Oct. 24, 1928 – Oct. 19, 2013
Nobuko Umeda Scheid, 84, died at Billings Clinic Hospital the night of Oct. 19, 2013.
Nobuko was born on Oct. 24, 1928, in Kyushu, Japan. She met the love of her life and married Gordon Scheid on Dec. 23, 1953 at the American Embassy in Tokyo while Gordon was serving in the U.S. Army after being wounded during the Korean conflict. They spent the first years of their marriage communicating with English to Japanese and Japanese to English translation dictionaries.
Shortly after returning to the United States, Gordon and Nobuko moved to Worland, where they worked at the Wyoming Boys Home until Gordon retired in 1979. They then moved to Lovell where they purchased the Scoop Drive In and ran it as a family business until Gordon’s ill health forced them to close it down.
Gordon and Nobuko (also know as Nobi) were the parents of four children: John, who is with the military serving in Germany; Leona, who is presently living in Cody; George, who is living in Reno, and Wayne, who lives in Lovell.
After Gordon’s passing, Nobuko spent the rest of her years living in Lovell in the same home that she and Gordon shared. She took advantage of the many opportunities to travel to many family functions such as weddings, graduations and holidays to be with those she loved.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon, son-in-law Alan Tolman, her parents, two brothers and one sister. She is survived by her four children, John (Charlotte), Leona, George (Rhonda) and Wayne (Kim); two former daughters-in-laws Elma Scheid of Sandy, Utah, and Sheila (Cliff) Tillotson of Cody, who she still always considered family; 20 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren and countless others not related by blood that she adopted into the family with her open and loving heart and home.