Norma Lee Elliott, 84, of Sheridan died June 13, 2011 in Sheridan. Cremation has taken place. Private memorial services will be conducted at a later date. Arrangements are with Kane Funeral Home.
She was born February 15, 1927 in Bartley, Nebraska, the daughter of Elsie (Butherus) Davis and Ed Davis. She spent her early childhood years on her family’s homestead in Bartley. The family then moved to the Cow Creek Ranch in Encampment, Wyoming. She attended school in Saratoga, Wyoming and graduated from Platte Valley High School in Saratoga in 1944. In the summers during her high school years she worked at the A Bar A dude ranch. After high school she moved to Rawlins, Wyoming where she worked for the County Extension Agent. On September 2, 1946 she married Allen Ward Elliott. Together they worked and raised their family on the Flying Diamond Ranch near Encampment, Wyoming. She moved to Sheridan, Wyoming in 1974. In Sheridan she worked at Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County until retiring in 1994.
She was a very special person, so loved by all who knew her. She was always cheerful and enjoyed reading, playing games and travelling with friends and family.
Survivors include two daughters, Cheryl Barker and Kathy Riggs (Dan) of Sheridan; Her nephew Larry Elliott (Susan) of Albuquerque, New Mexico; four grandchildren; four great grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
In addition to her parents she was preceded in death by her son, Gary Lee Elliott; and her sister, Patricia Peterson.
Her family wishes to express their gratitude to the caring staff at Westview Heath Care Center for the loving care she received over the past few years. Those who choose a career of caring for the elderly are to be loved and admired.
Memorials may be made to The Dog and Cat Shelter 84 E. Ridge Road, Sheridan, WY 82801.
Online condolences may be written at www.kanefuneral.com.