Obituaries

Roberts Royce (Bob) Oakes passed away peacefully on May 13, 2016 in Grand Junction, CO. He was born to Bill and Prudence Oakes in Del Norte CO on August 27, 1934. He married Susan Wildermuth on June 6, 1953. Bob and Sue, wife, lifelong companion and businesses partner founded and operated a number of Sheridan WY businesses including Captain Clean.

Maryanna Ballard Bowden, 94, of Sheridan, Wyoming, was taken into the arms of her savior on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, with her daughter Phyllis Bowden, her sister
Beverly Ballard, and her niece Candace Crist by her side.
She passed peacefully at Sheridan Memorial Hospital.

Ira Dakota Knudtson, 22, died on Thursday, April 21st, 2016, in New Richmond, Wisconsin.

A memorial service will be at 11 am, May 21, 2016, at Grace Baptist Church, 1959 E. Brundage Lane, Sheridan, WY 82801. A luncheon will follow at the church. Covered dishes are welcome.

Herman Evans, 78, of Sheridan, passed away on Friday, May 13, 2016, at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital. He was born on April 29, 1938, in Wasioto, Bell County, KY, to Dit and Harriet (McNew) Evans. He moved to Colorado Springs, CO, in his early 20's and worked for the union as a heavy equipment operator for 37 years.

Services for Joel Craig Smith, 63 year old Buffalo resident who passed away at his home, will be held Tuesday, May 17th at the Triple Three Ranch located at 333 French Creek Road, Buffalo, WY. Visitation will begin at 4:00 P.M. at the ranch and a ceremony will follow at 5:00 P.M.

Funeral services for Sue Morse, 61 year old Kaycee resident who passed away Wednesday, May 12, 2016, at the Johnson County Memorial Hospital, will be held Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 2:00 p.m., from Harold Jarrard Park with Reverend Danny Davis officiating. Interment will be in Kaycee Cemetery with graveside services to follow the funeral. Visitation will be held on Monday the 16th from 1:00 p.m.

Elaine (Blakeman) Cole passed away on May 10, 2016 in Sheridan, WY.

Eugene “Chink” White, 90, of Sheridan, passed away on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at the Sheridan Manor. He was born on July 12, 1925, in Big Horn, WY to parents Tom and Clara (Hepp) White. After serving in the Army from 1945 – 1947, he married Pokey Janich on March 6, 1953.

Robert James Axlund passed away peacefully on May 10, 2016 after a lengthy illness. He was born in Billings, MT in 1950. He graduated from Natrona County High School. He went on to Rocky Mountain College where he received a bachelor’s in Business. He returned to Wyoming and joined the Air National Guard in Cheyenne.

Joshua Maurice Davis, 28, of Sheridan, passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at his residence.

Services will be held at 2:00 on Wednesday, May 11, 2016, at the Yellowstone National Cemetery with Military Honors in Laurel.

Online condolences may be written at www.kanefuneral.com.
Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

Ronald Jay Sorenson, beloved father, grandfather and friend passed away May 1, 2016, at his home in Winnemucca, NV. He was born October 8, 1961, in Newcastle WY, to Clifford and Helen (Rihanek) Sorenson. He married the love of his life Patricia (Patsy) Diane Trujillo on May 27, 1982.

Mildred Mary McAllister Briggs was born in Moorcroft, WY on December 22, 1913 and passed away in Idaho, March 27, 2016 at the age of 102. She passed peacefully Easter Sunday, surrounded by family.

Joshua M. Davis, 28, of Sheridan, passed away on Tuesday, May 3, 2016, at his residence.

Online condolences may be written at www.kanefuneral.com.
Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

Esther Rose Kawulok, 84, of Sheridan, passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at her residence.

Esther was born October 1, 1931, in Mosby, MT to Easton and Mary (Pribble) Rowton. She grew up on a farm and attended grades one through six at a country school. She attended Junior and Senior High School in Jordan, MT.

Charles C. Guilford, Jr., 80, of Sheridan, passed away on Wednesday, May 4, 2016, at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital. He was born on April 27, 1936, in Newburyport, MA, to Charles C. and Elinor (Cole) Guilford, Sr.

Charlie served in the US Coast Guard. He married Elaine Chase on January 18, 1957, in Buxton, ME.