Eileen Marie Lynn, 93, of Gillette died Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2013, at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home, where she had lived for 14 years.
Memorial services will be at 1 p.m. Friday at Pioneer Manor Nursing Home with the Rev. Gordon Harper of Vineyard Christian Fellowship officiating.
She was born Jan. 3, 1919, in Ansley, Neb., the eighth of nine children (three girls and six boys), to Frank Rae and Mate Althea Hicks. In 1923, the family moved to Bennett County, S.D., where she graduated from high school, married and lived much of her life. In 1998, she moved to Gillette to be closer to her only child, Frank W. Lynn, and his family.
After graduating from high school in 1937, she attended the Lincoln School of Commerce in Lincoln, Neb., until 1939. During the Second World War years, she worked for the Selective Service in Martin, S.D.
She married Arthur Glen Lynn on Sept. 14, 1943, and their only son was born in 1946. They attended Lindsey Memorial Presbyterian Church and enjoyed attending dances and playing cards with neighbors.
Mrs. Lynn worked for the Extension Office and the Bennett County Booster, became a member of the Daughters of the American Revolution, and was a 60-year member and past matron of the Order of the Eastern Star.
Before Art died in 1994, they spent much of their time camping, fishing, playing miniature golf and visiting their son and grandchildren. While living at Pioneer Manor, she rarely missed a Monday bingo. She was known for her excellent memory and being the unofficial family historian.
Her parents, husband, six brothers and two sisters preceded her in death.
She is survived by her son, Frank W. Lynn of Gillette and three grandchildren, five great-grandchildren, as well as several nieces and nephews.
Memorials and condolences may be sent to the family at 86 Moncreiffe Ridge Road, Gillette WY 82716.
Emma Iola Cooper
Emma Iola Cooper, 79, of Keokuk, Iowa, and former Gillette resident, died Wednesday, Dec. 12, 2012, of natural causes at Montrose Health Center in Iowa.
She was born April 5, 1935, in Holly, Colo., the daughter of Clarence L. and Esther O. Howe Brunson.
She married Paul Edward Cooper in Carson City, Nev. He preceded her in death on Feb. 10, 1993. She was also preceded in death by her parents and a daughter, Patricia Ray.
Mrs. Cooper lived in Gillette in the 1970s. She had lived in Keokuk since 1979. She had owned a consignment shop in Keookuk called E&T Nearly New.
She was of the Protestant faith and attended New Testament Christian Church.
She enjoyed television, especially Westerns, wrestling and rodeo. She loved to read her Bible and tell stories.
She is survived by three daughters, Linda Cervantez of San Jose, Calif., Sharon Gray of Keokuk, and Deborah Daines of Hamilton, Ill.; a brother, Fred Brunson of Reno, Nev.; 10 grandchildren; and 13 great-grandchildren.
A celebration of her life was Dec. 14 at DeJong-Greaves Celebration of Life Center at 917 Blondeau St., Keokuk, Iowa, with Bill Hauser officiating. Burial followed in Sunset Memorial Park. Online condolences and tributes may be entered at www.dejongsfuneralhome.com.