The Lusk Herald
February 28, 1990
Former Lance Creek resident, Christeen Kobbe, 83, died Jan. 12, 1990, at her home in Redlands, Calif., after a long bout with cancer.
Christeen was born in Douglas County, Mo., on June 23, 1906, to Susan Ellen Parnell Ward and Samuel Lafayette Wagner. After moving to Wyoming, she married Dale Kobbe and they lived north of Lance Creek. They were divorced in 1934.
She began her teaching career in 1937 at the Schmidt School, after teaching at Bill's Creek School for several years and then at the West Lance Creek School before moving to Douglas where she taught for a number of years. She had lived in Redlands for the past 17 years. While at Lance Creek, she was very active in the American Sunday School Union.
She was a member of University United Methodist Church; Eastern Stars, Past Matrons and Past Patrons; The Wyoming Alumni Association; was past president of the Wyoming Education Association; and the University United Methodist Women.
She is survived by her daughter Clara E. Titera of Redlands; one sister, Maud C. Quinn of Caldwell, Idaho; six grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. In addition she is survived by a sister-in-law Ruth Ward of Manville and nephews Grant Ward of Lance Creek, Fred Ward of Yoder and a niece, May E. Ward Smith of Manville.
She was preceded in death by two brothers; Zeb Ward and Zera Nolan Ward, and one sister Marie.
Memorial services were held Jan. 21, 1990 at the University United Methodist Church in Redlands.
Lucille Mary Aberle (January 2, 1906 - February 26, 1975)Otto Frank Aberle (October 22, 1892 - October 14, 1972)Gayle E. Brown (April 30, 1902 - June 22, 1983)Gilbert Royce Brown (March 7, 1892 - October 9, 1963)John Royce Brown (September 20, 1917 - February 1, 1949)John Royce Brown (September 5, 1958 - January 21, 1959)Minnie Hurley Brown (July 24, 1880 - May 3, 1950)Dale William Kobbe (May 29, 1935 - June 29, 1963)Frances Luceal Lindahl (March 4, 1923 - October 28, 1945)Tom Charles Middleton (June 3, 1951 - May 7, 1978)Susan Ellen Wagner (March 15, 1874 - September 11, 1966)Charley Claud Ward (November 29, 1925 - August 23, 1971)Grace Vera Ward (March 30, 1923 - April 2, 1923)Grant R. Ward (April 2, 1924 - January 5, 2001)Nolan Zera Ward (November 25, 1897 - July 16, 1982)Ruth Ward (December 25, 1903 - November 27, 1994)Zeb Washington Ward (September 6, 1896 - March 6, 1975)Leota Berry Waters (June 12, 1912 - January 22, 1969)
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