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2 I The Lovell Chronicle I June 18, 2015 Lela Patricia "Pat" Campbell Oct. 12, 1935- June 10, 2015 Pat Campbell led a life pulled straight from an old western tale. It was com- posed of wild stories, many nights spent gazing at the stars after a long adven- turous day on the hill sur- rounded by strangers that she claimed as friends in short order. Her journey started in Wales Township, Mich., where her closest sister was 20 years her el- der, thus leaving Pat with room to run and wreak hav- oc on her little hometown, making her name known quite early in life. In 1954 she wed Donald Campbell (deceased) and built a family around him and her three boys, Danny, Rick and Norman. In 1973, Pat packed up her family and headed west to what would be her home until the day she died. A homestead filled with heartache, entre- preneurial success, family and utter love of this great land. Pat's wild west story be- gan with heartache. Short- ly after they arrived on the Tillett Ranch to build their dream, she lost her first son Danny in an accident on the Deaver Reservoir. Howev- er, this great pain would not deter Pat or her family from their western dreams. In 1981, while visiting with her daughter-in-law Lu- Anne, they hatched a plan to repair horse blankets. This small business model (that consisted of one sew- ing machine, a small one- car garage and two gals) grew into a tack and sad- dle shop that ships and con- ducts business all over the world. To this day, cowboys and cowgirls come from hundreds of miles away to find almost anything they could want or need for their horse at the shop. Most importantly, Pat helped create a business that wel- comed strangers in from ev- ery walk of life for a stout cup of "camp coffee" and a great conversation. This little repair shop was built into the The Frannie Tack Shop: "The Best Little Horse House In The West," a slogan, of course, that was created by the only mind wild enough to dream that big. Even though there was a business to operate, Pat's !iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!i!i!'00!000000'iiill story wasn't to end as a simple business owner in a small town. Pat created ad- venture wherever she went. If you were to ask anyone that knew her they would have a story to tell and each story would be unique, memories that the Camp- bell family hopes you hold onto and pass on as one of the great western stories of this area. A few of Pat's highlight- ed wild west adventures can be found along the trail of the Pony Express, next to the lakes and rivers and in the surrounding mountains, in the Big Horns during the great moose hunt of 2006, or even the stage where she was crowned TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly) Wyo- ming Queen. Pat's story ended just as it had begun with her last great adventure, a western shootout where she battled her greatest foes, but unfor- tunately this time she was not the fast draw. She died peacefully surrounded by the love of her closest fami- ly members in the same log cabin that holds so many great memories and west- ern tales of her westward bound adventure. "Happy trails my friends .... until we meet again." There will be no ser- vice, with a celebration of life to be announced at a later date. She was pre- ceded in death by her hus- band Donald Campbell; sons Danny and Norman; brother Joe Sparks; sis- ter Margaret Dunsmore; parents Herman and Lela Sparks and many others. She is survived by a son, Rick (LuAnne) Campbell; eight grandchildren and six great-grandchildren; sister, Dorothy Potter and favorite nephew Jerry Sparks. PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE The USDA-NRCS in Park, Big Horn and Washakie County will be hosting a joint Local Work Group Meeting on Wednesday, July 8, 2015 at 1:30pm at the Big Horn County Weed and PesVUW Ext. Building located at 4782 Highway 310 in Greybull, WY. The meeting will include a discussion on the 2015 allocations along with state/local resource concerns. Also being discussed will be the ranking worksheets and allocation for 2016 funds. This meeting is open to the public. If you have any questions please contact your local NRCS Field Office, Worland at 347-2456, Greybull at 765-2483, or Powell at 754-9301. During construction of our new Clinic and PT/OT east parking lot will open for PATIENTS access through the NORTH BIG HORN 1115 Lane 12, Lovell, THE STRONG NAN EONPETITION IS BAEH! ] ru00sn,0000 auea . 5  ivisions: Me. (2d0"ii:i Alias Stones .  1 Men (under 200 Ibs) Sponsored by: Off l, 00]ITNE$$ : ................ 'El Main, Lovell 307-254-5092 Joann S. Nordenstam Nov. 16, 1926 - June 8, 2015 After suffering a stroke the previous day, Joann Strom Nordenstam died on June 8, 2015, at the North Big Horn Hospital. Johanna Backstrom was the middle child born to Karl Mauritz Backstrom (Charles Mauritz Strom) and Mice Mortensen in Cowley on Nov. 16, 1926. She spent the first six years of her life in Cow- ley building fond memo- ries with her mother's ex- tended family. When the depression hit, the entire family moved to their fa- ther's homeland of Swe- den. Unfortunately, the depression followed them there. In Sweden, she quick- ly learned the language and customs of their new homeland. Her formal ed- ucation ended at the sixth grade because the fami- ly could not fund further education. Her dreams of becoming a teacher or a nurse ended there, but her learning never stopped. She read the newspaper from cover to cover, never missed a crossword puzzle and could correctly answer most of the questions on nightly Jeopardy episodes. As a young teen she worked at a bakery, a can- dy store and a flower shop, eventually meeting and later marrying a hand- some solider by the name of Bror Vilhelm Nordens- tam. As to not forget the date, they married on Jo- hanna's 21st birthday. A short year later the Backstrom family decid- ed to return to Cowley, and so did Johanna and Bror. To afford the passage they sold all their wedding presents and other belong- ings. Like many of those who traveled through El- lis Island new "American" names were selected for them and they were then known as Bill Vilhelm Nordenstam and Joann Strom Nordenstam. A year after returning to Cowley, a son was born at midnight on Joann's birthday. The doctor rea- soned that everyone should have their own birthday and wrote Nov. 17, 1949, on Tom Vilhelm's birth record. In 1953, Bill and Joann built their lifelong home and welcomed their daughter Karin Monica, to be followed four years later by their son, Brent Arne. Devoted to her hus- band and family, Joann worked hard to make a wonderful home and life for them all. One of Joann's favorite places on earth was the family cabin that Bill and Joann restored with the family in 1960s. It's become a place of gath- ering and love for the en- tire family. You would of- ten find her sitting on the porch in her favorite rock- ing chair where she would blow bubbles to her great grandchildren, teach them songs or humor her compa- ny with stories of Sweden. Many knew Joann as a homemaker but did not realize what a talented artist she was. She was an excellent seamstress, did extraordinary handwork and was an excellent knit- ter and a talented artist in both acrylic painting and pencil drawing and ceram- ics. She had a real love of flowers, raising most from seed, and her yard was al- ways beautiful. But her greatest love, next to Bill, were her grandchildren. Grand- ma Jo had a wonderful and personal relationship with each and every one of them. They all truly felt her love and returned the love to her in many ways. Preceding her in death were both of her parents, Charlie and Mice Strom; all siblings, Maurice Dal- ton, Rolf Strom, Kennard Strom and Bessie Whit- ney, and her husband of 50 years, Bill. Surviving her are her children Tom (Rox- anne) of Sheridan, Mon- ica Miller of Cowley and Brent (Susan) of Cowley, her grandchildren Erik (Leah) Nordenstam, Britt (Rob) Rohde, Leif (Sin- ta) Nordenstam, Matthew (Heather) Miller, Kristi- na (Brian) Stinson, Kim- berly (Cleve) Wilson and Chad Nordenstam and 13 great-grandchildren. She was also Grandma Jo or Aunt Joann to many whom she cared about and shared her love. She has left her family with a deep appreciation of life and will be deeply missed. Services will be held on Monday, June 29, at 10 a.m. at Haskell Funer- al Home, with interment of ashes to follow immediate- ly at the Cowley Cemetery. MEETING CHANGE The regularly scheduled June board meeting for the Byron Cemetery District has been moved to Tuesday, June 23, 2015, for this one time only. J Don Tew Registered Piano Te will be in town June 22-27, 2015 for piano tuning and repair. > 00r0000;o00t"Oo 0 Professional piano service since 1958 Kay Taggart Booth Nov. 5, 1919 - May 16, 2015 Kay Taggart Booth was born in Cowley on Nov. 5, 1919, to Grant and Fern Taggart. A few years lat- er, she was joined by twin brothers Hal and Cal, who predeceased her in death. She attended schools in Cowley, spent summers working at Yellowstone Lake Lodge, and after grad- uating high school, attend- ed Mills College in Oakland, Calif., where she developed a love of the Bay Area. She graduated from BYU, where she met her husband, Malcolm Booth. They were married in the Salt Lake Temple Aug. 21, 1941, and a few years lat- er had two children, Doug and Cindy. After divorcing in 1954, Kay, Doug and Cin- dy moved to Denver, where they lived for a number of years. In 1965, Kay married No,man Ballantine of Princ- eton, N.J., where they resid- ed until Norman died oflym- phoma less than a year and a half after their marriage. After Norman's death, Kay returned to the Bay Area, where she lived in Oakland. In the Bay Area, Kay was active as a volun- teer with the usa, where she eventually became the usa Director of Protocol. In 1972, she was married a third time, this time to Rich- ard Lyons, but this final marriage ended in divorce a few years later and Kay moved to San Francisco. In the early 1990s, Kay decided to move to Provo, Utah, to be closer to friends and family. Although she suffered physical decline in her later years, Kay Booth never lost her sense of humor. "I think I bounced twice," she commented cheerily when she was found after a fall down her stairs. Kay was a woman of style and elegance. Her two great passions were travel and jazz, and she often com- bined the two with frequent jazz cruises. Kay was surrounded by many helpful friends as she neared the end of her life, including her children and grandchildren, her neighbor Howard Gonzales, her dear friend and caregiver Irene Brown and her nephew Greg Taggart. She died on May 16, 2015, in Provo. She is survived by her son Doug Booth, her daughter Cindy, her grand- sons Chandler Grant Van Schaack and Spencer Grego- ry Van Schaack and numer- ous nieces and nephews. In Byron IT he Bible Church] get a copy of iWorship Service  Prayer 7 pm| the Chronicle at the i9:o%%choo, rRv. K.n MNbbJ Byron Town Hall il0:30am  56E, Main i lBible Lesson  Lovell l orByron Bad 16p m J 5th & Montana, 548-7127 fi Rev. Christopher Brandt g:o0 am Worship Service 10:15 am Bible Study and Sunday School The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod Serving Northe II b/,,ilT!'tJ Big HornCounty II Methodist ( l \\; at the corner of Park & Shoshone, Lovell 307-548-7478 Reverend Jim Barth Sunday: 11 am i St. Joseph's Catholic Church 1141 Shoshone Ave., Lovell, Sacrifice of the Mass Sunday - 11:30 am Thursday - 6 pm Reverend Glenn Whewell Louel[ I00mumn0000l flssembl9 of God Church 310 Idaho flue., Louell 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 n .00"ecove "U ..... ' :i ::ii Worship gel ,vlee00 If you're struggling with recovery from habit abuse, join us at 7 p.m. Saturdays in the old Baptist Church behind Minchow's. Everyone is welcome. " Sponsored by the Bible Church 548- 7021 www.hya rttheater.com FESTIVAL Thursday, Friday, Saturday June 18,19 & 20, 2015