Cross, Minna Louise (Urban) (December 31, 1901 - June 11, 1990)

Minna Louise Cross

Douglas Budget - June 20, 1990

Mass for Christian Burial for Minna Louise Cross, 88, were held Friday, June 15, at St. James Catholic Church with the Rev. Philip Colibraro and Rev. Peter Wilkins as the co-celebrants. Interment was in the family plot at the Douglas Park Cemetery.

Mrs. Cross died Monday, June 11, 1990 at the Wyoming Medical Center following a short illness.

She was born Dec. 31, 1901 to Albert H. and Sophia M. (Rumpleton)Urban. She was reared on the family's Converse County ranch and received her common schooling in the rural schools of the LaPrele community.

She received her registered nursing degree from St. Joseph's Nursing School in Denver. She worked at Mount Sinai in New York City, and later at the hospital in Lander. She was married to Alexander Selkirk "Sandy" Cross on Oct. 16, 1929 in Douglas.

Sandy had a ranch in the LaPrele area and was engaged in raising Shorthorn cattle. She resided at the ranch until the time of her death. She is survived by four daughters, Dorothy Cross of Lander, Elsie Deininger of Douglas, Margaret Vellinga of Littleton, Colo., and Frances Wittenberg of Hot Springs, S.D.; seven grandchildren; and three great grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Sandy, on Nov. 20, 1969; her sister, Dorothy Kennward; and her brother, Julius Urban.

Serving as pallbearers were Jim Gardiner, Robert Deininger, Erich Deininger, Paul Wittenberg, Joe Vellinga, and Richard Jackson. The reader was Greg Wittenberg. A memorial to the Wyoming State Training School in Lander would be appreciated by the family.

The Converse Funeral Chapel of Douglas was in charge of the arrangements.


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