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John and Almira (Spencer) Newbanks, Wages
Myron Spencer, 79, Wyoming rancher and stockman since his arrival in the state in 1906, died early Saturday morning after an illness of six years.
He was born in Wilks County, Ill. on April 9, 1876. In February, 1913 he was married in Heron, S.D. to Miranda Hughes.
After his arrival in Wyoming in 1906, Mr. Spencer was employed by the late Gov. B. B. Brooks before going into the ranching business in partnership with James R. Wilson.
Mr. and Mrs. Spencer and family have made their home for many years on the Big Muddy between Glenrock and Casper.
Mr. Spencer was a member of the Natrona County Pioneers Association and the St. Louis Catholic church of Glenrock.
Survivors include his wife, Mrs. Miranda Spencer; two sons, A. Wilks Spencer, Mills, and Roy R. Spencer, Malta, Mont.; a sister, Mrs. Myra Newbanks, Yuma, Colo., and eight grandchildren.
Rosary services were held on Monday evening at the Bustard Funeral Home. A requiem high mass was sung Tuesday morning at St. Anthony's Catholic church in Casper and burial followed in the family plot at Highland Cemetery, Casper, with the Rev. William Bader of Glenrock officiating. The two sons and nephews of Mr. Spencer acted as pallbearers.
---Glenrock Independent, Glenrock, WY, Oct. 27, 1955
Bruce Eugene Larsen, 64, a lifetime Arthur County resident, died June 26, 2006, at his home. He was born Aug. 13, 1941, in Haxtun, Colo., to Eddie and Nell Newbanks Larsen.
He received his education in Arthur County grade schools and then graduated from Arthur County High School.
On Oct. 14, 1961, he married Joan Kay Kramer at the Arthur Baptist Church. The couple lived in Arthur County. He was a rancher his entire life and truly enjoyed his work and the country lifestyle.
Mr. Larsen was a member of the Arthur Baptist Church. He was a member of the Quarter Horse Association and the Nebraska Cattlemen. He also served on the Arthur County School Board and was active in the Pack Backers.
His family was special to him and he enjoyed going to the games to watch his grandsons play. He particularly liked going to the Arthur County Fair. His hobbies included helping neighbors, welding, and working in his shop.
Survivors include his wife, Joan Larsen of Hyannis; a daughter, Shelli (Doug) Bowman of Hy-annis; a son, Marty (Anna) Larsen of Whitman; two brothers, Martin (Lydia) Larsen, and Spencer (Marlene) Larsen, all of Arthur; five sisters, Gwendolyn Larsen of Haxtun, DeLoris Dancer, Joan Hines, Mary Mueller and Emma Robertson, all of Arthur; and five grandchildren, Jesse, Cody, and Corey Larsen, and A.J. and JoNelle Bowman.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a grandson, Brady Larsen.
A memorial has been established and is suggested to the Arthur County Ag Society.
Services will be at 2 p.m. Friday at Arthur Baptist Church with the Rev. Ben Keene officiat-ing. Burial will be in the Arthur Cemetery.
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