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April 19, 2008 8:40 am

Van C. Holscher

(June 11, 1939 - April 17, 2008)

Van C. Holscher, 68, of Osage, Wyo., died Thursday, April 17, at the Weston County Hospital in Newcastle. He was born June 11, 1939 in Lyman, Nebr., but grew up in Powell. He attended the University of Wyoming on a track scholarship and also served in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

Van loved life and lived it to the fullest. He loved people, especially his family and best buds. There was never a dull moment when he was around. Van was a Jack-of-all-trades. He worked on ranches, construction, trail rides and hunting camps, and he enjoyed playing drums with the "Pop a Tops" in Powell.

Van's favorite pastimes were fishing, hunting, gardening and his greenhouse. But most of all he enjoyed sitting around just visiting and teasing. He had a special knack of adding a lot of color to his stories. He will be missed.
Van is survived by his wife, Dianna (Dee) Holscher and a son, Kyle, from a previous marriage, and several nieces and nephews.

A gathering of friends and family for Van Holscher will be held from noon to 3 p.m., at the Osage Community Center on Sunday, April 27. Black Hills Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Sturgis have been entrusted with arrangements.

April 17, 2008 8:38 am

Leonard D. Green

(Jan. 17, 1937 - April 17, 2008)

Leonard D. Green, 71, of Lovell died Thursday, April 17 in Las Vegas, Nev.

He was born in Lovell on Jan. 17, 1937, to T.G. and Eva Green. He attended Lovell schools and graduated from Lovell High School in 1955. He attended Sheridan College.

He married Judy Givenrod of Cowley on Aug. 29, 1958.

Leonard worked as a sales representative in Montana and Wyoming before returning to Lovell in 1974. He and Judy owned and operated Cowboy Contractors from 1976 until their retirement.

Leonard enjoyed golfing and attending Lovell High School sporting events, especially watching the Lovell Lady Bulldogs. He was a fisherman and served at the Lovell Mustang Days barbecue where he could visit with people. He was a past member of the Powell Country Club, a member of the Foster Gulch Golf Course, and the Associated General Contractors. He was a referee and coach for Little League baseball, a bowler, and delivered meals at the North Big Horn Senior Center in Lovell. He wintered in Arizona and Nevada and enjoyed his trips there.

Leonard is survived by his wife, Judy, of Lovell; sons Steve (Cheryl) Green and Brian (Susan) Green of Lovell; his mother, Eva Asay and stepfather Orvin Asay of Lovell; grandchildren Casey Green of Laramie, T.J. (Tawni) Green of Lovell and Kayla, Stephanie and Beau Green of Lovell; great-grandchildren Chelsi and Kade Green of Lovell; brother Dennis (Jean) Green of Casper; sisters Diane (Gary) Ley of Powell and Geraldine (Tim) Townsend of Cowley; stepbrother Scott (Vicky) Asay of Lovell; stepsister Janice Ellis of Cowley, and numerous nieces and nephews.

Funeral services will be held Thursday, April 24 at 11 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Later-day Saints in Lovell with viewing/visitation one hour prior to services. Burial will be at the Lovell Cemetery under the direction of Haskell Funeral Home.

April 12, 2008 8:35 am

James Lee Moore

(April 1, 1961 - April 11, 2008)

James L. Moore, 47, Worland, died suddenly Friday, April 11 from cardiac complications.

He was born April 1, 1961 in Dickinson, N.D., to Jesse J. and Marlene A. (Martin) Moore.The family moved to Worland in 1964.He attended parochial school until fifth grade at St Mary Magdalen's Catholic School and went on to graduate from Worland High School in 1979.

James played football in high school and drove school bus for three years.When he received a scholarship to Snow College to play football, he played for the Badgers for two years and worked on his welding degree, which he received in 1981.
He came back to Worland where he worked in the oil fields for Leonard Pierce and Exeter Oil Company.He also worked for LK trucking and in 1987 he started 3 J's Welding with his father and brother Jay. In 2003, he purchased Goose's Liquor and was also a part owner of the Big Horn Bar in Ten Sleep.

He married Patricia Smith in 1985, and to this union were born two children, Danielle and Travis.They were later divorced.
He was a member of the Elks Lodge, the American Legion, and the local chapter of the API.
James met Dru in 2003 and they were later married on Oct 8, 2005, in Worland where they have resided until the time of his death.

His passion was his work. It was his driving force. In the past few years he has branched out into farming, raising horses at the Iron Rose Ranch.

James enjoyed snowmobiling, being in the mountains and at the cabin.He loved to travel and to play golf.Whether it was having a backyard barbecue for friends and family or walking on the beach or 4-wheeling out in the badlands, James was always in his element. He was the “king of raffle tickets,” supporting many local organizations in the community. He loved his “toys” and had a great sense of humor.He also had a great love for his dog, Jake II.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, four uncles and three aunts.

Survivors include his wife, Dru Bower-Moore of Worland; son, Travis Moore of Sheridan; daughter, Danielle (Matt) Earl; parents, Jesse and Marlene Moore; brother, Jay (Kelli) Moore; and a sister Jeralyn (Dan) Frederick, all of Worland. He is also survived by grandchildren Jaden Earl and Rylee Nicole Moore, and numerous aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
Funeral services were Wednesday, April 16 at St. Mary Magdalen's Catholic Church in Worland with Father Jim Heiser officiating.

Memorials may be made to the James Moore Memorial for a fund to be named at a later date in care of Bryant Funeral Home, PO Box 524, Worland, WY 82401.

April 11, 2008 8:33 am

MelRee Jensen Krivanec

(Aug. 24, 1932 - April 10, 2008)

MelRee Krivanec of Smithville, Utah, died peacefully at home Thursday, April 10 with her family at her side after a courageous battle with cancer. She was 75.

She was was born Aug. 24, 1932, in Centerfield, Utah to Aaron W. and Ethel Rust Jensen. MelRee and her sister Clarel grew up during the great depression in Sanpete County.

MelRee married Frank Lewis Krivanec Jr.on Nov. 24, 1956. The marriage was later solemnized and the family sealed in the Idaho Falls Temple. Frank passed away in a boating accident in 1973, leaving MelRee to raise a young family on her own as she resided in Powell and Bountiful Utah. She succeeded in raising three sons and a daughter who all attended college and served L.D.S. missions.

She attended Northwest College and the University of Utah where she studied Medical Technology. She worked and consulted for such companies as MRC-Microbiological Research Corporation in Bountiful, Utah and MEDTOX Diagnostics in Burlington, N.C., where she was vice president of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Assurance.
MelRee has helped support missionaries serving all around the world. She has deeply touched many lives with her service in the church and community.

She was an avid reader and a wonderful cook. She loved music, art, her dogs, travel, and the beauty of the outdoors. She was generous and always concerned for those around her.

MelRee courageously fought cancer while never complaining. She kept her sense of humor and concern for the welfare of others.

MelRee was preceded in death by her husband Frank and three sons, Robert, Michael and Clair. She will be missed by her surviving children and family: Karl (Christie) Krivanec, David (Denice) Krivanec and Cindy Krivanec, all of Bountiful, Utah, and Ken (Kay) Krivanec of Snoqualmie, Wash.; her 12 grandchildren and one great grandchild; and her sister, Clarel Amtoft ofCenterfield. Services will be held Saturday, April 19 at the Smithfield, Utah 18thWard chapel. Visitors are welcome at 9:30 a.m. Funeral services will start at 10:30 a.m.

Interment will be at the Bountiful Cemetery.

April 10, 2008 8:28 am

Ruby Haworth Winter

(March 21, 1921 - April 9, 2008)

Ruby Haworth Winter, 87, Powell, died Wednesday, April 9 at North Big Horn Hospital in Lovell.

She was born March 21, 1921, in Alamosa, Colo., to Jerry and Anna Gullion. Her family came from Nebraska in 1926 and homesteaded at Whistle Creek. In 1938, she married James G. Haworth. Of this union, six children were born.
The family lived in Elk Basin, Powell and Basin. James Haworth died in 1977.

Ruth spent many years working for the nursing home in Basin until her retirement in 1981, when she married Kenneth Winter of Powell. They spent 14 years living between Powell and Yuma, Ariz. She loved playing golf and playing bingo. In 1995, Kenneth Winter died. Ruby resided at the Absaroka Assisted Living facility in Cody until her death.

Survivors include six daughters, Elizabeth (Paul) Rodriguez of Powell, Rowena (Paul) Barr of Soldotna, Alas., Mary (Tom) Watts of Powell, Vera (Howard) Brandstetter of Chugach, Alas., Janet McGlothlin of Gillette and Phyllis (Mike) Baker of Thermpolis; one son, Jim (Beth) Haworth of Powell; one sister, Pearl (Alex) Kraft of Billings, Mont.; one brother, Leonard (Estelle) Gullion of Basin; 23 grandchildren, 30 great-grandchildren, 26 great-great grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents, two husbands and four brothers.

Memorial services were conducted at the Church of Christ in Powell Monday, April 14 with Jerry Lanchbury officiating. Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home.

April 09, 2008 8:27 am

Murtis Stemplinger

(Nov. 5, 1912 - April 8, 2008)

Murtis Stemplinger, 95, died Tuesday, April 8 in Powell.

She was born Nov. 5, 1912, in Mississippi to Eugene and Nellie (Ledbetter) Prestage. She completed high school and married Calvin (Jack) Crocker in Tremont, Miss., on March 2, 1929. She later married Joe Stemplinger.
She was a member of the Southern Baptist Church and enjoyed sewing, needlework and gardening. She was also a member of the Eagles.

In Powell, she was known for her long tenure as a cook at Hansel & Gretel's restaurant. She worked at H&G's for 28 years until her retirement at the age of 90.

Survivors include a son, Willie Crocker, of Aneta, N.D.; a daughter, Polly Buchanan (Donald) of Powell; six grandchildren, Mike Crocker of Hillsboro, N.D., Jim Gunderson of Houston, Texas, Phyllis Rinehart of Villa Grove, Ill., Kathy Lind of Grand Forks, N.D., and Jo Aslakson of Aneta, N.D.; eight great-grandchildren, Bobby Rinehart and Michelle of Villa Grove, Ill., Skylar Aslakson and Cassidy of Aneta, N.D., Nick Crocker and Corey of Hillsboro, N.D., Ashley Lind of Grand Forks, N.D., and Mandy Knickerbocker; and great-great grandson, Donald Everet Alan Knickerbocker of Powell.

She was preceded in death by husband Joe Stemplinger and a grandson, Al Gunderson.

Funeral services will be Tuesday, April 15 at 10 a.m. at the Southern Baptist Church, with Billy Greaham officiating. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home.

April 08, 2008 8:26 am

Harry D. Cohn

(Aug. 28, 1927 - April 6, 2008)

Harry D. Cohn of Powell, 80, died Sunday, April 6 at Powell Valley Hospital of natural causes.
He was born to Pearl and Hanley Cohn on Aug. 28, 1927. His father died when Harry was a young boy, and thereafter David Madison was his loving provider.

While living in Sheridan, Harry met and married Jane L. Cline. They raised two daughters together.
Harry worked for the Soil Conservation Service as an assistant engineer for 35 years. He was transferred to Powell with SCS in 1970.

Harry was a faithful member of Jehovah Witnesses through most of his adult life. He provided loving care for years while serving as an elder in the Sheridan and Powell areas.

He loved the outdoors and playing golf. His love for carpentry and creating his handiwork is found in the homes of many family members.

Survivors include his loving wife of 59 years, Jane; two daughters, Barbara and Deborah; 10 grandchildren, 14 great-grandchildren and one great-great grandchild.

Memorial services will be conducted at Kingdom Hall of Jehovah Witnesses, 1202 29th St., Cody, on Friday, April 11 at 3 p.m. Thompson Funeral Home is assisting the family.

April 06, 2008 8:25 am

Carl Mittlieder

(Oct. 29, 1919 - April 5, 2008)

Carl Mittlieder, 88, of Powell, died peacefully Saturday, April 5 at Powell Valley Care Center of natural causes.
He was born Oct. 29, 1919, to Jacob and Caroline (Rebe) Mittlieder in Bowdle, S.D. The family moved to Circle, Mont., when he was a young child.

He proudly served his country in the U.S. Army from 1942 to 1946 during World War II and returned to Circle, Mont. upon his discharge.

On Aug. 17, 1946, he married Joyce Blanche Dobson in Glendive, Mont., and worked for Consolidated Freghtways and in carpentry until moving to Powell in 1966.

He continued as a carpenter and became a master craftsman, enjoying woodworking to its fullest. His family is blessed with many pieces of his work to remember him by.
He most enjoyed working at Mooncrest Ranch north of Cody up to retirement. Carl also enjoyed fishing, the outdoors, gardening and the family and friends who will miss him.

Survivors include his wife of 61 years, Joyce Mittlieder of Powell; five sons, Clinton Mittlieder of Terry, Mont., Clayton Mittlieder of Burton, Mich., Wayland Mittlieder of Cody, Duane Mittlieder of Cody and Clifton Mittlieder of Billings, Mont.; three daughters, Carla Everling of Colorado Springs, Colo., Yvonne Montgomery of Powell and Pamela Karr of Worland; 14 grandchildren and 16 great-grandchildren; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, six brothers and three sisters.

A celebration of life, funeral and informal gathering will be Wednesday, April 9 at 2 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home in Powell, with interment of cremated remains at Powell's Crown Hill Cemetery.

April 05, 2008 8:23 am

Keith Whitney Scott

(April 21, 1949 - April 21, 2007)

After a short illness, Keith Scott died suddenly Saturday, April 21 at his Powell home on his 58th birthday.

He was born in Powell on April 21, 1949, son of Melvin and Jody Scott. He attended Powell schools and graduated from Powell High School in 1967. He attended Northwest College and graduated in 1969, then attended the University of Wyoming and Montana State University before returning to Powell to farm and raise cattle on Mantua Farms northeast of town.

The love of his life were his Shorthorn cattle. He enjoyed showing, selling and talking “good” cattle. He has been a director of the American Shorthorn Association and has attended and shown cattle at most major shows. He cherished and phoned often good friends in the industry all over the United States and abroad.

He was also a past director of the Deaver Irrigation District.

Survivors include his father, Melvin (Mary) Scott of Powell; sister, Kathy Scott of Portland, Ore.; brother, Steve (Marian) Scott of Powell; nephew, Zachary Scott-Singley of Tampa, Fla.; nieces, Ingrid Scott of Portland, Ore., Misty and Cassie Scott of Powell; and his dog, “Koda.”

The family is comforted in the belief that the Lord most have needed a “cattleman” to attend his Red, White and Roans.
A Keith Scott Memorial fund has been established at Shoshone First Bank in Powell.

Viewing will be Wednesday, April 25 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home. Visitation at the funeral home will be from 10 to 10:45 a.m. Thursday, with funeral services set at 11 a.m. at the Union Presbyterian Church.

April 21, 2007 8:22 am

Jeffrey D. Bigelow

(Nov. 17, 1952 - April 20, 2007)

Jeff Bigelow, 54, died at his Cheyenne home Friday, Aprll 20.

He was born Nov. 17, 1952, in Lusk to Warren L. and Dorothy (Dottie) Bigelow.

Jeff graduated from Laramie High School in 1971. He enlisted in the U.S. Navy and served as a Radioman on a destroyer during the Vietnam conflict. He married his high school sweetheart, Cindy Pilnacek, in Laramie on Aug. 7, 1973.
He worked as a Union Pacific Railroad conductor for 32 years. He was a member of the United Transportation Union, BR &CF, Elks Lodge #660, and the American Legion Post 6. He coached youth soccer and baseball.

Jeff loved his family, cooking, sports and NASCAR. He also cherished hosting family gatherings.

Survivors include his wife, Cindy; daughter, Bonnie Clair and two sons, Kevin Robert and Ryan Jeffrey (Kim), all of Cheyenne; his mother, Dottie of Powell; three brothers and their wives, Jim and Becky and Jay and Debra of Cheyenne and Jerry and Robin of Encampment; his sister, Sandi Fulton and husband Phil of Powell; aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
His father, Warren L. Bigelow, and his grandparents, Del and Dorcas Bigelow, and Henry and Emma Ostiguy, preceded him in death.

A celebration of Jeff's life will be held Thursday, Aprll 26 at 11 a.m. at the First Presbyterian Church in Cheyenne. Cremation has taken place.

Donations to the Disabled American Veterans or the Davis Hospice Center, Cheyenne, would be appreciated by the family.