Visit the USGenWeb Project Website Visit the IAGenWeb Project Website

 What's New

Coordinator Contact

About Us

Return to the Home Page
Contact the Ringgold Cemeteries
Census the Ringgold Counties
 Ringgold County Churches
family pages links to family
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Copyright Statement
History Ringgold County
Ringgold County IAGenWeb History-Biographies Project
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Lookups
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Mailing Lists
Ringgold County Maps IAGenWeb Project
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Messageboards
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Military
Ringgold County IAGenWeb News Clippings
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Obituaries
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Penny Post Cards
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Photographs
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Queries
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Resources
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Resources
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Site Map
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Surnames
Ringgold County IAGenWeb Front Porch

This site is supported by
Friends of IAGenWeb
rose.jpg
   

powered by FreeFind
 
    

Rapid City Journal
Rapid City, South Dakota
Saturday, January 24, 1998

OBITUARY - VELMA FERN EATON

SUNDANCE, Wyo. -- Velma Fern EATON, 93, of Sundance, died Friday, Jan. 23, 1998, in the Crook County Nursing Home in Sundance.

Velma was born Aug. 19, 1904, in Tingley, Iowa. She was the oldest daughter of John and Eleanor (SWEARINGEN) STEINKAMP and came to Upton, Wyo. by railroad from Nebraska in 1916.

She attended school in Sundance and then at a rural school on Houston Creek, the first rural school in Crook County to hold winter sessions.

Velma married Gerald James EATON on Jan. 1, 1924, in Sundance. They lived and worked on ranches in Crook County. Gerald passed away in May [27] of 1953.

Velma was on of the first cooks at the Crook County Memorial Hospital. Later, she worked for Jessie JOHNSTON. She also worked for the STEIGERS on the J. H. Ranch at Hulett, Wyo. She lived in Hulett for many years until entering the Crook County Nursing Home at Sundance in 1995.

She was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters, a brother, a son [John William in infancy, 1929], and her husband.

She is survived by two daughters, Fern GRUBB-HARPER of Spearfish, S.D., and Clara Mae SHANNON of Madera, Calif.; and a son, Leonard EATON, Gillette, Wyo. She is also survived by nine grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; a brother, Russell STEINKAMP of Sunnyside, Wash.; and numerous nieces and nephews.

A memorial has been established for Miller Creek Cemetery.

Memorial services in Hulett are pending with Fidler-Roberts Sundance Chapel. [Intermen at Miller Creek Cemetery near Hulett, Wyoming.]

Transcription by Sharon R. Becker, November of 2010

To submit your Ringgold County obituaries, contact Sharon R. Becker at
srbecker@windstream.net.
Please include the word "Ringgold" in the subject line. Thank you.

Return to:

A - B OBITUARIES INDEX         C OBITUARIES INDEX              D OBITUARIES INDEX
E - F - G OBITUARIES INDEX    H - I - J OBITUARIES INDEX      K - L OBITUARIES INDEX
M OBITUARIES INDEX              N - O - P OBITUARIES INDEX    Q - R OBITUARIES INDEX
S - T OBITUARIES INDEX          U - V - W OBITUARIES INDEX   X - Y - Z OBITUARIES INDEX


You are our visitor!
Thank You for stopping by!



© Copyright 1996-
Ringgold Co. IAGenWeb Project
All rights Reserved.