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April 08, 2003 5:27 am

Ruth Edith Seybold

(Dec. 5, 1908 - April 6, 2003)

Ruth Edith Seybold of Issaquah, Wash., formerly of Powell, died Sunday, April 6 at Providence Marianwood in Issaquah. She was 94.

She was born Dec. 5, 1908, in Minidoka, Idaho, daughter of Phineas (Paul) Carary and Sarah (Sadie) Draper. She moved to California in 1915.

On June 24, 1928, she married Donald Wilbur Seybold in Chico, Calif. They lived in Oroville, Calif., until after her husband's death on Nov. 23, 1993.

She worked as a sales clerk for the City of Paris in Oroville. She was a member of the Order of Eastern Star and the "Monday Club." She moved to Powell in 1994 where she became a resident of the Powell Nursing Home. In May of 2000, she moved to Issaquah to be near her family.

Survivors include her son, Donald A. Seybold of Sammamish; one brother, Paul Draper, of Stockton, Calif.; four grandchildren, Mitchel Seybold of Ramsey, Minn., Matt Seybold of Sammamish, Jason Childs of Reno, Nev., and Justin Seybold of Sacramento, Calif.; and four great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her son, Philip W. Seybold, in May of 1998.

A private graveside service will be held in Oroville, Calif.

Family and friends are invited to share memories and sign the family's on-line guest book at www.flintofts.com.

April 06, 2003 5:25 am

Betty Lou Kindler

(Jan. 8, 1918 - April 2, 2003)

Betty Lou Kindler, formerly of Powell, died on April 2, 2003 in Portland, Ore.

Mrs. Kindler was born in Ballantyne, Mont., on Jan. 8, 1918, spent her childhood in Powell with her parents Elisabeth and Harry E. Attebery and graduated from Powell High School in 1935. After high school she went into nurse's training at the University of Minnesota in Ann Arbor.

She obtained her degree in medical technology from North West Institute of Medical Technology in Minneapolis, Minn., in 1937.

She married James Baird Kindler, son of Powell homesteaders Gorge and May Baird Kindler, in 1938.
They spent the early years of their marriage in Washington, D.C., and Alaska, where she worked as a lab and X-ray technician before they finally settled in Portland, Ore., to raise their five children.

In the mid 1970s, she retired, sold her home and returned to Powell to care for her ailing mother, Beth Attebery.
She is survived by her daughter Marilyn Goerrich, of Kuna, Idaho, with whom she lived for the past four years, sons Robert N. Kindler in Hawaii, and C. Steven Kindler in Hungary, six grandchildren and one great grandchild.
She is buried in Park Hill Cemetery in Vancouver, Wash., beside her husband and two sons James E. and George E. Kindler, who preceded her in death.

April 02, 2003 5:24 am

Delores Colleen Clarke

(Jan. 9, 1954 - April 25, 2002)

Funeral services were conducted Monday at the New Life Christian Fellowship Church in Powell for Delores Colleen Clarke, 48, who died Thursday, April 25 at St. Vincent Hospital in Billings.

She was born Jan. 9, 1954, in Worland, daughter of Eldon and Colleen (Seiver) Short.
She was a graduate of Powell High School and attended one year of college. She married Lester Clarke on Aug. 31, 1979, in Casper. In Powell, she operated Dee's Day Care.

She enjoyed needlecraft, reading and genealogy. She served as a Brownie Leader for Troop 256 in Powell.
Survivors include her husband, Lester, of Powell; a daughter, Danielle, of Powell; her parents, Colleen and Eldon Short; her grandmother, Dorthy Short of Worland; four sisters and their husbands, Karen and Bud Boyles of Casper, Valerie and Frank Matiella of Powell, Leslie and James Kallem of Powell and Linda and Ben Davila of Cheyenne; nieces and nephews, Crystal, Cynthia, Dustin, Maggy, Jessica, Eric, Ashley, Vanessa, Jesse and B'Jay; great nieces and nephews, Britany, Alexandra, Joshua, Andrew and Preston; numerous aunts, uncles and cousins; and a special friend, Cherri Siebert.
She was preceded in death by two grandfathers, a grandmother, an aunt and a niece.

Burial was in Crown Hill Cemetery.

Those wishing may make memorial donations to the American Cancer Society, c/o Lillian Hoffman, P.O. Box 638, Cody, WY 82414.

April 25, 2002 5:22 am

Dora Armstrong Sump

(June 15, 1928 - April 25, 2002)

Dora Armstrong Sump, a 66-year resident of the Powell area, died Thursday, April 25 at the Powell Nursing Home. She 92.
She had been a resident of the nursing home for three years. Prior to that, she had resided at Rocky Mountain Manor for 20 years.

She was born in Creston, Nebr., to Emmett and Lydia (Wilder) Armstrong on Aug. 5, 1909, one of 12 children. She married Eric Otto Sump on June 15, 1928.

In 1936, they moved to the Willwood area south of Powell, where they worked for various farmers in the area until moving into town. Mr. Sump died in 1978.

Survivors include three sons, Ron Sump and wife Jeanette of Powell, Bob Sump and wife Loretta of Billings, Mont., and Harold Sump of Las Vegas, Nev.; and many grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Eric; one son, Richard; and all her brothers and sisters.
Cremation has taken place, and interment will be at Powell Crown Hill Cemetery at 2 p.m. today (Tuesday).

For those who wish, the family would appreciate memorials to the Powell Nursing Home.

(Nov. 10, 1915 - April 24, 2002)

A service will be conducted at 10 a.m. today (Tuesday) at First United Methodist Church in Powell for Genevieve (Genny) Helgeson Romine, 86, who died Wednesday, April 24 at Franklin United Methodist Community outside Indianapolis, Ind.
Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery with Powell Veterans Honor Guard according military honors.

She was born Nov. 10, 1915, at Garland, daughter of Charles F. and Eva (Epp) Helgeson. She graduated from Powell High School in 1935 and continued her education in Chicago, Ill., which would lead her to a career in nursing.

She was a graduate of Columbus Hospital School of Nursing in Chicago and went on to receive a bachelor's degree in public health nursing from Loyola University of Chicago and a master's degree in nursing education from Indiana University.
She was a veteran of the U.S. Navy, having served in World War II. She served in New Guinea and Australia doing hospital duty.

She married W.T. Romine on June 17, 1946. He preceded her in death.

She was a Registered Nurse for more than 50 years, retiring in 1974 from Indiana University School of Nursing as an assistant professor of nursing.

She was a member of the Church of the Lakes (Nineveh) and First Methodist Church of Powell, American Legion Post 26 of Powell, and Sigma Theta Tau Honorary Nursing Society. She co-founded the retired Nurses Club of Indianpolis and was a charter member of the Navy Nurse Corps Association. She was a member of the Indiana University Alumni Association and a former member of the Indiana State Nurses Association and the American Nurses Association.

Survivors include a son, Paul C. Romine of Fishers, Ind.; a sister, Helen Harrington of Casper; two grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by a sister, Margaret Helgeson.

Memorial contributions may be made to Indiana University School of Nursing Foundation, 1111 Middle Drive, Room 101, Indianapolis, IN 46202.

April 24, 2002 5:19 am

Edna C. Young

(Aug. 17, 1917 - April 23, 2002)

Edna C. Young, 84, long-time Laramie resident, died with grace and dignity in the arms of her sons Tuesday, April 23 at the home of her eldest son, Floyd E. Young, Jr., in Powell.

She was born Aug. 17, 1917, in Longmont, Colo., daughter of Krestian and Bertha Johnson of Karvel, Colo. She married her long-time sweetheart and lifetime love, Floyd E. Young, Sr., in Greeley, Colo., on Jan. 24, 1936. The couple moved to Laramie in 1939 where her husband worked as a fireman for the Union Pacific Railroad and later as an engineer until his retirement.

She loved going to the prairie and collecting rock and artifacts with her three sons, Floyd, Alvin and Steve. She loved to commune with God on the Wyoming prairies, where she and husband Floyd were friends of local ranchers. She collected barb wire, insulators, antiques of all varieties and many railroad relics of the West. The fence at 703 Gibbon in Laramie is testimony to their love of railroading and their collection of western relics.

Survivors include her sons and their wives, Floyd and Virginia Young of Powell, Alvin and Gaela Young of Cheyenne and Steve and Peg Young of Rigby, Idaho; 12 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren.

An informal memorial service conducted by her sons will be held Friday, May 3 at Montgomery-Striker Chapel in Laramie at 2 p.m. Friends are invited.

April 23, 2002 5:18 am

Donald E. Wheeler

(Feb. 23, 1916 - April 22, 2002)

Graveside services will be conducted today (Thursday) at 1 p.m. at Crown Hill Cemetery for Donald E. Wheeler, 86, who died Monday, April 22 at Powell Valley Hospital.

The Powell Veterans Honor Guard will provide military honors for Mr. Wheeler, a World War II veteran of the U.S. Army.
He was born Feb. 23, 1916, in Pearl, Ill., to Daley and Maggie (Smith) Wheeler. For many years he worked for Pan American Oil Company, later to become Amoco Production Co.

Survivors include his former spouse, Elizabeth Hazelhorst of Powell; two sons, Mike Wheeler of Powell and Donald Wheeler of Arizona; a daughter, Deborah Adams and husband Ken of Washington; two brothers, Forrest (Bud) Wheeler and wife Marge of Powell and Floyd Wheeler of Montana; and two sisters, Georgie Baldwin and husband Dick of Montana and Eileen Harmon and husband Marion of Powell. His parents preceded him in death.

Visitation will be from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Thursday at Miratsky-Easton Funeral Home.

April 22, 2002 5:17 am

George C. McGary

(May 10, 1929 - April 21, 2002)

George C. McGary, 72, died Sunday, April 21 in Powell after a long battle with cancer.

He was born May 10, 1929, on the family homestead near Deaver, the son of Willard and Clara McGary.
In 1947, he married Rosemary Sewald of Sterling, Colo. They made their home in Powell where they raised three children, Wanda Dolan and husband Mike of Cody, George Cole McGary and wife Sherry of Powell and Sandy Lynn of Powell; and five grandchildren, Nick, Breck and Lindsey McGary and Chad and Jody Lynn.

His grandchildren were his pride and joy, and he rarely missed any of their activities.

He was a member of the Masonic Lodge of Powell and recently received his 50-year membership pin.
While visiting with his large, extended family was his favorite way to spend his days, he also liked to hunt and fish and loved his trips into the high mountain passes. Every summer he enjoyed planting a large garden, but his real joy came in giving it all away to anyone who stopped for a visit.

At his request, there will be funeral services.

April 21, 2002 5:16 am

Vera Dunrud

(Jan. 14, 1902 - April 19, 2002)

Services will be held 2 p.m. Wednesday, April 24 at Meeteetse's St. Andrew's Episcopal Church for Vera Dunrud, 100, a long-time Meeteetse resident who died April 19 at West Park Long Term Care Center, where she had lived for 13 years.
The Rev. Patterson Keller will officiate Wednesday's services. Visitation will be Tuesday, April 23 at Ballard Funeral Home in Cody from 6-8 p.m.

Dunrud was born Vera May Stahly Jan. 14, 1902 to Herman and Eura Stahly in Milford, Neb. She grew up there and in Goehner, Neb. After graduating and receiving Normal Training at Milford High School, she taught one year at a country school in the area.

In 1923 she came to Meeteetse to teach third and fourth grades at Meeteetse School. She lived with her sister, Luella Rumler, and her sister's husband, Silas Rumler. Later she boarded with the Curtis Sell family and then lived at the Meeteetse Hotel.

On June 19, 1929, she married Carl M. Dunrud in Billings, Mont. Carl's partner, Elmer Bergquist, and his wife Thelma were married the same day. The two couples continued dude ranching, which Carl and Elmer had begun on the Pitchfork Ranch Timber Creek Dude Ranch. In 1931, the couple purchased Kirwin and land six miles down the river where Carl Dunrud built the Double Dee Dude Ranch. There, Amelia Earhart and her husband, George P. Putnam, were among their guests.
During the war, in 1944, Dunrud taught her own three children and a few others at the Dick Creek School on the Wood River above Meeteetse, while Carl worked at the Larsen Ranch. In 1945, she and her husband purchased the Wolf place on the lower Greybull River. She taught school at Buffalo Basin, beginning in 1949, and then in Meeteetse when the two districts were consolidated. She taught there until her retirement in 1970.

After many hours of education by extension courses and summer school, Dunrud received a Bachelor of Arts degree in education from the University of Wyoming in 1962.

Next to her family, she most loved children and teaching. Teaching school, horseback riding, Saturday night dancing and making friends were, as she put it, "a lark."

She was preceded in death by her parents, brothers Eldon and Kenneth Stahly, sisters Fern Stahly, Luella Rumler and Leone Tolle, a baby daughter, a baby granddaughter, and her husband Carl.

She is survived by her children, Richard (and wife Toni) Dunrud of Evergreen, Colo.; James (and wife Joan) Dunrud of Meeteetse; and Mary D. Webster of Cody; nine grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; four great-great grandchildren; numerous nieces and nephews and a host of friends.

Memorials may be sent to the Meeteetse High School Scholarship Fund, to St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, where Dunrud was a member, or to a charity of the donor's choice.

April 19, 2002 5:15 am

John R. Clark

(Nov. 9, 1938 - April 17, 2002)

John R. Clark of Winnett, Mont., father of a Powell woman, died Wednesday morning, April 17 at Deaconess Clinic in Billings, Mont., of pancreatic cancer. He was 63.

He was born in Red Lodge, Mont., on Nov. 9, 1938, a son to Erwin and Martha Clark. He was raised on the family ranch at Luther and educated in Luther and Red Lodge. Following his graduation from Carbon County High School, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy where he served in the Pacific Theater as a radar man on the USS Hollister. Following his honorable discharge he returned to the family ranch.

He married Georgia Straight on July 25, 1961 in Red Lodge. Together they worked the family ranch. In 1993, they sold their ranch in Luther and started ranching in the Winnett area.

Mr. Clark loved to hunt and fish, but he especially loved to preach.

Survivors include his wife, Georgia; daughter Shannon Baker and her husband Daniel of Powell; three sons; 12 grandchildren and one great-grandchild.

Cremation has taken place, and a Praise the Lord Celebration Service will be held at 1:30 p.m. Monday at the Church of Christ, 10th St. and Alderson Ave. For those who wish, memorials may be made to the Roundup Church of Christ, P.O. Box 805, Roundup, MT 59072 or to Big Sky Hospice, P.O. Box 35033, Billings, MT 59107.