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Michael Allen Laursen

(Oct. 24, 1956 - Oct. 30, 2012)

Former Powell resident Michael Allen Laursen, 56, died Oct. 30, 2012, at his home in Keller, Texas.

Keith V. ‘Casey’ Jones

(Feb. 25, 1929 - Nov. 15, 2012)

Surrounded by his family, Keith V. “Casey” Jones died peacefully on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. He was 83.

Casey was born Feb. 25, 1929 in Battle Creek, Mich. to Kenneth B. and Evanell Jones. After graduating from high school, he enlisted in the Army and served in the Korean War. He was forever a true life-long patriot who loved his flag and country.

Micheal Conrad Malone

(April 20, 1976 - Nov. 18, 2012)

Micheal Conrad Malone died Sunday, Nov. 18, 2012 at his residence in Galveston, Texas. He was 36.

Michael was born in Powell on April 20, 1976. He was a business owner. He was a friend to many, lived his life to the fullest and was loved by many. Micheal was a great brother and wonderful son.

Donna Humphreys Flitcraft

(June 10, 1941 - Nov. 12, 2012)

Donna Humphreys Flitcraft died in her home Monday, Nov. 12 in Anderson, Calif. She was 71.

Donna June Humphreys, the daughter of Monzie and Bernice Humphreys, was born on June 10, 1941 in Lusk. Her first six years were spent in Lance Creek. She was the youngest of six children. One of her older sisters was Mazie Nay of Powell.

Richard Matthew Kranz

(July 22, 1945 - Nov. 15, 2012)

Richard Matthew Kranz lost his courageous battle with COPD on Thursday, Nov. 15, 2012. He was 67. Although the last year was a constant struggle, he kept his great sense of humor and steadfast motto, “Never Give Up.”

Miriam Wensky

(Dec. 18, 1939 - Nov. 17, 2012)

Miriam Wensky died Saturday, Nov. 17, 2012 in Laurel, Mont. She was 72.

Louise Hillman Skauge

(Nov. 11, 1918 - Nov. 11, 2012)

Louise Hillman Skauge died at Powell Valley Care Care on Sunday, Nov. 11, 2012. She was 94.

Louise was born in a cabin southwest of Musselshell, Mont., on Nov. 11, 1918 to John and Annie Gonion. She married Edward Hillman on March 18, 1941. They were happily married for 43 years. Ed died Feb. 18, 1984.

Myra Leon Johnson Morris

(Dec. 6, 1920 - Nov. 8, 2012)

Myra Leon Johnson Morris died peacefully at the Powell Valley Care Center in Powell on the evening of Nov. 8, 2012. She was 91.

Myra was born on Dec. 6, 1920 in Burlington to Levi and Olive Dustin Johnson. She was the fifth of 11 children.

James Vernon Schuler

(July 9, 1944 – Oct. 29, 2012)

James Vernon Schuler of Chicago Heights, Ill., died Monday, Oct. 29, 2012, at his son’s home in Powell after a short-lived battle with pancreatic cancer. He was 68.

Jim was born on July 9, 1944 in Chicago, Ill., to Herman and Mary Schuler. He was the youngest of three children.

Joe M. Stefanowich

(Sept. 13, 1916 - Nov. 7, 2012)

Longtime Worland resident Joseph M. Stefanowich died peacefully on Wednesday, Nov. 7, 2012 at the Powell Valley Care Center. He was 96.

Celeste Silvey Beacock Shepard

(Nov. 16, 1915 - Nov. 2, 2012)

Celeste Silvey Beacock Shepard, 96, died on Nov. 2, 2012 at West Park Long Term Care Center in Cody.

She was born Nov. 16, 1915 on a Powell homestead to Charles and Mary Beacock. Celeste was the oldest of three children. The Beacocks were early homesteaders in 1911 in the Powell community.

Kyle K. Wells

(Aug. 17, 1996 - Oct. 30, 2012)

Kyle K. Wells, 16, of Cody, died Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2012 at his home in Cody.

Florence Mary Utter Roberson

(March 8, 1932 - Sept. 29, 2012)

Florence Mary Utter Roberson died quietly in her sleep on Sept. 29, 2012 in Rapid City, S.D., following a lovely reunion with her Billings/Powell family en route back across the country to sunny Florida. She was 80.

Edith May (Bigler) Jones Johnson

(July 8, 1940 - Oct. 28, 2012)

Edith May (Bigler) Jones Johnson died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 in Rio Rancho, N.M. on her way to her daughter Anita Olsen’s house in Brigham City, Utah. She was 72.

Betty Carol Van Dyke

(Aug. 18, 1937 - Oct. 28, 2012)

Betty Carol Van Dyke died Sunday, Oct. 28 at her home in Powell, surrounded by her loving family. She was 75.

Betty was born Aug. 18, 1937 in Shawnee, Okla., to Vera Lillian Stanfill Hilleary and Lee Hilleary.

Betty Carol VanDyke

(Aug. 18, 1937 - Oct. 28, 2012)

Betty Carol VanDyke, 75, died Sunday, Oct. 28, 2012 at her home in Powell, surrounded by her family. She was born in Shawnee, Okla., on Aug. 18, 1937 to “Lee” and Vera Hilleary.

Jewell Cole Adey Farmer

(Feb. 2, 1911 - Oct. 21, 2012)

Jewell Cole Adey Farmer died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2012 at New Horizons Care Center in Lovell. She was 101.

Leslie ‘Lloyd’ Burgener

(Feb. 19, 1936 - Oct. 24, 2012)

Lloyd Burgener, 76, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Oct. 24, 2012 at Powell Valley Healthcare after a courageous battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

Nathan Richard DeBruycker

(Jan. 31, 1991 - Aug. 27, 2012)

Nathan Richard DeBruycker died Monday, Aug. 27, 2012 from injuries sustained in a motorcycle/car accident. Nathan was born in Lewistown, Mont., on Jan. 31, 1991. As a youngster, the growing family moved to Powell and later moved to Columbus, Mont., for his high school years. As the charismatic, loved-by-all, eldest son of Joel and Robin DeBruycker, Nate will be missed by all.

Peggy June Adams Shreve

(July 23, 1927 - Oct. 27, 2012)

Peggy June Adams Shreve died peacefully on Oct. 27, 2012 in Cody. She was 85.

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