Northern Wyoming Daily News

February 2009

Joe Boyke Sr., 86, of Worland, Feb. 2.
Dave W. Dunham, 67, of Worland, in Billings, Feb. 4.
Trista Kimberly Hall, 21, of Worland, in Denver, Colo., Feb. 6.
Wayne Stubbs Lyman, 79, of Bakersfield, Calif., formerly of Otto, Feb. 8.
John D. Mullendore, 95, of Thermopolis, Feb. 11.
Harry William Kimbell, 94, of Greybull, Feb. 11.
Ehlin Rachel Sandberg, 4, of Gillette, Feb. 11.
Jose Armando Garcia, 27, of Worland, Feb. 12.
Mary Elizabeth Ellsbury, 93, of Kerrville, Texas, formerly of Worland, Feb. 12.
Pastor Jose Isabel Sifuentes, 93, of Zapata, Texas, formerly of Worland, Feb. 12.
Donna Marie Young, 74, of Worland, in Casper, Feb. 17.
Nona Aileen Morgan, 89, of Atwood, Colo., Feb. 19.
Thomas Raymond Mason, 85, of Worland, Feb. 21.
Daniel L. Uhls, 56, of Worland, Feb. 22.

Daniel L. Uhls

WORLAND – Daniel L. Uhls, 56, died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2009 at the Washakie Medical Center in Worland. Daniel passed away after a long fight with cancer.

He was born July 8, 1952 in Rock Springs, the second son of Billy G. and Bernice L. Uhls.

He attended schools in Rock Springs, Leadville, Colo. and Blue Springs, Mo. After graduation from Blue Springs R-4 High School, Daniel joined the U.S. Army in 1971 where he served out most of his enlistment in Germany.

He returned to Rock Springs and worked at various mines until he hired on with the BLM in 1978, working mostly in the Worland area. He retired from the BLM in 2004.

He enjoyed hunting, fly fishing, camping and watching television. He also enjoyed spending time on his computer.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandparents, his paternal grandparents and one niece.

Daniel is survived by his wife Neyda of Worland, his children Michelle Uhls of Colorado, Melanie Uhls-Tiedeman of Pennsylvania, Brandon Uhls of Casper, Billy Uhls of Worland and six step-children, two grandchildren and a special step-granddaughter Daniella who is his namesake, his parents Billy G. Uhls of Worland and Bernice L. Uhls of Pinedale, and siblings Dennis Uhls of Rock Springs, Debra Uhls of Volcano, HI, Donna Uhls of Ridgecrest, Calif. and Diane Maestas and Darlene Phelan both of Rock Springs.

Memorial services will be held Friday, Feb. 27 at 2 p.m. at the Bryant Funeral Home Chapel with Pastor Steve Couch officiating.

Memorial donations may be made in care of Bryant Funeral Home, P.O. Box 524 for his son Billy’s educational fund.

Bryant Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements.

Thomas Raymond Mason

WORLAND — Thomas Raymond Mason, 85, a long time resident of Worland passed away Saturday, Feb. 21, 2009.

He was born Oct. 4, 1923 in Olathe, Colo., the third of five sons born to Charlton Tripp Mason and Myrtle Anna (Carlson) Mason. He attended schools in Colorado. At the age of 18, he joined the U.S. Marine Corps to serve during Worland War II in Hawaii, the Florida Islands, the Russell Islands, the Eniwetok Atoll and the Solomon Islands.

While serving in the Marine Corps, he met Marjorie Dee Brubaker in Washington, D.C. in 1944. They were married in Rawlins on July 25, 1946. The couple lived in Southern California for a couple of years before moving to Worland.

Tommy owned and operated the Culligan Soft Water franchise in Worland for 25 years. After retiring in the early ‘70s, he and Dee traveled to Europe, spent time in Hawaii with their son and wintered in the Southwest.

One of Tom’s dreams was to visit every state in the Union. That dream was realized in the summer of 2005 when he and his son Todd traveled to Nome, Alaska on a Gold Prospector Assn. of America gold mining expedition.

He was an avid rock hound and belonged to the Worland Gem and Mineral Club. He and Dee owned and operated Mason’s Rock and Antique Shop in Worland for many years. There are a lot of his specimens around the USA in various museums, including the Smithsonian.

Tom loved the outdoors, fishing, hunting, rock hunting, metal detecting, bottle digging, camping and gardening. He especially enjoyed spending time with his family.

Family and faith in the Lord were at the top of his list. He was a member of the First Baptist Church in Worland.

He will be remembered as a true gentleman, friend, neighbor and family member as he was a caring and giving man. His kindness and gentleness bless many people.

He was preceded in death by his son Todd Raymond Mason, his parents and his brothers Elmer and Russell.

Tom is survived by Dee his wife of 63 years, his daughters Tomila (Joseph) Schmidt of Issaquah, Wash. and Carla (Richard) Underwood of South Jordan, Utah, his grandchildren Aaron (Robin) Carver of South Jordan, Russin Carver of Farmington, Utah, Richard (Rachel) Underwood of Salt Lake City, Utah, Nicole Schmidt of Los Angeles, Calif., Adam Schmidt of Bremerton, Wash. and Robert Underwood of South Jordan, his great-grandchildren Lauren and Cameron Carver of South Jordan, two brothers Charlton “Chuck” Mason of Grenada, Miss. and Joe Ed (Donna) Mason of Rifle, Colo., and by numerous nieces and nephews.

The casket will be open at the funeral home on Thursday, Feb. 26 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. and at the First Baptist Church on Friday, Feb. 27 from noon until 2 p.m. The funeral service will start at 2 p.m. on Friday with Dr. Shaun Matako and Pastor Marshall Mosley officiating.

Burial will follow at Riverview Memorial Gardens in Worland with the American Legion providing graveside military honors.

Veile Mortuary is in charge of funeral arrangements.

Northern Wyoming Daily News

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