Obituaries

William E. “Bud” Gleason, 61, of Banner, WY, died Friday, July 17, 2009 in Sheridan Memorial Hospital.

Mr. Gleason was born August 12, 1947 in Sheridan, WY to William and Hattie (Bixby) Gleason. Bill grew up in Sheridan and Gillette and attended schools in both cities.

He was a proud Vietnam Veteran serving his country in Vietnam from 1967 to 1972.

Clarence P. "Red" May, 76, died July 23, 2009. Born August 22, 1932 in Monticello, Minnesota to George Joseph May and Mary Theresa Rogers, May wed Patricia Whittier on February 10, 1964 in St. Paul, Minnesota. He worked for many years as a dairyman and enjoyed wood carving, working on cars, and spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.

A Sheridan memorial service will be held at 7 pm Friday, July 24th at The WYO Theater for Dr. Pat Cummings, 56, who died July 11th when a private plane in which he was a passenger crashed in St. Johns County, Fla., killing the pilot as well.

Dr. Cummings was a partner with Dr. Larry Lidahl at Sheridan Eyecare for more than 20 years.

Nancy Eaton Ferguson, 88, of Wolf, passed away at her residence on July 21, 2009.

LeRoy "Jack" Husman, 85, of Sheridan, passed away at his residence on July 19, 2009.

Joseph H. McGuigan, 73, of Sheridan, passed away at the Sheridan VA Medical Center on July 20, 2009.

Joseph was born on October 18, 1935 in Philadelphia, PA to John and Matilda McGuigan. After school he enlisted in the Navy and served from 1955 until his honorable discharge in 1958. He ran cattle and enjoyed panning for gold and collecting coins.

Emma H. Fry, 95, of Sheridan, passed away at Sheridan Manor on July 17, 2009.

Anna L. Roberts, 50, of Sheridan, passed away at Sheridan Manor on July 19, 2009.

Thelma O. Bent, 81, of Sheridan died Monday, June 22, 2009 in Sheridan Memorial Hospital.

Funeral service is 10 am Friday, June 26th at St. Peter's Episcopal Church with the Reverend Kevin Jones officiating. Burial will be in the Elks section of Sheridan Municipal Cemetery. Arrangements are with Champion Ferries Funeral Home.

Micheal D. Semler, 75, of Sheridan, WY died Saturday, July 11, 2009, in Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County.

Mike was born July 25, 1933, in Oxford, Colorado to Gus & Martha (Miller) Semler.

Rose Marie Lutz, 90, of Sheridan, passed away on July 9,2009 at Sheridan Manor of complications from pancreatic cancer.

C. W. “Bill” Babcock, 76, of Sheridan, WY, died Saturday, July 4, 2009 at his residence.

Bill was born April 1, 1933 in Sheridan, WY to Charles Leslie and Grace (Snell) Babcock. He grew up and attended Sheridan schools and graduated from Sheridan High School. He then attended Sheridan Community College.

Helene A. Waddell, 95, of Sheridan, WY, died Tuesday, June 30, 2009 in Sheridan Manor.

Mrs. Waddell was born September 24, 1913 in Linwood, Nebraska to Robert and Mary ( Bobek) Franklin. She grew up in Linwood and graduated from Linwood High School. Mrs. Waddell came to Sheridan, WY in 1934 where she received her nurses training.

Elenita Prunty, 90, of Sheridan, passed away on Wednesday, July 1, 2009 at Sheridan Memorial Hospital.

She was born May 12, 1919 in Clay County, Iowa to Fred Edwin and Wella Blanche (White) Anderson. Her family moved from Iowa to Jaroso, CO when she was six years of age.

Dorothy W. Bartholme, 85, of Sheridan, passed away on June 25, 2009 at Westview Health Care Center.