Wayne Briggs McDermed
Wayne Briggs McDermed, 86, of Chandler, Ariz., passed away June 13, 2013.
He was born Dec. 28, 1926, to Zella (Briggs) and William Davis McDermed on the family farm in Weld County, Colo.
On Nov. 8, 1948, he married Joy Yvonne (Trueblood) McDermed in Raton, N.M.
Wayne attended school in Platteville until he joined the Merchant Marines after the first semester of his senior year. His sister, Joan, accepted his diploma at graduation ceremonies later that spring. He was an occasional story contributor to the Fence Post.
He is survived by his wife, Joy; his son Patrick Wayne McDermed; his daughters, Kathleen (Charles) Parvin, Marilyn Eileen Adams; his sister, Shirley Joan Romine; 10 grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents and brothers, Wray and Gail McDermed.
Services were held June 22, 2013, at Bueler Chandler Mortuary.
Interment will be in the Mizpah Cemetery in Platteville, Colo., at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Pioneer Museum in Platteville, Colo., or favorite charity. ❖
Myrtle Ruth Davies
Myrtle Ruth Davies, 91, of Lovell, Wyo., passed away June 16, 2013, at New Horizon Care Center in Lovell, Wyo.
She was born on to Clarence Albert Sapp and Hazel Green Sapp on Feb. 18, 1922, in Deer Trail, Colo.
She was our Beloved Wife, Devoted Mother, Loving Grandmother, Delightful Aunt and Lifelong Friend.
Ruth grew up in Colorado and Missouri. Times were hard with the Depression, Dust Bowl, unemployment and great changes to their way of life — horses to automobiles, tractors, electricity, indoor plumbing, gas-powered washing machine.
Ruth married Neil Davies on Dec. 20, 1940, in Longmont, Colo., a marriage of 72 years. They lived in Longmont, Colo., Lovell, Wyo., Bayard, Neb., and Loveland, Colo., while working for Great Western Sugar Company before retiring to Lovell, Wyo., where they built their own log home, which has been loved by family and friends.
Ruth and Neil are parents to four children, Raymond Davies, Glynn Davies (deceased), Janice Fink and Myrl Davies. Ruth was an amazing homemaker, mother and grandmother. Her gift to her children and grandchildren was her example of unconditional love for all. Ruth loved ice cream, rolling down hills with her grandchildren, hiking, mountain climbing, camping, flowers and just being with her greatest love, Neil. She enjoyed crafts and sewing. She created many memorable heirloom quilts which her family and friends cherish. With 11 grandchildren and 22 great-grandchildren, Ruth was always happiest when all the family could be together and she loved each one unconditionally.
She is survived by her husband, Neil; children, Raymond Davies (Shara), Janet Davies daughter-in-law, Janice Fink (Richard), and Myrl Davies (Peggy); 11 grandchildren, Barbara Kramer (Shane), Lyn Shaklee (Don), Robin Serafini, Bob Lewis (Cary), Jed Davies (Meghan), Jill Davies-Dreith (Tory), Fred Fink, Kari Bousman (Cotton), Jamalee Messervy (Jason), Nick Davies (Wendy); 22 great-grandchildren, Brandon Kramer, Corey Kramer, Desiree Shaklee, Kelly Lineweber, Sean Serafini, Joe Lewis, Michelle Lewis, Kylie Davies, Garrett Davies, Micah Dreith, Netaye Dreith, Alexis Fink, Peyson Fink, Jaylee Bousman, Miranda Bousman, Virginia Bousman, Natalie Messervy, Seth Messervy, Braydon Davies, Hadlee Davies; five great-great grandchildren, Jeanine Kramer, Colby Kramer, Devon Kramer, Reid Lewis, Raegan Lineweber.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her five brothers; a son, Glynn Davies; a grandson, Joel Davies; and a great-granddaughter, Lori Shaklee.
Services were held June 20, 2013.
Interment was in the Lovell Cemetery, Lovell, Wyo.
Memorial contributions may be made to New Horizon Care Center in Lovell, Wyo., or United Methodist Church in Lovell, Wyo. ❖