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Obituaries: Nichols, Lenox, Butler

Scott M. Nichols

Scott M. Nichols, age 55, passed away on September 26, 2018 in Casper, Wyoming. He was born on January 21, 1963 to Daniel and Lola Nichols in Flint, Michigan.

He is survived by son, Andrew Nichols and his wife Emily of Aurora, Colorado; grandson, Avery Nichols of Aurora, Colorado; brother, Daniel Nichols of Casper, Wyoming; nieces, Nichole Stewart of Casper, Wyoming; Katlynn Zimmerman of Casper, Wyoming; great nieces, Isla Quinter and Ember Stewart both of Casper, Wyoming.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Daniel and Lola Nichols.

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A memorial service will be held at 11:00 AM on Thursday, October 25, 2018 at Immaculate Heart of Mary Catholic Church located at 11385 Grant Drive, Northglenn, Colorado 80233 with Fr. Mason Fraley officiating. Please join the family for a reception immediately following the service in the church hall.


Mary Weber Lenox passed away Sunday October 7, 2018 at the age of 89.

Mary was born to Joseph and Maria [Steinmetz] Weber July 6, 1929. Mary was the second to the oldest of 7 children and stepped in to care for those children while her mother and father worked on their Worland family farm. She was a most important part of the Weber family.

She worked and grew up on that farm before moving to town and working at Foodland Grocery and Pennys. Mary then moved to California to start a career there in the dental field as a Dental Assistant. She met and married Mel Lenox, and they made their home in Annapolis Maryland where Mel worked at the Annapolis Academy teaching sailing to the Mid Shipman, and Mary continued her career in the dental field. After Mel passed away Mary moved to San Antonio, Texas and worked at Lackland Air Force Base. She retired and moved back to her beloved Wyoming.

She is survived by her son, Stew [Lorrie] Anderson, her two grandchildren, Eric Anderson and Bailey Anderson and their mother Trae. Her granddaughter Ashley Anderson from Cheyenne. Also her stepson Scott Lenox. Her sisters Bert Barngrover of Powell and Betty Merritt of Riverton. Many nephews, nieces, and cousins. Also her wonderful friends and neighbors.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Mel Lenox, her parents, Joe and Maria Weber, brothers, Willie, Victor, and Jake Weber, sister Erma Meinholz .

Mary was of the Christian faith and loved her Lord and Savior with whom she now resides in glory. Memorials may be donor’s choice. There will be a Celebration of Life in the spring on Casper Mountain. Details will be given at a later date.


Velma Louise Butler

Velma Louise Butler was born in Weston County on the first day of spring in 1928. She was the oldest of four children. She lived her early years on the homestead west of Newcastle, Wyoming. Velma married Murray Butler, Sr. and they raised two children Sheri and Murray Dean Jr. They started their ranching operation with the leasing of the Bell Place. They later purchased their own land near Keeline, Wyoming and near the landmark of Flat-top.

She will be remembered for her love of her milk cow, her chickens, and her cooking. She always made Spud-Nuts, cinnamon rolls and ground meat sandwiches for any cattle drive or branding. Velma spent the last ten years of her life under the care of her granddaughter Nicole and her family in Casper. She passed away at Central Wyoming Hospice.

Velma leaves behind one son (Dean and Linda Butler), four grandchildren, and eight great-grandchildren.

Graveside services were held on Monday, October 1, 2018 at 1:00 pm at the Dellview Cemetery in Manville, Wyoming, with a reception afterward at the 3-Sisters Restaurant.

Memorial donations may be made in Velma’s name to Central Wyoming Hospice or Central Wyoming Senior Center.