The Lusk Herald
May 2, 1968
Mrs. Jennie Held Dies in Cheyenne
Mrs. Jennie Held, 75, a former businesswoman of Lusk, died last Thursday at a nursing home in Cheyenne following a long illness. Funeral services were held at the Peet Mortuary in Lusk, Saturday at 2:00 p.m. Burial was in the Lusk Cemetery.
The Rev. Fred Bolinger of the First Baptist Church of Lusk officiated. Mrs. Gerald Bardo was organist and accompanied Miss Carol Taylor, Mrs. Merle Hahn, Gerald Bardo and Dale M. Bardo as they sang "The Old Rugged Cross."
Casket bearers were John D. Gard, Charles Gard Jr., Phillip Gard, George A. Lee, Thomas Rasmussen and Alfred Taylor. Honorary bearers were Roy McLain, John Lorenzen, Glen Willson, J. P. Watson and Charles Lee.
Jennie May Carlson was born February 7, 1893, in Bordeaux, Nebr., the fourth child of Karl and Anna Carlson. Her parents were among the many Scandinavian immigrants coming to the United States in the 19th Century.
Her parents settled on a small farm in Antelope County near Neligh, Nebr. Her early education was received in a country school. She graduated with a R. N. degree from the Episcopal Hospital at Norfolk, Nebr., where she later nursed in a supervisory capacity.
In the early 1920's she moved to Douglas, Wyo., and worked in the Douglas Hospital until 1925.
She married George J. Held, May 28, 1925, in the old 3rd Street Episcopal Church of Lusk. They were the parents of two daughters, Mary Lee and Carol Jean. Mr. and Mrs. Held operated the Hiway Garage until Mr. Held's death in 1934. With characteristic faith and courage she took up the task of raising her two daughters as well as running the business and participating in the business activities of the community.
Mrs. Held was a devoted and hard working member of the Lusk Congregational Church, a past matron of the Order of Eastern Star and a member of P.E.O. Although her contributions to the community of Lusk cannot be denied, her first love was always nursing, to which the many friends who experienced her loving care would testify.
Survivors include her two daughters, Mrs. Charles V. Lee, Jr. of Ventura, Calif., and Mrs. Edgar A. Chenoweth of Laramie; two sisters, Mrs. Charles E. Gard of Lander and Mrs. Dean B. Leach of San Diego, Calif.; six grandchildren, Melanie, Jennifer and Charlotte Lee of Ventura and Karen, Linda and Janet Chenoweth of Laramie.
Her husband, George B. Held, one brother, Carl Carlson and a sister, Mrs. Robert Taylor of Lusk, died previously.
Anna Karina Carlson (October 26, 1864 - February 22, 1936)Conrad Carlson (February 28, 1905 - March 17, 1984)Conrad A. Carlson (September 8, 1885 - January 15, 1956)Carol Jean Chenoweth (October 23, 1929 - February 19, 2008)Edgar Alva Chenoweth (August 2, 1923 - January 11, 2011)Ruth Genevieve Hibbard (April 15, 1933 - August 4, 2004)Martha B. Lamb (May 7, 1914 - April 3, 1993)Vernon Donald Lamb (July 10, 1909 - May 11, 1969)Dean B. Leach (Date Unknown - March 10, 1956)Charles Vincent Lee (March 18, 1903 - October 22, 1974)Charles Vincent Lee (June 17, 1923 - April 21, 2009)Elizabeth Margaret Lee (July 26, 1900 - September 8, 1997)Margaret Kyrle Lee (June 18, 1925 - June 10, 2013)Marsha Kay Lee (July 13, 1953 - July 13, 1953)Mary Lee Lee (June 8, 1926 - June 25, 2003)Infant Son Rasmussen (July 31, 1955 - August 1, 1955)Thomas Charles Rasmussen (May 12, 1925 - March 15, 1995)Royal B. Rogers (August 6, 1916 - October 4, 1969)Elmer Shoopman (February 16, 1889 - August, 1970)Barbara Joy Sorenson (January 14, 1931 - February 10, 1994)David Lee Sorenson (January 18, 1955 - April 7, 1956)Thomas Lance Sorenson (July 13, 1958 - November 29, 1958)Agnes Marie Taylor (November 18, 1890 - November 14, 1958)Neoma J. Taylor (September 9, 1926 - January 20, 1994)Robert Benjamine Taylor (December 4, 1890 - January 30, 1965)Mary Ethel White (October 13, 1911 - October 7, 1995)
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