Many of my childhood memories revolve around the Barker homestead out Parkman way. Home of a large family rooted in the soil of Wyoming. When George Barker was born in 1917, the land was still raw, the family young. He was the first of six sons borne by a young French emigrant, Ernestine Jaccar and sired by a young cowboy, George Colin Barker whose family homesteaded here in the late 1890’s.

Donna Lynn Angell, age 40, of Sheridan, WY died Friday, February 13, 2009, in her Sheridan home.

Donna was born July 13, 1968, in Los Angeles, CA . Her parents are Larry and Kathy (Erps) Kennedy.

Dorothy Ruzila, age 94, of Sheridan, WY died Thursday, January 22, 2009, in Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County. 

Dorothy was born April 20, 1915, in Sheridan County to Andrew & Stella (Jeziorski) Kosine.  He parents were immigrants from Germany and Austria respectively. 

Russell "Rusty" James Wood, 25, of St. Louis, MO, formerly of Sheridan, passed away on January 19, 2009 in St. Louis, MO.

Jack I. Kibben, age 81, of Sheridan, WY died Thursday, January 15, 2009, in Billings Clinic Hospital, Billings, MT.

Jack was born September 13, 1927, in Sheridan to James & Nona (Satterlee) Kibben.

La Wanda "Polly" Meece, 81, of Sheridan passed away, surrounded by her family, on January 10, 2009 at Memorial Hospital of Sheridan County after a courageous battle with cancer.

Polly was born in Maquon, IL on November 16, 1927 to Carl and Eva Buck. She graduated from Williams Field High School in 1945. On August 31, 1947

Venida P. Fritz of Sheridan, Wyoming, died peacefully in her home on Sunday, January 11, 2009.  Venida was born July 10, 1923, to Arthur Clarence (Al) Prentice and Clara Syring Prentice near Wessington, South Dakota in the family farmhouse. She graduated from Wessington High School in 1940 and attended business
Helen Laureen (Brown) Yetter died January 9, 2009 in Sheridan, Wyoming.  She lived a full and interesting life that spanned many changes in her role as a woman.

She was born April 17, 1924 in Evans, Colorado.  She married Dale J. Yetter in Cheyenne, Wyoming on January 3, 1946.  As a young couple they moved to

Kathleen Ann Barnes, beloved mother & friend, passed away January 10, 2009.  Kathleen was born December 5, 1934 in the dust bowl in Spearville, Kansas to Thomas & Helen (Klenke) Gleason. After graduating from Syracuse High School in 1952, She met the love of her life, Carl (Buddy) Barnes. They were married in
Margaret "Margie" Twite, 69, of Sheridan, passed away on Thursday, January 8, 2009 at her residence after a long illness.

Margie was born to Minory Oliver Flyod Johnson and Rachael 'Merle" Scholzen on November 17, 1939, she grew up on a farm in Mobridge, South Dakota. She was a graduate of Mobridge High School. She married Alvin

Emogene Johnson, 93, of Sheridan, WY died Thursday, January 8, 2008, in her Sheridan home.

Emogene was born May 18, 1915, in Arnold, Nebraska, to Harry & Dora (Moffitt) Leland.

Dr. Robert Cushman Murphy, a long-time Sheridan area colorful and sometimes controversial character, died peacefully at his home in Sheridan Wyoming on Jan. 5, 2009 at the age of 93.  Born in Brooklyn, NY on September 7, 1915, Dr. Murphy grew up on Long Island, the son of Robert Murphy and Grace Barstow Murphy. He graduated from
Robert D. (Bob) Wilson

Born January 1, 1913 to L. Pearl Wilson and Earl B. Wilson. He graduated from Billings Senior High School in 1933. Bob moved to Minnesota for work and met Leila B. Folk. They were married in Fairmont, Minnesota on July 5, 1942. Bob and Leila were an inseperable couple and had no children.

Vicki Yalowizer, 57, of Decker, MT passed away at her residence on January 1, 2009.

Vicki was born on October 19, 1951 to Virgil and Donna Gardner at the family home in Pine River, MN. She was a graduate of Pequot Lakes High School and went on to receive her Bachelors Degree in Business and Psychology. She married her long time highschool friend, David Yalowizer, in