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@ I 2 I The Lovell Chronicle I February 21, 2019 Timothy Padilla Sr. June 21, 1966 - Feb. 1, 2019 Timothy "Egg" Padil- la Sr. of Billings died Feb. 1, 2019, at the age of 52. Tim- othy was born in California on June 21,1966, to Gene and Barbara Padilla. During his life Tim was a hard-working man focus- ing his work in the carpen- try field. In his spare time Tim's passion was scrap- ping iron, copper, brass and old batteries. His train of thought was "one man's junk is another man's trea- sure." He often said his junk was his gold and often promised he would make a dollar on it, and he us,- ally did. Outside of Tim's scrap- ping passions he enjoyed everything he did. He loved his two sons Tim- othy Jr. (Timo) and Mi- chael (Mikey) as well as his two granddaughters Marly and Tamia. Tim will al- ways be remembered for helping so many people he cared about. His father Gene, son Mikey, sister Cecelia as well as his brothers Adam and Timmy preceded Tim in death. He is survived by his mother Barbara, sisters Jackie Ketcham, Shelly Al- len and April Padilla, broth- er Mike Padilla, son Timo- thy and numerous nieces and nephews, all of Billings. Tim left us all too soon. He is loved and will be dearly missed. Cremation has tak- en place, and services will be at a later date in Lovell. Family and friends will be notified when the weather permits. July 29, 1928 - Feb. 11, 2019 Ruby Lynn Hopkin was born July 29, 1928, at home in Mantua, Wyo near Denver. She died sudden- ly and unexpectedly at the Billings Clinic on Monday, Feb. 11, 2019, at age 90, from undiagnosed and inopera- ble cancer. She was the first of five children born to Ivin and Julia (Bender) Lynn. She at- tended Powell schools and graduated among her life- long friends in the PHS SUPERMAN continued from page one down in front of our heater up and headed to the kitch- tures hovered around zero "Ira recovered very well in the living room," Savage en. There it was so blackdegrees, from it all," Savage contin- said. "I had been up all night, and one area had orange "Doug and Eva Sav- ued. "Now he is a little too the night before, so I need- flames. I couldn't smell the age have always been our fearless for his own good ed a rest." smoke in my face one bit. " friends and welcomed us but very strong. We named As she slept on her Savage said she and her in, even though they didn't him Superman because of couch, what the Lovell Fire son quickly called for help. even know what was going his fight through it all." Department suspects was "With Ira following meon," Savage said. He showed that fear- an electrical issue ignit- we headed back into the ed her kitchen in flames, living room and I quick- She remained in a slumber ly grabbed the land line unaware, phone thinking that my ad- Her family lived in that dress would show up better house at 242 Pennsylva- than on a cell phone. I was nia Avenue for 16 years. She asked for my address. I said moved in when she married'I'm at 242 Pennsylvania Av- her husband Scott 16 years enue in Lovell, our kitchen ago. Since then, they have is on fire,'" Savage said. "I made a family, consistingmentioned that I thought it of two boys, Scotty, age 14, was the heater in the kitch- and Ira, age 11. en knowing it was acting up And in her final mo- days before. But now that I ments in that house, her looked back it was closer to son Ira rushed to his moth- the window than I thought." er's side to wake her up. Keeli said she truly be- They were the only two lieves Ira saved her life. inside. Keeli and Ira took ref- Ira's courage in not run- ning away from the fire, but instead deciding to wake up his mother was a heroic act. It's fitting in a way. He was already given the nickname "Superman". It originates from two open-heart sur- geries Ira underwent as an infant, just to stay alive. "Ira was born with a hole in his heart or called ventricular septal defect. The first surgery seemed to work, but he started getting fluid around the heart and an enlarged liver," Savage recalls. "His pediatric car- lessness on Feb. 5, in an- other feat worthy of his nickname. "Ira is truly my super- man, and I'm so glad he was home with me or I would be lost in the fire," Savage said. It's a long road back, still, for the Savages af- ter losing their house, and Keeli said it still sometimes feels like a nightmare. But, she knows her family will survive and grow stronger from it. "Scott states constant- ly 'it may knock me to my knees, but it won't keep me dialogist Dr. Wiggins tried down,' Savage said. "Our to drain the fluid but was family had grown stron- "Ira was watching The uge in their neighbor's Simpsons and playing withhouse as the Lovell Fire De- unable to reach it. Ira and ger through each obsta- his toys. The next thing I partment fought and ex- I were life-flighted back to cle and this may be the a knew he came to me sayingtinguished the flames on a Denver for a second sur- big one, but we can conquer 'fire'," Savage said. "I jumped night where the tempera- gery that was successful,it together." Big Horn Canyon National Recreation Area same as National Park, superintendent tells Friends of Bighorn Lake BY RYAN FI1-ZMAURICE The Bighorn Canyon National Recreational Area is equal to a national park, park service superinten- dent Mike Tranel told the Friends of the Bighorn Lake last Wednesday. "Keith (Grant) and I have had quite a few conversa- tions over the past sever- al months over the status of Bighorn Canyon Nation- al Recreational Area. Keith that means that under his watch, the park will be maintained up to national park standards. "I'm in total agreement with Keith that we need to manage it as a national park, and I think we need to raise the standards. There are some things we are be- hind on. We need new signs, replace' the restrooms at Horseshoe Bend, improve the facilities park wide. has been lobbying that it de. There are a lot of things that serves national park status,' are in the works," Tranel between the Park Service and the Bureau of Reclama- tion will always be a tricky balance, but that maintain- ing lake levels will be the Park Service's paramount priority. "The requirement is that the National Park Service and the Bureau of Reclama- tion work together to bal- ance these competing uses as best we can. Recreation of the lake is our primary man- date and we will keep that in front of the Bureau of Recla- "Congress, declares that the national park system, which began with estab- lishment of Yellowstone Na- tional Park in 1872, has since grown to include superlative natural, historic, and recre- ation areas in every major region of the United States, its territories and island possessions; that these ar- eas, though distinct in char- acter, are united through their inter-related purpos- es and resources into one national park system as cu- Class of 1946. She also at- Tranel told the gathering at said. "I think its deserving of mation," Tranel said. "At the mulative expressions of a tended Northwest Corn- Big Horn Federal. "We didthat care." same time we have to realize single national heritage; munity College after high derful memory. She loved clarify at a recent meeting Grant said Tranel's that things like flood control that, individually and col- school- one of a few of writing and became a reg-in Billings, just as a learn- statement of that fact with are going to rise to the top. lectively, these areas derive the first class of students ular contributor to The ing opportunity for a lot of officials in Montana had a It's a difficult job." increased national digni- at NWCC. She also attend- Powell Tribune, sharing people there, including per- substantial impact. Despite what many state ty and recognition of their her memories of growing haps some people from the superlative environmental ed Brigham Young Univer- sity before and after her up and her favorite reel- Bureau of Reclamation, that marriage, pes. She assembled many regardless of the classifica- She taught third grade of her writings in a booktion of National Park sites, for one year in Lovell prior she titled "Pieces of Pie." to her marriage. She loved She gave away and sold her students and followed many copies. The stories their lives from then on, she wrote show how diffi- often attending their wed- cult life was during the De- dings and funerals, pression and how thankful She married Burchell E. Hopkin on June 17, 1949, in the Idaho Falls Temple, where they shared their wedding day with Ruby's sister, Betty Joan, whose she was to live in Wyoming. She loved Powell and served the community in many different ways. She and Burchell loved the Homesteader Museum and marriage to her husband both served on the board. Don Mayer took place just They also helped on the after Ruby's. Ruby and Chamber of Commerce. "I've been hooting on that horn for years, but when Mike said it, the Mon- tana folks, have a lot dif- 419 sites around the co,n- ferent view of things now. try, they have different ti- They're more willing to un- ties but essentially for our derstand how we can both management direction, it's cooperate," Grant said. all the same. They all should "I couldn't get past the front be held to the same high door with that. That was standard." a big help, your recognition Tranel went on to tell of that." the group that on his end Tranel said negotiations The Bible Church were recent attitudes to- ward the Recreation Area, Tranel said the law which makes a recreation area equal to a national park was passed by Congress in 1978 in the Redwoods Act. The amendment to the US National Park Service General Authorities Act of 1970 made all areas of the National Park System equal, regardless of designation. quality through their inclu- sion jointly with each oth- er in one national park sys- tem preserved and managed for the benefit and inspira- tion of all the people of the United StateS; and that it is the purpose of this Act to include all such areas in the System and to clarify the authorities applicable to the system," the act stated. "- Serving Norther~ A Big.ore Coum Methodist Church l, ovell Assembiv of God 5th & Montana, 548-7127 ~ [~:::~" Burchell were long-time She was active in the Park WorshipServiee 9AM years Chumh church and school friends County Republicans and Sunday School 10:30 AM ReV. Christopher Brandt at the corner of 3 ! O Idaho Ave I, ovail and while she had many was an election judge un- 1st & 3rd Weeks 6I'M . Park & Shoshone, Love, beaus, she waited out til just a few years ago. For 2Kealae l 9:15aM Bible Study and aoT-s48-z47a Servi=e, Prayer 6 PM Sunday School Morning Worship - 10:50 AM ' ~ Reverend Sunday Night - 6:30 PM Burchell s WWII Army ser-more than 40 years she 10:30 AM Worship Service Wed: Bible Study -- 7 PM vice and church mission to volunteered in the hair sa- Rev. Kurt McNabb Melinda Penry 307-548-7390 the British Isles and final- Ion at the care center giv- 56 E. Main St Lovell (-ffL lto' Sunday: 11 AM Rev. Dan Jarvis ly decided they were meant ing perms and curling hair www.lovellbiblechurchwy.net the Luther, Chu,~h-M~s~ou, Syn~ 548-7105 to be in 1949. Together, Just last week she helped . = = t yatten e ,U or gve ermsto eo o year but decided to move pie." She never considered Wyoming Cares Fundraiser ! back to the family farm herself to be one of them. in Powell (Penrose). Ruby She leaves a big hole in the Catholic Church worked hard as a farmer's hearts of many in Powell, 1141 Shoshone Ave Lovell, WY wife and mother to her six in her church family and RosatySunday'10:30AM/ x I Soturdoy, Feb children. She loved that life among her large posterity. Sacrifice of the Mass/ I but also adapted to "city Surviving are her four Sunday-11AM t ]i [ Sign ups ] PM [ Play living" when they moved beloved siblings: Wayne DaiiyMase&Confeesion$ l[ |! I Silent auction, Food, pl next door to her daughter Lynn of Centerville, Utah, Check monthiy calendar on i~i I Lynn on Greenfield Drive and Betty Joan (Bert) Lars- PAMPER YOUR www.StJ0sephL0v~le0m t~i ,] ~Bring your own. partner 9 Fr. Glen Szczechowski /~~ I JUl e ,Je ry( a ha) ynnand LOVED ONE or ,s u,e ebble s Ruby was the gold Janet Bates, all of Boun- cal154B-2282 standard of motherhood tiful, Utah. Her surviving IN FEBRUARY 1782Highway and domesticity. She loved children are Heather (Da- making, gardening, cook- Nev Lynn (Dan) Bennion of ing, sewing, entertaining, Powell, Ross (Karren) Hop- Mon.-Sat. by appt. telling stories and writing kin of Layton, Utah, Fred LISA GILBERT urc cards and letters. Herchil-(Carrie)HopkinofPow-k 307-548-7311- iof ?Od*13P dren were taught well to ell and Mark (Karen)Hop- work hard, study and learn, kin of Anchorage, Alaska. have manners, use prop- Missing their loving grand- RVIGES E l:i, Wy g I love like Jesus did. dren and 56 great-grand- Su day 1-3 M ! 310 IdahoAve Lovell ~ II She was a lifelongmem- children and many nieces [ Pastor Gerald CoxI[ ber of the Church of Jesus and nephews whom she Christ of Latter-day Saints loved like her own children. [[ 970-629-2085 [[[ and loved and shared her Her sister-in-law Alyce For special prayer requests cal, Pastor Cox.] faith. She served faithful- Hopkin (Whitey) survives ly in many callings, espe- her also. She was preced- cially Relief Society. She ed in death by her husband ! loved ministering to and of 67 years, Burchell Hop- serving others. Countless kin, her parents Julia and are the dinners she shared Ivin Lynn, her daughter Ju- P and the people she helped. She gave away numberless pies, loaves of homemade bread and cinnamon rolls. She truly loved humani- ty and knew no strangers. She was very sensitive to those who were hurting or needed a friend. She knew her neighbors and shared her home, her time and the bounty of her garden pro- duce and flowers. She was blessed with a sharp intellect and won- lie Aagard, son-in-law Rick" "Aagard and one grandson, Andrew Aagard. Services to honor Ruby were held in the Avenue E Chapel of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints on Monday, Feb. 18, at I0 a.m. preceded by a public viewing. Burial fol- lowed at the Penrose Cem- etery. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Northwest College or the Homesteader Museum. Individual A waFhardened Crusader and his Moorish commander mount an audacious revolt against the corrupt English crown in a thrilling action-adventure packed with gritty battlefield exploits, mind-blowing fight choreography and a timeless romance. Friday, February 22 7 PM Saturday, February 23 3&7PM Rated PG-13 116 min. Night Shows *51 Matinees Heard any GOOD lately? Email your news to: lovellnews@gmail.com