Selected Families and Individuals

Notes


Alma W. Davis

GRAVE LOCATION - Block J Lot 4 Grave 7

On same stone as Anna Helm Davis
STONE SAYS Anna Helm Davis, 20 Sep 1910

Alma Weaver Davis
Born 9 Dec 1907, Byron, Big Horn, Wyoming
Parents Jesse Wells Davis & Hannah Maud Weaver
Md Anna Lucille Helm, 10 Jan 1929, Thermopolis, Hot Springs, Wyoming
Died 4 Jan 1975, Byron, Big Horn, Wyoming
Buried 7 Jan 1975, Tuesday


Alma Weaver Davis
Former Byron Mayor Alma Weaver Davis, 67, died Saturday Jan 4, 1975 at his home in Byron of an apparent heart attack.
He was born Dec. 9, 1907, in Byron, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Wells Davis. He worked for Marathon Oil Co. for many years and built the drive-in theatre for the Byron-Lovell area.
Mr. Davis later worked for the engineer's division of the Wyoming Highway Department for 12 years and retired in 1972. He served two terms as mayor of Byron and also on the town council.
He married Anna Helm Jan. 10, 1929, in Thermopolis. Survivors include the widow, two sons, Brent Helm of Ancorage, Alaska and Al Cleve of Louisville, Ky.; a sister Eltha Jensen of Cowley and a brother, Frank E. of Byron.
Services were held Tuesday in Byron LDS Chapel, with Bishop Waldo Jensen officiating. Burial was in the Byron Cemetery. Haskell Funeral Home in Lovell was in charge of arrangements.


Anna Helm Davis

GRAVE LOCATION - Block J Lot 4 Grave 8

On same stone as Alma W. Davis

died as Mrs. Morrison

Anna Lucelle Helm Davis Morrison
Born 20 Sep 1910, Ogden, Weber, Utah
Parents Joseph E Helm & Mary Elizabeth "Hettie" Wilson
Md 1) Alma W. Davis, 10 Jan 1929 (died 1975)
Md 2) Francis E. Morrison, 6 Feb 1983, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah (died 1987)
Died 14 Feb 2003, Louisville, Jefferson, Kentucky
Buried 21 Feb 2003, Friday

Anna Morrison
Sept. 20, 1910 - Feb. 14, 2003
Anna Helm Davis Morrison was born Sept. 20, 1910, and died Friday, Feb. 14, 2003, in Louisville, Ky.
Anna was born in Ogden, Utah, a daughter of Joseph E. and Hettie Helm. She spent her early years in Idaho and later her family moved to Byron in 1924 where he father taught school. She attended the Byron High School, graduating in 1928.
She married her high school sweetheart Al W. Davis on Jan. 10, 1929. Two sons were born to them Brent Helm Davis and Al Cleve Davis. They made their home in Byron where Al worked for many years.
She was an active member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many positions of responsibility throughout her lifetime. Her first husband Al died in 1975. On Feb. 6, 1983, she married Francis E. Morrison of Lovell, where they lived.
Her oldest son, Brent, died in 1984. Francis Morrison died in 1987. She remained in Lovell for two years and then moved to Louisville to be near her son Cleve and his family.
Mrs. Morrison is survived by her son, Cleve and wife wife Evelyn and granddaughter, Stacy Davis Wilson and her husband Doug and son Sam, all of Mt. Washington, Ky.; grandson, Brent Kirk Davis, his wife Barbara and son Ryan of St. Paul, Minn.; granddaughters, Michelle Davis Friedel and husband James and children Jimmy, Craig, Kirk and Brooke of Las Vegas, Nev.; Windy Davis Welch and husband Greg and children, Tiffany, Tony, Michael, Jillian and Cooper of Las Vegas, Sandra Turner and husband Jared and children Bryn and Scotlyn of Salt Lake City, Utah, Kristy Davis of Eau Claire, Wisc.; stepchildren, Evan Morrison of Worland, Richand Morrison of Laurel, Mont., Ronald Morrison of Lovell, Bruce Morrison of Lovell, Douglas Morrison of Provo, Utah, Beverly Morrison Thomas of Spanish Fork, Utah, Ann Morrison Cropper of Madera, Calif., Sue Morrison Borders of Spokane, Wash.; and a niece, Bette Jo Williams of Oak Harbor, Wash.
Funeral services will be held Friday, Feb. 21, 2003, at 2 p.m. in the Byron LDS Cemetery. Haskell Funeral Home is in charge of local arrangements.
(taken from the Lovell Chronicle)


Melvin Sessions Boyce

GRAVE LOCATION: Section K, Lot 13, Grave 7

War Record: Korean Air Force

On the same stone as Lille Faye

Stone Says: Love you too, married 52 years, We'll all meet again someday, Love you; back of stone says Our children, Melvin Richard - David Wayne - Melanie Faye - Terry Lee - Linda Gay

Melvin Sessions Boyce
Born 7 Mar 1933, Byron, Big Horn, Wyoming
Parents Golden Clifford Boyce & Emma Lou Sessions
Md Lillie Faye Miller, 8 Sep 1951, Arizona
Died 30 Jun 2003, Lovell, Big Horn, Wyoming
Buried 5 July 2003, Saturday

Melvin Sessions Boyce
March 7, 1933- June 30, 2003
Melvin Sessions Boyce of Lovell died June 30, 2003, of natural causes.
Melvin was born March 7, 1933, in Byron to Golden Clifford and Emma Lou Sessions Boyce.He grew up in the Big Horn Basin where he lived and worked most of his life.
Mr. Boyce served his country in the U.S. Air Force during the Korean War. He worked in the oil field and drove water wells and repaired water pumps in his spare time. His family was the center of his life. He loved all family gatherings, barbecues and other family occasion. He loved teasing his children and grandchldren. Melvin also enjoyed fishing, hunting, gardening and tinkering in his garage. In his younger years he collected arrowheads. His hobbies included yard sales, recording movies and music, which he shared with his neighborhood.
Melvin is survived by his wife, Lillie; his children, Melvin R. (Connie) of Gillette, David W. (Janet) of Raymore, Mo., Melanie F. Hotz (Gary) of Oacoma, S.D., Linda G. Yengst (Bob) of Powell; grandchildren, Melvin R. Jr., Staci, BreAnne, Kelli, Kenneth, Jeffrey, Jacob, Valarie, Clyde W., Anna, Lisa and Paul; great grandchildren, Jazmin,jAlexis Destani, Braxen, Jaidyn and Zayne. He is also survived by three brothers, Clifford G. Boyce of Aurora, Colo., Wayne A. Boyce of Seattle, Wash., and Fred R. Boyce of Worland.
Preceding Melvin in death were his parents; his brother, Richard; his infant son, Terry; grandsons, Bryan Boyce and Terry Heath.
Visitation willl take place at Haskell Funeral Home in Lovell on Friday, July 4, from 6 to 8 p.m.
Funeral services were held at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lovell on Saturday, July 5, 2003. Interment followed in the Byron Cemetery.
Melvin was loved dearly and will be greatly missed


Lillie Faye Boyce

GRAVE LOCATION: Block K Lot 13 Grave 8

On the same stone as Melvin Sessions Boyce

Stone Says: Love you too, married 52 years, We'll all meet again someday, Love you; back of stone says Our children, Melvin Richard - David Wayne - Melanie Faye - Terry Lee - Linda Gay

Lillie Faye Boyce
Born 23 Apr 1934, Baldwyn, Lee, Mississippi
Parents William Howard Miller & Laura Vilers Searcy
Md, Melvin Sessions Boyce, 8 Sep 1951, Arizona
Died 15 Oct 2004, Lovell, Big Horn, Wyoming
Buried 19 Oct 2004, Tuesday

Lillie Faye Boyce
April 23, 1934 - October 15, 2004
Lillie Faye Miller Boyce, 70, died October 15, 2004, in Lovell.
Lillie was born April 23, 1934, to William Howard Miller and Laura Vilers Searcy Miller in Baldwin, Miss. She was the youngest of seven chldren. She had four brothers, two sisters and two half-brothers.
When she was 16, she and two of her brothers, J.W. and Clifton, moved to Glendale, Ariz. Soon after, she met her future husband, Melvin Sessions Boyce, who was stationed near there while in the Air Force. They were married the next year on September 8, 1951.
After Melvin was discharged from the Air Force, they moved to Wyoming and began their family. They moved to Lovell in 1960 and remained there, the last 39 years at their home on Park Avenue.
Lillie was a devoted wife and mother. She always put her family first. She was an excellent cook and her family was always well cared for. She was also very skilled at sewing, crocheting and quilting. She often made her family clothes, quilts and very warm blankets.
She had a desire to improve her education later in life. She studied for and passed the GED exam by reading encyclopedias, science books and a dictionary from her home library.
She always remained positive and optimistic, no matter what obstacle faced her, right up until the end.
She is survived by her children, Melvin (Connie) Boyce of Gillette, David (Janet) Boyce of Raymore, Mo., Melanie (Gary) Hotz of Faith, S.D. and Linda Yengst (Bob Mills) of Powell; grandchildren, Melvin Jr., Staci, BreAnne, Kelli, Kenny, Jeff, Jacob, Valarie, Clyde W., Anna, Lisa and Paul; great-grandchildren, Jazmin, Alexis, Destani, Braxen, Jaidyn, Zayne and Audrey; brothers, J.W. Miller and Clifton Miller of Calif.; sisters, Bertha Enis of Miss., and Estelle Williams of Okla.; two half-brothers, Wilfus and Mack Miller. She was preceded in death by her husband, Melvin S. Boyce; son, Terry Lee Boyce; ganrdson, Terry Heath and Brian Boyce; her parents, William and Laura Miller; and brothers, Baxter and J.R. Miller.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, Oct. 19, 2004, at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Lovell. Burial followed at the Byron Cemetery.


Harry L. Merrill

GRAVE LOCATION - Block L Lot 15 Grave 4

On same stone as Doris E. Merrill
STONE SAYS Doris E. Merrill 13 Jul 1910

Born 7 Jun 1903, Sheridan, Sheridan, Wyoming
Son of George H. Merrill & Chalista Burton
Md 1) Lena Clara Lenggenhagger
Md 2 ) Doris E. Beech, 18 Feb 1963
Died 24 Sep 1995, Lovell, Big Horn, Wyoming
Buried 27 Sep 1995, Wednesday

Harry L. Merrill
Harry L. Merrill, 92, died Sunday night, September 24, 1995, at North Big Horn Hospital in Lovell of natural causes.
He was born June 7, 1903 in Sheridan, Wyoming, the son of George H. and Chalista Burton Merrill. He grew up in the Sheridan area and attended the Sheridan schools. He worked in the coal mines near Sheridan as a young man.
He came to the Lovell area in 1947 and farmed and ranched for many years. He also did carpentry work and enjoyed working with machinery. Harry was noted for his work in restoring steam driven tractors and other farm machinery. He displayed his tractors in parades in the area for many years.
He married Doris E. Beech February 18, 1963, and they made thier home in Byron after their retirement.
He was a member of Tri-Mountain Lodge #35 in Lovell and Star in the West Lodge #40 in Red Lodge, Mont. and was a member of Al Bedoo Shrine in Billings, Mont. He was a member of the LDS Church.
His hobbies were restoring steam engines and rock hunting with his wife, Doris.
Harry's only daughter, Betty Martha Young died March 10, 1983. He is survived by his wife, Doris of New Horizons Care Center in Lovell; two step-sons, Dennis Beech of Cowley and Art Beech of Greybull; a stepdaughter, Betty Hubbell of Logan, Utah; one brother; three sisters; eight grandchildren; and five great-grandchildren.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, September 27, 1995, in the Byron LDS Chapel at 2 p.m. Burial was in the Byron Cemetery. Haskell Funeral Home of Lovell was in charge of arrangements.


Doris E. Merrill

GRAVE LOCATION: Block L Lot 15 Grave 3

On same stone as Harry L. Merrill

Doris E. Merrill
Born 13 Jul 1910, Lebanon, MO
Daughter of Fred Gaylor Nichols & Bertha Thompkins
Md 1) Herbert (Bert) Beech, 12 Nov 1929, Red Lodge, Carbon, Montana
Md 2 ) Harry L. Merrill, 18 Feb 1963
Died 4 Dec 2004, Lovell, Big Horn, Wyoming
Buried 8 Dec 2004, Wednesday

Doris E. Merrill
July 13, 1910 - December 4, 2004
Doris E. Merrill died Saturdy, Dec. 4, 2004, at New Horizons Care Center in Lovell.
Doris was born July 13, 1910, to Fred Gaylor and Bertha Thompkins Nichols, in Lebanon, Mo. Doris moved west in 1914 with her family, living in several places in the Pryor Mountains and Big Horn Basin areas.
Doris married Herbert (Bert) Beech in Red Lodge, Mont., Nov. 12, 1929. Thye resided in the rural Kane area, farming and raising their family. Bert preceded her in death July 28, 1962.
She later married Harry Merrill and continued to live on the farm until the government bought it for the Yellowtail Wildlife Habitat Area. They moved to the Red Lodge area, then later to the town of Byron.
Doris loved gardening, painting western scenes, rock hunting and spending time with her grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Bert Beech, and husband, Harry Merrill; her parents, three brothers and four sisters.
She is survived by one daughter, Betty Hubbell (Rex) of Ogden, Utah; two sons, Dennis Beech (ValJean) of rural Cowley and Art Beech of Greybull; eight grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday, December 8, at 11 a.m. at Haskell Funeral Home.


William Orin Stapp

GRAVE LOCATION - Block D Lot 14 Grave 4

WAR RECORD - TEC5 US ARMY WORLD WAR II

on the same stone as Florence May Stapp
Stone says married Dec 11, 1943

William Orin Stapp
Born 27 Nov 1914, Buffalo, Johnson, Wyoming
Son of Burt Stapp & Myrtle Mae Davis
Md Florence May Anderson, 11 Dec 1943, Billings, Yellowstone, Montana
Died 25 Nov 1951, Cheyenne, Laramie, Wyoming
Buried 28 Nov 1951

William Orin Stapp Funeral At Byron
Funeral services for William Orin Stapp were held Thursday at 3:00 p. m. in the Byron LDS Church under the direction of Bishop Ernest Jensen. Preliminary music was played by Mrs. Charles Hessenthaler and Mrs. Grace Stevens. Songs were "Rock of Ages," "The Old Rugged Cross," and "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," by the LDS choir. The prayer was given by Fritz Winzenried, the obituary was given by Joe Doty and the speaker was Maurice Jensen. The benediction was by Ellis Powelson.
Mr. Stapp was a member of the VFW and American Legion. A group of comrades from both organizations were pallbearers and assisted in posting of the colors at the grave. Militay services were held at the graveside. Interment was in Byron cemetery under the direction of Haskell Funeral Home.
William Stapp was born Nov. 27, 1914 at Buffalo, Wyoming, the son of Bert and Myrtle Mae Davis Stapp. He spent many happy days with his sister on the E.K. ranch located some 21 miles from Kaycee, Wyo. He received his schooling at both Kaycee and Buffalo. His summer vacations from school were spent on farms and ranches. So as he grew into manhood it was the natural thing for him to choose a life outdoors. His chief occupation until he heard his countries call to arms, was working on ranches. He entered the service on April 28, 1914 and was assigned to the 115th cavalry.
It was during his state-side service that he met Florence Mae Anderson and shortly before his outfit went overseas they were married in Billings, Dec. 11, 1943. He was overseas with the 126th cavalry in the ETO. In October, 1945, he was sent back to the states and was discharged Nov. 5, 1945 with the rating of technical sargeant.
After his return, the couple made their home in Byron. Two children were born to them, Oren Bay and William Clarence. He was employed by an oil company and was forced to give up his job because of ill health.
Mr Stapp entered the veterans hospital on June, 1950, where he passed away November 25, 1951.
He is survived by his wife, Florence Mae Stapp, two children, six sisters, Marcia Vivian Stapp of Casper, Pinkie Wertb of Kaycee, Katherine Gifford of Kaycee, Nancy Stapp of Riverton, and their families, Eleanor Van Arsdale of Beaumont, Texas and Ruth Barnes of Riverton.


Florence May Stapp

GRAVE LOCATION - Block D Lot 14 Grave 3

on same stone as William Orin Stapp
Stone says married Dec 11, 1943

Florence May Anderson Stapp Thompson
Born 26 Feb 1924, Clover, Tooele, Utah
Parents Raphael Andrew Anderson & Lois Irene Lindsay
Married 1st) William Orin Stapp, 11 Dec 1943, Billings, Yellowstone, Montana (died 1951)
Married 2nd) Harvey Lyman 'Harry' Thompson, 9 Oct 1952 (died 1986)
Died 23 Dec 2004, Henderson, Clark, Nevada
Buried 1 Jan 2005, Saturday

Florence May Thompson
Florence MayThompson 2/26/24 ~12/23/04 Florence May Thompson, beloved mother, grandmother, aunt and friend, passed away December 23, 2004 in Henderson, Nevada. She spent her life in service to others, always helping those in need. She will be missed by many who received of her kindness. She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and spent many years working in the Genealogy Department. She is survived by her sons, Orrin Ray (Suzy) and William C. (Sandra) Stapp; six grandchildren, Katie Marsh, Ray William Stapp, Raylynn Stapp, Karrie Peterson, Amy Stapp, and Emily Stapp. Special thanks go to LaRona Brassfield of Sandy Valley, Nevada who lovingly cared for Florence during the last months of her life. Funeral services will be held at the Redwood Memorial Mortuary, 6500 South Redwood Road, on Thursday, December 30, 2004 at 11:00 a.m. A viewing will be held one hour prior to services at the mortuary. Burial to take place in Byron, Wyoming.
Published in the Deseret News on 12/28/2004.


Vernon E. Dorn

GRAVE LOCATION: Block K Lot 12 Grave 7

he is not buried in the cemetery just a memorial stone his wife is buried in Byron Cemetery

Stone says: The American Trapper Long Line Hall of Fame

on the same stone as Ellen E. Dorn

Vernon E. Dorn
Born 14 Oct 1918
Md Ellen E. Hetland, 23 Feb 1946
Died 1 Nov 1995 (cremated)


Ellen E. Dorn

GRAVE LOCATION - Block K Lot 12 Grave 7

On the same stone as Vernon E. Dorn
Stone says Vernon E. Dorn, Oct 14, 1918, Nov 1, 1995, The American Trapper Long Line Hall of Fame
(under Ellen it says) Faithfully Loved and Cared For Her Family

Ellen E. Hetland Dorn
Born 6 Jan 1924, Crooked Creek, Montana
Parents Andy Hetland and Lula Edna Strong
Married Vernon E. Dorn, 23 Feb 1946
Died 17 Dec 2001, Douglas, Converse, Wyoming
Buried 20 Dec 2001, (cremated)

Ellen E. Dorn
Jan 6, 1924 -- Dec. 17, 2001
Graveside services and inurnment for Ellen E. Dorn, 77, will be held Thursday, December 20, 2001, at 2 p.m. at Byron cemetery in Byron, Wyo.
Mrs. Dorn died Monday, December 17, 2001, at Michael Manor in Douglas. Ellen was born January 6, 1924, in a log house at Crooked Creek, Mont., the daughter of Andy and Lula Edna Strong Hetland. She was reared and attended her early years of school in a one-room schoolhouse on Crooked Creek. Later she moved with her dad and brother, Gene, to Fromberg, Mont., where Ellen graduated from high school and went on to the University of Wyoming.
While at the university she had top honors in equestrian riding as well as in business. When World War II broke out, Ellen served her country by working as a riveter in the shipyards of Tacoma, Wash.
Ellen married Vernon E. Dorn on February 23, 1946. They along with Vernon's son, "Pinkie," lived on the family farm at Crooked Creek until Vernon got a job as a government trapper and they moved to Hanna, where Ellen got a job as secretary for Peter Kiewit Coal Mining Company and worked there until she retired in 1988.
Ellen moved to Douglas in 1980 to be near her son, Andy, and his family. She loved horseback riding; was a longtime member of the Eagles Auxiliary and the Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary.
She is survived by her son Andy and wife Ann Dorn of Douglas; step-son Harold Clair "Pinkie" Dorn of Lovell; one brother, Gene Hetland of Lovell; several grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
Ellen was preceded in death by her parents and two half-brothers, Frank and Jay Kelsay.
Memorials are to the charity of the donor's choice.
Converse Funeral Chapel of Douglas is in charge of arrangements.


Charles David Wolz

GRAVE LOCATION: Block J Lot 6 Grave 8

on the same stone as Fern Jones Wolz

Charles David Wolz
Born 11 Aug 1911, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Son of Louis Wolz & Fanny Lindsay
Md Fern Jones, 8 Dec 1933, Billings, Yellowstone, Montana
Died 23 Apr 2004, Cody, Park, Wyoming
Buried 28 Apr 2004, Wednesday

Charles D. Wolz
11 Aug 1911 - 23 Apr 2004
Charles D. Wolz, 92, died April 23, 2004, at West Park Long Term Care Center. He was born Aug. 11, 1911, in Salt Lake City to Louis L. Wolz and Fanny L. Wolz. He grew up in Byron and attended schools there and in Salt Lake. He graduated from Lovell High School and continued his education at the University of Wyoming, pursuing a degree in geology.
He married Fern Jones on Dec. 8, 1933, in Billings. Their marriage was later sealed in the Idaho Falls LDS Temple. They enjoyed a life-long friendship and marriage, celebrating their 70th anniversary in 2003. Early in their marriage, Mr. Wolz worked for Ohio Oil Co. in Byron. He then owned and operated a gas station in Byron, later taking a job in the oil and gas industry in Worland. After a time, he moved his family back to Byron, where he joined Ohio Oil (Marathon) as a shift supervisor at the Lovell refining operation. During this time he was involved with both his church and civic responsibilities, serving as counselor to the Bishop and as a member of the school board. He also pursued his love of managing his farm and his hobbies of hunting and fishing. When the refining operation closed in Lovell, Mr. Wolz continued to work in the oil industry as an independent. In 1960, he accepted a position with Husky Oil Co. in Cody. During his tenure with Husky, he was promoted from refinery supervisor to a position in personnel management. After a brief retirement, he returned to work as a purchasing agent for Nielson Enterprises. He also served as an assistant to stake president Glenn E. Nielson to provide support for multiple church initiatives throughout the region. During his life, Mr. Wolz was dedicated to his church work. He held numerous positions, including Bishop of the Cody Ward and serving on the High Council. He believed in excellence and strove for perfection in himself and those around him. He possessed a keen ability to discern the heart of matters and make decisions. He had a great sense of humor - dry as the state he loved. He was devoted to his family, friends and country and will be remembered as an inspiration to those who knew him. He is survived by his wife Fern, brother Russell (Juanita) Wolz of Brighton, Colo., sister Fanny Lou (Frank) Heiden of San Jose, Calif., children Charles K. (Rose) Wolz of Casper, Stanley (Bonnie) of Cody and LouGene Wolz of Denver, 11 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Louis L. Wolz and sister A. Louise Johnson. Funeral services were Wednesday at the Cody LDS Stake Center. Internment was at Byron Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to West Park Long Term Care Center activity kitchen fund.
(taken from the Cody Enterprise)


Fern Jones Wolz

GRAVE LOCATION: Block J Lot 7 Grave 5

on the same stone as Charles David Wolz

Fern Jones Wolz
Born 25 Feb 1911, Byron, Big Horn, Wyoming
Daughter of Eugene Jones & Afton Sessions
Md Charles D. Wolz, 8 Dec 1933, Billings, Yellowstone, Montana
Died 21 Aug 2004, Cody, Park, Wyoming
Buried 25 Aug 2004

Fern Jones Wolz
Fern Jones Wolz, died Aug. 21, 2004, in Cody.
She was born Feb. 25, 1911, in Byron to loving parents Afton and Eugene Jones.
She was one of seven children who grew up in an environment of hard work and strong family values. She graduated from Byron High School and continued her education in registered nursing at Utah State University.
She married her lifelong love and friend Charles Wolz on Dec. 8, 1933, in Billings. They resided in Byron until 1960 when they moved to Cody. They celebrated their 70th wedding anniversary in 2003.
Mrs. Wolz followed her calling and talent for taking care of people. She worked in many church and community capacities and was known for her compassion and ability to win the trust and confidence of others. Wherever she traveled, she always met people she knew, and at the end of the day she knew people she had not met before. Her greatest strengths were in listening with empathy and providing support for family and friends.
She welcomed people into her home and was known as an exceptional hostess with superb culinary skills. She had a great sense of humor and tremendous talent with needlework. She grew beautiful flowers and gardens and created a wonderful home.
She is survived by her sister Zula Lynn of Cody, brother Kenneth Jones of Powell, children Charles (Rose) Kent of Casper, LouGene Wolz of Englewood, Colo., and Stan (Bonnie) Wolz of Cody, 11 grandchildren, 42 great-grandchildren and eight great-great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husband Charles, parents, sisters Merle Farmer, Afton Steck, Edna Gardner and brothers Ronald Jones and Irvin Jones.
Funeral services were Wednesday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Stake Center.
Memorials may be made to the West Park Hospital Long Term Care Center kitchen fund.
Taken from the Cody Enterprise, August 2004


Adelbert Alexander

GRAVE LOCATION -- Block G Lot 6 Grave 6

On the same stone as Viola D. Alexander and Leonard B. Alexander

Adelbert Alexander
Born 7 Jul 1860, Mill Creek, Salt Lake, Utah
Son of Alvah Jedithan Alexander & Elizabeth Soule
Md Viola Delphina Epperson, 15 Jul 1885, Midway, Wasatch, Utah
Died 21 Oct 1931, Byron, Big Horn, Wyoming
Buried 23 Oct 1931

Bert died of cancer.

Bert Alexander was born in East Mill Creek, Utah on July 7, 1860 to Alvah J. Alexander and Elizabeth Soule. As a young man, he was ambitious and had a flare for adventure. He worked as a lumberjack, logging in the wild rivers of Idaho. He also did a lot of prospecting and worked in the silver mines in Park City, Utah for many years before coming to Wyoming in 1900.
He married Viola Epperson in Midway in 1884. He had built a nice frame home there and this is where their first six children were born. They were Viola, Ruth, Sidney, Adelbert(Dell), Grace, Leonard and Alvah (Peck).
Bert was among the first to leave for the Big Horn Basin in Wyoming. He was the Trail Boss bringing the first herd of cattle and horses form Utah to Byron. His nine year old son, Dell, accompainied him.
Viola and the six children, came by train to Bridger and Bert met them there with a team and wagon. She cried when she saw what a desolate country she was coming to.
Bert worked to help build the Sidon Canal and also worked on the Burlington Railroad line. Viola was hired to cook meals for the men working on the railroad, Bert also worked on the Buffalo Bill Dam near Cody.
He was a good farmer and raised a lot of grain. He also raised fruit treees, mostly apple and cherry and also different berries and had honey bees.
Four more children were born in Byron, Delora, Ida, Phebe and Frank.
Bert was a good carpenter and often had jobs in Garland, where he built several houses. He also had a sawmill on the Big Horn mountains.
Bert died on October 23, 1931 and Viola and Dell continued to live in the house.
(taken from the book Byron Wyoming 1900-2000 pages 53 and 54)


Viola D. Alexander

GRAVE LOCATION - Block G Lot 6 Grave 7

On the same stone as Adelbert Alexander and Leonard B. Alexander

Viola Delphina Epperson Alexander
Born 27 Nov 1864, Midway,Wasatch, Utah
Parents Sidney Hyrum Epperson & Mary Jane Robey
Md Adelbert Alexander, 15 Jul 1885, Midway, Wasatch, Utah
Died 31 May 1937, Byron, Big Horn, Wyoming
Buried 2 June 1937, Wednesday

Services Held For Mrs. Viola Alexander
Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 2, for Mrs. Viola Alexander with John Jensen presiding and Bishop Frank Jones conducting.
The Relief Society chorus sang, "Sometime We'll Understand," with Arleen Jones at the organ. Opening prayer was given by John Jensen, and Thomas Rogers was the first speaker praising her as a friend and neighbor. Earl Sorenson sang, "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere," accompanied by Mrs. Wilmer Tippetts. Dr. Thoms B. Croft was the next speaker, praising the deceased as a faithful wife and mother, also as a helper and friend to those in distress. Fanny Wolz sang, "I Shall Not Pass Again This Way." The benediction was givne by John C. Houston. The beautiful flowers and the large crowd at the services bore evidence of her many friends. Her three sons Delbert, Alva and Frank, and three grandsons Lloyd and Floyd Navisoa and Bert Powelson acted as pallbearers. Interment was made in the Byron cemetery.
Viola Epperson Alexander was born in Utah, November 27, 1863. When a young lady she was united in marriage to Adelbert Alexander and to this union were born ten children. The family came to Wyoming in 1900, being among the first settlers in the Byron community. She was preceded in death by her husband and one son. She is survived by the following children; Mrs. Viola Navisoa, Mrs. Delora Asay of Billings, Mrs. Grace Allphin of Lovell, Mrs. Ruth Powelson, Mrs. Ida Havig, Mrs. Phoebe Jones and Delbert, Frank and Alva of Byron. Thirty-six grandchldren and six great grandchidren. One brother and one sister reside in Utah.

Mrs Viola Alexander passed away Monday evening at six o'clock at the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ruth Powelson.


Golden C. Boyce

GRAVE LOCATION - Block J Lot 13 Grave 3

On same stone as Emma Sessions Boyce
STONE SAYS Thy will be done

Golden Clifford Boyce
Born 7 June 1908, Burley, Cassia, Idaho
Parents Martin Calvin Boyce and Alice Lois Clifford Boyce
Married Emma Session, 3 Sep 1930, Lovell, Big Horn, Wyoming (died 1966)
Married 2nd Edna Linn, 30 July 1970, Buffalo, Johnson, Wyoming
Died 12 Jan 2002, Basin, Big Horn, Wyoming
Buried 16 Jan 2002, Thursday

Golden Clifford Boyce
June 7, 1908 -- Jan. 12, 2002
Funeral services for Golden Clifford Boyce, 83, were held Wednesday Jan. 16, 2002, at 2 p.m. at Haskell Funeral Home in Lovell. Burial was in the Byron Cemetery.
Mr. Boyce died Saturday, Jan. 12, 2002, at the Wyoming Retirement Center in Basin. He was born June 7, 1908, in Burley, Idaho, the son of Martin Calvin Boyce and Alice Lois Clifford Boyce.
The family moved to Lovell when he was 8 years old. He grew up in Lovell and attended the Lovell schools. He worked as a gauger in the oil fields for many years for Marathon Oil Co. He joined the National Guard and served with Troop A 115th Cavalry.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Emma Sessions Boyce and his second wife, Edna Linn Boyce. He is survived by four sons and their wives, Clifford G. and Betty Hecht Boyce of Aurora, Colo., Melvin Sessions and Lillie Miller Boyce of Lovell, Wayne and Eileen Schmidt Boyce of Seattle, Wash., and Fred Ray and Jacqueline Emmett Boyce of Worland; 17 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren. Haskell Fuenral Home of Lovell was in charge of arrangements.


Emma Sessions Boyce

GRAVE LOCATION - Block J Lot 13 Grave 2

On same stone as Golden C. Boyce
STONE SAYS Golden C. Boyce, 7 Jun 1908, Thy will be done

Emma Lou Sessions Boyce
Born 3 Sep 1913, Byron, Big Horn, Wyoming
Parents Byron Aubrey Sessions & Ellen Josephine Cox
Md Golden Clifford Boyce, 3 Sep 1930, Lovell, Big Horn, Wyoming
Died 25 Oct 1966, Worland, Washakie, Wyoming
Buried 28 Oct 1966

Mrs. Emma Boyce Funeral
Funeral services for Mrs. Emma Sessions Boyce were held Oct. 28 at 10:30 a.m. in the Byron LDS chapel with Bishop Cliff Powelson conducting.
Prelude and postlude music was played by Norma Hessenthaler. The invocation was offered by Alvin Sessions. The Singing Mothers sang three numbers, "Sometime We'll Understand," "Rock of Ages" and "Abide With Me." Nolan Grant read the obituary and the sermon was delivered by Wilmer Nicholls. The benediction was offered by Monroe Sessions.
Paul bearers were Clifford, Melvin and Freddie Boyce, Clarence Hitz, Jerry, Harold and Glen Corbett and Roy Forbes. Bishop Powelson dedicated the grave.
The Singing Mothers were directed by Mrs. Fannie L. Wolz.
Emma Sessions Boyce was born Sept. 3, 1913 in Byron, a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. B.A. Sessions. She was married to Golden Boyce Sept. 3, 1930.
Mrs. Boyce died Oct. 25 in the Worland hospital after being transferred from a Billings hospital.
The Boyce family had lived at Bonanza since 1959.
Survivors include her widower; four sons, Clifford of Denver, Melvin of Lovell, Wayne of Glendive, Mont. and Fredie of Basin; three brother, Otis Sessions of Byron, Marvin Sessons of Lovell and Glen Sessions of Marino, Colo.; and four sisters, Wanneta McKinney and Vera Griggs of Byron, Zada Stone of Centerville, Utah and Zelda Corbett of Worland. One infant son died soon after birth in 1944.


Joseph William Doty

BRAVE LOCATION - Block C Lot 6 Grave 4

WAR RECORD - WYOMING PVT CO I 28 INFANTRY WORLD WAR I

Joseph William Doty
Born 21 Sep 1896,Southwest City, McDonald, MO
Parents Oscar Doty & Celia Jane Bledsoe
Md Rose Ellen Griffin, 3 Dec 1924, Byron, Big Horn, Wyoming
Died 17 Jun 1961, Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming
Buried 21 Jun 1961, Wednesday

Doty Services held in Byron

Funeral services were held Wednesday, June 21 at 2 p.m. in the byron ward LDS chapel for Bishop Joseph W. Doty, 64.
He was stricken with a heart attack June 16.
Bishop Wayne Lynn conducted the services. Prelude and postlude music was played by Mrs. Charles Hessenthaler. The invocation was given by Ernest Jensen and the choir sang "I Stand All Amazed," under the direction of Mrs. Lloyd Allen. Mrs. Ernest Jensen read the obituary and Scott Welch sang "The Lord's Prayer." President Wilmer Nicholls was the speaker and the choir sang "O My Father" under the direction of Mrs. Louis Wolz and with Mrs. Allen as soloist. Mrs. Charles Hessenthaler and Mrs. David Briggs played a piano and organ duet. The closing prayer was given by Milas Johnson.
Interment was in the Byron cemetery with military services performed by the VFW Post 5054 of Powell. The grave was dedicated by David Jones. Pallbearers were W.E. Smith, Paul Wilson, Earl Brehaut, Fay Cozzens, Floyd Marshall and Joseph Despain.
Haskell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Obituary
Joseph William Doty was born Sept 21, 1896 in Southwest City, Mo., the fourth child of Oscar and Celia Jane Doty. The family moved many times during his youth and lived for a short periods in Oklahoma, Kansas, Arkansas, Washington, and New Mexico.
Work on the railroad brought him to Laramie and it was here that he enlisted in the Army August 8, 1918. He returned to Laramie after his discharge and began working in the oil fields at McFadden. In 1920 he met Rose Griffin and they were married Dec. 3, 1924 at Byron. To this union was born five children.
In 1930 the family moved to a new home at the present location in Byron. He continued to work in the oil fields in the Byron area and had worked on the old Byron Union No. 1. At the the time of his death he was a gas plant operator for Montana-Dakota utilities.
Mr. Doty was active in both civic and church affairs. He served on the Byron school board, city council, and was commander of the Everett W. Maxwell Post of the VFW in Lovell and was a member of the Shoshoni Barracks of the World War I veterans of the United States.
He served for ten years on the Selective Service board and was both amember and chairman of the North Big Horn hospital district during the construction of the hospital in Lovell.
In 1950 he was named second counselor to Bishop Ernest Jensen and in 1958 he was made Bishop of the Byron Ward. During his time and under his leadership the constructin of the new chapel took place.
Bishop Doty leaves to mourn his passing his wife and three sons, Joseph Kenneth, Oris Griffin and Allen Wayne, all of Billings; two daughters, Mrs. Nola Christoffersen, Powell, Mrs. LeRose Peterson of Cowley: a brother, Lloyd of Vista, Calif., and 16 grandchildren. He was precided in death by his parents, ... sisters and one brother.
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Doty Services Held Wednesday
Funeral services for Joseph William Doty, 64, Byron, were held in the Byron LDS church Wednesday with Bishop Wayne Lynn officiating.
Mr. Doty died of a heart attack while in a boat near Lake Lodge in Yellowstone National Park Saturday morning.
He was born Sept. 21, 1896, in Southwest City, Mo., the son of Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Doty. He moved to Wyoming in 1929 and was employed by the Montana-Dakota Utilities. He married Rose Ellen Griffin dec. 3, 1924, in Byron.
A former bishop of the Byron LDS church and a member of the Veterans of World War I, he is survived by his wife; three sons, J. Kenneth, Oris G. andAallen W., all of Billings; two daughters, Mrs. Nola Christofferson, Powell, and Mrs. LeRose Peterson, Cowley; one brother, Boyd O. Doty, Vista, Calif.; one nephew, Eugene Roach, Glendale, Calif. and 16 grandchildren.
Burial was in the Byron cemetery. Arrangements were under the direction of the Haskell Funeral Home.


Rose Griffin Doty

GRAVE LOCATION - Block C Lot 6 Grave 5

On same stone base as Joseph W. Doty
Stone says - Our Children - Kenneth - Oris - Nola - LeRose - Allen

Rose Griffin Doty
Born 1 April 1899, Burlington, Big Horn, Wyoming
Parents William S. Griffin & Sally Perry
Md Joseph W. Doty, 3 Dec 1924, Byron, Big Horn, Wyoming
Died 13 April 2001, Lovell, Big Horn, Wyoming
Buried 19 April 2001, Thursday

Rose Doty
April 1, 1899 -- April 14, 2001
Born on April 1, 1899, and having passed away on April 14, 2001, Rose Griffin Doty has lived in three centruies. Rose was born in Burlington, Wyo., the daughter of William S. Griffin and Sally Perry. She lived in Byron from the time she was a year old.
She married and raised her five children in Byron. Rose was very active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held many positions in the ward in Byron, including Relief Society president, serving in that position with three different bishops. She was active in the auxiliary of the Veterans of Foreign Wars and in the Big Horn County Homemakers Club for many years. She received the Quealy Award for mother of the year from that organization.
Her husband, Joseph W. Doty, died in 1961, and in 1964 she served a mission for her church in the Atlanta, Ga., mission.
She was always looking for ways to serve others and was very talented in knitting, crocheting, tatting, quilting, and was an accomplished pianist. Music was a talent she handed down to her children and grandchildren.
When her health failed, she was able to spend her winters in Sun City, Ariz., with her daughter, Nola, and Nola's husband, John Christofferson; and spent the summers in Cowley with her daughter, Le Rose, and husband, the late Dee Peterson. When age related health problems became too severe for her to travel, she moved in to the New Horizons Care Center in Lovell, where she resided until her death. She celebrated her 102nd birthday just 13 days before she died.
Survivors include J. Kenneth and Corinne Doty of Portland, Ore., Allen and Yuqing Doty of Alpine; daughter-in-law, Barbara Doty of Sun City, Ariz.; daughters, Nola and Le Rose; 24 grandchildren; 75 great-grandchildren and seven great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, four brothers, and one son, Oris.
Funeral services will beheld Thursday, April 19, 2001, at 10 a.m. in the Byron Ward Chapel. Visitation will beheld at the church one hour preceding the funeral services. Burial will be in the Byron Cemetery.

Rose Griffin Doty ~ April 13
Rose Griffin Doty died April 14, 13 days after celebrating her 102nd birthday. Born April 1, 1899 in Burlington, Rose lived in three centuries. She made her home in Byron from the time she was a year old. She married and raised five children in Byron. Rose was very active in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held many positions in the Byron Ward, including relief society president, serving in that position with three different bishops. She was active in the VFW Auxiliary and in the Big Horn County Homemakers Club for many years. She received the Quealy Award for Mother of the Year. Her husband Joseph W. Doty died in 1961. In 1964 she served a mission for her church in the Atlanta, Ga., mission. She was always looking for ways to serve and was very talented in knitting, crocheting, tatting, quilting and was an accomplished pianist. Music was a talent she passed on to her children and grandchildren. When her health failed, she was able to spend her winters in Sun City, Ariz., with her daughter Nola and her husband John Christoffersen; and spend summers in Cowley with daughter LeRose and husband Dee Peterson. When age related problems became too severe for her to travel, she moved into the New Horizons Health Care Center in Lovell, where she resided until her death. Survivors include J. Kenneth and Corinne Doty of Portland, Ore.; Allen and Yuqing Doty of Alpine; daughter-in-law Barbara Doty of Sun City, Ariz.; daughters Nola and LeRose; 24 grandchildren, 75 great grandchildren and seven great great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband, four brothers and son Oris. Funeral services will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. in the Byron Ward Chapel. Visitation will be held at the Haskell Funeral Home in Lovell Wednesday evening from 7 to 9 p.m. and at the church one hour prior to the funeral services. Burial will be in the Byron Cemetery.
(Taken from the Powell Tribune)


William B. Graham

GRAVE LOCATION - Block H Lot 11 Grave 8

In the same cement as Margaret Graham and Alta Graham
STONE SAYS LDS

William Benona Graham
Born 24 Mar 1852, Riverdale, Weber, Utah
Parents James Graham & Hannah Tucker
Md Margaret Hope Williams, 18 Jan 1874, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Died 18 Mar 1926, Byron, Big Horn, Wyoming
Buried 20 Mar 1926


Margaret Graham

GRAVE LOCATION - Block H Lot 11 Grave 10

In the same cement as William B. Graham and Alta Graham
STONE SAYS LDS

Margaret Hope Williams Graham
Born 18 Sep 1855, Cedar City, Iron, Utah
Parents William Williams & Margaret Hope Pettergreen
Md William Benona Graham, 18 Jan 1874, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Died 20 Jan 1926, Byron, Big Horn, Wyoming
Buried 23 Jan 1926