Jane Wakeman Smith, 86, of Newcastle, Wyo., passed away Aug. 3, 2013 at Close to Home Hospice House in Gillette, WY.
Posted on August 8, 2013
Jane Wakeman Smith, 86, of Newcastle, Wyo., passed away Aug. 3, 2013 at Close to Home Hospice House in Gillette, Wyo.
Jane was born Feb. 23, 1927 in Newcastle, Wyo., to Edgar Earl and Mary (Joy) Wakeman. She attended Newcastle schools, graduated from Newcastle High School in 1945, then attended the University of Wyoming. Jane worked as a hospital records librarian, dental assistant, and later spent many years as city clerk in Baker, Mont. She was an avid reader, gardener, loved trout fishing, and spending time at her cabin in Deerfield, S.D.
Jane is survived by a daughter, Michele (Dale) Janota of Gillette, Wyo.; three sons, Curtis (Kathy) Allen of Newcastle, Edgar Earl Smith of Calif., and Sean (Wendy) Smith of Enoch, Utah; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a niece, Jennifer (Sam) Clark of Bondurant, Wyo.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Earl and Mary Wakeman; a sister, Mary Charlotte Stout; and a grandchild, Todd Allen.
Upon her request, cremation has taken place and a private family service will be held at a later date.
Memorial contributions may be directed to the Weston County Humane Society, 115 W. Cambria St., Newcastle, WY.
Black Hills Funeral Home in Sturgis, S.D. has been entrusted with arrangements.
An online guest registery is available at www.blackhillsfuneralhome.com