Obituaries

Sandra Jean Destefano (Sandy), 63, passed away suddenly on Saturday, January 14, 2017, following a brief illness. Sandy was born May 7, 1953, in Sheridan, Wyoming, to Alfred and Elsie Destefano. She attended Sheridan schools and graduated from Sheridan High School in 1971.

Charles William Popovich, 93, of Sheridan, passed away Thursday, January 12, 2017 at Sheridan Manor. He was born in Klein, Montana on August 11, 1923 to Eli and Mary (Lebert) Popovich. Eli & Mary immigrated from Croatia and Eli worked in the coal mines of Montana, later purchasing a small farm in the area.

Janet E. Shepherd, 70, of Big Horn, passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at her residence.

Visitation will be from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, January 17, 2017 at Kane Funeral Home. The Funeral Service will be at 11:00 am on Wednesday, January 18, 2017, at the Big Horn Community Church with Pastor Sherman Weberg officiating. A reception will follow at the church.

Maria Elena Hoeck, 91, of Sheridan, passed away on Friday, January 13, 2017, at the Sheridan Memorial Hospital with her family by her side. She was born October 9, 1925, to Francisco and Estefania (Diaz) Chavez in Los Angeles, CA, and she attended schools there. Maria Elena married Charles E. Thomas on July 12, 1944, after he served our country in the Marines.

Geraldine Berckmoes, 77, of Wright, WY, passed away on Thursday, January 12, 2017, at the Campbell County Hospital.

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

Memorial services for Gregg Harris, 60 year old former Greybull, Wyoming resident, who passed away December 27th at his home in Tucson, Arizona, will be held in Tucson. A private family interment will be held next summer in the Willow Grove Cemetery in Buffalo, Wyoming. Gregg was the son of Sara Harris of Buffalo and the sister of Sherrill Maddox of Casper.

Bernard “Barney” Ross, 83, of Sheridan, passed away on Monday, January 9, 2017, at the Mountain View Living Center at the VA Hospital.

A memorial service will be 11 AM, Saturday, January 14, 2017, at Kane Funeral Home with Doug Goodwin officiating. A reception will follow in the Kane Reception Hall.

Memorials may be made to the VA Homeless Shelter, 1898 Fort Road, Sheridan, WY 82801.

Patricia “Patty” Lou Zeiser, 63, of Sheridan, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, January 11, 2017, in St. Vincent's Hospital in Billings, MT, with her family at her side.

Michael Woodley, 30, of Sheridan, passed away on Monday, January 9, 2017 at his residence.

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

Rosemary E. Brouwer, 97, of Sheridan, passed away Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at Sheridan Manor. She was born May 28, 1919 in Omaha, Nebraska to Calvin and Kate (Field) Emmett. Rosemary graduated from North High School in Omaha and the University of Nebraska with a B.A. degree in 1940. She also, attended the University of Chicago for further studies in 1942.

Bernard “Barney” Ross, 83, of Sheridan, passed away on Monday, January 9, 2017, at the Mountain View Living Center at the VA Hospital.

Barney was born on July 15, 1933, in Hastings, NE, to Ruby (Harlow) and William Ross. He was married to Irene (Callahan) Ross.

Margaret Anne “Peggy” Kethman, 88, of Sheridan, passed away on Saturday, January 7, 2017, at her son's residence. Peggy was born December 29, 1928, in Big Horn, WY, to Catherine (Nourse) and John Mills. She was married to Clarence Dewey Kethman.

Wyoming native Patrick Robert Corley of Sheridan, Wyoming passed away December 17, 2016, after a nine month battle with bile duct cancer.

A Celebration of Life will be held at the Kalif Shrine, 145 W. Loucks St., Sheridan, WY on Friday, January 13, 2017 from 4:00 to 7:00 pm.

Janet E. Shepherd, 70, of Big Horn, passed away on Tuesday, January 3, 2017, at her residence.

Janet was born on August 25, 1946, to parents LeRoy and Florence (Bunse) Schindler in St. Joseph, MO. She married Lewis Shepherd on June 20, 1968 in Kansas City, MO. She graduated from William Jewell College in Liberty, MO with honors, Summa Cum Laude in the class of 1968.