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2 I The Lovell Chronicle I June 9, 2011 www. LovellC h ran i cle. cam and bentonite industries. During this time he worked for Welch Construction, American Colloid, Baroid, Nicholls and Lewis, and Great Western Sugar. In 1986 Elmer and Leo- na returned to California where they managed prop- erties in Mojave and Bur- bank. In 2000 Elmer and Leona moved back to Wyo- ming where they were able to retire and enjoy their passion of the outdoors with family and friends. In 2002 his beloved wife, Leona, died. Shortly Elmer after, Elmer began volun- teering at the North Big Merland Bisby Horn Senior Center deliv- ering meals to area seniors. Bessie Welch Sept. 10, 1935 - Elmer enjoyed this time as NichoIIs June 3, 2011 he quickly became friends Elmer Merland Bisby with those he visited. He Cummings died at the North Big Horn became more than friends Nov. 14, 1924 - May 30, 2011 Bessie Welch Nicholls Cummings died Monday, May 30, 2011, at her home in Powell, surrounded by family. She was 86. She was born Nov. 14, 1924, to John J. and Clara Welch in Cowley. Bessie was married to Gilmer C. Nicholls on Sept. 18, 1942. They had four children when he died in a tragic accident in 1948: With four young children under the age of 5 to care for, Bessie showed one of her most wonderful attri- butes, which was a "just do it" attitude. This atti- tude was demonstrated time and time again as she survived: the death of her parents, eldest son, being widowed at a tender age, cancer and other health threats. All this while ob- taining a teaching degree and raising four children on her own. How? She "just did it." In terms of careers, she found her passion in teach- ing, as shown by her 30 years in education, 28 of which were in Park County School District No. 1. A turning point in Bes- sie's life was her marriage to Guy Cummings on Aug. 18, 1962. This union en- sured the success of not only their six children, but Hospital in Lovell on June 3,2011, surrounded by fam- ily and friends. Elmer was born on Sept. 10, 1935, at the home of his grandpar- ents in Wheatland, Pa., to Elmer Bisby Sr. and Ruth Scott Bisby. When Elmer was young, his family moved to Southern California where he was raised in a large family that he loved very much. His parents had 11 children, including Was, Elmer, Jerry, Ruth, Chris, Marie, Patty, Tim, Paul, Dan and Jim. After graduation from high school, Elmer enlisted in the Air Force in August of 1956 where he trained as an electronics techni- cian. Shortly after, he mar- ried Leona Hagel on Sept. 15, 1956. He was stationed at Nellis Air Force Base in Las Vegas, where he and Leona made their home un- til he left the service in Au- gust of 1962. Upon leaving the Air Force, Elmer went to work for Litton Indus- tries in Simi, Calif., where he worked as an electronics technician. In 1970, Elmer and Leona moved to Cowley with their six children. El- mer and his family quickly fell in love with Wyoming and the friendliness of the people. He enjoyed being outdoors, especially when hunting and fishing season came around. He was an avid hunter, and he particu- larly loved bird hunting. He had a number of bird dogs that he loved very much, and they became close members of the family. His golden retriever, Sam, will miss him. Elmer also spent many summer days fishing at Big Horn Lake where he enjoyed time with his fam- ily and friends. Elmer worked in vari- ous jobs while in Wyoming. After initially moving to Cowley, Elmer worked for the Cowley School District for two years as a custodi- an and bus driver. He later worked in the construction with Candy Clark, whom he met on his meal route. On Dec. 8, 2008, Elmer mar- ried Candy, a long-time res- ident of Byron. Elmer and Candy were humbled, yet honored, to be selected Se- nior Rose King and Queen for the 2008 Mustang Days celebration. They resided in Lovell where Candy con- tinues to live. Elmer belonged to a va- riety of organizations, in- cluding the Benevolent and Protective Order of Elks, the Freemasons, High Mountain Archers and Ver- dugo Hills Archers. He was baptized into the Catholic Church and was a member of Saint Joseph's Catholic Church in Lovell. Elmer continued his volunteer work with the senior cen- ter until 2010 when fail- ing vision prohibited him to drive. It saddened him to give up this service that he loved so much. Elmer was preceded in death by his father and mother, Elmer Bisby Sr. and Ruth Scott Bisby; broth- er Chris Bisby; sisters Jerry CoveU and Patty Dickenson; his first wife, Leona Hagel Bisby; and granddaughter Geni Hunder .... Elmer is survived by his wife,, Candy; brothers Wes Bisby, Tim Bisby, Paul Bisby, Dan Bisby and Jim Bisby; sisters Ruth Ochoa and Marie Walker; chil- dren Donna (Jim) Blick, Don (Carla) Bisby, Cindy (Jay) Hunder, Karen (Jef- fery) Wardell, Laura (Er- nest) Workman and Sandy Tippetts; 24 grandchildren and 33 great-grandchil- dren. A rosary vigil will be held at Saint Joseph's Catholic Church on Friday, June 10, 2011, at 7 p.m., and a Funeral Mass will be held Saturday, June 11, at 1 p.m. at Saint Joseph's Cath- olic Church. Interment will be at the Lovell Cemetery. Family and friends are in- vited to gather at the home of Jeff and Karen Wardell following the service. Select new releases Who needs a Red Box when you can choose from our whole store! Service and Selection at The Box Office! 8 Days Before Red Box. the success of all genera- tions to follow. She will be dearly missed by her hus- band, Guy. One of the greatest de- lights in Bessie's life was actively taking a hand in caring for and teaching her many grandchildren and great-grandchildren, up until the time of her death. They were so lucky to expe- rience the education, love and grace Bessie brought into their lives. They, and their parents, will be for- ever thankful for the bless- ings Bessie gave them. She was preceded in death by her parents, her first husband, her eldest son, Gilmer, three sisters and one brother. She is survived by her husband of 48 years, Guy Cummings; her sis- ter B Boutilier; her brother Jim (Pat) Welch; her chil- dren Sandra (John) Duty, Jeanne (Dick) Nelson, Nor- man (Vicki) Nicholls, Larry (Joy) Cummings and Bar- dine (Was) Helgeson; nine grandchildren; 14 great- grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Cremation has taken place and memorial servic- es will be held at Thompson Funeral Home for friends and family. Memorial donations may be made to Powell Medical Foundation, 777 Ave. H, Powell, WY 82435. Online condolences may be sent to the family at www. thompsonfuneral.net. Worship Service 9:00 am 11 Ray. Kurt McNabb/ Sunday School IO:30 am  56 E. Main I Bible Lesson  Lovell I 6 pm J Louell flssemblg of 6od Church 310 Idaho flue., LoueU Services Sunday School '- 9:45 am Morning Worship -- 10:50 am Sunday Night -- 6:30 pm Wed. Bible Study -- 7 pm Rev. Dan Jarvis 548-7105 IO00000000000000iOiO0000IiO000IlO0 : ATTENTION BIG HORN COUNTY HOME : • AND MOUNTAIN CABIN OWNERS • • If you think your rural home or mountain cabin is • • I • at risk of damage or destruction by wildfire, the • • " County Firewise Coordinator is ready to evaluate . • your situation and write a Wildfire Mitigation • • • Plan for your property- at no cost to you. At most • • locations, cost-share funding is also available to • • pay for part of implementing the plan for your • • home. Make your request to Big Horn County • • Firewise Coordinator, 6628 W. Riverside Dr., • • • Casper, Wyoming. 82604, firewise@wytfs.com, • • • or (307) 333-1098. • •••••••••••@O•••••••••••••i•••••l• i;il; ii!ii; Έ i Marie Schneider Scheeler April 23, 1909 - June 3, 2011 Marie Scheeler was born in Lincoln, Nab., on April 23, 1909, to John and Elizabeth Fruhling Sch- neider. She died June 3, 2011, at the New Horizons Care Center. In 1911 the fami- ly moved to Kane, where Marie grew up attending school in Kane and Lovell. On Dec. 12, 1927, Ma- rie married George Scheel- er in Red Lodge, Mont. They began farming in Kane, purchasing vari- ous parcels of land while raising three sons, George Robert, Charles and Her- bert. In 1949 the family Ranch where they rntade their home until 1965 vhen the Yellowstone Dam Proj- ect took their land. Marie and George then relocated to Lovell. While in Lowell, Marie worked in the qare House at the Great Wrest - ern Sugar Factory for raany campaigns. Marie is survived by one son, Herbert, and ,vife Wilma; nine grandchildren; 18 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grand- children. Marie was preceded in death by her husband George, parents John and Elizabeth Schneider, broth- ers Harry and John Sch- neider, sister Leta Robert- son, sons George Robert and Charles, and grand- daughter Toreasa Scheel- er. Viewing/visitation was held on Tuesday, June 7, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Haskell Funeral Home in Loeell. Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 8, at 2 p.m. at St. John's Luther- an Church in Lovell. Buri- al was in the Lovell Cem- etery. Memorials may be made to the Lovell Meals- On-Wheels program or the New Horizons Care Cen- ter. Please submit obituaries to us via emaih Icnews@tctwest.net; fax:307-548-2218; or bring to our oce at 234 E. Main St., Lovell, Wyoming purchased the North Star ......... Faith Southern Baptist - Church o  li  ...... 340 E. 3rd St., Lovell ' Pastor Mi:;_a:/gcKnig ht  Services: Sunday School 9:45 am Morn. Worship 11 am • Eva. Worship 6 pm Wed. Bible Study 7 prn St. Joseph's Catholic Church 1141 ShoshoneAve.. Lovell, WY Sacrifice of the Mass Sunday at 11:30 am Reverend Glen Szczechowski Serving Northern -/., Big Horn County ,l,,d II at the cor:::::-- Park & Shoshone, LoveH Pastor Paula Morse Church: 548-7478 8:30 Deaver Worship 10:30 Lovell Worship 5th & Montana, 548-7127 [J  ,. Rev. Christopher Brandt  oo an; #;.,;' 10.'15 am eibt4 tudy Wednesday Service 7:30 pin The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod MOVIE LINE 754-5133 ar e4n SHOWING June 10-13 • Friday thnt Monday Pirates of the Caribbean On Stranger Tides - Rated PG-13 548"7021www.hyarttheater.com W00TER ELEPHANTS Rated PG-13 • 121 minutes Friday, June 10 7 & 9:30 pm Saturday, June 11 3&7pro Coming soon: Pirates of the Carribean 4 Kung Fu Panda 2 Cash payout for iIiilliii|iI| SIiii|. I Annie Oakley& Buddy Saturday, June 25. Lovell Shooting Comple^ Shoots/(NI Shoot colored targets to get your hamburger fixins'! 1 p.m. practice, 2 p.m. competition $ 30/50 rounds Annie Oakley & Buddy shoots '5 each