by all and will be greatly missed.

Ballard Funeral Home of Cody was in charge of arrangements.

April 13, 2005 7:26 am

Joyce Beukelman

(Dec. 31, 1949 - April 11, 2005)

Funeral services will be conducted at Union Presbyterian Church at 11 a.m. today (Thursday) for Joyce Beukelman, 55, who passed on to her Lord and Savior Monday, April 11 in Powell.

The Rev. David Hunter will officiate at services and burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.

She was born in Lake City, Iowa, on Dec. 31, 1949, to Bert and Mary Ann Gerdes. After she graduated from the University of Northern Iowa, she married James Beukelman on Aug. 1, 1971, and they located in Denver. They moved to Powell in 1976 where they raised their two children, Lisa and Michael.

Her children were Joyce's joy in life. Through all their activities, she was there with constant encouragement and support. Joyce lovingly recorded their experiences and activities in extensive photo albums of family and friends.
At the Northwest College Day Care Center, she gave the same love and support to the children of many of the college students and staff.

As a warm, tender and loving mother, Joyce added to the beauty of this earth and showed this through her joy of tending her flowers at her home.

Survivors include her husband Jim of Powell; her daughter, Lisa (Beukelman) Chavez and her husband Lance of Boise, Idaho; her son, Michael Beukelman, also of Boise; her brother, Robert Gerdes and wife Susan of Blair, Nebr., and their son, Andrew, of Lincoln, Nebr.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Bert and Mary Ann Gerdes.

For those who wish, the family would appreciate contributions to a fund at First National Bank in Powell for a living memorial to be enjoyed for years to come.

April 11, 2005 7:24 am

Leona S. Broaddus

(June 16, 1926 - April 9, 2005)

Leona Stout Lawson Broaddus, 78, died Saturday, April 9 at her home in Swissvale, Colo.

Leona Stout was born in Powell on June 16, 1926, third child of Calvin Russell and Bertha Viola (Norton) Stout. Her father was a regional supplier for Texaco, and her mother had grown up in the depot at Garland and worked as a telegrapher until after the birth of her second child. The family moved in 1940 to a ranch west of Cody, so Leona boarded with local families for the next two school years in order to attend Powell High School. She graduated from Sheridan High School in 1944, and became a railroad telegrapher, working up and down the Sheridan Division of what was then the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy RR until her marriage to James Lawson.

The family moved to Texas in 1951, where Mr. Lawson worked for Dow Chemical Company, and Leona reared three children and trained and worked as a nurse.

In the early 1970's, Leona moved to Colorado as owner and operator of Swissvale Manor. She met and married her second husband, D. Gene Broaddus, and became an expert on dolls, later owning a doll shop in Swissvale.
Leona S. Broaddus was a member of the Daughters of the Nile, Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary and Monarch Shrine Club. Mrs. Broaddus enjoyed collecting dolls, travelling with her husband Gene, and being with her family.
She was preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and one sister.

Survivors are her husband, Gene Broaddus of Swissvale; daughters Lynn Ann (Buster) Barnham of Alabama and Chiselle (Arnie) Curwick of Texas; son James Lawson, currently in Iraq; four stepsons; three stepdaughters; one sister, Ada Howard of Riverton; several nieces and nephews and numerous grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Memorial services will be held at a later date. Friends may make
memorial contributions to the Angel of Shavano Hospice through Lewis and Glenn Funeral Home in Salida, Colo., or the charity of their choice.

April 09, 2005 7:23 am

Jack G. Hubbell

(Jan. 1, 1925 - April 8, 2004)

Funeral services will be Saturday, April 16 at 2 p.m. at the LDS Chapel, 525 W. Seventh St., in Powell, for Jack G. Hubbell, who died Friday, April 8 of cancer at the Powell Valley Hospital surrounded by his wife and loved ones. He was 80.
He was born Jan. 1, 1925, the seventh child of Guy F. and Carrie Shumway Hubbell on a farm northwest of Cowley. He finished high school there and joined the Army during World War II. He served in the Pacific Theater and received a Bronze Star for valor.

After serving his country, he came home and lived and worked for a time as meat cutter in Casper. He returned to Lovell and worked on several oil rigs that were drilling in the area at the time.

He met and married Audrey Beal. Jack often said they had lived in or traveled through most every town in Wyoming, as oil drilling in those days covered most of the state. They tired of the constant moving and "trailer house life," and hoping to spend more time at home, he started selling drilling bits to different rigs.

His new job landed him in Farmington, N.M. The lure of the mountains and the call of the meadlowlark soon drew him back to Wyoming, and once again he found employment as a roughneck on the drilling rigs. After a serious accident in 1953, he went to college and earned a degree in accounting from the University of Wyoming. He worked for Husky Oil in Cody and then moved to Denver where he spent the last 20 years of his working career,
After retiring from Depco Oil, he and his wife traveled around the U.S. for five years before moving to Powell in 1993.

Survivors include his wife Audrey of Powell; one son, Jack Randall Hubbell (Becky) of Riverton, Utah; two daughters, Vickie Jo Baldwin (Norman) of Taylor, Ariz., and Linda Gimmenson (Gary) of Connell, Wash.; 17 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. He also leaves two brothers, Max Hubbell of Powell and Guy Jr. Bert Hubbell (Lee) of Kerrville, Texas; three sisters, Helen Rank (Ernest) of Upton, Doris Ross (Bill) and Clorous (Susie) Franks (Bill), both of Powell; and numerous loving nieces and nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Grant; and sister Marvel Lookhart and her husband, Leo.
For those who wish, the family would appreciate donations to Powell Valley Hospice. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery, with arrangements by Haskell Funeral Home of Lovell.

April 08, 2004 6:24 am

William Lindsay Pryde

(May 29, 1915 - April 5, 2004)

William (Bill) Lindsay Pryde died April 5 at his home in Richland, Wash.
He was 89.

He was born to Charlotte Lindsay and William Pryde on May 29, 1915. He was raised in Byron and lived in the log cabin that is now the Byron Museum. He married Verle Sander on June 16, 1937. They had one daughter, Sandra Sue Pryde, born May 14, 1940.

Throughout his life, he enjoyed fishing along the streams, rivers and lakes of Wyoming, Idaho, Utah and Montana. He shared this with his wife and daughter. He also enjoyed deep-sea fishing. He passed on his love of fishing to his grandsons.
He worked in the mechanical construction business beginning in 1934 when he began working in the Wyoming oil fields. The family did much traveling to various job locations in Idaho, Montana, Washington and Utah.
In 1961, he joined JELCO, Inc., to start up a new mechanical division. He was made executive vice-president in 1971 and built the division into one of the major mechanical contractors in the U.S.
A member of the Plumbers and Pipefitters Local 19, he also helped form GAPCO, Inc. and was involved in welding technologies used at nuclear power plants.

Following Verle's death, he was blessed to be reunited with his grade-school sweetheart LeNorma "Tomi" Neville Olson on Dec. 18, 1981. They enjoyed 18 years of marriage before her death in 2000.

He was a member of the East Millcreek 11th Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and served in many capacities. Following Tomi's death he moved to the Tri-Cities, Wash., area to be closer to his grandchildren.
He is preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Verle; his daughter, Sandra; his second wife, Tomi; and his sister, Ellen Sanders.

He is survived by son-in-law, John Schumacher and Hisano; grandchildren Shauna Anderson (Greg), William Schumacher, and Jeff Schumacher (Diana), all of Tri-Cities, Wash., Scott Schumacher (Kathi) of Cameron Park, Calif.; great-grandchildren Andrea and Tasha Simenson of Richland, Wash., Dalton and Wyatt Schumacher of Cameron Park, Calif., and Lindsay Schumacher of Spokane, Wash.

Other survivors include brother, Dick Walker (Billie) of Powell; sisters Elaine Schnabel of Salt Lake City and Betty Partridge of West Valley City, Utah; and numerous nephews, nieces, cousins and step-grandchildren who were very special to him.
A graveside service took place Saturday, April 9 at Wasatch Lawn Memorial Park and Mortuary in Salt Lake City.
In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made in Bill's name to the John Moran Eye Center at the University of Utah, or to the Lion's Eye Bank of Utah or Washington.

April 05, 2004 6:23 am

Laness D. Northrup

(Jan. 14, 1933 - April 5, 2004)

Funeral services for Laness D. Northrup, native Wyoming resident of Powell, will be conducted at 2 p.m. Friday, April 8 at Cabre Gym at Northwest College.

He ended his heart fought battle with cancer Tuesday, April 5, embraced by his family during his final hours in Billings St. Vincent Hospital.

The Rev. Susan Adams Trembath will officiate at services and burial in Crown Hill Cemetery with Masonic rites.
He was born in Powell Jan. 14, 1933. He married his high school sweetheart, Mary Ann Berg, on May 24, 1951. He then enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and spent his military career servicing B-36 and B-52 aircraft. After his honorable discharge, he attended and graduated with honors from the University of Wyoming as an irrigation engineer.
Laness and Mary Ann came back to Powell in 1963 to farm. While raising three sons, William, David and Donald, he expanded the farm from 480 to 1,400 acres.

Having a firm belief in community strength and awareness, he was active in local organizations. He served on various boards and committees, including the Willwood Irrigation District from 1981 to 2003, Willwood Light and Power, the Powell and Lovell Chambers of Commerce, the University of Wyoming Alumni Association, Wyoming Stock Growers and Park County Farm Bureau.

He was a member of IOOF, American Legion, National Rifle Association, and All Free & Accepted Masons. He was Past Master of Absarokee Lodge No. 30.

His political career officially started in 2002 with his election to the Wyoming State Senate representive District 19. He served on the Agricultural, Transportation, Public Lands, Highways and Miliary Affairs, and Water Resources Committees.
Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Mary Ann Northrup of Powell; three sons and wives, William (Louise) Northrup of Onsted, Mich., David (Astrid) Northrup of Powell and Donald (Cindy) Northrup of Evanston; his stepmother, Jane Northrup of Powell; seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild; his sister, Juletta (Robert) Corbin of Cody; nephew Andy (Amy) Corbin of Casper, niece Kathy Evans (Tim) of Holland, Mich., and cousins.

Visitation at the church Friday will be from noon until the time of service. Miratsky-Easton Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

April 05, 2004 6:21 am

Edward Everheart

(Feb. 19, 1967 - April 3, 2004)

Edward (Eddie) Shawn Everheart, 38, died April 3 at his home in Marana, Ariz.

He was born Feb. 19, 1967, to JoAnn and James Everheart. He loved spending time with family and friends on the road while driving truck.

He is preceded in death by his mother and grandparents.

Survivors include his children, Lacee Maree and Scott Everheart; his former wife, Tina Everheart; other family members, Larry Slater and Tim and Sheril Slater, all of Lovell; and Tammy and Ron Barnhart of Billings; his father; aunts and uncles of Washington and a sister of California.

Cremation has taken place. Services will be held in Newport, Wash., at a later date.

April 03, 2004 6:20 am

Donald Franklin White

(Sept. 19, 1943 - April 3, 2004)

Funeral services are scheduled Friday, April 8 at 11 a.m. at the Powell LDS Church, 525 West 7th St., for Donald Franklin White, 62, who died Sunday, April 3 at Rocky Mountain Manor in Powell.

Greg Spomer will officiate at services and burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.

He was born Sept. 19, 1943, in Fanshawe Leflore, Okla., son of John (Ted) White and Christine Syble (Free) White.
He married Ann Greer Ferguson on Aug. 19, 1976 in Manti, San Pete, Utah. He was an employee of the City of Powell and a member of the Army National Guard.

He was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Survivors include his wife of Powell, Ann White; four sons, Eric (Emily) White of Bakersfield, Calif., James (Heather) White of Powell, Clint White of Powell and Troy (Trista) White of Cody; two daughters, Charise (Josh) Hammond of Powell and Cassie (Josh) Wambeke of Powell; a brother, Jim White of Sidney, Mont.; and 12 grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by a grandchild, Connor White; a sister, Syble Swicegood; and his parents.
Pallbearers at the funeral will be Troy White, Eric White, Clint White, james White, Jim White and Josh Hammond. Honorary pallbearers will be Ian White, Patrick Voss, Tallin White and Josh Wambeke.

Visitation will be tonight (Thursday) from 6 to 7:30 p.m. at the Miratsky-Easton Funeral Home.