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Sep 27, 2023 | Featured, Regional News

Torrington, WY September 27, 2023 —

Wallace Duffney passed away of cancer September 24,2023. He was born May 7, 1940 in Faribault, Minnesota on a small dairy farm. He loved farming, ranching and restoring old machinery. He was a phenomenal mechanic. He could repair and rebuild anything. He even built his own tractor from scratch. His favorite line, which he often said was “Don’t buy it make it.” Most importantly Wally loved the Lord and wasn’t ashamed to share Christ with others.

Wally was preceded in death by Albert Duffney (father), Marie Duffney (mother), LeRoy Duffney (brother), Marlene Finley (sister) and Jason Duffney (nephew). He is survived by Lloyd Duffney (brother), Marion Duffney (sister-in-law), Audrey Duffney (sister), Darlene Diederich (sister), Ted Finley (brother-in-law) and many nieces and nephews and their spouses.  
A private service will be held for family only.

Brian James Wilkinson, aka Mountain Man, passed away on Friday, September 8, 2023, at the age of 59, at his home in Lusk, Wyoming.

There will be a Celebration of Life for Brian on Saturday, September 30th, 2023 at Ayers Natural Bridge, Pavilion 4, from 12 O’clock noon to whenever.  Please bring your own chairs.

Pier Funeral Home in Lusk, Wyoming is in charge of the funeral arrangements

Services for DEBORAH RUTHERFORD, 65, will be held at 2pm Friday, September 29, 2023 at the LDS Church. Burial will follow in the Fort Laramie Cemetery. Deb died September 26, 2023. Memorials may be given to the Kidney Foundation. Deb was born May 5, 1958. Visitation will be Thursday 3pm to 5pm at the funeral home and prior to the service. Arrangements are by the Colyer Funeral Home. Condolences may be sent to  

A celebration of life will be held for ATHEA RENEE RUCKDESCHEL, 7 months, 11am Thursday October 5, 2023 at the Colyer Funeral Home Chapel. Athea passed away September 24, 2023 at Torrington Community Hospital, and cremation has taken place. Athea was born February 4, 2023 in Scottsbluff, Nebraska. Colyer Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements and condolences may be sent to