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April 30, 2001 4:49 am

Ronald V. Christensen

(Dec. 22, 1933 - April 22, 2001)

Ronald V. Christensen, 67, of Manzanita, Ore., died in an automobile accident Sunday, April 22 near Evanston, Wyo.
Ron, as everyone called him, was born in Cowley on Dec. 20, 1933, to Clyde Victor Christensen and Charlcie Elva Cooley.

He was a graduate of Cowley High School and the University of Wyoming with a degree in electrical engineering.
He married Margaret Rose Woolrich in Superior, Wyo., on September 2, 1956. To this union were born four children: Eric, Clyde, Lisa and Michael.

Mr. Christensen worked primarily in the paper industry for Zee, Crownzellerbaugh and Gaylord paper manufacturers. He managed paper mills and traveled extensively for these companies domestically and overseas.
He and his wife, Peggy, retired to Manzanita, Ore., and built a beautiful home on the ocean. He was a devoted husband, father, grandfather, son, brother, uncle and friend.

He enjoyed taking walks on the beach and playing on the computer with his grandchildren. He was a born teacher and loved to watch and help young people learn.

He was an avid sporstman who loved hunting with his sons and father in the mountains of his youth.
Survivors include his wife Peggy; three sons, Eric Christensen and wife Elizabeth of Farmington, Utah, Clyde Christensen and wife Julie of Boulder Creek Calif., and Michael Christensen of California; one daughter, Lisa Bumanlag and husband Michael of Stockton, Calif.; and five grandchildren. He is also survived by three sisters, Evelyn Frame and husband Tom of Frenchtown, Mont., Susannah Hansen and husband Gorden of Las Vegas, Nev., and Sherron Muller and husband Orin of Red Lodge, Mont.; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

Services are pending in Manzanita, Ore.

April 22, 2001 4:48 am

Henry Manweiler

(March 20, 1915 - April 22, 2001)

Long-time Powell resident Henry Manweiler, 86, died Sunday, April 22 at the Powell Nursing Home.
He was born March 20, 1915, in Custer, Mont., to Andrew and Catherine (Schuntz) Manweiler. He attended schools in Belfry, Mont.

He had been a Wyoming resident for 63 years and had been a resident of the Powell Nursing Home for the last four years. He could be seen taking care of the flowers and pulling weeds on the nursing home grounds.

He enjoyed fishing, and in his younger years, he had been an avid hunter. He also enjoyed working in the garden and spending time with his family and friends.

Mr. Manweiler was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Powell Second Ward.
He is survived by his son, Norman Manweiler and wife Elaine of Powell; a daughter, Ruby Anderson and husband Bob of Powell; two brothers, Carl Manweiler and wife Eleanor of Laurel, Mont., and Bill Manweiler and wife Marie of Joliet, Mont.; four sisters, all of Billings, Mont., Molly Bechtold, Frieda Gilmore and husband Jack, Pauline Socorro and Lillian Scheafer; nine grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Mae, in 1989; a brother, Alex Manweiler; and sisters Amelia Hideamal and Mary Neff.

In accordance with his wishes, no services are planned at this time. Cremation has taken place, with burial of cremains in the Byron Cemetery at a later date.

April 22, 2001 4:47 am

Thelma I. Harrison

(May 30, 1914 - April 22, 2001)

Memorial services are scheduled Thursday at 11 a.m. at Union Presbyterian Church in Powell for Thelma I. Harrison of Powell, who died Sunday morning, April 22 at
Deaconess Medical Center in Billings, Mont. She was 86.

The Rev. David Hunter will officiate at services.

Thelma Ingemathia Skogen was born on May 30, 1914, in the little house on the prairie in North Dakota, the first born of Theodore and Calma (Kelsven) Skogen.

She graduated from high school at Driscoll, N.D., in 1933 and from the Minnette School of Beauty at Fargo, N.D., in 1935.
She came to Powell in 1935 and was employed by a beauty shop in Cody. She returned to Powell in 1936 and worked at the Powder Puff Beauty Salon and also at some cafes to make a living. She took the first board of cosmetology given in the State of Wyoming and became a registered cosmetologist.

On Nov. 1, 1937, she married Ray Harrison, and they farmed south of Powell. Two sons were born to this union, Leon J., who died at the age of 10 from bulbar polio, and Jan Ray, still living in Powell.
Thelma was active in the community. A member of Union Presbyterian Church, she served as a deacon and two terms as elder. She was a contributor to the arts community.

She was also a member of P.E.O. Chapter P, served two terms on the Powell Hospital Board, was active in Project Leaders Club, and served as president of the Park County Extension Service and also as Northwest Regional Director.

Survivors include her son Jan and wife Janice of Powell; five granddaughters, Kim Lawson and husband Matt, Janell Dunning and Leslie Harrison, all of Powell, and Deena and Kellie Harrison, both of Seattle, Wash.; five great-grandchildren, five step-grandchildren and nine step-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by three sisters and a brother-in-law in North Dakota, a sister-in-law in Casper and many nieces and nephews.

Her husband Ray died April 30, 1990. She was also preceded in death by a sister and two brothers.

April 22, 2001 4:46 am

Jeannie Whitlock

(Sept. 5, 1938 - April 20, 2001)

Memorial services will be conducted Wednesday at 11 a.m. at Hope Lutheran Church in Powell for lifelong resident Jeannie Whitlock, 62, who died at her Powell home Friday, April 20 after a two-year bout with cancer.

Pastor Clyde Seifert will officiate at memorial services. Cremation has taken place.
She was born Jeannie Brandt on Sept. 5, 1938, in Powell, daughter of Russell and Betty Brandt. She attended Powell schools and graduated from Powell High School in 1958.

She married Leonard Whitlock in Powell on Dec. 31, 1960, and to this union, four children were born. Two sons and two daughters were raised in this community.

She was a homemaker and proud of her family. She was a member of Hope Lutheran Church and active with the quilters in the church.

She enjoyed horseback riding and gardening and loved to grow beautiful flowers. She was an avid sewer and quilter.Survivors include two sons, Russ Whitlock and his wife Diane of Powell and Tye Whitlock and his wife Jamie of Powell; two daughters, Becky Herd and husband Dane of Powell and Jodie Warchola and husband Terry of Alberta, Canada; her parents, Russell and Betty Brandt of Powell; a sister, Judy Bennett of Powell; and 14 grandchildren.

For those who wish, the family would appreciate memorial contributions for cancer research in care of Tye Whitlock, P.O. Box 981, Powell, WY 82435.

April 20, 2001 4:44 am

Raymond Earl Allen

(Jan. 7, 1944 - April 17, 2001)

Funeral services were held April 23 at the LDS Church in Powell for Raymond Earl Allen, 57, who died Tuesday, April 17 at the Powell Hospital.

He was born Jan. 7, 1944, in Cody to Bill Allen and Alberta Young.

He was a front-end alignment and brake specialist, as he made a name for himself in the automotive mechanic's industry.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping and riding 4-wheelers.
His family said of him that he was a devoted dad, grandpa and son, who was happiest when surrounded by family and friends.

Survivors include four daughters and their husbands, Tania and Mark Kroswki in Texas, Tricia and Chet Clairmont in Colorado, Cindy and Steve Dorsey in Idaho and Shelley and Tom Koerner in Nebraska; his father, William Allen in Burlington; a brother, Patrick Frost in Casper; five sisters, Virginia Killman and husband Joe in Texas, Clara Davidson in Washington, Bertha Bentley and husband Gary in Washington, Edith Allen in Tennessee and Shirley Gutierrez and husband Richard in Wyoming; and six grandchildren, Matthew, Ashlie and Nicole Krowski and Chase, Zachary and Sydnee Clairmont.

He was preceded in death by his mother and brothers Billy Allen and Mike Allen.

Pallbearers at the funeral were Bob Langdon, Dave Hopper, Ray Counts, Ron Andersen, Babe Funke and Kenneth Cauffman. Honorary pallbearers were Lloyd Heimer and Loran Workman.

April 17, 2001 4:43 am

Gloria Christensen

(Jan. 14, 1934 - April 15, 2001)

Gloria Christensen, 67, wife, mother and grandmother, died Easter Sunday morning, April 15 at her home in Powell after a courageous battle with multiple sclerosis.

She was born Jan. 14, 1934, in Belle Fourche, S.D., to John and Hazel (Stennett) Case. She was graduated from Powell High School in 1952.

On Oct. 4, 1952, she married Donald L. Christensen. They made their home on a West Willwood farm where they raised three children.

Gloria worked at the Powell Hospital and Northwest Community College. She enjoyed gardening and raising beautiful flowers.

Survivors include her husband Don of Powell; her children, daughter Lori Lohrenz and husband Randy of Powell, son Scott Christensen and wife Becky of Powell and daughter Jodi Byrne and husband Shawn of Billings, Mont.; a brother, John Case of Lolo, Mont.; a step-sister, Alyce Beimer of Sagamore Beach, Mass.; and five grandchildren, who were among her greatest joys, Larissa, Robbi, Jami, Chad and Erika.

She was preceded in death by her parents. Cremation has taken place. Memorial services will be Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the Miratsky-Easton Funeral Chapel in Powell.

Memorial donations to the Multiple Sclerosis Society would be appreciated by the family.

April 15, 2001 4:42 am

Rose Griffin Doty

(April 1, 1899 - April 14, 2001)

Rose Griffin Doty died April 14, 13 days after celebrating her 102nd birthday.

Born April 1, 1899 in Burlington, Rose lived in three centuries.

She made her home in Byron from the time she was a year old.

She married and raised five children in Byron.

Rose was very active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held many positions in the Byron Ward, including relief society president, serving in that position with three different bishops.

She was active in the VFW Auxiliary and in the Big Horn County Homemakers Club for many years.
She received the Quealy Award for Mother of the Year.

Her husband Joseph W. Doty died in 1961. In 1964 she served a mission for her church in the Atlanta, Ga., mission.
She was always looking for ways to serve and was very talented in knitting, crocheting, tatting, quilting and was an accomplished pianist. Music was a talent she passed on to her children and grandchildren. When her health failed, she was able to spend her winters in Sun City, Ariz., with her daughter Nola and her husband John Christoffersen; and spend summers in Cowley with daughter LeRose and husband Dee Peterson.
When age related problems became too severe for her to travel, she moved into the New Horizons Health Care Center in Lovell, where she resided until her death.

Survivors include J. Kenneth and Corinne Doty of Portland, Ore.; Allen and Yuqing Doty of Alpine; daughter-in-law Barbara Doty of Sun City, Ariz.; daughters Nola and LeRose; 24 grandchildren, 75 great grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four brothers and son Oris.

Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Byron Ward Chapel. Visitation will be held at the Haskell Funeral Home in Lovell Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and at the church one hour prior to the funeral services.
Burial will be in the Byron Cemetery.

April 14, 2001 4:40 am

Ethel Emma Wood

(Feb. 10, 1908 - April 12, 2001)

Funeral services were conducted Monday, April 16 afternoon at First United Methodist Church in Powell for a long-time resident of the Powell Valley, Ethel Emma Wood, 93, who died Thursday, April 12 at the Powell Nursing Home.
The Rev. Ron Kapalka officiated at services and burial in Crown Hill Cemetery.

For many years, she and her husband, Norman (Pete) Wood, farmed at the west edge of Powell, their lands later developed by stages into housing additions in the northwest section of town.
She was born Feb. 10, 1908, in Kiona, Wash., daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Phillips. She started school in Washington, then in 1919 her parents moved to a wheat farm northwest of Billings, Mont. She was graduated from high school in Lavina, Mont., in 1926.

To pursue a career in teaching, she graduated from Valley State Teachers College in Valley City, N.D., and also attended school at the University of Minnesota and the University of Wyoming. She taught school briefly in Montana, then taught in the elementary grades in Deaver, Garland and Powell.

After her parents moved to a farm at Garland, she married Norman (Pete) Wood in her parents' home at Garland on June 21, 1935. They first farmed in the Garland area before moving to Powell's west end.

She was a member of the United Methodist Church. She enjoyed school children, who were always an inspiration to her.
She had a great love of nature, especially birds. She enjoyed mountain trips, hiking, fishing and horseback riding. When they were in their 70's, she and her husband climbed into the Clark's Fork Canyon to one of their favorite fishing spots.
She also loved square dancing and skiing. She was a long-time member of the East End Club at Garland.

Survivors include her husband Norman of Powell; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, two sisters and two brothers.

Pallbearers at the funeral were Tom Churchill, Ed Kleinfeldt, Darwin Franklin, Harry Wilson, Rick Worman and George Moore.

For those who wish, the family would appreciate memorial contributions to a charity of choice.

April 12, 2001 4:39 am

Robert Theodore Carlsen

(Aug. 4, 1923 - April 6, 2001)

Memorial services are scheduled Wednesday at 10:30 a.m. at the First United Methodist Church in Powell for Robert Theodore Carlsen, 77, who died Friday, April 6 at St. Vincent Hospital in Billings, Mont.

Pastor Ron Kapalka will officiate at services. Cremation has taken place.

Mr. Carlsen was born Aug. 4, 1923, in Chicago, Ill., to Robert T. and Sophie L. Carlsen. He grew up in Gurnee, Ill., and was graduated from Warren Township High School in 1942.

On Jan. 10, 1948, he married Evelyn C. Boysen in Libertyville, Ill. To this union were born five girls- Catherine Evelyn, Carol Ann, Sara Leah, Jean Marie and Roberta Kay.

Mr. Carlsen worked for International Harvester on the assembly line and later in Research and Development. He also farmed at the same time. He and his wife raised their children in Diamond Lake and later in Mundelein, Ill.
He loved to fish and would take the whole family to Canada, and later to Wyoming on fishing vacations. He was in love with the West. He and Evelyn retired to Powell in 1990.

He enjoyed reading about history, collecting stamps, fishing, hunting, playing cards, collecting cans and having coffee with friends. He was active with the Methodist Men's Group and took pride in selling the most tickets to the annual steak dinner. He enjoyed telling stories and drinking coffee with friends at Pepe's, and afterwards could be seen collecting cans at Homesteader Park along the highway. He taught his grandchildren how to fish, play solitaire and started them a stamp collection of their own.

Survivors include his wife Evelyn of Powell; daughter Catherine and husband Tom Meyer of Woodstock, Ill., and their children, Amanda and David; daughter Carol Carlsen of Vernon Hills, Ill.; daughter Sara and her husband Duane Miller of Powell and their children, Kara and Bert Beech, Lisa Miller and her daughter Julia Nicole and Michelle and Steve Clark; daughter Jean (Tina) and husband Glenn Cederquist of Antioch, Ill., and their children Laura and Jim; and daughter Roberta (Robbie) and husband Bruce Nemeth of Wayne, Ill., and their children Bobby and Ben. He is also survived by a sister, Lillian Van Dien, of California.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Arne Carlsen and brother Bernhardt Carlsen.

For those who wish, the family would appreciate memorial contributions to the First United Methodist Church stained glass project. A memorial service will also be held in Illinois for family and friends.

April 06, 2001 4:37 am

Lyle C. Slaght

(Nov. 18, 1920 - April 3, 2001)

Memorial services are scheduled Saturday at 3 p.m. at First Southern Baptist Church in Powell for Lyle C. Slaght, 80, who died at his Powell home on Tuesday, April 3.

Pastor Don Peel will officiate at services. Cremation has taken place.

Mr. Slaght was born Nov. 18, 1920, to Cornelius and Dora (Hutt) Slaght in Margie, Minn. On Jan. 11, 1945, he married Dolores Marion Shebelbon in Milwaukee, Wisc.

They lived in several locations during their 56 years together. He was a mechanical engineer, and that profession provided him with several opportunities to perfect construction of sawmill operations. They had lived in Powell for the last six months.
Survivors include his wife Dolores of Powell; two sons, Lyle E. Slaght and wife Sue of San Antonio, Texas, and Patrick G. Slaght of Powell; three daughters, Dora Lea Gordon of Sumner, Wash., Randette Burris of Anchorage, Alas., and Valerie Schaafsma and husband Antone Simon Buddy of Powell; 25 grandchildren and 11 great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; 10 brothers and sisters; two sons, seven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.