Katherine Mary Scheeler Most


(Feb. 12, 2001)

A Christian Wake Service will be held Monday evening, Feb. 19 at 7 p.m. at St. Barbara's Catholic Church for Katherine Mary Scheeler Most, 92, who died Monday, Feb. 12 at the Powell Hospital.

Rite of the Christian Burial will be celebrated by Father Tom Ogg at 10 a.m. Tuesday at St. Barbara's. Interment will be at Riverside Cemetery in Cody.

She was born Oct. 14, 1908, in Semenovka, Russia, the third child of Katherine and Peter Scheeler. When she was 5 years old, she traveled with her mother and four siblings- Julia, George, John and babie Annie -across the Atlantic Ocean to join their father in Dickinson, N.D.

She attended a Catholic grade school where the nuns taught her to crochet with string. Through the years, her children, grandchildren and friends were recipients of her beautiful afghans.

In 1918, the family moved to Lovell to work in the area sugar beet fields.

She married George Spomer on Sept. 6, 1930. Six children were born to this union. They were divorced, and she and her children moved to Cody in February of 1944.

After being a single parent for many years, she married Roy Most on Nov. 20, 1956, in Red Lodge, Mont. She accompanied her husband for 35 years as he worked road construction. This enabled her to fish the rivers and streams all over Wyoming and Montana. Her friend and neighbor for 30 years, Francis Smith, always enjoyed being supplied with fresh trout. She especially enjoyed fishing with her son Ron on Buffalo Bill Reservoir.

The children acknowledge, "Our mother never met a stranger, and many of her friends she made while fishing. Her family and friends were always her first concern."

She was a member of the Eagles Auxiliary and the Rebekah Olive Branch Lodge.

Survivors include her daughters and sons-in-law, Arlene and Harland Goodchild of Powell, Lydia and Dick Moore of Powell, and Sharon and Vernon Riley of Cody; her son and daughter-in-law, Ron and Nancy Spomer of Cody; 15 grandchildren and 31 great-grandchildren; her sisters and brothers-in-law, Pauline and Emanuel Langolf of Port Huron, Mich., and Helen and Floyd Wicks of Riverton; and sisters-in-law Marie Scheeler of Lovell and Kate Spomer of Powell.

She was preceded in death by two sons; her husband Roy; her parents; nine sisters and seven brothers. Memorial donations may be made to the Kefar Shrine Travel Fund in care of Bill Locker, 514 Lane 11.5, Powell, or a charity of choice.