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Kay Flores

Jul 21, 1964 - Sep 27, 2023

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Lovell, WY

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Nannetta J (Larson) Nicholls

Feb 23, 1930 - Feb 16, 2024

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Lovell, WY

Nannetta Jean (Nan) Nicholls was born on February 23, 1930, in Arlington, South Dakota. She was the first child born to Clifford Larson and Louise Schmidt Larson. Her brother, James Larson joined the family three years later. The family moved to Lovell, Wyoming when she was a young girl and she lived in the Lovell and Cowley area until her death on February 16, 2024. Family became an important part of her life at an early age. Her mother's family the Schmidt's, lived in Lovell and she grew up around her grandparents and many aunts, uncles and cousins. After her parents' divorce when Nan was 12 years old these relatives played an even larger part in her life. She was confirmed a member of St. John's Lutheran church when she was 14. She taught Sunday School for many years and faithfully drove her children to Confirmation classes so they could be confirmed also. Nan graduated from Lovell high school in 1948 and moved to Sioux Falls, South Dakota to live with her father's family. She had not seen any of the Larson family since she was a young girl. Meeting and getting to know her grandparents Nels and Teresa Larson and the Larson family was an important time in her life. Nan moved back to Lovell and began working at the Lovell Drug, where she had worked during high school. She caught the eye of a tall, slim, good-looking cowboy, but Nan wasn't sure she wanted anything to do with him, he was one of those Nicholls boys and some of them had a bit of a wild reputation. Don's piercing blue eyes and sly smile soon won her over and they were married on August 16, 1949. Don and Nan moved to Cowley in 1953 and raised their four children in a small house on Main Street. Don worked away from home so the responsibility of raising their family fell mainly to Nan. Out of necessity she began sewing and became an accomplished seamstress. She also loved to crochet and made many afghans and baby blankets. After their children were raised Nan began traveling with Don to his job sites, spending time in Hulett, Big Piney and other small towns in Wyoming. Nan said these were some of the best times in her marriage. Sadly, this didn't last when Don was diagnosed with cancer in 1985 and passed away 10 months later. Nan became a widow at the young age of 56. After Don's death Nan did some traveling with Tim and Jerri Townsend and then with Maxine Wambeke. She stayed in Cowley until 1993 when she moved to Lovell in order to be closer to her daughters, Brenda and Jennie and their families. Her family became even more important to her, and she loved watching her grandkids and then great grandchildren in their many activities. She enjoyed visiting Susan and her family in Montana and Jim and his boys in Colorado. Nan loved flowers and gardening and continued planting flowers until the last year of her life. When it became too hard for her to drag a hose around to water them, plastic flowers were put in some of her pots, however she was caught several times washing the flowers and watering the soil because as she said, "it looks better when the dirt is wet." Nan enjoyed relatively good health until her 90th year. Crippling arthritis in her hands made it impossible for her to crochet and sew, her arthritic knees made it hard for her to take the walks she had always enjoyed and to work in her yard. Nan was an avid reader, but Macular degeneration took away her ability to read. She was still able to use her iPad, reconnecting with old friends and making new ones on Facebook. Throughout all this she remained happy, complained very little and she still loved her life. When her heart started failing, she made the decision to have valve replacement surgery at the age of 93. Sadly, complications from surgery took her life sooner than she wanted. We are thankful that many members of her family were able to visit her in the last few weeks of her life. Her son Jim said this about Nan. "She was a wonderful mother and probably an even better grandmother, great grandmother and great-great grandmother. She was strong, loving and often a little stubborn. We will miss you mom but are happy you have found peace and freedom from the pain you have been suffering". Preceding Nan in death were her parents, her husband Don Nicholls, her brother Jim Larson, son-in- law Dave Smith and two great grandchildren, Kaitlin and Evan Bryson. She is survived by her daughters Susan and Ken Acton, Brenda and Bill Pearce, Jennie and Dan Beal, her son Jim and Joni Nicholls, her sisters-in-law Linda Larson and Loretta Nicholls, and her brother-in-law, Dave and Marlene Nicholls. Fourteen grandchildren Jeff Acton, Kim Yates, Cami Rogers, Kirsten Bryson, Natalie Rosebrock, DJ Nicholls, Teresa Nixon, Stephanie Brimhall, Mike Nicholls, Colette Slyker, Nick Wardell, Chris Nicholls, Kevin Wardell, and Nathan Beal. She is also survived by 29 great-grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren and many beloved nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be held at 10:00 am at St. John's Lutheran Church on Saturday, February 24, 2024. A viewing will be held before the service at 9:00 am at the church. Burial will take place after the service in the Cowley Cemetery. To to the family or in memory of Nannetta J (Larson) Nicholls, please

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Loanda Loretta Reid (Gilpin)

Feb 24, 1938 - Feb 08, 2024

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Lovell, WY

Loanda “Andi” Loretta Reid (Gilpin) was born on February 24, 1938, to Floyd Gilpin and Maude (Cramer) Gilpin in Port Angeles, WA. Andi passed away at the age of 85, on February 8, 2024, at the Wyoming Retirement Center, surrounded by her family. Andi spent her childhood between Washington and California. Andi married Garth Reid in 1956. Together they had 6 children: Penny (Leo) Miller of Buffalo WY, Nolan (Dona) Reid of Juneau AK, Carolyn (Fred) Sherburne of Basin WY, Floyd Reid of Buffalo WY, James Reid of Thermopolis WY, and Tony Reid of Basin WY. They lived in ID, WA, AK, and WY. They traveled together for both work and to be close to family, before divorcing. Andi moved to Wyoming in 1972, where she established her roots. She married Art Geertsen in 1975. They then divorced in the early 80’s. Andi spent most of her career working as a deli/bakery worker. She showed her love to others by sharing her homemade cookies, pies, and other foods. She always welcomed her family into her kitchen, where she taught them her secrets to baking. The last 10 years she spent her time being a nanny to 5 of her great grandchildren. Andi was an active member of the EAGLES Auxiliary in Basin. She was known for her delicious baking. Andi was also an active member of the Greybull Alliance Church. She enjoyed her years of service at their youth camp. Andi enjoyed spending time with family and friends, camping, baking, and watching the family participate in sports and plays. Andi is preceded in death by her parents and son-in-law Leo. Andi is survived by her brother, Denny Gilpin and niece Denise Gilpin. Along with several cousins. Andi welcomed several friends into her family. They went on adventures, camping, and had wonderful game nights. Andi loved her 14 grandchildren, 18 great grandchildren, and 1 great-great granddaughter, with one more due in March. A celebration of life will be held on May 11, 2024, at the First Baptist Church in Basin, Wyoming. The services will be held at 11:00 am. Her end-of-life care is being handled by Haskell Funeral Home in Lovell, WY. To to the family or in memory of Loanda "Andi" Loretta (Gilpin) Reid, please

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Kyle Allen Adey

Oct 06, 1982 - Jan 31, 2024

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Lovell, WY

Kyle Allen Adey was born October 6th, 1982, in Powell Wyoming to Vernon and Mary Adey. Kyle passed away suddenly at his home January 31, 2024. Kyle's interests were working on trucks and cars, fishing, and spending time with his boys and family. Kyle is survived by his sons Kyle and Emmett, his mother Mary and father Vernon Adey, his brother Joshua Adey, his sister LisaAnn, his nephew Colten Baiza, his Aunt and Uncle Keela and Bob Mangus, multiple aunts, uncles, and cousins. To to the family or in memory of Kyle Allen Adey, please

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Colleen Wambeke Lawless

May 07, 1953 - Feb 01, 2024

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Lovell, WY

Colleen Wambeke Lawless was born May 7th, 1953, in Lovell, WY to Henry and Hazel Hopkin Wambeke. Colleen joined her older siblings: Harry; IlaJean; and Diane. She later became big sister to Bobbi Jo. Colleen married Ray Lawless in December 1988 and they spent many happy years together. They were blessed to celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary shortly before her passing. Colleen and Ray had no children of their own but opened their hearts and home to countless pets. They also had many nieces and nephews they loved and cared for as their own. Colleen lost her mom, Hazel, at a very young age and in her grief, she found a lifelong love of all animals. She found solace in caring for all of god’s creatures and dedicated her life to her loved ones. Colleen was a generous person who always lent a helping hand and was fiercely loyal to those she loved. Colleen lived a life full of love and adventure. She loved the outdoors, especially the Big Horn Mountains, where she spent countless hours in their peace and splendor while camping, fishing, and exploring. Colleen passed away peacefully at home, following a prolonged illness, with her beloved husband Ray, her sister IlaJean, and her baby Tuffi by her side. Colleen was preceded in death by her father Henry; mother Hazel; brother Harry; and sister Diane Lang. She is survived by her husband Ray; sister IlaJean (Arnold) Jenkins; sister Bobbi Jo (Shane) Bradford; her baby Tuffi; and many other family and friends. To to the family or in memory of Colleen (Wambeke) Lawless, please

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Jennie Laura Kennette

Jan 16, 1935 - Jan 30, 2024

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Lovell, WY

Jennie Laura Kennette died at the age of 89 in Lovell, Wyoming, on January 30, 2024. She was born on January 16, 1935, in Hanston, Kansas to Jack D. Fakes and Bertha M. Law. She was married to Tommy Abbott, L. Cleland Koontz, Robert Hammil, and Russell Kennette and had 8 children. She earned her degree as a registered nurse from Barton County Community College in Great Bend, Kansas in 1971. She continued her education for the rest of her life and worked full-time as a registered nurse until the age of 86. Jennie was preceded in death by her parents, one sister, twins Michael and Laurie, and daughter Gay Kalat. Survivors are daughters Kim Conning and Mark, Lynn Taylor and Joe, and Jan Cooley and Tony, and sons Jay L Koontz and Lee C. Koontz; and sisters Linda Owens and Maxine Cole. Memorial Services will be held at a later date and burial will be in the Basin, Wyoming Cemetery. To to the family or in memory of Jennie Laura (Fakes) Kennette, please

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Evetta Sue Averett

Sep 08, 1938 - Jan 24, 2024

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Lovell, WY

In Loving Memory of Evetta Sue Averett September 8, 1938 – January 24, 2024 In the gentle embrace of time, we gather to honor and celebrate the life of our cherished mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother, Evetta Sue Averett, who peacefully departed this world on January 24, 2024. Born at home in the town of Laramie, Wyoming, her journey through life left an indelible mark on the hearts of all who had the privilege of knowing her. Sue, as she was affectionately known, was a proud graduate of Laramie High School, Class of 1956, where she laid the foundation for her future. It was shortly after her 18th birthday that she embarked on a journey of love and companionship, marrying her eternal companion, Wallace J. Averett. Their union was a testament to their enduring love, lasting more than 47 years. They were sealed for time and all eternity in the Salt Lake temple. Her pursuit of knowledge led her to Metropolitan State College of Denver, where she graduated with dual majors in English and Business Communications. Her academic record was exceptional, and she was recognized by being awarded the prestigious title of Colorado Scholar. She also received the highest academic honor of Summa Cum Laude. Sue’s dedication to excellence earned her a place of distinction within the Golden Key national honor society. On May 15, 1988, she proudly received her Bachelor of Arts degree. Beyond her academic and professional pursuits, Sue possessed an inspiring zest for life. With an innate talent for interior design, she transformed spaces into beautiful works of art. Her fondness for collecting center-handled sandwich plates and nativities reflected her keen eye for beauty. She also had a beautiful soprano voice and shared her musical gifts with many over the years as a soloist, a conductor and a director. She had an unwavering faith in the restored gospel of Jesus Christ and Sue’s commitment to her beliefs brought her boundless peace and comfort throughout her life’ journey. Shewas a faithful member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, serving in many callings throughout her life and diligently studying the Come Follow Me program in her later years. She was a gifted writer and the author of several books detailing her spiritual studies and her life story. Our sweetmemories of her faithfulness and her talents bring us joy in this difficult time. Sue was a beacon of love and wisdom to her four children, a cherished grandmother to 13 grandchildren, and a proud great-grandmother to 14 great-grandchildren, with two more blessings on the way this summer. Her family was the center of her world, and her legacy of love, kindness, and wisdom will endure forever. She is survived by her dear sister, Beth Black, her four children, Andy (Debi) Averett of Spring Branch, TX, Annett (Jim) Loveridge of Orem, UT, Jay (Tammy) Averett of Needville, TX, and Julie (Mike) Cox of Vineyard, UT. Sue was preceded in death by her husband, her parents, and three older siblings. She also held a deep love and commitment for her cherished dog, Gizmo, who passed away in June of 2023. In her final years, Sue found joy in being able to reside with her daughters Annett and Julie, and spending time with her devoted younger sister, Beth Black. After the loss of her dear husband Wallace in 2003, Beth provided unwavering support, love, and companionship. Their sisterly bond served as a source of strength and comfort, a testament to the enduring power of family. Today, we remember our mother not only for her remarkable accomplishments but also for the warmth of her love, the kindness of her heart, and the boundless joy she shared with all fortunate enough to know her. She leaves behind a legacy of love, faith, and devotion that will forever be cherished. As we bid our earthly farewell to Sue, let us find solace in the knowledge that her spirit continues to abide in the hearts of those she touched. Her memory will forever be a wellspring of inspiration and love for generations to come. Funeral services to honor and celebrate her remarkable life will be held on Tuesday, January 30, 2024, in Lovell, Wyoming. We take comfort in knowing that she has been joyously reunited with her eternal companion and loved ones on the other side of the veil, where she will find eternal peace and rest in the loving embrace of her Heavenly Father. Sue will be profoundly missed and eternally loved. To to the family or in memory of Evetta Sue (Black) Averett, please

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Richard Carl Rasmussen

Aug 30, 1930 - Jan 17, 2024

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Lovell, WY

Richard “Dick” Rasmussen passed on January 17, 2024, at New Horizon Care Center, Lovell, WY. Services will be held at St. John’s Lutheran Church in Lovell, WY at 10:00 am on January 27, 2024, with burial immediately following at the Deaver-Frannie Cemetery. Dick was born in Hailey, ND in 1930. Then in 1935, during the great depression, he moved to Hettinger, ND with his mother (Esther), father, (Tom), and older brother (Lowell). His brother was called up to serve during World War II. Since Dick didn’t like school, at the age of 16, he began his career as a mechanic and heavy equipment operator, working for various road construction companies. Later, Dick served in the Korean War from 1951 to 1953 as a supply truck driver, heavy equipment operator and mechanic for the motor pool. After the war, Dick met his wife to be, Sophie Holz in Aberdeen, SD. They were later married in 1956. Dick then took a job with Rohr Aircraft in Chula Vista, CA. While there, they had their first daughter, Diane and second daughter, Linda. Getting tired of the lifestyle of the west coast, Dick packed up the family and moved to Frannie, WY in 1962, amidst a record winter storm with temperatures in the negative 20s. His third daughter, Joyce was later born in 1965. While in Frannie, Dick worked numerous jobs as a mechanic and heavy equipment operator for Warren Rock Quarry, Conoco gas station owner, Lovell Sugar Factory, Muller Construction, and lastly, American Colloid. In 1993, his wife of 37 years, Sophie, passed away. Dick retired from Colloid the following year and began working part-time with his family at Wagner Farms and Bryant Wedin Trucking. Dick is survived by his three (3) grandchildren, Dustin (Ali) Wagner, Dani (Colter) VanLake, and Devan (Tawna) Wagner, 11 great grandchildren, two (2) surviving daughters, Diane (Daren) Wagner and Joyce (John) Stillwell and son-in-heart, Bryant (Sherrie) Wedin. To to the family or in memory of Richard Carl Rasmussen, please

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Patricia Goodrich Davis

May 08, 1941 - Jan 09, 2024

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Lovell, WY

Patricia Goodrich Davis returned home to her heavenly father on January 9th, 2024. Trisha was born in Vernal Utah and grew up in Moses Lake Washington. She graduated from BYU University and loved teaching school. She raised her children in Utah and lived her last years with her daughter in Lovell, WY. She was preceded in death by her parents O'Donnell Goodrich and Helen Evans Goodrich and by her grandchild Angelea Bates. Patricia was married to Neils Davis Sr. from 1964 to 1989 and married to Neldon Adair after that. She is survived by her three children Neil, David, Mary, and her sister Ethelyn Higbee. She will be greatly missed by all those who love her dearly. Funeral Services will be held on Monday, January 22, at 10:00 a.m. at Haskell Funeral Home. Visitation will be held 1 hour prior to services. Interment will be in the Penrose Cemetery. To to the family or in memory of Patricia (Goodrich) Davis, please

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Beverly Virginia (Fink) Becker

Feb 18, 1943 - Dec 27, 2023

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Lovell, WY

Beverly Virginia (Fink) Becker Born February 18, 1943 Died December 27, 2023 Beverly was born and raised in Lovell, Wyoming. She graduated from Lovell High School and worked with her mother, Virginia Fink, at the Rose Bowl café. When working at the café she was introduced to her future husband Howard Becker while delivering milkshakes to her father Fred and his co-workers at the Great Western Sugar Factory. This delightful encounter led to Howard and Beverly eloping on April 3rd, 1964, at a not-so-secret wedding that the family all had a hand in celebrating. Howard and Beverly lived in a little house in Frannie before moving out to their farm where they had their two daughters, Lorry and Coleen. Beverly was a busy wife, mother, and farmer. In addition to helping on the farm and raising her daughters she was very active in the community. Above her devotion to her family and community was her faith life at St. John’s Lutheran Church. She used her activity as the local Avon Lady to provide companionship to those she visited. She belonged to the Homemakers Club, Birthday Club, and Concerned Citizens at the local schools. She was a 4-H leader teaching horsemanship, embroidery, crocheting and crafts. She also volunteered at the Lovell Kane Museum, the gift shop at the Horizon Care Center, and served many years on the Deaver-Frannie Cemetery District Board. Beverly made friends with everyone she encountered both young and old. She had the kindest, unselfish heart. Beverly was a creative soul. She found joy working with her hands, often making items for her friends and family. She crocheted all her grandbabies a special afghan and embroidered special items for others she loved. She was very involved in her most important role as grandmother and great-grandmother. She was extremely loved by all of us. Beverly will be remembered for the affection she gave and strength she had, strength that no one can even comprehend. In her last days she required little to keep her comfortable. She repeatedly told her family she loved them, and it was especially important to her that her grandchildren knew she loved them. This was her last wish. Beverly is survived by her daughters, Lorry (Carl) Christensen and Coleen (Robert) Wagner; 6 grandchildren, Cody (Heather) Wagner, Cassandra (Justin) Bloom, Paula Wagner, Zachary (Tessa) Christensen, Elliot (Jasmine) Christensen and Soni (Jordan) Brost; 12 Great Grandchildren, Aubbri, Davanni, Tavinn Wagner: Zane Tokarski: Leili, Ezra, Niam, Easley Christensen: Zoe, Jace Brost and Tabitha, William Bloom; Brothers Stanley (Laura) Fink,Richard (Janice) Fink, Ralph (Deb) Fink; Sister Janice (Owen) Wantulok and many nieces and nephews. Beverly was preceded in death by her husband Howard Becker and her parents Fred and Virginia Fink. To to the family or in memory of Beverly Virginia (Fink) Becker, please

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William Bingham Dickson

May 07, 1946 - Dec 26, 2023

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Lovell, WY

William “Bill” Bingham Dickson was born May 7,1946, in Lovell Wyoming to William Earl and Margaret Bingham Dickson. He passed away on Tuesday - December 26,2023. He was 77 years old. Bill was raised in Lovell Wyoming where he grew to love the outdoors. He made countless memories hunting, fishing and camping in the Big Horn Mountains with his family. Devil’s canyon was like a second home in the summers where he learned the art of fly fishing. He especially loved the days when his Dad would bring tinfoil and a salt shaker and before leaving, they would make a small fire, put the fish in the foil with a bit of salt and eat the spoils of the day. In 1966 Bill served a mission in the Buffalo New York area for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. Upon returning from his mission – he attended a year of college at Rick’s College in Rexburg Idaho. In May of 1970, he met his wife of 47 years, Margaret Elizabeth Thomas, while working road construction in Rocks Spring, Wyoming. They were married in Craig Colorado on September 21, 1970, and together they raised four beautiful children. In 1971 Bill and Margaret moved to Colstrip, MT where Bill was hired by Long Construction (later known as Western Energy) working at the Coal Mine where he would spend the next 37 years at the tiple - loading coal trains and supplying coal for Montana Power. Bill was an amazing mechanic. He loved working on any vehicle that had wheels. When he and Margaret were first married, he re-built a car engine in the back bedroom of the family mobile home. Margaret said when they sold the mobile home there was still red spray paint that had over-sprayed on one of the walls that had not been completely covered with newspaper. Bill was also an inventor. He liked using his table saw and welder to create tools that he could not find in any store for different projects he was working on. When Bill wasn’t at work, or fiddling in the garage, he could be found out in the woods – teaching his sons to hunt and fish. During hunting season, all 3 of his boys learned to hunt wild game and process the meat. A skill that they use to support their families today. Throughout his life, Bill served his community and the Lord in various capacities. He coached little league baseball, served as scout master, and helped construct the community pinewood derby track. He also served as a Sunday School Teacher, Ward Executive Secretary and Councilor to his Bishop. In 2008, Bill and Margaret moved to Hyde Park Utah to be close to their children and grandchildren. During that time, Bill served as a Temple Ordinance Worker in the Logan Utah Temple. Bill was preceded in death by his parents Earl and Margaret Dickson, his sisters Barbara Moncur, Gloria Dickson, Hazel Woodward and his son Michael Ray Dickson. He is survived by his ex-spouse Margaret Elizabeth Dickson, his children Allison (Kurt) Chaffin, Will (Karen) Dickson, Alan (Jeanine) Dickson and his siblings Marilyn (Bill) Karlinsey, Brian (Linnea) Dickson, Elaine (Allen) Harvey, and Val (Andy) Dickson. He had 14 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren. The Memorial/Life Celebration is yet to be determined. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charitable organization or your choice. To to the family or in memory of William Bingham Dickson, please

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