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Nyna Larmer

(May 11, 2004)

Word has been received here of the death May 11 in Snow Flake, Ariz., of long-time Powell resident, Nyna Larmer, 91.

Lora Lea Orrison Black

(May 10, 2004)

Funeral services were conducted Saturday, May 15 in Caldwell, Idaho, for Lora Lea Orrison Black, 36, who died May 10. Early Monday morning, May 10, 2004, a beautiful spirit left her earthly body and entered into the presence of her Heavenly Father.

Antonia (Toni) Rodriguez

(May 10, 2004)

Funeral services are scheduled for Wednesday, May 19 at 10 a.m. at St. Barbara's Catholic Church for Wyoming pioneer, Antonia (Toni) Maestas Rodriguez, 92, who died in Anchorage, Alas., on Monday, May 10.

Four priests will preside at the funeral Mass. Father Pete Johnson is celebrant, with co-celebrants to include former St. Barbara's priests, Father Charles Taylor, Father John Wright and Father Tom Ogg.

A visitation will be from 5 to 6:30 p.m. today (Tuesday) at the Miratsky Memorial Chapel. Friends and family are invited to share memories of Antonia at 7 p.m. at St. Barbara's Parish with a Rosary to follow.

She was born Nov. 17, 1911, in Rociada, N.M. Her family moved to Powell in 1923. She was orphaned at age 13. She withdrew from school to help her brother raise their younger siblings.

She married Paul Rodriguez Dec. 6, 1929, at St. Patrick's Catholic Church in Billings, Mont. As a mother of six, she and her husband farmed in Powell until 1963 when they moved to Ceres, Calif., where she worked in a nursing home. They returned to Ralston in 1969 where she has since resided.

She has been an inspiration to her family and friends, as she lived independently, gardening and cooking until suffering a stroke in January, 2004, in Anchorage, Alas. She was recovering well until her sudden illness on May 5, 2004.

Survivors include her sons, Paul Rodriguez, Jr. (Beth) and Jim Rodriguez (Becky), both of Powell, and Roger Rodriguez (Irene) of Westminster, Colo.; her daughters, Virginia Damori (Jim) of Ralston and Patricia Roorda (Reg) of Eagle River, Alas.; 13 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and two great-great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her daughter, Esther Gonzales, and her husband, Paul, Sr.

Her devoted faith sustained her through many challenges. She will truly be missed by everyone whose heart she touched. Miratsky Memorial Chapels in Powell and Memorial Chapel in Anchorage, Alas., were in charge of arrangements.

Sarepta Darlene Asay

(April 29, 2004)

Memorial services will be conducted at 10 a.m. today at the new LDS Church for Sarepta Darlene (Seppie) Asay, 52, who died Thursday, April 29 at her Powell home.

James Neal Large

(April 28, 2004)

Funeral services for former superintendent of schools, J. Neal Large, were Monday morning, May 3 at the Union Presbyterian Church in Powell. Mr. Large, 82, Powell, died Wednesday, April 28 in Billings, Mont.

Robert E. Harvey

(April 28, 2004)

Funeral services for Robert Eugene Harvey, 78, of Powell, are scheduled for Thursday, May 6 at Assembly of God Church at 10 a.m. He died Wednesday, April 28 at Powell Valley Hospital.

Wilbur W. Drennen

(April 26, 2004)

A lifelong Wyoming resident, Wilbur W. (Whimpy) Drennen, 85, died Monday, April 26 at the Powell Valley Healthcare Center. He had been a resident of the nursing home for the past year.

Robert W. Randall

(April 21, 2004)

Funeral services were Monday at Sheridan's First United Methodist Church for Robert W. Randall, 82, who died Wednesday, April 21 in Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County.

Elaine Nalley

(April 21, 2004)

Funeral services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. today (Tuesday) at the Cody Church of Christ for a former Deaver resident, Elaine Nalley, who died Wednesday, April 21 at St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings, Mont. She was 68.

Cal Snoll Taggart

(April 21, 2004)

Funeral services are scheduled Wednesday, April 28 at 11 a.m. at the Lovell LDS Stake Center for Cal Snoll Taggart, 80, of Lovell, who died Wednesday, April 21 at the Sun Health Hospice in Sun City, Ariz.

Leon A. Banks

(April 18, 2004)

Funeral services were held Thursday, April 22 at Greenlawn Memorial Chapel in Bakersfield, Calif., for former Powell resident, Leon A. Banks, 85, who died April 18 in California.

James W. Cox

(April 18, 2004)

Memorial services for James W. Cox, who died Sunday, April 18 at the Powell Valley Health Care Center, will be Saturday, April 24 at 11 a.m. at Union Presbyterian Church. He was 81.

Reynaldo Saldana Flores

(April 17, 2004)

Mass of Christian Burial was celebrated Wednesday, April 21 for Renaldo Saldana Flores, 69, Powell, who died Saturday, April 17 at the Powell Nursing Home.

Arturo Villarreal, Jr.

(April 13, 2004)

Arturo Villarreal, Jr., 27, passed away at the Powell Hospital on Tuesday, April 13, 2004.

Mark E. Grosinger

(April 13, 2004)

Funeral Mass was celebrated Monday, April 19 at St. Barbara's Catholic Church in Powell for Mark E. Grosinger, 81, who died peacefully Tuesday, April 13 in the presence of his immediate family at Deaconess Billings Clinic.

Harold "Lee" Johnson

(April 12, 2004)

Services for Harold "Lee" Johnson, 84, of Casper, formerly of Frannie, are scheduled for Friday, April 16, 2004, at 10 a.m. at Highland Park Community Church.

Paulette Johnson

(April 8, 2004)

Paulette (Branstetter) Johnson, 61, died Thursday, April 8 at her home In Prineville, Ore., with her kids by her side. She battled cancer for two years.

Marianne Frances Reed

(April 7, 2004)

Marianne Frances Reed, 81, Powell, died Wednesday morning, April 7 at the Powell Valley Care Center after an extended illness.

Emma Isabelle Holkan

(April 6, 2004)

Funeral services were conducted at the Catholic Church in Wheatland Monday for Emma Isabelle Holkan, who died Tuesday, April 6 at the age of 101.

Jennie Nicholls Lewis

(April 6, 2004)

Funeral services will be conducted Friday, April 9 at 10 a.m. in the Cowley Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for Jennie Nicholls Lewis, 81, who died Tuesday, April 6 at North Big Horn Hospital in Lovell after an extended illness.

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