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2 I The Lovell Chronicle I August 28, 2014 D Vincent Anderson July 24, 1924- Aug. 22, 2014 D Vincent Anderson, 90, died Friday, Aug. 22, 2014, at New Horizons Care Center in Lovell. D was born July 24, 1924, in Cowley. He was the son of John Franklin and Nancy Elizabeth Hill Anderson. D was educated in the Cowley school system and at the elbow of his dad as he helped work the farm. D worked at many differ- ent jobs earning the re- spect of those for whom he worked. He worked as a "cowboy" and ranch hand for Jessie Tebbs of Cow- ley, running cattle on the Pryor and the Big Horn mountains, as well as oth- er ranch work. He worked as a Cat- erpillar operator doing everything from putting in reservoirs on the Pry- or Mountain to making roads to Deer Creek on the Big Horn and roads and bridges in Star Valley. He was also a truck driv- er for "Cow" Mortenson of Lovell, but finally ended up working as a pumper for Mule Creek Oil Com- pany in Byron. When Mule Creek sold out to Cardinal Oil Com- pany, who promised D a job in Colorado, he chose to stay in Lovell. D applied for work at Marathon and was hired and continued to work for Marathon Oil Company at the Byron field until his retirement. D enjoyed anything to do with the outdoors. He loved to be on the moun- tains and traveled both the Pryor and Big Horn moun- tains equally when he was younger. When he had his family, he preferred the Big Horn where camping, hunting and fishing were the things he enjoyed do- ing the most. He was an excellent trout fisherman and was all too willing to share that talent with his children. Because of his love for the mountains his chil- dren not only grew up lov- ing them as well, but he taught them to respect the mountains and to take care of them. When camping his motto was: "Always leave your campsite better then what you found it!" He loved to hunt and was out- standing, especially when it came to deer and ante- lope. The family always had venison in the freezer. He was an all-around handyman. There was not a vehicle engine that he couldn't repair, a struc- ture he couldn't build or a leaky pipe that he could not fix. He was an ex- ceptional storyteller. He would tell stories of his rides on the mountains as a cowboy, his days as a "cat-skinner" on his Cater- pillar, stories about ances- tors and their accomplish- ments, as well as others. Listening to his stories was a favorite thing for his children while they were growing up. His ability to grow a vegetable garden was sec- ond to none. Each year he would have armfuls of produce for family and friends. His corn was al- ways enviable. It was al- ways "as high as an el- ephant's eye." He had common sense, a velvet heart and hands of steel. D's mother, father and all five of his brothers and one sister preceded him in death. ti) of Casper, Vicki Jean Scott (Keith) of Las Ve- gas, Jerald L. Ander- son (Terr.i) and Daniel L. Anderson (Meg), both of Lovell, Kelli Jo Nel- son (Mike) of Castledale, Utah, and Paul L. Ander- son of Taylorsville, Utah; 30 grandchildren and 41 great-grandchildren. Funeral services were held Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 2 p.m. at the Lovell LDS Stake Center. Burial was in the Lovell Cemetery. Haskell Funeral Home in Lovell was in charge of ar- rangements. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.haskellfu- neralhome.com. April LaRee Wirth April 6, 1967 - Aug. 20, 2014 April LaRee Wirth, lov- ingly known as Grape Ape to her sisters, died at the young age of 47 on Aug. 20, 2014, in Portland, Ore., winning her victory over cancer. April was born on April 6, 1967, to Steve and Elaine Wirth. She grew up in Wy- oming with three sisters: Maylee, Laurel and Sar- ah. She graduated from Riverton High School and went on to Ricks College where she met her eternal companion Kurtis Horn- beck. They were married in the Seattle, Washington Temple. She spent most of her married life in Klam- ath Falls, Ore., where she served in numerous call- ings in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. April was a devoted moth- er not only to her own chil- dren but to others as well. She had an incredible sense of humor and always made people laugh, even during her last few days on earth. April suffered from a rare lung disease (Pulmo- nary Capillary Hemangeoti- tus) all her life and received a double lung transplant in October 2011. After a long struggle of healing, she had the opportunity to be a grandma to two beauti- ful grandchildren. The fam- ily is eternally grateful to the lung donor for allow- ing them to have her for al- most three more years. She enjoyed the short time she Margaret L. Slater Gifford Harkin Feb. 5, 1925 - Aug. 23, 2014 Margaret L. Slater, 89, died Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, at the New Horizons Care Center in Lovell. She was born on Feb. 5, 1925, to Roy Slater and Clara Trapp in Deerfield, Mo. She was the oldest of five children. On Aug. 10, 1942, she married Arthur Gifford and to this union five chil- dren were born. Arthur and Margaret farmed and ranched on Crystal Creek and in Denver and Lovell ...................................................................... for many years. When her husband Arthur became ill, she traveled to Denver to be trained to administer di- alysis to him on a machine they had in their home for 13 years. They were mar- ried for 43 years. Margaret worked as a waitress at Dude's Caf and as a cook at Trailways Caf& She also worked at the can- ning factory, Western Sug- ar Company and the North Big Horn Senior Center. She was a lifelong mem- ber of the United Methodist Church and taught Sunday school for many years. She married Marvin Harldn in 1986 and they lived in Frannie and Arizona until his death. Aider Mar- vin's death, Margaret lived in assisted living in Lovell, Absoraka Senior Living in Cody and the New Horizons Care Center in Lovell. She is survived by her five children: Clara (Bob- by) Tanner of Campo, Colo., Ed (Margie) Gifford of By- ron, Vickie (Monte) Ellis of Laramie, Mary Joy of Par- ma, Ohio, and Bill (Kim) Gifford of Lovell. She is also survived by 11 grandchildren, 25 great-grandchildren, four great-great-grandchildren, sisters Stella Hocken and Hazel Bjornestad of Powell and brother Steve (Donna) of Billings. She was preced- ed in death by her parents, sister Berniece and hus- bands Arthur and Marvin. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 30, at 10 a.m. at the Unit- ed Methodist Church in Lovell. Interment will be in the Lovell Cemetery. Haskell Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers do- nations can be made to the Alzheimer's Association in Margaret's name. D is survived by his wife, Dorcus Ramona : : : :: (Lindsay) Anderson, of Lovell; his six children :iiPi starting with the eldest -  eti fai 5 :i  bg to office Richard D Anderson (Pat- : ......................................... bt 23 Ei :Mai St.; vel] .................. (( ;( ( ; ( ( ; [ InByron get a :opyof the Chronicle at the ByronTown Hall orByron Bar! had to live without the aid of oxygen and the joy of be- ing able to do things with her family that she had not been able to do before. April is survived by her loving and devoted hus- band, Kurtis, and five chil- dren: Kaylee (Stephane) Couturier of Klamath Falls, Ore., Nickole (Kale) Rich- mond of Greybull, and Hei- di, Kennon and Holly Horn- beck of Klamath Falls, Ore. Also surviving are two grandchildren, Mat- thins and Melody Couturi- er; her parents, Steve and Elaine Wirth of Wapiti; sis- ters Maylee (Kent) Lem- on of Lake Shore, Utah, and Laurel (Daren) Ander- son of Orem, Utah; 31 lov- ing nieces and nephews and many other extended fami- ly members. April was preceded in death by her sister Sarah, who died in 2010 from the same lung disease as April; her father-in-law Gary Hornbeck; grandparents Margaret and Jim Wirth and Ken and Elizabeth Enes and numerous other loved ones. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2014, at 1 p.m. in the Byron LDS chapel with burial to follow at the Byron Ceme- tery. Visitation will be one hour prior to the services in the Relief Society Room. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Thompson Funeral Home of Powell. ,,i'llf 5th & Montana, 548-7127 Rev. Christopher Brandt 9:00 am Worship Service 10:15 am Bible Study and Sunday School The Lutheran Church-Missouri Synod St. Joseph's Catholic Church 1141 Shoshone Ave., Lovell Sacrifice of the Mass Sunday- 11:30 am Thursday - 12 noon Reverend Glenn Whewell rOea, ve-"-attie, , 7s..  / Meth,st iiii!iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii gest 548-702100 0000a0000eater.com GUARDIANS "'GALA00 'rile Rated PG-13 121 min. Thursday, Aug. 29, 7 pm Friday, Aug. 30, 7 pm Saturday, Aug. 31 3&7pro Special thanks for the generous donation to the Hyart Digital Conversion to Lovell Drug, Miller's Fabrication, Bairco, Bank of Love/I, GK Construction and Midway Motors. June Walker Wood June 7, 1925 -Aug. 18, 2014 June Walker Wood, 89, formerly of Lovell, died Aug. 18, 2014, in Havre, Mont. She moved to Havre five years ago to be clos- er to her daughter Juliann Riggin. June was born June 7, 1925, in Lovell, the daugh- ter of Merl and Enola Thax- ton Walker. She was the oldest of eight children. She spent her childhood years growing up on the family farm in Lovell. She married Fenton Clyde Wood on Oct. 28, 1942. Their marriage was later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. Fenton and June were blessed with eight children: Mary (Bryce) Orr of Alber- ta, Canada, Michael Walk- er Wood (deceased), Valerie Wurtz of Casper, Peggy Dedman of Billings, Jan- et (Randy) Pickinpaugh of Mesa, Ariz., Julie (Randy) Riggin of Havre, William (Susan) Wood of Gillette and Richard (Treeva) Wood of Rock Springs. June was a talented artist and was instrumen- tal in designing and work- ing with multiple com- munity members on the layout and completion of the murals seen in Lovell today. June was commis- sioned by many people to design and paint pic- tures on antique milk cans, saws and also canvas. She served in numerous posi- tions in the LDS Church. She also served as an elec- tion judge for numerous years. In her later years, she spent countless hours making heirloom quilts, ta- ble runners, placemats and throws for her children and grandchildren. June was preceded in death by her parents Merl and Enola Walker, her hus- band Fenton Clyde Wood, her son Michael Walker Wood, her brother Farrel Walker and her sister Eu- nice Wardell. June is survived by her children along with her sib- lings Wayne Walker, Char- la Asay, Bonnie Wardell, Dennis Walker and Dale Walker. Funeral services were held Saturday, Aug. 23, at 10 a.m. at the LDS Stake Center in Lovell. Burial was in the Lovell Cemetery. Haskell Funeral Home was in charge of ar- rangements. Condolences may be sent to the family online at www.haskellfu- neralhome.com. In lieu of flowers, the family requests that dona- tions be made to the charity of the donor's choice. John Earl Adams A memorial service to celebrate the life of John Earl Adams, who died Aug. 22, will be held at 11 a.m., on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014, at the Bidwell Fu- neral Home in St. Anthony, cer.org/get-infolved/give/ donate-now/. Condolences to ': the family may be sent to www. bidwellfuneralhome.com. Idaho. Apicnic lunch at [ The Bible Crc Keefer Memorial Park will / follow. | Worship Service  Prayer 7 pm | 9:00 am The family suggests /Sunday School Rev. Kurt McNabb | 10:30 am 56 E. Main donations in John's name /SUL .... Lovell to http://www.kidneycan- 6 pm Lover flssemblg ) of God Church 310 Idaho floe., 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 Serving Northern lT/, Big Horn County I II U.ited  = I llMetho&st ( l .. I , .l[IChuc! 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