Obituaries

Our Mom, Gramma and friend left us on June 29th, 2009,after a short illness, to be in a better place.
Elaine Loretta Wondra was born at home in Monarch to Michael and Anne Kawulok, on July 31st, 1928.

Edith Collins, 88, of Arvada, passed away on Monday, July 27, 2009 at the Pioneer Manor Nursing Home in Gillette.

Edith was born January 26, 1921 in Sheridan, WY to Frank and Clara Clabaugh. She wed Marion Collins in Hardin, MT and was a dedicated homemaker. For many years she sold Avon in the Arvada area, was a member of the Arvada Women’s Club, and enjoyed gardening and cooking.

Brent Charles Fosnight, 44, of Sheridan, passed away on Thursday, July 23, 2009.

Beverly Ann Fuqua, 65, formerly of Sheridan, WY, died Saturday, July 25, 2009 in Denver, CO.

Beverly was born February 6, 1944 in Sheridan, WY to Gale and Freda (Whitford) Douglas. She grew up and attended Woodland Park grade school and graduated from Sheridan High School.

Roger Stevens Bent, 81, of Sheridan, WY died Friday, July 24, 2009, in Billings Clinic, Billings, MT.

Roger was born March 20, 1928, in Sheridan to Roger & Berenice (Stevens) Bent.

Iris L. Ferren, 87, passed away Friday, July 24, 2009 at Sheridan Manor. She was born November 24, 1921, to Ralph C. and Velma M. Ferren in Sheridan, WY, where she attended school and was baptized into the First Christian Church. She expressed her love of music through the piano, organ, and clarinet.

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.