Archive - 2014 - Obituary

December 18th

Mary Beth Lorenzen

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Mary Beth Lorenzen
Mary Beth Lorenzen

Mary Beth Lorenzen, 64, of Arroyo Grande passed away quietly away on November 29. Born in Sheridan Wyoming, she was the daughter of Dr. and Mrs. George Ewan.

She and her husband, Loal, moved from Big Horn, Wyoming, to Arroyo Grande in 1987 with their two dogs and three horses. A Medical Technologist, she worked in the laboratory at Sierra Vista hospital in San Luis Obispo for 22 years.

Lou Jones

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Funeral services for Lou Jones, 72 year old Kaycee woman who passed away Thursday morning at the Johnson County Health Care Center will be held Monday December 22 at 10:00 a.m. from the Harold Jarrard Park Building in Kaycee with Reverend Danny Davis Officiating. Visitation will be held from the Harness Funeral Home Chapel on Sunday from 1:00 until 9:00.

Jimmy McClure

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Jimmy Dean “Jim” McClure passed away on December 16, 2014 from a heart attack while doing what he loved, working outside on a tractor at the family place outside of Sheridan, WY.

Anna E. Kettley

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Anna Elaine Kettley, “Annie,” passed away peacefully, Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at Sheridan Memorial Hospital. She was born March 7, 1925, to Frank and Mary (Soltis) Kawulok in Monarch, WY.

Annie and Willard E., “Bill,” Kettley were married September 9, 1950. Annie had many years of employment at the VA Hospital where her generous, caring personality was loved by co-workers and patients.

December 17th

Ernest E. Selig

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Ernest E. Selig, 72, of Sheridan, passed away on Tuesday, December 16, 2014, at the Billings Clinic.

Ernie was born on September 15, 1942, in Sheridan, to parents Stanley and Amelia (Wantulok) Selig. He attended Sheridan schools, graduating from Sheridan High School in 1960. Ernie married Garna Crackenberger in 1964 and they were married until she passed away in 2011.

December 15th

Jeri Gearhart

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Private family services for Jeri Gearhart, 64 year old Buffalo woman who passed away at her home in Buffalo Saturday morning, will be held by her family. Donations in Jeri’s name may be made to the St. Francis Animal Shelter in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo. On line condolences may be made at

Malcolm Burns Hutton

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Malcolm Burns Hutton, 86, of Sheridan, passed away on Sunday, December 14, 2014, at his residence.

Malcolm was born in Sheridan, Wyoming on November 17, 1928, the son of Ruth Burns Hutton and Robert Bruce Hutton. The family moved to Arizona in 1932, and later to Los Angeles, CA. He lived in Burbank where he attended grade school and North Hollywood where he attended two years of high school.

December 9th

Mavis I. Nelson

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Mavis I. Nelson, 92, of Sheridan, WY, died on Monday, December 8, 2014 at West View Health Care Center.
Mavis was born on May 10, 1922 at Armstrong, IA to Henry and Carrie (Goldsberry) Gangestad.

December 8th

Durand Lee Porter

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Lee Porter passed away on Thursday, December 4, 2014, at Campbell County Hospital. Durand was born on November 22, 1954 in Windom, MN to parents William and Leora (Cullen) Porter. He proudly served in the Navy and was a veteran in the Vietnam War.

Jim Timar

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Jimmy Timar, 77, of Sheridan, passed away on Wednesday, December 3, 2014, at his residence.

Jim was born on March 1, 1937, in Buffalo, WY to parents Louis and Mary (Gibbs) Timar. He graduated from Johnson County High School in 1955 and served in the Air Force.

Jim married Billie Pilkington on June 12, 1959, but they later divorced. He then married Helen Mitchell until her death.