Obituaries

Jeanette Rapstad, who taught us all not only how to battle cancer with laughter and an indomitable spirit, but conquer life with the same attitude, lost her eight-year battle on Saturday, December 10.

Colleen Kay Benedickt, Sheridan, Wyoming, left to be with her creator on December 9, 2011. She was with her family at home in the days and hours before her final journey.

Colleen was born in Alliance, Nebraska on December 20, 1945 to Edson and Mildred Wilcox.

David "Benito" Martinez, 90, of Sheridan, passed away on Sunday, December 11, 2011 at Sheridan Memorial Hospital.

Online condolences may be written at www.kanefuneral.com.

Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Marcia Ann (Whitney) Nicks, 69, of Sheridan, formerly of Torrington, WY, passed away on December 10, 2011 at home with her family.

Graveside funeral services for Lynn Fostmeier, 90 year old Buffalo man who passed away early Saturday morning at the Johnson County Health Care Center following a short illness, will be held Friday December 16th at 1:00 in the Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Casper with Reverend Debbie Cato officiating. Visitation will be held from the Adams Funeral Home Chapel in Buffalo on Thursday from 1:00 p.m.

George Irwin Smith, 92, of Billings, MT, passed away on Tuesday, December 7, 2011 at the V.A. Medical Center Mountain View Living Center.

Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements

Barbara Ann Fauth, 67, of Ranchester passed away on Friday, December 2, 2011, at her residence surrounded by her family and friends.

Barbara was born on July 24, 1944, in Pittsburgh, PA, to parents Anthony and Eunice (Bailey) Buechel.

She married Frank Joseph Fauth in1966 in Pittsburgh, PA.

Hugh Theodore Bird, 86, of Sheridan, WY died Sunday, December 4, 2011, in Sheridan Manor.

Gary Neil Benson, 71, gently passed away at his home in Sheridan, WY on Saturday, December 3, 2011 surrounded by his loving family.

Born in Laramie, WY on July 25, 1940, he was the youngest of four children born to Irma L. (Marsh) and Charles Wesley Benson.

Charles N. Fisher, 89, of Sheridan passed away at the Sheridan Manor on Sunday, December 4, 2011.

Online condolences may be written at www.kanefuneral.com.

Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

George Hunter, 87, of Gillette, passed away in Gillette on Saturday December 3, 2011.

Online condolences may be written at www.kanefuneral.com.

Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Funeral services for Steve Thom, a 65 year old Buffalo man who passed away at his home west of Buffalo, will be held Friday, December 9th at 10:00 a.m. at the Adams Funeral Home Chapel in Buffalo with Reverend Dr. Bob Miller officiating. Interment will be in Willow Grove Cemetery with graveside rites to follow the funeral. Donations in Mr.

Barbara Ann Fauth, 67, of Ranchester passed away on Friday, December 2, 2011 at her residence.

Memorial Services for Barbara will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, December 12, 2011 at St. Edmund’s Catholic Church in Ranchester with Fr. Ron Stolcis officiating. A reception will be held at the Ranchester Community Center following the service.

Christina Anne Murphy
November 7, 1962 — Nov. 30, 2011

Sheridan resident Christina Anne (Garber) Murphy, 49, died Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2011, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital of complications related to liver disease.

Christy was born Nov. 7, 1962, in Sheridan to Deborah (Hosford)?and Richard Garber.

Barbara Ann Fauth, 67, of Ranchester passed away on Friday, December 2, 2011 at her residence.

Services for Barbara are pending at this time.

Online condolences may be written at www.kanefuneral.com.

Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.