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2 ] The Lovell Chronicle I September 5, 2013 Sept. 3, Joseph Armstrong, 87, a resident of Frannie, for- merly of Gladwin, Mich., died in Powell, on Tuesday, Aug. 27, 2013, at Powell Valley Hospital. Joe was born on Sept. 3, 1925 in Springwells, Mich. to George and Sar- ah Armstrong. He was the youngest of six children, in- cluding five sisters: Helen, Mary, Martha, Ann and Eva. Joe served as a sergeant in the U.S. Army. Dur- ing that time, he was sta- tioned in Greenland and later would serve in the Ko- rean War. During his mili- tary furlough, Joe met his future wife, Mildred "Mil- lie" Willis, on a blind date. From that first date, their friendship grew and they were married on Sept. 8, 1951. Shortly after their marriage, Joe was sent overseas for the Korean War. Because of his com- mitment and service to his nation, Joe received the Korean Service Med- al with one Bronze Service Star-United Nations Ser- vice Medal. He was honor- ably discharged on Nov. 12, 1952. Joe spent more than half of his life in Mich- igan. He worked as a heavy equipment opera- tor for various companies. He was one of the top five heavy equipment opera- tors in Michigan. Millie al- ways had a lifelong dream of moving to Wyoming. In 1980, Joe made that a re- ality for his wife and they moved to Frannie, to make their home. While here, Joe worked as a night watch- man and a drum filter op- erator at Great Western Sugar in Lovell. He also did carpentry work for various people. Joe enjoyed camp- ing in the Big Horn Moun- tains with his family and friends. He loved and - Aug. 27, 3 go by doing and helping others. Family and friends will always remember Joe by the phrase, "I'm gonna take a work and..." Always a constant companion by his side was his beloved and faithful dog Buckwheat. Joe was a mem- ber of Lovell Assembly of God Church. Joe had a strong faith in God and was a Christian most of his life. He didn't believe things just happened, but that God's hand was in everything. Joe is survived by his wife Millie of Frannie; children Michial (Jody) Armstrong of Harrison, Mich., Kathleen (John) Gedney of Frannie, Sherri Jolley of Lovell and Joseph (Trina) Armstrong of Glad- win; grandchildren Jason (Kelly) Gedney of Powell, Kallie (Scottie) Ayotte of Lovell, Joshua (Stephanie) and Amanda Armstrong of Gladwin, Kolt (Sharae) Bischoff of Lovell, Danielle Armstrong of Belleville, Mich., Tyrel Harrison of Lovell and Jordan and Kay- la Armstrong of Gladwin; ii great-grandchildren; sib- lings Helen, Eva, and Ann; numerous nieces and neph- ews; and close family friend Mark Wardell of Lovell. Joe was predeceased by his parents, George and Sarah Armstrong and sib- lings Martha and Mary. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013, at 11 a.m. at the Grace Connell April 30, 1918 - Aug. 31, 2013 Longtime Riverton res- ident Grace Connell died Aug. 31, 2013, at Westward Heights Care Center after living there for more than eight years. She was 95. Funeral services will be held Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at 11 a.m. at Trin- ity Lutheran Church, 419 E. Park Ave., Riverton, Wyo. The Reverend Vernon Boehlke will officiate. Buri- al will follow at Mountain View Cemetery. A viewing will be held prior to the ser- vice starting at 9:30 a.m. Grace Esther Rich- ter was born on April 30, 1918, in La Crosse, Wis., to George and Amanda (Klein- smith) Richter. She attend- ed a one-room school in Smith Coulee, Logan High School in La Crosse and graduated from the Uni- versity of Wisconsin at La Crosse with a Bachelor of Science degree in educa- tion. She then taught in ru- ral schools in the area and later in Middleton, Wis. She married Rolland Connell on Dec. 21, 1941. After his service in the Army they lived in Middle- ton, Lodi and Beloit, Wis. They then lived in Greeley, Colo., before moving to Ri- verton in 1957. She was active in her church and was a mem- ber of Trinity Lutheran since her arrival in River- ton. Her love of music led her to learn to play the or- gan and then helped all four children learn and play in church. She was instru- mental in developing the bell choir at Trinity. She also was involved in 4-H as a parent and leader and, as a substitute, taught in the Riverton schools. She collected dolls and bells. Her love of poetry was apparent in the many poems she had memorized and still recited verba- tim up until her death, in- cluding many classics. She loved flowers and had pret- ty gardens, roses were her favorite. She is survived by her daughters Jody (Stanley) Bryant of Riverton, Beth Connell of Riverton and Dawn (David) Hoffman of Lovell; her grandchildren Kristi (Daryne) Fegler, Rob (Kim) Bryant, Spencer Connell, Elizabeth (Derek) Schumacher, Jack (Sabra) Hoffman, Abigail (Zach) Moody and Thomas Haft- man; her great-grandchil- dren Macey, Carney, Tye and McAye Fegler, Brax- ton Bryant, JD Schumach- er, Wesley, Evan and Erik Hoffman, and Olivia and Maximus Moody. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, Rolland, and her son Todd Connell. Memorials may be made to Westward Heights Activ- ities Department in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main Street, Riverton, WY 82501. Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home. Online condolences for the family may be made at www.TheDavisFuneral- Home.com. had a talent for build-Lovell Assembly of God, ing and remodeling hous- 320 Idaho Avenue. Pas- Obituaries es and businesses. Some tar Dan Jarvis will offi- Please submit obituaries to us via email:Icnews@tctwest.net; fa:307-548- of the businesses he built ciate the service. Grave- 2218; or bring to our office at 234 E. Main St., kovell, Wyoming and remodeled include side service and interment Elizabeth Orale (Bettie) Tanner Lan Aug. 24, 1935- 2, 2013 Elizabeth Orale "Bet- tie" Tanner Langston died on Sept. 2, 2013, after a i: long illness. Bettie was born to Vincent and Florence Tanner on Aug. 24, 1935, in Byron. She is survived by three brothers, John, Noel and Charles, and three sis- ters, Ramona, Arden and Rhea. She was married to Tommy F. Langston. She graduated from Byron High School and was later married to David Rob- ert Spalding. They had four children: Rabbi (Eugene) Edwards of Byron, Gary (Terry) Spalding of Tucson, Ariz., Gerri (David) Dodd of Cowley and Rhonda (Rob- ert) Hoffine of Klamath Falls, Ore. In 1985 she married Tom Langston and became mother to his four children: Tom Jr. (Shirley) tangs- ton of Deaver, Klmberly Chaney of Katy, Texas, Jeff (Billie) Langston of Byron and Mary (Chris) Lauder- milk of Deaver. Tom and Bettie adopted two children: James tangs- ton of Deaver and Heath- er Mercade of Powell. They had 27 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren. Bettie's love and passion were her Arabian horses followed closely by her dogs. She enjoyed training her young horses, herding cows and riding the sand hills of Byron and the mountains of Wyoming. Her sharp wit and infectious laugher will be remembered in loving memory. Viewing/visitation will be held on Friday, Sept. 6, 2013, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Haskell Funeral Home in Lovell and one hour prior to services at the church. Funeral services will be held' on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2013, at 2 p.m. at the Byron LDS Church. Cre- mation will follow servic- es with burial of cremains in the Penrose Cemetery at a later date. Condolences may be sent to the fami- ly online at www.haskellfu- neralhome.com. St. Joseph's Catholic Church 1141Sh0shoneAve. o Lovell Louell flssembl9 of God Church the Frannie Tack Shop will be at Deaver Ceme- Sacrifice of the Mass .......... [ Faith Southern Baptist ] ( Th BJ'I "/1 r" Sunday- .llulaanonue.,Loueu and the old Frannie Store.tery in Deaver. Haskell Fu- 11'30 am sa.lca, He did various other barns neral Home is in charge of I~l~ Church ~l | e ~ e (., U C~ | Thursday ' 1 Sunday School - 9:45 am and shops and helped arrangements. I~ .0E3,ds, Lava, tl I~so.,o,dk 1-2noon i SundayMrnlngWrahlp-10:50amNIght--6:30pm his daughter and son-in- Memorials can be made I Pastor Michael McKnight [I 19:00a~ !1~,11 .......... l [ Wad. BlbleStudy--7pm law build their house into Lovell Assembly of God, I 548-656 /Sun yS hooi lib ..... .... / I Services: Sunday School 9:45 am i i10:30 am ! IJ S6 E. Main / Reverend .. ~] Rev. Dan 3arvls 2002. He led an active and 320 Idaho Avenue, Lovell, I Morn. Womhlpllam,Eva. WorshlpSpm i [~,t~Le .... ~l~[ Love,, / ~~ 548-7105 healthy life, staying on the Wyo. 82431. L Wed. aibleStudyTpm ~~ p . ) Horn Senior Center sends a big Lovell Drug and Cody Coun Store I . . . . Eody Country Store for I Supermarket, and N00dy B'dl & Linda Miller erFabrication) purchasing my FFA market steer. I appreciate your support. - Kade Gifford Farms for purchasing my 4-H swine at the Big Horn County Fair Junior Livestock Sale. - elaa Snell generous donation of a fair steer and processing to our Center. ii:i!iiiii!i!iiii This gift will enhance the lives of so many throughout the Senior Service District. Men, in the Basin you have a Choice of providers for your Vasectomy Dr. Kelly Christensen O er 1 5 years of experience Exceptional quality care ~ For appointments, Powell Valley please call Powell Valley Clinic. Healthcare (307) 754-7257 or 1-888-284-9308 Kelly Christensen, M.D. Family Practice wl0B Fall/September Class MWF: 5:30am ZUMBA Latin Rhythm: TTh: S:30am Zumba TONING TTh: S:30-6:45pm Zumba & MW: 5:30pm SALSA Zumba Toninc (Class is basic, age and health friendly. TTh: 7pm YOGA No impact, great for all but designed for those more mature folks.) Classes held behind LIFT Institute 440 Nevada, rear entrance, In Lovell 1307-272-7588 Visit Gracie's Backdoor S Facial Pedicure Manicure Hair Waxing Massage Acrylic Nails THE BIG HORN BASIN'S CHOICE FOR VASECTOMY Join the North Big Horn County Museum District members at the Brandin' Iron Friday and Saturday, Sept. 6 & 7from 8-11 am for free coffee, tea and hot chocolate. Members wilt be on hand to discuss issues related to the creative of a special improvement museum district. lf you wouM like to help gather signatures, contact a board member ... Karen Spragg, Rich Fink, Peg Snell, Christy Fleming, Jeff Pearson, Graver and Joy Howe and Sharon Cornwall. 548"7021www.hyarttheater.com WHITE HOUSE DOWN Rated PG-13 a 131 minutes Friday, September 6 7 & 9:30 pm Saturday, September 7 3&7pro Coming soon: World War Z, Turbo, Wolverine, Percy Jackson Special thanks for the generous donation to the Hyart Digital Conversion to Lovell Drug, Miller's Fabrication, Baitco, Bank of Lovell, GK Construction and Midway Motors. F 754-5133 [\ Showtime S: l Spm SHOWING Se__pt 6 &__ 7 ONLY. Friday & Saturday V'IT q llet, l,I '1'I "11, MATT DAMON ' JODIE FOSTER I L,-[a,.,j,vx .,,,.o~