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2 I The Lovell Chronicle I June 21, 2012 CEO clarifies doctor's status North Big Horn Hos- pital CEO Rick Schroed- :er noted last week that a front-page story about the resignation of Dr. David Hoffman may have been misleading in one respect. Schroeder said that while Dr. Hoffman did re- sign as an employee of the North Big Horn Hospital District, he still has creden- tials and privileges to prac- tice medicine at the hospi- tal, including performing surgeries. "If he decides to open :his own practice in town :and has a surgery to do, he :can bring the patient to the hospital and perform the surgery here," Schroeder ,said. "We welcome him to come here." Dr. Hoffman remains :a member of the medical :staff at North Big Horn Hospital but is no longer employed by the hospital listrict, Schroeder said. Pryor Mountain Wild Mustang Center open :house BY PATTI CARPENTER The Pryor Mountain Wild Mustang Center is holding an open house from noon to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Photographer and au- thor Lynne Pomeranz will be on hand to answer ques- tions and sign her book "Among Wild Horses: A Portrait of the Pryor Moun- tain Mustangs." Her equine images, which combine her love of horses with photography, have graced the covers and inside pages of numer- ous publications, includ- ing Western Art Collector, ii!i:ii00! I , i i i! iii!i iii00iil i i Raymond Bert Minchow June 9, 1925 - June 10, 2010 Raymond Bert Min- chow died on Sunday, June 10, after a series of strokes. Ray lived a life filled with family, friends and a com- munity he loved. Ray was 87 years old. Ray proudly served his country. He had just turned 18 on June 9, 1943, between his junior and senior year of high school, when the Army recruiter entered Natrona High in Casper and picked 13 young men to serve. He went home and packed. Ray was a sergeant in the Army when he and his squad were report- ed as "missing in action." His parents were notified by Western Union tele- gram. Three weeks later, they received another tele- gram saying they had been found. Ray always joked that he knew where he was the whole time. Ray still had shrapnel in his leg and both feet had been severely frostbitten. He received the Bronze Star, Purple Heart and many other medals. After the war, Ray came home and graduated from High School at Natrona High in 1946. He went on to take bookkeeping cours- es and kept books for sev- Service has continued to sponsor teams to this day. He loved all sports and followed his kids, grand- kids, great-grandkids and neighbors starting with tee- ball, through cheerleading, basketball, football, track, baseball and all programs and concerts. He was so very proud of his fam- ily. Ray and Jackie trav- eled to games all across the country, watching grand- children play ball and run track. He just loved it! He was so proud of all of his grandkids, going to all of their high school and col- lege graduations. He met and married Jackie Hutchison, the love of his life, on June 3, 1949. You very seldom saw Ray without Jackie by his side. In 1953, they moved to Lovell and purchased the Mobil gas station. They were baptized and con- firmed into St. John's Lu- theran Church on March 29, 1957. Ray and Jackie instantly made many long, lasting friendships. They spent many years fishing, camping, bowling, garden- ing and travelling. Ray wanted to be able to take his family to the mountains so in 1963 he and Buck Hill designed a crew cab pick-up. It was the first of its kind. Ray often said that he should have patented the crew cab. Ray was a true Ameri- can. He loved his country and showed that love in so many unselfish ways. Ray, along with other Ameri- can Legion members, spent years fixing up used toys for the needy children in the community. They put flags out on Main Street, drill- ing holes for the flags and making sure the flags were in good shape. Ray, Jackie and their family and many friends continue to put flags out for Memorial Day at the Lovell Cemetery. He was so proud of being a member of was a true American hero. He loved his commu- nity. He proudly wore the "rose garden" sticker on his shirt pocket and later his hats. Lovell was his home and he was proud of it. Ray always enjoyed the "coffee crew" at the sta- tion over the years. He and so many others solved the problems of the world each morning. When past employees or friends were in town, they always took a few minutes to join him at the station and to catch up. He was very respected and loved. Ray's family feel very blessed to have had such a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, great-grand- father and best friend. He always had time to stop what he was doing and to talk or listen. He was kind and gracious and showered his family with so much love and support. Raymond Bert Min- chow was born to Bert and Louella Minchow on June 9, 1925, in Lavoye, Wyo. He was preceded in death by his parents, brothers A1 and Dick and their wives, his mother and father-in-law, Lloyd and Kate Hutchison, sister-in-law Ramona Lloyd and her son Johnny. He is survived by his wife, Jackie, of 63 years; son Don and wife June of Cowley, kids Eric, Jessica, Pat and Jeff and their fami- lies; son Jim and wife Don- na of Lovell, kids Nichole, Heidi and Jared and their families; daughter Carol and husband Mike Fink of Lovell, kids Kati and Kyle and their families; and daughter Lori and husband Dave Scheffler of Lovell, kids Tim, Shelli, Kristen and Josh and their families. Ray had 13 grandchildren, 12 great-grandchildren, tons of "honorary" children and grandchildren and a community he loved. Services were held in Marvin Forest Wright Aug. 30,1918- June 10, 2012 Marvin Forest Wright, 93, of Lovell died on June 10, 2012. Marvin was born on Aug. 30, 1918, in Man- cos, Colo., to Kay Wright (father) and Nettle Ray Buckworth (mother). He grew up and attended school in Colorado. He lat- er moved to Wyoming and joined the Navy National Guard for two years. After his two years in the Navy National Guard he decid- ed to join the United States Marine Corps in 1943 and was shipped overseas to serve in World War II in Japan in the Battle of Iwo Jima in 1944. In 1945 he was honor- ably discharged from the USMC and was presented with a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart for his bravery and acts of merit. After his discharge from the USMC in 1945 he moved to Casper where he met his wife, El- len Louise Judy. They mar- ried June 27, 1947, and be- gan their family. Their first daughter, Judith, was born February 1948. After the birth of their first daughter they moved to Watsonwille, Calif. and had their second daughter, June, who was born in February 1949. The family moved back to Wyoming where Marvin had enlisted in the Unit- ed States Air Force in the latter part of 1949. After his enlistment he was sta- tioned in London in the 1950s. In January of 1952 their third daughter, Joy was born. Marvin stayed in the United States Air Force for 20 years and later re- tired in Macon, Ga., with an honorable discharge. After his retirement Marvin and his family trav- eled between Florida and Wyoming a lot. Marvin en- joyed all the good simple things in life. He enjoyed spending quality time with his wife and their dogs. He loved gardening, boating, fishing and woodworking. He was an amazing crafts- man and would always be making something out of nothing. He was loved by all who were blessed to know him, and his smile would always light up the darkest of rooms. He was his family's hero and was a man of honor and valor. He will be greatly missed and loved by many. He was preceded in death by his wife, Ellen, and his daughter Joy Lynn Johns. He is survived by his children Judy Butcher of Glenrock, June Wright of Lovell, Marvin B. Wright of Chino Valley, Ariz., and Jim Wright of California; 11 grandchildren; 18 great- grandchildren and one great-great-grandchild. Memorial services will be held at Haskell Funeral Home on Friday June 22, at 3:30 p.m. In lieu of flow- ers please make donations to the National Alzheimer's Association. Santa Fean, New Mexico eral companies. Ray played the cemetery board, and he Magazine, ;Westerns_ H_orp,: th,iaj,pi, softbalFi ::10itl6 waythizemeteryi, man, The Gaited Horse, league m Casper. His dad, looked, especial]"when all New Mexico Horseman's Brt, vate league's lead- the flags were honoring our Directory, Horsemen's ing pitcher, and Ray led the veterans. He would start Voice and the book "Tony & The Cows." Pomeranz has re- ceived an Addle Award and awards from the American Horse Publications, and her images are available in art galleries in New Mex- ico. Her book is now in its second printing and will be available for sale at the event along with high qual- ity prints of her images. A coloring contest for children will also be held during the event. Winners of various age groups will receive a PMWMC T-shirt for their efforts. A raffle will also be held for a PM- WMC membership, wild horse calendars, T-shirts, CDs and other items. A silent auction will offer a variety of items from Gretchen Wilson au- L tographed memorabilia to :natural dog treats. Refreshments will be ',served and guests will have an opportunity to learn more about the wild mus- tangs of the Pryor Moun- tains and to share stories of sightings with other enthu- siasts. For more information call 548-9453 or go to www. pryormustangs.org. league in hitting. Ray was instrumental in starting the Little League Baseball program in Lovell in the 1950s and was one of the first sponsors. Minchow's reminding his children two weeks in advance that the family was to meet at 6 p.m. on Sunday to put flags out and then pick them up on Monday at 5 p.m. He DEATH NOTICE Sidra Mangus Davis Sidra Mangus Davis, 72, of Lovell, died Sat- urday, June 16, 2012 at North Big Horn Hospital in Lovell. Funeral services were held on Monday, June 18, at Haskell Funeral Home in Lovell. Burial was in the Byron Cemetery. Please recycle this newspaper. Recyclingbins are located in the Red Apple Supermarket parking lot in Lovell. I St. Joseph's Catholic Church [ 1 1141Shos.m..,,00 I Sacrifli;e of the Mass Il sunda00a,00l:000am II Reverend Glen Szczechowski IL )Jl Please submit obituaries to us via email: Icnews@tctwest. net; fax: 307-548-2218; or send to our office at 234 E. Main St., Lovell, Wyoming 82431 honor of Ray on Friday, ,,June'15, at the ,Lovell High School Gymnasium. Buri- al with full military hon- ors followed at the Lovell Cemetery. Ray would be honored by donations to the American Legion Flag Proj- ect, Relay for Life or the Lutheran Church parking project. Faith Southern Baptist % Church ....... ! ..... ......... Past r Mij;a:/fM1 cKnight li Services: Sunday School 9:45 am Morn. Worship 11 am Eve, Worship 6 pm Wed. Bible Study 7 pm h00Bibl00Chu00l Madagascar 3 REWARD OFFERED $500 for information leading to the arrest of whoever broke into a home at 55 W. 3rd St. in Lovell over the weekend of June 15-16. Call 307-254-2395 or the Lovell Police Dept. at 307-548-2215. 5th & Montana, 548-7127 Rev. Christopher Brandt 9:00 am Worship Service 10:15 am Bible Study Wednesday Service 7:30 pm The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod LooeU flssembl00 ofGfd00 r 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 i f Serving Northern / Big Horn County I / II Unitvd  1 // ill ?/vth.d,.st [J I oUI II'==ii == \\; at the corner of Park & Shoshone, Lovell Pastor Paula Morse Church: 548-7478 8:30 Denver Worship 10:30 Lovell Worship 548-7021 www. hyarttheater.com MIB a Men in Black 3 Rated PG-13 * 106 minutes Friday, June 22 7 & 9:30 pm Saturday, June 23 3&Tpm l ii North Dig Horn Hospital Clinic will be closed June 23. o o Enjoy Mustang Days! The NBHH Emergency room will be open o NORTH BIG HORN HOSPITAL CLINIC [ 1115 Lane 12, L0vell, WY 307-548-5200 www.nbhh.c0m Introducing: NO Time To Trust A new western novel written by Lovell author G.R. Howe is available now at Gracie's Backdoor Spa! Grover recently returned to Wyoming to assist his brother, Glen, ranching and to pursue a writing career. No Time to Trust is the first of several novels he has written. He is cur- rently writing a collection of short stories about his hometown, Kane, entitled "Short Stories Out of Kane." Visit his website at /,-  / / www.emptysaddles.com  e/_) tg (6 240 1/2 East Main (alley), Lovell * 548-245 /