July 12, 1936 – Sept. 24, 2013
Wilma Ann Scheeler, 77, died peacefully on Sept. 24, 2013, surrounded by her loving family.
Wilma was born on July 12, 1936, in Bartlett, N.D., to Wesley Davidson and Loretta Hengel Davidson. She grew up on the family farm attending school in Lakota, N.D., graduating salutatorian of her class. She continued her education at Jamestown College, signing her first teaching contract at age 19, teaching fourth grade in Terry, Mont. After completing her contract, she continued her education at Portland University. She was then offered a teaching contract in both Rawlins and Lovell but accepted the position in Lovell.
Wilma met Herb at a gathering in Kane that was arranged by his brother Charles. A great loving relationship started from this time on. They were married on June 20, 1960, at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Lakota. They made their home in Kane, where Wilma stayed home to raise their family until the Yellowtail Habitat took possession of their property and they moved to Lovell.
Wilma loved being outdoors planting her garden and growing flowers, as well as making craft items and quilts for her children and grandchildren. She especially loved camping and going for picnics in the Big Horn Mountains. She was an avid reader, interested in a wide variety of subjects, especially in the fields of literature and history. She also loved to write and research the family genealogy.
She was preceded in death by her parents, nephew Michael Moen and cousins Myra, Jim and Dick Swingdoff.
She is survived by Herb, her husband of 53 years; daughters Tracy (John) Huseas, Jennifer (Shane) Foster and Janet (Tim) Clark; sons Brett and Martin; sisters Marjorie (Maurice) Moen and Mary Davidson; brothers Richard (Elsie) Davidson and Wesley (Pam) Davidson; four grandchildren, Jeremy, Lindy, Brittney (Zachary) Maurer and Dalton and two great-grandchildren, Kaylee and Hunter and a loving cousin and dear friend Sister Donna Schroeder.
Viewing took place on Sunday, Sept. 29, at Haskell Funeral Home.
Mass of Christian burial was held at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church on Monday, Sept. 30, followed by interment at the Lovell Cemetery. Afterwards, a Celebration of Life followed at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church.