Obituaries

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Alnetta Jolene Presley Williams

June 17, 1947 – June 17, 2022
Alnetta Jolene Presley Williams, age 75, passed away June 17, 2022. She was born on June 17, 1947, in Laramie, Wyo., to Charles Coleman Presley and Flossie Kathyrin Williams-Presley. In June 1967, she married Eldie Wade Williams.
Eldie and Alnetta moved to Washington state only to return to Greybull in 2006. In Washington state, she worked as a lunch lady for many years. Her favorite things to do were singing and reading. Alnetta also loved kids and music. She loved to sing to her kids on long trips. Camping was another one of her favorite things to do.
Purple was her favorite color and everything had to have some purple in it. She would always say how God had painted the sky.

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George W. Preis

April 26, 1942 – June 15, 2022
George W. Preis, 80, died of Alzheimer’s Disease, June 15, 2022, in Chandler, Ariz. George was born April 26, 1942, to Walter William and Elizabeth Fern (Shoemaker) Preis, in Greybull, Wyo., the youngest of three children.
He grew up on the family farm in Emblem, Wyo., graduating from Greybull High School in 1960, from Northwest Community College in Powell, Wyo., in 1962, and from the University of Northern Colorado in Greeley, Colo., with a degree in music education in 1965. He later completed a master’s degree through Lesley College.
George married Beverly Jean (Rose) Dec. 18, 1965, in Emblem, Wyo. They were married 52 years before divorcing in 2017.
He was a vocal music teacher for 32 years in Wyoming, teaching three years in the Frannie-Deaver School District and 29 years in the Lovell Schools.

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Elna Asay Shoji

Elna Asay Shoji
July 3, 1948 – Oct. 12, 2019
Elna Asay Shoji was born in Lovell to Herbert Clifton and Florence Richeson Asay on July 3, 1948, the sixth of 10 children.  She passed away in Henderson, Nev., on Oct. 12, 2019, of natural causes as a result of autoimmune deficiency.  
She is survived by her daughter, Teresa Lynn Bartee; grandchildren Lorretta Shirley Bartee, Christopher Brown, Alexya Morgan Bartee, Mark Travis Bartee, Shelby Lin Bartee and Kitsana Jan Reyes; sisters Kathleen (Henry) Bartlett, Adell Woolf and Susan (Harvey) Mathis; brother Stephen (Christy) Asay; and many nieces and nephews. Brother Tom’s whereabouts are unknown at this time.   
She was preceded in death by her son, Travis Clifton Bartee, and siblings Donald, Julie, Melvin and David.     
A graveside service was held Saturday, July 11, 2020, at 1 p.m. at the Byron Cemetery.
Note: This is a corrected obituary from June 25, 2020.

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Memorial Service Notice

A memorial service for Dorothy Brinkerhoff will be held Saturday, Aug. 29, at 9:30 a.m. at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints Stake Center in Lovell. Dorothy died March 17, 2020.

 

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30
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Jacob Charles Adey

April 14, 1995 – Aug. 24, 2020 
Jacob Charles Adey passed away Aug. 24, 2020. He was born on April 14, 1995, to Tammy and Travis Adey in Powell.  
Jacob attended school in Lovell, where he got to enjoy his love and passion for sports. 
In August of 2017 he married Victoria Zupko. They brought three beautiful kids into the world: Kaiden, Karsen and Kamryn. Jacob’s children were his world. 
He was preceded in death by his father, Travis Adey, grandmother Lois Adey and grandfathers Lynn Adey and Charlie Brown.
Jacob is survived by his mother, Tammy Adey (Gary Coffey); sisters Bailey (Dan) Brunko and Makenna Adey; children Kaiden, Karsen and Kamryn; grandmother Bonnie Knosp; nephew Ryker Brunko; his significant other, Tonja Homewood, and her two daughters, Aspen and Alyiah; and many aunts, uncles, cousins and friends.

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Keith Whitehouse Lewis

Dec. 18, 1947 – Sept. 3, 2020
Keith Whitehouse Lewis passed away peacefully on Sept. 3, 2020, with his sweetheart, Pearl, by his side. He valiantly fought T-Cell Lymphoma for three years. 
He was born Dec. 18,1947, in Lovell to Croft (Bus) and Evelyn Lewis. Keith lived a life full of service that left an impression on all who knew him.
Keith spent all of his younger years living in Cowley. There, he enjoyed the simple things of life and learned hard work. 
Throughout school he was a popular athlete, participating in almost every sport. He excelled in basketball and was an all-state and an all-region athlete. He played baseball outside of school, playing any open position including pitcher and catcher. He was involved with his classmates outside of sports and was in student body government as president in 1966. 
Keith first met his soon to be wife, Pearl, his senior year while cruising the streets of Powell. 

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Melvin Gerald Spomer

Aug. 22, 1939 – Sept. 3, 2020
Melvin Gerald Spomer, born Aug. 22, 1939, has gone to his heavenly home. Mel had many jobs in the oil fields, working throughout Wyoming. He enjoyed working.
Melvin was born to parents Herman and Elizabeth Spomer of Lovell. He married Delores Marie Graves in Lovell on Dec. 5, 1958. They were divorced in 1976. He then married Roberta Armstrong.
Melvin was a quiet man who enjoyed family gatherings. 
He was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Elizabeth Spomer, brother Ken Spomer, sons David and Richard Spomer and wives Delores Spomer and Roberta Spomer.
Melvin is survived by two sons, Greg (Tammy) Spomer and Bradley Spomer; brother Jim (Georgia) Spomer; sister Carolyn (Robert) Hatcher; three grandchildren, Shawnna (Jamie) Hernandez, Shannun (Amanda) Spomer and Skylor (Thu) Spomer; and seven great-grandchildren.
A viewing will be held Thursday, Sept. 10, from 6 to 7 p.m. at Thompson Funeral Home.

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Lynda Nickle

Oct. 27, 1941 – Sept. 4, 2020
Lynda Nickle, 78, died Sept. 4, 2020, at her home in Lovell.
Lynda was born Oct. 27, 1941, in Jackson, Miss., to Ben Price Lewis and Gladys V. Lewis. She was the youngest of 10 children.
She grew up in Canton, Miss., and attended Millsaps College in Jackson. While she was attending Millsaps College, she met her future husband, John T. Nickle, who was attending nearby Mississippi State college in Starkville, Miss.
John and Lynda were married on June 4, 1960, in Canton. They resided in Starkville until John graduated from Mississippi State in May of 1963. At that time, John told Lynda that they were loading up the car and moving to Wyoming with their two young children, Ray and Terry. Before that time, Lynda had never been out of Mississippi. They never looked back, and Lovell became their adopted home. They loved Lovell and the people of Lovell, and Wyoming accepted them, befriended them and loved them back.

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Johnathon Michael Cook

May 17, 1981 - Aug. 31, 2020
Johnathon Michael Cook, age 39 of Macomb, Ill., and formerly of Greybull, Wyo., died Monday, August 31, 2020 at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center in Peoria, Ill.  
He was born May 17, 1981, in Rushville, Ill, the son of Michael Cook and Mary Dianne McGinnis Ward. 
He is survived by his parents Michael (companion Penny Claypool) Cook of Mt. Sterling his mother Mary Dianne (husband Donnie) Ward of Rushville; his brother Joel McGinnis of Arizona; a paternal grandfather Ray Cook of Browning; and several aunts, uncles, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother Delores Cook Birdsell and maternal grandparents Ralph and Ann Lutrell McGinnis. 

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Notice of Service | Richard Saam

Memorial services for Richard Saam will be held on Monday, Sept. 21, 2020, at 10 a.m. at the Shell Hall in Shell, Wyoming.

 

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