The Lusk Herald
March 3, 1999
Thelma Pearl Menzies
Funeral services for Thelma Pearl Menzies were held at 2 p.m. Monday March 1 at Bader Funeral Home in Lusk with Rev. Larry Bartlett officiating. Burial followed in the Lusk Cemetery.
Thelma died Wednesday, February 24 at the Niobrara County Memorial Hospital in Lusk.
She was born November 29, 1915 in Watersmeet, Michigan, the daughter of Benjamin and Rachael St. John. Thelma was one of ten children.
She attended schools in Newberry, Michigan. After graduation she went to Wisconsin to work.
On May 23, 1937, she married Bruce V. Menzies in Manistique, Michigan. They moved to Casper, Wyoming in 1946. They bought the Ranger Hotel in Douglas, Wyoming where they resided until moving to Lusk.
Thelma was a great lover of the out of doors and enjoyed camping and hunting. Before taking sick she loved cooking meals for her friends and family. She loved flowers and gardening and also her handiwork of crocheting, knitting and was an excellent seamstress. She made lap blankets for the VA hospitals and many other organizations. She had the great gift of writing poetry, some of which has been set to music and loved by many.
Thelma loved going to the Rawhide Jamboree to hear the fiddles, guitars and singing. She also loved her dogs; she has given many strays a very good and loving home.
Thelma was preceded in death by her parents, her husband, five brothers and one granddaughter.
Survivors include her two daughters, Carol Guy and husband of Lio Linda, Calif. and Sandy Reich and husband of Brownwood, Tex.; three sisters, Nita Ogger of Linwood, Mich.; Pearl Hornbuckle and husband of Glenrock, Wyo. and Doris Baughman and husband of Lusk, Wyo.; ten grandchildren, thirty-one great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews and cousins.
For those who wish, memorials to the family for a memorial being established in Thelma's name will be appreciated. Bader Funeral Home in Lusk was in charge of arrangements.
Clyde Leroy Baughman (November 24, 1941 - February 17, 2001)Doris Loraine Baughman (April 18, 1935 - May 8, 2004)Floyd Alton Baughman (April 8, 1913 - January 5, 1997)Lois Helen Baughman (February 12, 1922 - May 7, 1987)Richard Baughman (June 2, 1956 - October 9, 2015)Sidney Lee Baughman (October 13, 1946 - August 12, 1972)Bruce V. Menzies (May 23, 1912 - January 12, 1985)Beatrice Helen Robinson (November 4, 1906 - December 21, 1991)Charles Hamler Robinson (March 30, 1888 - November 10, 1977)Charles William Robinson (March 15, 1954 - November 12, 1999)John Andrew Robinson (January 1, 1895 - June 4, 1969)Nora May Robinson (June 27, 1885 - September 3, 1979)Vernard Frank Robinson (August 18, 1895 - June 11, 1951)Veronica Case Robinson (January 16, 1899 - October 30, 1969)Clarence William Shockley (May 31, 1926 - November 1, 2003)Frank Carl St. John (February 19, 1924 - August 16, 1995)Fred Morgan St. John (February 19, 1924 - October 30, 1977)Mary Ellen St. John (October 31, 1924 - October 30, 1977)Rachel B. St. John (June 21, 1893 - April 23, 1986)Virginia M. St. John (May 16, 1925 - January 23, 1991)
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