Yuma County, Colorado
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Luther and Bertha (Gaskill) Foster, 1 South 43 West
Luther cash-claimed a quarter in 23, 1S 43W in 1890, and proved up a quarter in 26 in 1893.
In 1900 Washington County, Kansas, Luther born Dec 1865 in Missouri, married four years to Bertha, Feb 1876 in Kansas, are on the same page as Bertha's parents Asbury and Mary Gaskill.
They have Jessie M. Apr 1897, Ray F. July 1898, and Mamie March 1900, all three born in Kansas.
In 1910 they're farming in Bent County, Colorado, with Jessie 12, Ray H. 11, Mamie 10, Fern 6, - these four born in Kansas, Roxie 4 born in Nebraska, Lucy 2 and Olen M. both in Colorado.
In 1920 Yuma County, farming, "Lute" is 56, Bertha 42, Jessie 22, Ray 21, Mamie 19, Fern 16, Roxie 14, Lucy 12 Olen 10, Wesley 8, Marie 6, James 4, Olson 2, and Lehta six months.
In 1930 Yuma County, Louis Foster is 67, Indiana, Bertha 64, with Olen M. 20, Wesley 18, Myrtle 17, James 12, Guy 12, and Letha 10.
"Summary of Luther Nelson Foster's Mar 12, 1931 obit
Born at Nashville, Tenn, Dec 1, 1857. Died at home west of Wray, March 10, 1931 at age 72y, 3m, 10d. Married Bertha Ghascal (sic). 14 children, two died in infancy. Services in Wray at the Nazarene Church with burial in Grandview.
Children: Jessie Tremis, Roy F, Ferne Hester, Mamie Sigwing, Lucille Wilkins, Roxey, Olen, Wesley, James, Guy, Marie and Jim. (The double James/Jim entry and not listing June is in the transcript) "
In 1940 Wray, on Hale Street, Bertha is widowed, 64, with Jane, a seamstress with the WPA, 20. Louis and Bertha (Gaskill) Foster are farming in Yuma County in 1930, with Olen M. 20, Wesley 18, Myrtle 17, James 17, Guy 14, and Letha 12, all kids born in Colorado.
"Born February 25, 1876, Washington, Kansas. Died January 11, 1946, at the home of Mrs. Dolly Warren, where she had been receiving care for many years. Married December 19, 1895, in Wichita, Kansas, to Luther Nelson Foster. Thirteen children, one of whom preceded the mother. Services 14 Feb, burial Grandview.
Survivors: 12 children; Jessie Tremis, Mamie Sigwing, Ferne Hester, Lucille Wilkins, Marie Naylor, June Cornell, Roy F, Wesley, Roxie, Glen, James, Guy; Two sisters and four (three?) brothers; Myrtle Rhodes, Ida McKibbens, William Gaskill, Frank Gaskill and Claude Gaskill. "
Bertha and Luthur Nelson Foster 1859-1931 are buried in Wray # 81599193 and 63684898.
John G. “Jack” Tremis died July 15, 2009, at his home in Butte.
Jack was born in Greeley, Colo., on June 30, 1924, to George and Jessie (Foster) Tremis. He entered the Army on April 13, 1943, and served with the 1850th Service Command Unit.
He was stationed at Camp Chaffee, Ark., worked at the 482nd SU Repair Shop at Camp Wallace, Texas, and then as a training instructor at Camp Claiborne, La.
He received several awards during his military service, including the Marksman Rifleman Award, World War II Victory Ribbon, Good Conduct Medal, and the American Theater Ribbon. He was honorably discharged on March 23, 1946.
Following his discharge, Jack worked at the Berkeley Pit, where he became a mining supervisor and “pit boss,” retiring in July of 1982. On June 18, 1970, he married Goldie A. Godynick in Butte.
Jack was a member of the Teamsters Union, Local No. 2, since July of 1961, and also belonged to the American Legion Ushering Corps, Eagles Lodge for over 30 years and International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehouseman, and Helpers Union.
He loved to ride motorcycles. He had a passion for life, was always smiling and never had a bad thing to say about anyone. He was just a happy-go-lucky guy with a heart of gold who will be missed terribly.
Jack was preceded in death by his parents; and his son, Roy H. Tremis.
He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Goldie Tremis; daughter, Teri Sue Bair and grandson, Jeff Bair; son, Bob Tremis and granddaughters, Rachel and Rebecca Tremis; stepsons, Alex Godynick, Tom Godynick, Steve (Karen) Godynick, and Kevin Workman; stepgrandchildren, Lisa Godynick and Stephanie, Levi, and Chance, Kim and Brian Faroni, Chrissie and Thom Coffman and Bryant and Chelsey Hansen, Wayne and Stetson Workman, John and Marsha Godynick and Gus and Piper, and Emmie Joe and Dusty Philps and Laura and Marie.
Jack's remains have been cremated in Butte. Memorial graveside services will be held at 3 p.m. Monday at Mountain View Cemetery.
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