The Lusk Herald
December 30, 1992
Jessie June Humphreys
Jessie June Humphreys, a longtime Lusk resident, passed away Dec. 20, 1992, in Missoula, Mont. She was 89.
She was born June 21, 1903, in Knoxville, Tenn., to John A. and Alice Hughes. She was raised by her paternal grandparents, John B. and Margaret M. Hughes, in Mena, Ark. After graduating from teacher's college in Conway, Ark., she took her first teaching position in 1923 at a one-room school at Hat Creek in Niobrara County.
She married William Smith (Buzz) Humphreys of Jireh, Wyo., in 1926. Daughters Betty Jean and Lita Rose were born to this union. Buzz preceded her in death in 1937 after which she resumed her teaching career, principally in Niobrara County rural schools. She retired from teaching in 1967.
She lived in Lusk until 1980 when she moved to Stevensville, Mont., to be near her family.
She is survived by daughters Betty Jean Andrews (Seward L.) of Sacramento, Calif. and Lita Rose Wolverton (Thomas A.) of Stevensville; three grandchildren; Carmen Jean Wolverton Pedersen (Tom) of Stevensville and Bradford Todd Andrews (Clare) and Mark Louis Andrews (Jamie) of Sacramento; and six great-grandchildren; Jeff and Dawnnele Pedersen and Winnie, Marshal, Justin and Calvin Andrews.
Funeral services were held Dec. 23 in Stevensville. Interment followed in St. Mary's Cemetery.
Leah Gertrude Anderson (March 13, 1879 - October 17, 1961)Annette E. Hopkins (June 15, 1890 - February 25, 1952)Helen A. Hudson (October 23, 1901 - July 31, 1986)Dolly Mae Humphreys (March 3, 1867 - October 31, 1940)Donald Z. Humphreys (March 19, 1922 - April 2, 1984)Gary Cortez Humphreys (September 7, 1931 - August 20, 1933)Monzie George Humphreys (November 4, 1895 - March 19, 1973)William Smith Humphreys (July 23, 1906 - February 11, 1937)Clarice Zella McLean (March 24, 1919 - June 26, 1950)Gurney Hugh McLean (July 13, 1938 - July 11, 2015)Burleigh Blanche Rice (September 29, 1888 - December 22, 1981)Clair Snyder Rice (September 20, 1886 - March 9, 1962)Jesse Leon Rice (November 5, 1881 - July 21, 1965)Lita Rose Wolverton (February 22, 1929 - February 21, 2007)Thomas Ames Wolverton (January 26, 1926 - February 16, 2007)
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