A funeral service for James F. Foster will be held on Saturday September 11, 2021 at 10:30am at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Stamford, NE with Pastor Thalia Woodworth officiating. A private family inurnment will follow at the Stamford Cemetery.
James F. Foster, 70, of Hillsdale, WY passed away unexpectedly at his home on September 3, 2021 in Hillsdale, WY.
James was born December 20, 1950 in McCook, NE to George and Velma (Stagemeyer) Foster. He was a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church in Stamford, NE. James graduated from Stamford High school in 1969 and received an Associate’s degree from Milford Tech in 1971. He married his high school sweetheart, Susan Stephens, on December 5, 1971 at Trinity Lutheran Church. To this union one son, Justin, was born. His life’s work centered around soil conservation, heavy equipment and construction in Nebraska, Colorado, and Wyoming and was a lifelong member of the NRA.
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His life revolved around his family, hunting, shooting sports and the outdoors. He enjoyed nothing more than hunting with his son and grandsons or a friendly competition at the shooting range. Weather permitting, no Christmas day was complete without a blue rock shoot.
James is survived by his wife, Susan Foster of Hillsdale; son, Justin (Jenny) Foster of Bellvue, CO; grandsons, Dustin, Dillon and Dalton Foster; great-grandchildren, Braelynn and Kennedy Foster; siblings, Dennis (Sue) Foster of Stamford and Deanna (Kent) Reynolds of Loomis NE, brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Lee and Raylene Stephens of Stamford, along with a host of nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Douglas and Richard Foster; brother-in-law, Fred Stephens, niece, Stefanie Florum; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Charles and Wilma Stephens
Memorials will be determined by the family at a later date. Expressions of caring and kindness can be sent to:
Susan Foster Justin & Jenny Foster
PO Box 236 PO Box 405
Hillsdale WY 82060 Bellvue CO 80512
George Richard “Dick” Anthony, 84, passed away at his home on Wednesday, September 1, 2021. Dick was born in Carlisle, Pennsylvania on February 5, 1937 to George and Dorothy Anthony.
After graduation from Chambersburg High School, Dick enlisted in the United States Air Force and he served as a Radar Technician. He finished his military career in Cheyenne, Wyoming in 1959. He lasso’d a beautiful Wyoming girl, Kay Fintus, at the stock car races in the fall of 1959.
They were married May 2, 1960 and welcomed their first daughter, Kelley Kay the same year. Shortly after her arrival he began working in the family business, Automatic Electric. Two more children, Shurie Rae and Theodore Richard, joined the family. He loved helping them with their 4-H endeavors, showing horses, steer, pigs, and sheep.
Dick enjoyed serving the community through his business and made many lifelong friends. He volunteered with the local Kiwanis chapter, and enjoyed flipping flapjacks at the Pancake Breakfast and serving at the Clam Bake Events. He was involved in the Downtown Association, which promoted downtown businesses and events. He served on the Board for the Cheyenne Regional Airport, and was the Broadcast Spotter for the local high school football games. He coached Senior Babe Ruth baseball for the Kilowatts. He loved helping his brother-in-law, Don, with the Berry Bull Sale.
In 1997, his entrepreneurial ambitions enabled him to realize his dream of opening a gourmet kitchen store in downtown Cheyenne. He enlisted the help of his son and daughter-in-law, Ted and Susan “Blondie” to begin The Prairie Pantry, which is celebrating a legacy of a 25-year anniversary next year. Upon selling Automatic Electric, Dick and Kay retired to Torrington, Wyoming where they lived for 12 years. He invested himself in serving and finding community with Bethel Baptist Church. Dick also now had more time to pursue his passion of golf, and he played as often as he could. He loved his job at Cottonwood Country Club where he took pride in mowing the course and keeping the greens pristine. He was also an adamant Wyoming Cowboy fan and spent many hours cheering on the teams.
Dick was a family man who loved spending time with his loved ones. He was often found in the kitchen cooking big meals for all, especially cream can dinners. He had a strong faith and was a shining example of what it meant to be a Christian. He strove to live by the Word and encouraged others in their faith. Dick was a man of few words, but what he said always had meaning. Phone calls with Dick were brief but he would always end the call with his grandchildren, “Keep the Lord in your life, Bud.”
Above all, what Dicky-Doo loved more than anything in the world was Kay. She was the love of his life and he would have done absolutely anything for her.
Dick is survived by his wife Kay, children Kelley Kuhlman (Jay) of Kihei, Hawaii, Shurie Anthony, and Theodore Anthony (Susan), both of Cheyenne, Wyoming. Grandchildren Bridget Carter, Justin (Gabriela) Kuhlman, Jakob (Taylor) Kuhlman, Brentton (Bailey) Anthony, and Zane Anthony. Great-grandchildren Sofia Martinez, Macey Martinez, Kailani Kuhlman, Zoe Kuhlman, Dominic Gentry, Jackson Gentry, Brandon Kuhlman, and Ryan Jane Kuhlman. Dick is also survived by his brother Jerry (Ruth) Anthony, of Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, and sister-in-law Dorothy Anthony of Joplin, Missouri along with numerous nieces and nephews.
Dick was preceded in death by both of his parents, step-mother Jean Anthony, and brothers Ron (Mae) Anthony and Bill Anthony.
Honorary pallbearers will include Wayne Brown, Ron Tooley, Bob Fintus, Don Berry, Jay Kuhlman, Mike Elsasser, and David Johnson. We would also like to recognize his buddies at the Torrington Cottonwood Country Club Golf Course.
Services will be held on September 9, 2021, at 3:00 p.m. at the Calvary Chapel, 9209 Ridge Road Cheyenne, Wyoming with full military honors. The family invites the public to attend the service, and join us for a cream can reception following.
Donations can be made to the Eastern Wyoming Community College Golf Team or Fellowship of Christian Athletes in lieu of flowers.
And Dick, don’t forget to watch for deer in Heaven.
James T. “Ted” Barry, 95 of Cheyenne went to be with his Lord and Savior on Sunday, August 29th. Ted was born in Midwest, WY on November 21, 1925 and lived most of his life in Wyoming. He grew up on the family ranch on Antelope Creek in Northeastern Wyoming and attended school there and in Laramie. He was a proud native son.
Ted was the third of four sons born to Clifford and Reba Barry. He married the love of his life, Marie Tefertiller on February 22, 1945 and they raised a son and three daughters together. For a decade Ted and Marie ranched together in Southern Colorado and Oklahoma returning to Wyoming in 1955. While not always making a living as a cowboy, he always lived his life as one. Ted worked for the Laramie Fire Department for 18 years, retiring from there to go to work for the Wyoming State Fire Marshall’s office in Cheyenne while commuting from Burns. In 2009 they moved to Cheyenne. Ted and Marie spent over 70 years devoted to each other and their family until Marie’s passing September 26, 2015. Ted remained devoted to Marie and his family until his final breath.
Ted had a life-long passion for horses, focusing all of his married life on raising foundation bred American Quarter Horses.
He was a loving and devoted husband, father, grandfather and great-grandfather.
Ted is preceded in death by his wife, Marie and survived by his children Scott (Jan) Barry, Linda (John Goodman), J.B. Barry, and Joy (Martin) Nee; his grandchildren, Dusty, Mark, Cody, Erin, Teddi Marie, Abbey, Catlain, Maggi, Cassidy, Josh, Matt and Bryan; 21 great-children; his brother Bill Barry; and numerous nieces and nephews.
“I have competed well; I have finished the race; I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7
Services will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, September 25th at Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel in Cheyenne with internment at Lakeview Cemetery for both Ted and Marie to follow. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to St Judes children’s hospital.
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