Funeral services for Annie George Straight, 60 year old Clearmont woman who passed away suddenly Thursday evening in Clearmont, will be held Wednesday October 27th at 2:00 p.m. in the Clearmont Recreation Center, which is the old school gymnasium in Clearmont, Wyoming with Bob Moore officiating. Visitation will be held on Tuesday from 1:00 until 9:00 p.m. from the Adams Funeral Home in Buffalo. Burial will be in the Clearmont Cemetery with graveside services to follow the funeral. Donations in Annie’s memory may be made to the Barbara Davis Center for Juvenile Diabetes in care of the Adams Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo.
Beverly Ann Straight was born on October 31, 1949 in Buffalo, Wyoming to Jimmy and Dollie George. She grew up and went to school in Buffalo and attended Johnson County High School. After high school she attended college for one year. She was married on June 13th, 1969 in Buffalo to Mickey Straight and they went to Alaska in the early 1970’s where Mickey worked on the North Slope and Annie ran the Gunsight Mountain Lodge. After three years in Alaska they returned to Sheridan where Annie worked at the Palace Café. In 1978 they moved to Ucross and in 1991 they purchased the Ranger Bar and Café which they operated until 1994. They then started Center Line Traffic Control which they operated until 1999. Mickey passed away in December of 1999 and Annie continued living in Clearmont. She opened the Blue Moon Diner and later owned the Red Dog Saloon which she operated until 2008. Ill health forced her to retire and she continued living in Clearmont until the time of her death.
She was a member of the Clearmont Women’s Club, a past town council member, a past member of the Clearmont Historical Rock School House Committee, she taught pre- school in the Clearmont Library and enjoyed embroidering, American Indian History, reading, fishing and sewing. She loved spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren and her nieces and nephews.
She is survived by one daughter Leslie George of Clearmont; two step-daughters, Kelly Wandler and Shelly Rathai both of Gillette; one brother Patrick George and his wife Janice of Sheridan; four sisters, Ginger Horton of Sheridan, Nellie George, Ruth Martinez and her husband Larry of Rock Springs and Tammie Jo George of Sheridan; one son-in-law Robert Shockey of Alpine, Wyoming; seven grandchildren including Misty Dawn George, Nicholas Jay Shockey and Nathaniel James Shockey and one great grand daughter Halle Christine Farris. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, three brothers, one sister and one niece.