Obituaries

Funeral services for Leonard Cheser, 92 year old Chugwater resident who passed away Thursday at the home of his daughter in Buffalo, will be held Tuesday, November 27th at 2:00 P.M. at the Chugwater Community Center in Chugwater, Wyoming with his sons Dan and Mike Cheser officiating. Visitation will be held from the Harness Funeral Home Chapel in Buffalo on Monday from 1:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m.

Claiborne K. “Clay” Rowley passed away November 21, 2018 at Close to Home Hospice House in Gillette, Wyoming. He was born June 28, 1936 to Meril Rowley and Esther Sorenson Rowley in Sheridan, Wyoming. Clay was raised and worked on the family ranch located near Arvada, Wyoming where Clear Creek flows into Powder River. The ranch was homesteaded by his grandfather, Niels Christian Sorenson in 1894.

Clairborne K. Rowley, of Sheridan, passed away on Wednesday, November 21, 2018, at the Close to Home Hospice in Gillette, WY.

A Funeral Service will be at 2 PM, Tuesday, November 27, 2018 at Kane Funeral Home. A reception will follow in the Kane Funeral Home Reception Hall. Interment will follow in the Juniper Heights Section of the Sheridan Memorial Cemetery.

Joseph I Vanatta, Jr. passed away November 20, 2018 at the age of 88 at his home on Ash Creek. He was born to Joseph I Vanatta, Sr. and Lillian Cook Vanatta in Newcastle, Wyoming on January 5, 1930.

Vaughn F. Creswell passed away quietly on November 15, 2018. He was born in Sheridan, Wyoming on October 27, 1920 to Frederick and Nellie Guild Creswell.

Nellie “Jane” Giese, 94, of Sheridan, passed away on Saturday, November 17, 2018, at the Johnson County Healthcare Center.

Online condolences may be written at www.kanefuneral.com.
Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.

Funeral services for Shirley Woodall Lueders, 73 year old Buffalo woman who passed away

Richard Harold Stone, 69 years old, passed to heaven November 15, 2018 at his home in Buffalo, Wyoming. Richard is survived by his wife, Jayne Stone, of Buffalo; his two sons, Tim Stone of Huntsville, Alabama and Danny Stone of Gillette, Wyoming; one daughter, Monte Claire Stone; and his brother, Michael Stone, also of Gillette, Wyoming.

George R. Gligorea, 90, of Sheridan, passed away on Thursday, November 15, 2018, in Sheridan, WY. He was born in Sheridan on August 23, 1928, to George N. “Joe” and Anna L. Gligorea of Big Horn, WY. He attended Sheridan High School and served in the United States Navy upon graduation. After his military service, he graduated from the University of Wyoming.

Julie Ann Beyer, 31, died October 20, 2018 in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She was born July 20, 1987, in Gillette, Wyoming. Julie left us to unite with her savior Jesus Christ. She was a resident of Billings, Montana. Julie grew up in Dayton and Sheridan, Wyoming. She enjoyed being outdoors, where she loved to fish, hike and discover new places. Julie was an expert residential and industrial painter.

Mertie C. Quist, 95, of Sheridan returned to the arms of the Lord on November 10, 2018. She died peacefully, in the embrace of her family, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital.

Bill Switzer, 90, of Dayton, passed away peacefully on November 12, 2018 in his home. He was born in Rockypoint, WY on March 7, 1928 & was the youngest of 4 siblings. Bill is preceded in death by his wife, Bonnie J. Switzer (April 2017) and his son, Neil Patrick Switzer (July 1974). He is also preceded in death by father, Clarence E.

Joan Clarissa Jensen, 95, of Sheridan, WY passed quietly on November 3, 2018 at Westview Health Care Center with family at her side. Joan was born on August 15, 1923 in Weymouth, Dorset, England to Joseph and Olive (Cole) Hillier.

Dirk Oppegard, 50, of Sheridan, passed away Wednesday, November 14, 2018 at his residence. Online condolences may be written at www.championfh.com. Arrangements are under the direction of Champion Funeral Home.

Douglass ‘Tiny’ Harbel was born June 5, 1950 to Clara and Maurice Harbel in Sargent, Nebraska. He attended Big Horn Schools and Sheridan College. A longtime resident of Sheridan County, Doug operated heavy equipment locally for Sheridan County Road and Bridge, Sheridan County Airport, and Northern Seed, to name a few. Known as the “Human Forklift”, Doug was a man who could get the job done.