Obituaries

Jimmy Louie, 70, of Sheridan passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at the Sheridan Manor.

John Henry Zowada, 86, of Sheridan passed away on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at the VA Medical Center.

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

Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with the arrangements.

Donald Junior Grimes passed away on December 11, 2011, at the VA Mountain View Living Center in Sheridan, Wyoming. He was 89.

Funeral services for Glenn Sandefur, 39 year old Buffalo man who passed away in Moorcroft, Wyoming, will be held Friday, December 30th at 10:00 a.m. from the Adams Funeral Home Chapel with Brian Jarvis officiating. Inurnment will be in Willow Grove Cemetery with graveside services to follow the funeral.

Helen Matson Olson Swank was born July 7, 1924 to Lyman and Susie Matson in Ferndale, Michigan, one of eleven children. Helen married Forrest Olson on October 17, 1945 in Little Rock, Arkansas. Helen and Forrest had two sons, Donald Olson and Darrell Olson, both of Sheridan, Wyoming.

Funeral service for George Dale “Pete” Garland will be held Friday, December 23, 2011, at 1:00pm from Champion Ferries Funeral Home with the Rev. Don Derryberry officiating. Dale passed away Friday, December 16th in Sheridan County Memorial Hospital due to complications from pneumonia. Viewing will be held Thursday (Dec. 22nd) from 2:00 until 5:00pm at Champion Ferries Funeral Home.

Joy Karen Weaver Sayer Foldenauer, age 70, of Sheridan, Wyoming, passed away on December 17, 2011 at Sheridan County Memorial Hospital. She was surrounded by her loving family and friends.

Joy Foldenaurer, 70, of Sheridan, passed away on Saturday, December 17, 2011 at Sheridan Memorial Hospital.

A Visitation for Joy will be held from 7:00 - 9:00 pm on Wednesday, December 21, 2011 at Kane Funeral Home with Services to be held at 10:00 am on Thursday, December 22, 2011 at Kane Funeral Home with Pastor Bill Davis officiating.

David Robert "Griff" Griffin, 48, of Sheridan passed away at his residence on Monday, December 12, 2011.

David was born on December 17, 1962, to Robert Van and Gloria Owens Griffin in Long

Susan Kay Ricker, 39, of Sheridan passed away on Tuesday, December 13, 2011 at the Billings Clinic.

Susan was born in Laramie, WY on November 24, 1972 to Arthur Couch and Bette Simmons Couch.

Joel Henry Thums, 58, of Sheridan passed away at his residence on Tuesday, December 13, 2011.

Services for Joel are pending at this time.

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 Saturday, December 10, 2011 at home with her family.

Benito Martinez was born on December 13, 1920, in Coyote, New Mexico. He died on December 11, 2011, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital in Sheridan, Wyoming.

Benito was born to Bersabe and Fidel Martinez, being one of six children, all of whom preceded him in death. Benito married Pieda Garcia on December 15, 1943.

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.