Birdsall, Vennessa (July 15, 1899 - March 2, 1978)

Funeral services held March 4

here for Mrs. Vennessa Birdsall

Douglas Budget - March 9, 1978

Services were held Saturday, March 4 for long time Wyoming resident Vennessa Birdsall at the First United Methodist Church.

Rev. Harry Randall III officiated.

Mrs. Birdsall died Thursday at the Natrona County Memorial Hospital after a short illness.

She was born on July 15, 1899 at Golesburg, Ill., where she was reared and educated.

On Feb. 22, 1919 she married James R. Birdsall at Golesburg.

They came to Wyoming in 1919 and homesteaded north of Douglas and later moved to Douglas in 1941.

Mr. Birdsall was employed by the Soil Conservation and later bought Carey's Trading Post which they operated from 1941-1951.

Her husband died in 1969 and Mrs. Birdsall moved to Casper to be near her daughter Mrs. Leo Barnes.

She was a member of the Methodist Church of Douglas and was past President of the Zonta Club of Douglas. Mrs. Birdsall was also a member of the Converse County Cowbelles, American Legion Auxiliary and was a gold star mother.

Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Leo (Betty) Barnes of Casper and Mrs. Darrell (Carol) Ra- of Junction City, Kansas; three grandchildren, and three great-grandchildren.

Besides her husband, she was preceded in death by one son, Robert who was killed in World War II in 1944, and a grandson Robert, who was killed in Viet Nam in 1969, and one brother Basil Miller in 1956.

Burial was in the Douglas Park Cemetery.

Pallbearers were: Harry Johnston, Keith Ivester, Jim Robinson, and Jim Nida of Douglas and Wallace Wilmont, Robert Kirkpatrick of Casper.

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