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Funeral services for Velma Streeter 72 year old Johnson County woman who passed away July 10th at the St. Lukes Presbyterian Hospital in Denver, Colorado, will be held Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at the Big Horn Baptist Church in Buffalo, Wyoming at 2:00 p.m. with Pastor Danny Davis officiating. Visitation will on Wednesday from 8:30 a.m. until 12:00 p.m. Burial will be in the Willow Grove Cemetery in Buffalo. Donation’s in Velma’s name may be made to the Kaycee FFA in care of the Adams Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo, Wyoming.
Velma was born on January 17th, 1940 in Buffalo, Wyoming to Clarence and Pearl Simmons. She grew up on the family ranch northeast of Buffalo along Clear Creek. She attended High School in Buffalo and after Graduating in 1958 she attended one session of summer school in Spearfish, SD. Velma was married to Edwin Streeter on November 29th, 1958 in Buffalo and moved to the Streeter Ranch along Powder River where they both worked as ranchers.
Velma was very active in 4-H as a leader of the Pine Ridge 4-H club for many years. She raised registered Suffolk and Rambouilett sheep for several years and won numerous shows on the local, State and regional levels. She was active in the Kaycee community and was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, Royal Neighbors, FFA Alumni and participated in the community plays which told a slightly different version of the Wild Bunch. Velma served as the Johnson County Woolgrowers Association President and was a member of the Johnson County School Board.
Velma’s favorite hobbies were metal detecting for Fort Reno and other artifacts as well as panning for gold. She was also an avid hunter of deer, elk and arrowheads. Velma was diagnosed with Acute Myeloid Leukemia in February of 2012. Her motto throughout the ongoing treatments was “whatever it takes!”
Velma is survived by her husband Ed Streeter and a daughter Kay Peterson and husband Kurt of Buffalo, and a son Allen Streeter of Kaycee; A brother Robert Simmons and wife Eva of Morristown, AZ and her sister Marie Robinson of Kaycee. Velma’s 5 grandchildren are Colby Streeter of Sheridan and Clayton Peterson of Buffalo; Brad Streeter of Omaha, NE and Brylee and Brytnee Streeter or Kaycee and one great grandson Ethan Deeds of Sheridan.
Velma was preceded in death by her parents.