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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.

April 02, 2004 6:16 am

Sarepta Darlene Asay

(Sept. 16, 1951 - 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.

She was born Sept. 16, 1951, in Lovell to Keith and Betty Asay. She attended grade school and high school in Powell.
For many years, she worked as a truck dispatcher.

She enjoyed spending time with her nieces and nephews. She loved being in the mountains.
Her hobbies included painting, sewing, crocheting and reading. She had a love of animals, especially her cats.
Survivors include her daughter, Yvonne Lee Kidd and husband Larry of Powell; her mother, Elizabeth Asay of Powell; her four siblings, Gary Asay (Lorna) of Powell, Doc Asay (Cathy) of Casper, Saralee Asay (Richard) of Powell and Mike Asay (Cathy) of Cody; and her nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her father, Keith Asay, and her grandparents.

Cremation has taken place. For those who wish, the family would appreciate memorial donations to Caring for Powell Animals.

April 29, 2004 6:15 am

James Neal Large

(March 6, 1922 - 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.

He was born March 6, 1922, in Birmingham, Ala., son of William Jefferson Large and Mabel Leigh (English) Large. He served in the U.S. Navy during World War II and married Janet Ruth Dunson in Traverse City, Mich., on Aug. 6, 1944.
He was an educator by profession, earning a master's degree in education. He served as superintendent of schools at Encampment, Lingle and then Powell. Previous to his appointment as superintendent at Powell, he was principal at Cheyenne Central High School. He became a principal again in two Alaskan schools after leaving Powell.

He and his wife Janet retired in Fraser Lake, British Columbia, Canada, in 1987. After her death, he returned to Powell. He enjoyed golf, fishing, smoking game animals and local activism. At one time, he was a founding team member of the Denver Nuggets basketball organization. He was also a founding member of the National Edujcation Association and a fervent supporter of men's and women's athletics. He spent his later years enjoying his family and friends and smoking game/fish meats. Survivors include two sons, James R. Large (Flora Isabel) of Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico, and Timothy Large (Janet) of Powell; one daugher, Pamela A. Large of Bellingham, Wash.; two brothers, Bill Large and Jack Large (Hazel); a sister, Helen Nelson; five grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Janet. Pastor David Hunter officiated at services and burial in Crown Hill Cemetery. Pallbearers at the funeral were Matt Elliott, Don Adams, Butch Hanson, Pam Large, Chris Large and John DeVoss. Honorary pallbearers included Lloyd Snider, Mert Rustad, Sherb Blake, Harold Robirds, Luther Sparks, Willard Large and Don Moewes. For those who wish, the family would appreciate memorials to Rocky Mountain Cancer Center, Cody and Billings. Miratsky-Easton Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

April 28, 2004 6:14 am

Robert E. Harvey

(Dec. 15, 1925 - 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.

He was born Dec. 15, 1925, in Denver. He grew up living in various oil camps, but settled in Powell in 1938 with his family. He attended school in Elk Basin and fondly remembered working and living with his uncles and hauling timber in the Big Horns when he was 14. He served in the Army Air Corps during WWII. Upon discharge, he worked for Stanolind Oil & Gas and returned home to the woman he loved. Bob married Lucy Arlene Linn on Sept. 12, 1946, and together they had six children. He began working at Dicks' Well Service in 1957, where he worked for 32 years. He retired in 1990, but it didn't suit, so he went to work for Axelson and enjoyed this change of work. He was an avid craftsman, who enjoyed woodworking and "making sawdust." His greatest joy came from being around the people he loved. He enriched the lives of his friends and family through his playful jesting and genuine love.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Helen Cora Hibler Harvey; and his father, Rolland Albert Harvey; daughter Janet Lavonne Harvey; brothers Rex Laverne Harvey, Rolland Elvin Harvey, George Raymond Harvey and sister Donna Lee Johnson. He is survived by his wife, Lucy; son Tim Harvey of Powell; son Bill Harvey of Louisville, Ky.; son Jim Harvey and wife Debra of Casper; daughter Helen Crain and husband Bob of Pampa, Texas; daughter Tammy Schalla and husband Rob of Bridger, Mont.; sister Edna Daugherty and husband Carl of Powell, eight grandchildren, one great grandchild and many nieces and nephews.

Bob and his sense of humor were hugely loved and will be greatly missed.

Memorials may be sent to Heart Mountain Disabled American Veterans, Van Fund at the First National Bank in Powell, (307) 754-7208.

April 28, 2004 6:12 am

Wilbur W. Drennen

(April 23, 1919 - 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. He was born April 23, 1919, in Lingle to Lloyd and Mary (West) Drennen.

He graduated from Lingle High School in 1938. From 1940 to 1945, he served with the U.S. Army in the 41st Infantry Division, seeing action in New Guinea and the Philippines. He married A. Lorraine Turner in Douglas in 1945. She preceded him in death. He married Genevieve Newell in Worland in 1967. She also preceded him in death. He joined Mountain Bell Telephone Co. in Douglas in 1952, serving as a lineman on a roving construction crew. In 1954, he became a combination man in Dougas, a service technician with responsibility for home telephone installation and repair. He transferred to Worland in 1967. He retired from Mountain Bell with 25 years of service. He was active in the Elks, American Legion and the Masons. He belonged to Telphone Pioneers of America. He enjoyed playing golf, fishing, spending time with his friends and family and played and coached American Legion Baseball.

Survivors include his daughters, Carol Richendifer and husband Zern of Powell, and Phyllis Johnson and husband Jake of Douglas; stepson, John (Bob) Newell of Renton, Wash.; sisters, Jean Ellsworth of Sun City, Ariz., and Elaine King and husband Jack of Broomfield, Colo.; brother, Albert Drennen and wife Darlin of Denver; six grandchildren and 11 great-grandchjildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; two wives; a brother, Vergil; and a great-grandson, Ryan Turner Jacobs. By his wish, cremation has taken place and burial will be held in the Lingle Cemetery.

Should friends desire, memorials to a charity of choice would be appreciated by the family.

April 26, 2004 6:11 am

Robert W. Randall

(Sept. 2, 1921 - 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.

Pastor Don Derryberry officiated. Burial was in the Masonic #43 section of the Sheridan Municipal Cemetery, with military honors by the John Donald Garbutt Post No. 7 of Sheridan and the Wyoming National Guard.
Mr. Randall was born Sept. 2, 1921, on the family homestead north of Sheridan to Fred and Perle (Hill) Randall.
He grew up in the Sheridan area and graduated from Sheridan High School in 1939. He enlisted in the U.S. Army and was sent to Fort Lewis, Wash. He served in the Philippines and Japan during Word War II and watched the signing of the peace treaty on the U.S. Missouri on Sept. 2, 1945, from the shores of Tokyo Bay.

He returned to Sheridan where he was a carpenter working under the Carpenters Union headquartered in Casper. During his years as a carpenter, he worked for various Sheridan area construction companies, including Nelson Construction and Randall Construction Co. He retired in 1984 and received his 50-year pin with the Carpenters Union.
He married Anna L. Kester Jan. 13, 1946, in Sheridan.

He was a member of First United Methodist Church in Sheridan, Big Horn Mt. Lodge #43, Elks Lodge #520 and the Carpenters Union. He enjoyed working on the apartments he owned in Sheridan, going to his wife's family ranch on Ash Creek to be around the cattle, repairing fence on the ranch, fishing and spending time with his family.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Anna; four brothers and a sister.
Survivors include one son, Gregg Randall of Powell; one daughter, Deborah Sanders of Houston, Texas; and four grandchildren.

For those who wish, memorials to First United Methodist Church, 215 W. Works Street, Sheridan, WY 82801, would be appreciated by the family.