Byron Cemetery


Brent Glover Abraham

GRAVE LOCATION -- Block E Lot 1 Grave 8

STONE SAYS, A Forever Friend, Father of Brittany Nicole

Brent Glover Abraham
Born 8 Sep 1966, Lovell, Big Horn, Wyoming
Parents George Watson Abraham & Elaine Glover
Md Trisha Gray, 15 Aug 1986, Powell, Park, Wyoming
Died 15 Nov 1991, Powell, Park, Wyoming
Buried 20 Nov 1991, Wednesday

Brent Abraham
Brent Glover Abraham, 25, of Byron, passed away in the Powell Hospital Friday, November 15, 1991 as a result of an oil field accident.
Born to George and Elaine Abraham on September 8, 1966, in Lovell, Wyo. He lived in Byron all his life. He attended school in Byron, graduating from Lovell High School and attending Northwest College in Powell.
Brent was an oil field construction worker contracted to Kobbe Construction, a job which he enjoyed.
Brent loved his wife Trisha, whom he married Aug. 15, 1986 in Powell, and his family. He spent most of his free time doing mechanics with his dad and brothers. Brent is loved and remembered by many friends and was known for his quiet ways and friendly smile.
He is survived by his wife Trisha of Byron; his parents, George and Elaine of Byron, three brothers, Edward and his wife Susie of Powell, Scott and Patrick, one sister Catherine and his grandmother Margaret Abraham, all of Byron.
Funeral services were held Wednesday, Nov. 20, 1991 at 2 p.m. in the Byron Ward Chapel. Haskell Funeral Home had charge of arrangements.

Oil field accident causes death
Brent Abraham, 25, of Byron, died Friday morning, Nov. 15, after apparently being overcome by hydrogen sulfide gas, Park Couty coroner Don Easton said.
Easton said, Abraham was found unconscious near a tank battery at the Elk Basin oil field north of Powell at 11:40 a.m. He said Abraham was taken to the Powell Hospital and pronounced dead on arrival.
The coroner said that hydrogen sulfide gas a byproduct of oil production, was apparently the cause of death but an autopsy was conducted and the toxicology report should be back within two weeks.
Abraham was working for Kobbe construction of Powell, a subcontractor for Andrews Trucking, which is working under contract to Amoco Production Co., the oil field operator.
Amoco operaton center foreman Randy Kobbe (no connection to Kobbe Construction) said Abraham was hauling water and oil he had skimmed off of an open pit to be delivered to the group of tanks.
Kobbe said Amoco's initial investigation showed a valve at the tanks that should not have been opened was opened and water was spilling out. He said apparently Abraham had taken the top off of a screen trap without first closing the water valve.
Abraham was wearing a H2S detector but Kobbe said they do not kow if Abraham had a chance to react to the warning, if there was a warning or if Abraham did not pay attention to the detector.
He noted H2S gas in the area in which Abraham was found had never been routinely discovered but could be found in the area.
"We don't know exactly what happened and probably will never know. All we can do is surmise," Kobbe said.
Kobbe said after their investigatin is complete and after OSHA (Occupational Health and Safety Commission) completes its investigation, Amoco will look at any change they might have to make. OSHA was to complete their investigation Tuesday.
He said Amoco will determine the facts and decide if anything needs to be changed.
"It's (Abraham's job) a fairly standard operation," Kobbe said.

Ruth Abraham

GRAVE LOCATION -- Block E Lot 1 Grave 5

Catherine Ruth Abraham
Born 3 May 1927, Byron, Big Horn, Wyoming
Parents George Abraham & Margaret Watson
Died 16 Sep 1935, Lovell, Big Horn, Wyoming
Bured 18 Sep 1935, Wednesday

Ruth Abraham, 8-year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Abraham of Byron, passed away on Monday at the hospital. Death was caused by acute peritonitis and intestinal complications. Funeral services were held at Byron and interment made in the cemetery there.

A large crowd attended the funeral services of Ruth Abraham which were held Wednesday, September 18 at two o'clock in the L.D.S. hall. The services were under the direction of Bishop Frank L. Jones. By request the congregaton sang "We Thank Thee O God for a Prophet." Prayer was offered by Leo J. Neville.
The girl's chorus, Arleen Jones, Ester Neville, Virginia Vale and Corrine Curtis, sang "I Had Such a Pretty Dream." Donna Jones accompanied them. Thomas Rogers, Bishop Jones and President A. R. Boyack were the speakers. A violin solo was given by Ralph Ericksen, accompanied by Miss Young. The closing number was sung by Mrs. Peterson and Arleen Jones accompanied by Miss Young. Benediciton was given by Leonard Cowley. Her classmates of the third grade carried the flowers and Jack Stevens, Archie Ames, John Pryde and Tommy Wolverton were the pallbearers. She is survived by her parents, three sisters and a host of other relatives.
Kathleen Ruth Abraham was born in Byron May 3, 1927 and was the eldest daughter of Mr. and Mrs. George Abraham. She had been ill, but a few days and passed away in the Lovell hospial at 5 o'clock Monday evening, September 16th. The cause of her death was acute peritonitis. The Byron community extend their love and sympathy to the bereaved parents.
Mr. and Mrs Shriver of Bridger, Mont., attended the funeral service on Wednesday for Ruth Abraham, Mrs. Shriver and Mrs. Abraham are cousins.

Maria Mae Abraham

GRAVE LOCATION -- Block H Lot 2 Grave 4

STONE SAYS Luke 18:16

Maria Mae Abraham
Born 25 Nov 1934, Byron, Big Horn, Wyoming
Parents Griffith Abraham & Annie Cowley
Died 25 Nov 1934, Byron, Big Horn, Wyoming

Bruce Allen Albach

GRAVE LOCATION -- Block J Lot 12 Grave 8

Bruce Allen Albach
Born 29 Jan 1957, Watsonville, Monterey, Calfornia
Parents Allen Albach & Marilyn Sanders
Died 20 Nov 1959, Byron, Big Horn, Wyoming
Buried 23 Nov 1959

Byron Boy Dies Of Leukemia
Bruce Allen Albach, 2-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Allen Albach of Byron, died at their ranch home west of Lovell Friday following a four-month battle with leukemia.
He was born Jan. 29, 1957 at Watsonville, Calif.
Survivors include his parents, a brother, Chris, 1 and a baby sister, Karen.
Funeral services were held in the Byron LDS chaple Nov. 23 with Bishop Joseph Doty conducting. Interment was in the Byron cemetery under the directon of the Haskell Funeral home.

Earl Johnson Alexander

GRAVE LOCATION -- Block L Lot 4 Grave 2


Earl Johnson Alexander "Curly"
Born 30 Jul 1926, Byron, Big Horn, Wyoming
Parents Alva Jedathan Alexander & Jesse Mae Johnson
Md Leona I. Ladusaw, 12 Dec 1957, Idaho Falls, Bonneville, Idaho
Died 11 Apr 1990, Seattle, King, Washington
Buried 17 Apr 1990, Tuesday

Earl J. Alexander
Earl "Curley" J. Alexander, 63, died Wednesday, April 11, 1990 in a Seattle Hospital of natural causes.
He was born July 30, 1926 in Byron, and was the son of Alvah J. and Jessie Mae Johnson Alexander. He grew up in Byron and attended the Byron Schools. He was a Navy Veteran, serving during World War II. He married Leona I. Laddusaw December 12, 1957 in Idaho Falls, Idaho.
He worked in the oil fields in Byron until moving to Seattle in 1967 to work in an oil refinery. He was an avid fisherman.
Survivors include his wife of Brier, Wash.; one son, John Ivan in Texas; one daughter, Kathy Moussa in Calif.; and three sisters, Gaye Marchant of Cowley, Bonnie Barber of Addison, Texas and Cherie Alexander of Billings, Mont.
Funeral services were held Tuesday, April 17, 1990 in Haskell Funeral Home in Lovell. Burial with military honors was in the Byron Cemetery. Haskell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

Leonard B. Alexander

GRAVE LOCATION - Block G Lot 6 Grave 5

On the same stone as Adelbert Alexander and Viola D. Alexander

Leonard B. Alexander
Born 26 Jan 1896, Midway, Wasatch, Utah
Parents Adelbert Alexander & Viola D. Epperson
Died 18 Dec 1913

When Leonard was seventeen years old, a team of horses ran away and he was killed.

Sidney A. Alexander

GRAVE LOCATION - Block G Lot 7 Grave 5

Sidney Adelbert Alexander "Del"
Born 6 Feb 1891, Midway, Wasatch, Utah
Parents Adelbert Alexander & Viola Delphinia Epperson
Died 1 Mar 1972, Byron, Big Horn, Wyoming
Buried 6 Mar 1972, Monday

Sidney Alexander dies at home
Funeral services were held Monday, Mar. 6 at the Byron LDS Chapel for Sidney Adelbert Alexander, 81, who died Wednesday, Mar. 1 at his home in Byron.
He was born Feb. 6, 1891, at Midway, Utah, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Adelbert Alexander, and had lived at Byron for more than ... years. He had been a resident of the Big Horn Basin for 71 years. He was a member of the LDS church.
Survivors include two brothers, A. J. Alexander and F .E. Alexander, both of Byron; four sisters, Mrs. Ruth Powelson, Mrs. Ida Havig and Mrs. Phebe Jones all of Byron and Mrs. Delora Paisley of Everett, Wash.
Haskell Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.

John Abraham Ames

GRAVE LOCATION - Block B Lot 14 Grave 14

Haskell Funeral Home marker

John Abraham Ames
Born 25 Nov 1932, Byron, Big Horn, Wyoming
Son of Archie Johnson Ames & Maria Mae Abraham
Died 26 Nov 1932, Byron, Big Horn, Wyoming

Samuel Johnson Ames

GRAVE LOCATION - Block B Lot 14 Grave 15

Haskells Funeral Home marker

Samuel Johnson Ames
Born 27 Jul 1920, Byron, Big Horn, Wyoming
Son of Archie Johnson Ames & Maria Mae Abrahm
Died 27 Jul 1920, Byron, Big Horn, Wyoming

Nora Jessie N. Arnoldus

GRAVE LOCATION - Block A Lot 1 Grave 11

Nora Jessie NeVille Arnoldus
Born 11 Oct 1889, Woodruff, Rich, Utah
Parents Joseph H. NeVille & Annie Lydia West
Md Carl I. Arnoldus, 6 June 1906
Died 11 Nov 1918

Following the death of William Pryde, Byron was again called to part with one of its members, Mrs. Carl I Arnoldus, who passed peaceable away Monday morning, after years of suffering and a year of invalidism. Mrs. Arnoldus was 32 years old and a faithful Latter Day Saint. Before poor health made public activities impossible, Mrs. Arnoldus was president of the Primary association for several years and previous to that was an officer in the M.I.A. Being very ambitious her activities ceased only when she became confined to her room. Mrs. Arnoldus is survived by her husband Dr. C. I. Arnoldus, her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Joseph NeVille, one sister, five brothers. Mr. Arnoldus who was in Thermopolis at the time of his wife's death arrived Monday night and Mrs. Ed Sessions came from Billings Tuesday. Funeral services Wednesday afternoon.
(take from the Lovell Chronicle, 15 Nov 1918, page 5)

S. Louisa Arnoldus

GRAVE LOCATION - Block A Lot 1 Grave 10

Sophia Louisa Arnoldus
Born 22 Aug 1910, Byron, Big Horn, Wyoming
Parents Carl Arnoldus & Nora Jessie NeVille
Died 31 Dec 1910, Byron, Big Horn, Wyoming

We are deeply pained to have to chronicle the death of the infant daughter and only child of Mr. and Mrs. C.I. Arnoldus of Byron, on Saturday night last of hermorhage of the bowels. We sincerely sympathize with the heart broken parents in their deep affliction.
Taken from the Cowley Progress.

David Richeson Asay

GRAVE LOCATION - Block J Lot 13 Grave 8


David Richeson Asay
Born 2 Oct 1952, Lovell, Big Horn, Wyoming
Parents Herbert Clifton Asay & Florence Richeson
Died 24 Aug 1959, Billings, Yellowstone, Montana
Buried Tuesday

David R. Asay, 7, Byron Youth, Dies
David Richeson Asay, 7, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Asay, of Byron, died Monday night in a Billings hospital. Death was attributed to a cerebral hemorrhage. The boy took sick Monday afternoon was taken to Powell and taken from there to Billings where he died.
He was born Oct. 2, 1952, in Lovell. He is survived by his parents; five sisters, Kathleen, Julie, Elma, Adelle, Susan; four brothers, Donald, Thomas, Stephen and Melvin, all of Byron.
Funeral services will be held Thursday afternoon at 2 o'clock in the Byron LDS Church with Bishop Joseph Doty officiating. Burial will be in the Byron cemetery under the direction of Haskell funeral home. Friends may call at the family home in Byron thursday from 12 noon to service time.

DeAnn Asay

GRAVE LOCATION - Block J Lot 8 Grave 7

On same stone as Suzanne Asay

Born 24 Feb 1979, St. Charles, Missouri
Parents Don Asay & Marilyn Reeder
Died 24 Feb 1979 Sitllborn

Baby Asay

GRAVE LOCATION - Block I Lot 8 Grave 7

Haskells Funeral Home marker

Born 10 Feb 1952, Big Horn, Wyoming
Son of Jess Ray Asay & Ramona Sessions
Died 10 Feb 1952, Big Horn, Wyoming

Baby Dies
Graveside services were held at the Byron Cemetery February 10 for the infant son of Ramona Sessions Asay and Jess Ray Asay, who was born and died that day. Thales Haskell presided.

Kennith Asay

GRAVE LOCATION - Block D Lot 1 Grave 8

STONE SAYS son of Clifford & Nellie

Kennith Asay
Born 3 Oct 1929, Warren, Carbon, Montana
Parents Nellie Farmer & Clifford Dutton Asay
Died 20 Sep 1930, Warren, Carbon, Montana

Lucille M. Asay

GRAVE LOCATION - Block B Lot 13 Grave 14

Lucille May Asay
Born 20 May 1920, Byron, Big Horn, Wyoming
Parents John Edwin Asay & Delora Mae Alexander
Died 11 Jun 1920, Byron, Big Horn, Wyoming

Suzanne Asay

GRAVE LOCATION - Block J Lot 8 Grave 8

On same stone as DeAnn Asay

Born 19 Jul 1968, Powell, Park,Wyoming
Daughter of Donald Clifton Asay & Marilyn Reeder
Died 7 Dec 1968, Billings, Yellowstone, Montana
Buried Tuesday

Asay Infant Dies in Billings
Suzanne Asay, five-month-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Donald Asay of Byron, died in a Billings hospital Saturday.
Funeral services were held at 1 p.m. Tuesday in the Byron LDS Chapel with Bishop Cilfford Powelson officiating. Interment was in the Byron cemetery under the direction of Haskell Funeral Home.
She was born June 19, 1968 in Powell. Survivors include her parents; two sisters, Colleen and Lynett of the family home; paternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Cilff Asay of Byron and the maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. Ray Reeder of Durango, Colo.

Harrison Elmo Aston

GRAVE LOCATION - Block F Lot 8 Grave 9


Harrison Elmo Aston
Born 27 Jul 1887, Woodruff, Rich, Utah
Parents Joseph Aston & Martha Ann Walton
Died 21 Nov 1913, Byron, Big Horn, Wyoming

Infant Girl Bair

GRAVE LOCATION - Block L Lot 16A Grave 1

Born 24 Aug 1980, Powell, Park, Wyoming
Daughter of Alan Bair & Mary Auger
Died 24 Aug 1980, Powell, Park, Wyoming

Michael Alan Bair

GRAVE LOCATION - Block L Lot 16A Grave 2

Michael Alan Bair
Born 26 Jul 1968, Logan, Cache, Utah
Son of Alan Bair & Mary Auger
Died 23 Jul 1995, Powell, Park, Wyoming
Buried 27 Jul 1995

Michael Alan Bair
Michael Alan Bair, 26, died Sunday, July 23, 1995, at his home in Powell.
He was born July 26, 1968, in Logan, Utah. He was the son of Alan and Mary Bair of Byron.
He came to Wyoming in 1971 and attended school in Byron, graduating from Rocky Mountain High School in 1986.
He worked as a dry wall finisher and as an oil field worker.
Michael is survived by his parents; three sisters, Andrea and husband Mark Birch of Provo, Utah, Jeanna of Logan, Utah, and Karen of Mt. Holly, Ark.; three brothers, David of Logan, Utah, and Bryant and Devin of Byron; grandparents Howard and Ethel Auger of Preston, Idaho, and Stanley and Olive Lundgreen of Salt Lake City, Utah. He was preceded in death by his grandfather, John R. Bair.
Family graveside services were held July 27, 1995, at the Byron Cemetery.

Claire Bassett

GRAVE LOCATION - Block I Lot 12 Grave 5

STONE SAYS Sweetheart

Claire Roderick Bassett
Born 12 Oct 1934, Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah
Daughter Elmer Roderick & Genesee Dawson
Md Matthew Appelton Bassett, 17 Oct 1952, St George, Washington, Utah
Died 11 Jul 1983, Gillette, Campbell, Wyoming
Buried Saturday

Claire Roderick Bassett
Claire Roderick Bassett, 48, died at her home in Gillette, July 11, 1983, of undetermined causes.
She was born Oct. 12, 1934, in Salt Lake City, the daughter of Elmer and Genesee Roderick. She married Matthew Bassett Oct. 17, 1951, in the LDS Temple in St. George, Utah
They moved to Rosemead, Cal., where they lived until 1979 when they moved to Gillette. They have lived there for the past four years. She and her husband were both employed by the Campbell County School District. She was a member of the Gillette Third Ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Survivors include her husband; her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Roderick of Salt Lake City; three sons, Matthew Delray Bassett of Houston, Texas, Samiel Fay Bassett of Encinitas, Cal., and David Appleton Bassett of Gillette; three daughters Genesse Lee Kooopman of Rosemead, Cal., Bobbi Jo and Michelle Renee Bassett, both of Gillette; one brothr Dee Roderick of Salt Lake City; three sisters, Carol Maples and VaLois Bybee, both of Salt Lake City, and Luane Anderson of Springville, Utah; and four grandchildren.
Funeral services will be Friday at 10 a.m. in the Gillette Chapel of the LDS Church. Graveside services will be Saturday at 10 a.m. in the Byron Cemetery with Elder Ted Mickelson officiating. Viewing will be from 7 to 9 at p.m. at Haskell Funeral Home Friday evening. Donation to the Claire Bassett Memorial Fund may be made to members of the family.

M. Dan Bassett

GRAVE LOCATION - Block L Lot 6 Grave 7


In same cement as Frances A. Bassett
STONE SAYS Gone Fishin, between the two stones in the cement is a Lions International symbol
Frances A. Bassett, 21 Aug 1934, Gone Fishin with Dad

Marion Dan Bassett
Born 11 Feb 1933, Lovell, Big Horn, Wyoming
Son of Chauncey Nielson Bassett & Jacie Nicholls
Md Frances Alexander, 17 Jan 1958
Died 28 Aug 1995, Sheridan, Sheridan, Wyoming
Buried 31 Aug 1995, Thursday

Funeral Memorial Card says died 27 August 1995
Stone says died 28 August 1995


I pray that I may
live to fish
Until my dying day.
And when it comes
to my last cast,
I then most humbly pray,
When in the Lord's
great landing net
And peacefully asleep
That in his mercy
I be judged
Big enough to keep!

Marion Dan Bassett
Marion Dan Bassett of Byron died peacefully at the V.A. Hospital in Sheridan, Wyo., on August 27, 1995.
Dan was born in Lovell, February 11, 1933, a son of Chancy and Jacie Nicholls Bassett. He was one of nine children.
He attended school in Lovell until joining the U.S. Navy in 1950, serving on the U.S.S. Blue during the Korean War. After receiving his honorable discharge in 1953, he returned to Lovell.
On January 17, 1958, he married Frances Alexander of Byron. After making their home in Lovell for three years, they then moved to Byron where they raised their four children.
He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, one sister, his daughter Denise and his grandson Carl Scott Ames.
He is survived by his wife Fran, of Byron; his daughter Barbara and Bob Acton of Byron; sons Steve and Debbie Bassett and Tom and Toni Bassett of Lovell; and daughter Marie Bassett of Byron. Those families include 18 grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.
He also leaves behind his favorite mother-in-law, Jean Alexander, of Byron; two brothers Dave and Colette of Portland, Oregon, and Allen and Sandy of Casper; three sisters Loa La Blanc of Thermopolis, Erma and Jay Hubbard of Mayflower, Ark., Holly McMackin of Byron; and numerous aunt and uncles, family and friends.
Funeral services will be held Thursday, Aug. 31, 1995 at 10 a.m. in the LDS Chaple in Byron with burial at the Byron Cemetery.

Josephine Beaman

GRAVE LOCATION - Block D Lot 1 Grave 12

Josephine Farmer Beaman
Born 2 Apr 1894, Panquitch, Garfield, Utah
Parents John B. Farmer & Eliza Robinson
Md Edgar W. Beaman, August 1912
Died 19 Jul 1936
Buried Tuesday

Funeral Services At Byron
Funeral services over the remains of Mrs. Josephine Beaman were held in Byron Tuesday afternoon with Bishop Frank Jones conducting.
Afton Jones, Grace Stevens, Bell Jones, Fanny Wolz, Oscar Jones, Walt Stevens, Frank Jones and Ralph Ericksen sang "Thou Deepening Trials." Prayer was offered by Will Eyre. Arleen Jones and Ralph Ericksen sang "Whispering Hope." S.R. Wilcock and Leo Neville were the speakers. The quartette sang "Some Time We'll Understand." Pallbearers were Oscar, Owen, Jess and Dewart Farmer, Evert Weller and Lee Gibson. The flower girls were ladies from Byron and Deaver. The floral offering were beautiful. Interment was made n the Byron cemetery.
We join with others of the community in extending our sympathy to the bereaved families.
Josephine Farmer Beaman was born April 21, 1893 at Panguitch, Utah. She came to Wyoming with her parents Mr. and Mrs. John Farmer in 1900, settling at Byron, where she lived until her marriage in August, 1912 to Edgar W. Beaman of Garland. With her husband she moved to Iowa where they made their home for a while, later moving back to Wyoming and settling on a farm near Deaver, where she was living at the time of her death. Mrs. Beaman passed away Sunday, July 19th at the age of 43 years. She is survived by her husband, three daughters, Marjorie, Ester and Leona and one son, Vernon, and four grandchildren.
She is also survived by her parents, two sisters and five brothers.

Erma Viola Becker

GRAVE LOCATION - Block B Lot 13 Grave 13

Erma Viola McQueen Becker
Born 15 Aug 1904, Byron, Big Horn, Wyoming
Daughter of Edgar McQueen & Mary Viola Alexander
Md Ted Becker
Died 25 Jul 1990, McMinnville, Yamhill, Oregon
Buried 31 Aug 1990, Tuesday

Erma Becker
Erma Viola Becker, 85, died Wednesday, July 25, 1990 in her home in McMinnville, Ore. of causes incident to old age.
She was born August 15, 1904 in Byron, the daughter of Edgar and Mary Viola Alexander McQueen. She grew up in Byron and later moved to McMinnville with her husband Ted Becker, who preceded her in death.
She was a member of the LDS Church and enjoyed painting and ceramics. She is survived by two brothers, Burt Novasio of Billings, Mont. and Dick Novasio of Laurel, Mont; and two sisters, Barbara Clark of Billings and Harriet Janich of Sheridan.
Graveside services were held Tuesday, Aug. 31, 1990 at 11 a.m. in the Byron Cemetery. Haskell Funeral Home of Lovell is in charge of arrangements.

Turner E. Belston

GRAVE LOCATION - Block I Lot 5 Grave 5


Turner Eugene Belston
Born 19 Aug 1925, Delta, Millard, Utah
Parents Lowell Elbert Belston & Verda Workman
Md Doris Marie McKinney, 1 Jul 1948, Billings, Yellowstone, Montana
Died 18 Dec 1967, Byron, Big Horn, Wyoming
Buried Wednesday

"Gene" Belston Services Held
Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Byron LDS Chapel for Turner Eugene Belston, 42, a resident of Byron for 12 years. Bishop Clifford Powelson officiated.
He was born Aug. 19, 1925 to Lowell E. and Verda Workman Belston, and was married to Doris Marie McKinney July 1, 1948 at Billings, Mont. He was a member of the Armed Forces.
Survivors include his widow; three sons, Dan Eugene, Michael Dee and Ivan McKinney; one daughter, Valerie Marie, all of the family home; three sisters Edna May Brost of Thermopolis, Ireta Blakesley of Lucerne and Hyla Teters of Byron, and two brothers Lowell W. Belston of the USAF and Bob Belston of Byron.
Interment was in the Byron Cemetery under the direction of Haskell Funeral Home.

Two Byron Men Killed by Fumes
A tragic accident took the lives of two Byron men Monday morning when Parley D. Watts, 57, and Gene Belston, 42, were overcome by fumes in a tank truck.
They were employed by Nepeco, an oil contracting firm owned by Art Petrich.
Belston was inside the tank to make repairs and was overcome by fumes. When he was heard to fall down inside the tank, Watts, the only man small enough to enter went in after Belston.
He was only in a couple of minutes Petrich said, when he was also overcome by fumes. A blower fan was put in the tank and other employees dragged the men out and gave them artifical respiration. A few minutes later Deputy Sheriff Norm Doerr and Lovell firemen Elmer Stevens and Don Dover, accompanied by Dr. John Story, arrived with mechanical breathing apparatus. But the two victims failed to respond.
Petrich reported that the tank truck had been used to haul water for the three days preceding the accident, and before that had been used to haul crude oil.
Both victims were experienced men. Watts had been with the company for nine years and Belston eight years.
Other employees helping with the rescue were Dave Pierceson, and Neil Peters, Walt Stevens and Tom Lynch.
Funeral services were held for Gene Belston Wednesday in Byron. He is survived by his wife and four children.
Services will be held today for Parley Watts, also in Byron. He is survived by a daughter.

Mary Jane B. Blakey

GRAVE LOCATION - Block D Lot 14 Grave 9

Haskell Funeral Home marker

Mary Jane Beeler Blakey
Born 1 Apr 1865, Blackburn, Lancashire, England
Parents William Beeler & Jane Thompson
Md Richard Brigham Blakey
Died 15 Dec 1921, Byron, Big Horn, Wyoming

Richard B. Blakey

GRAVE LOCATION - Block D Lot 14 Grave 8

Haskell Funeral Home marker

Richard Brigham Blakey
Born 27 Sep 1855, Blackburn, Lancashire, England
Parents Richard John Blakey & Caroline Gasten
Md Mary Jane Beeler
Died 5 Mar 1922, Byron, Big Horn, Wyoming

Charley H. Bookout

GRAVE LOCATION - Block A Lot 17 Grave 2

STONE SAYS Our Darling

Charles H. Bookout
Born 24 Jul 1903, Foss, Washita, Oklahoma
Parents Marion Leonard Bookout & Nellie Rose Surdam
Died 25 Feb 1919

Marion L. Bookout

GRAVE LOCATION - Block A Lot 17 Grave 1

Haskell Funeral Home marker

Marion L. Bookout
Born 16 May 1872, Olathe, Johnson, Kansas
Parents Nancy Jane Doughty & William Levi Bookout
Md Nellie Rose 24 Dec 1894, Shawnee, Johnson, Kansas (div)
Died 14 May 1949, Lovell, Big Horn, Wyoming

Melvin M. Bookout

GRAVE LOCATION - Block A Lot 16 Grave 1

STONE SAYS Father, Grandfather

Melvin Mexico Bookout
Born 10 Oct 1907, Obar, Quay, New Mexico
Parnets Marion L. Bookout & Nellie Rose
Married Iris O. Bone, 26 May 1929, Blackwell, Kay, Oklahoma
remarried Iris, 16 March 1938, Kay, Oklahoma
Died 28 Apr 1993, Columbus, Stillwater, Montana