Logan Van Eaton
On Wednesday, May 4, 2016, heaven gained a little cowboy. True to his roots, and with a firm handshake and a smile, Logan brightened the path of everyone he met.
Logan Chase Van Eaton graced our presence on May 12, 2004, in Rapid City. He was born to Jessica (Porter) Van Eaton and Wyatt Van Eaton.
Logie, as he was known by his closest family and friends, always had a smile on his face and a rope in his hand. He loved life to the fullest. At the age of two, he was horseback riding and swinging a rope. This would soon become his life-long passion. Logie always looked forward to brandings, his favorite time of year.
He enjoyed horses, people, cattle and music. He always enjoyed a good bronc ride, unless he was involved!
Logan participated in numerous activities. He enjoyed football, basketball, golfing in the summer, and fishing. He was in band and choir. Logan was in the sixth grade and by the second week of school he was ready for summer.
One of his greatest joys in life, even though he wouldn’t admit it, was posing for pictures taken by Avery, his sister and best friend. These moments documented some of the best times of his short life. He also enjoyed riding and fencing with his dad and sister, along with all aspects of ranching life. At the first sign of getting to chase one, Logie was the first to get his rope down.
Logan is survived by his parents, Jessica and Wyatt; sister, Avery; maternal grandparents, Judy Porter and Dick Porter; paternal grandparents, Jack and Dee Van Eaton, great grandmothers, Mildred Oleson and Sally Guthmiller; aunts and uncles, Laura and Johnny Gabrielson; Terri and Jon Lautt; Paula and Tim Schaack; Michelle and Wade Urban; Sarah and Ryan Brodrick; cousins, Cortney, Cooper, Jake, Whitney, Josh, Tel, Treg, Tres, Dylan, Kyran, Tavian, Trey, Isaac, Mia, and Freyja.
He left us too soon and will be greatly missed by his family and friends. The ones that loved him most will miss his amazing hugs and beautiful smile.
Memorial services were held Tuesday, May 10, 2016, at the Edgemont Armory in Edgemont.
A memorial has been established in Logan’s name for a scholarship fund for his sister and best friend.
Arrangements have been placed in the care of Chamberlain McColley’s Funeral Home serving Edgemont. Written condolences can be made at www.chamberlainmccolleys.com.
Laurel Ann Lawrence
Laurel Ann Lawrence was born November 6, 1943, to George and Olive (Frisinger) Ramberg in Williston, ND. She grew up in Dry Fork Townships, south of Tioga, and attended country school through the eighth grade and graduated from Tioga High School in 1961. She was baptized and confirmed at Trinity Lutheran Church.
Laurel met the love of her life, Bernice (B.L) Lawrence. They were married My 28, 1962. She moved from her father’s to her husband’s house on the corner of Second and Dakota Streets, where she lived for 55 years. B.L. and Laurel ranched and owned and operated Lawrence Transportation, an oil-field equipment moving company. After retiring form the trucking business, Laurel continued to ranch, cook at the Tioga Senior Center and worked as a home health care aid.
Laurel saw the positive in everyone and always showed respect and dignity for people from all walks of life, Laurel had a passion for reading, food, gardening and family. She loved to entertain and made everything into a party. Family always looked forward to her annual Christmas dinners, complete with the family Christmas pageant. She always made her guests feel welcome and special. Laurel had a passion for travel and took all her nieces and nephews on trips. She traveled throughout the United States, Europe, South America and Turkey. She was a Room Mother, Cub Scout leader and 4-H leader.
Laurel was a member of the Tioga Sneior Citizens, Sons of Norway, the Legion Auxiliary for over 50 years and a board member of both the United Cemetery and Williams County Councils on Aging.
Laurel is survived by her sons, Allen Lawrence (Sinan Duzyureky) of Washington, DC and Jamie Lawrence of Tioga; one grandson, Ethan James Lawrence; siblings, Lois Wiedmer of Sidney, MT, Corrine Redmond of Tioga, Gary Ramber of Winnie, TX, Charles (Roberta) Ramberg of White Earth, ND, and Kathy (Brian) Hove of Tioga; sisters-in-law, Rose Ramberf of Roverts, MT and Mary McArthur of Shreveport, LA; aunts Ann Belle Dixon and Vera Bergstrom; uncle, Carl Frisinger; and several nieces, nephews and cousins.
Laurel was preceded in death by her husband, B.L.; parents; two brothers; two stepdaughters, Mary Lee Anderson and Carolyn Herndon; nephew, Chantz Ramberg; and brothers-in-law Toby Widemer and Jack Redmond.