Cheesbrough, Henry aka (Joseph Henry) (September 15, 1903 - November 24, 1992)

Henry Cheesbrough

Douglas Budget - December 2, 1992

Henry Cheesbrough, 89, of Elk Mountain, died Tuesday, Nov. 24, at the Shepherd of the Valley Care Center in Casper. Mr. Cheesbrough had been a stockman and businessman all of his life. He was born to the pioneer Cheesbrough, Sept. 15, 1903 in Hanna. He grew up on the family homestead which later became a part of the UL Ranch of which he was owner. Following the death of his mother he was cared for by his grandmother and grandfather, Edward and Emma Cheesbrough. He attended school at Milo and completed the fifth grade. At 15 he left home and went to work for Tom Quelly at the Quelly Basin Ranch. In his early 20s he went back to the original Cheesbrough homestead ranches and began to rebuild them out of debt. He was very proud of his ability to work and be resourceful and build a fine ranch.

Henry was an active member in the Elk Mountain and Carbon County communities. He has served on the school board, Carbon County fair board, and the Bureau of Land Management advisory board. He was a member of the Farm Bureau, Wyoming Stock Growers Assoc. and the Korean Shrine Temple and Hanna Lodge No. 50, A.F. and A.M. He was a member of the Episcopal Church of Hanna.

With the help of many people he helped get telephone service for the Elk Mountain area. Henry had been a brand inspector and was honored by the Brand Inspectors of Wyoming upon his retirement.

He was married three times and all three wives preceded him in death, Emilly Ellis of Medicine Bow, Dorothy Milliken of Hanna, and Beatrice Pickar of Douglas.

He was preceded in death by his mother, Mary; father and stepmother, John and Nellie Cheesbrough and grandson, Rick Cooper.

Henry is survived by three daughters, Lori, Amy and John Irene of Douglas;Richard Juarez and Noreen Alexander of Grand Junction; Tim Juarez of Denver; Cecilia Juarez of Lake Tahoe, Calif.; and Padriac Juarez of Tallahassee, Fla. He also has 16 grandchildren.

Funeral service were held Nov. 30 at St. Mathews Episcopal Cathedral in Laramie with the Rev. Ron Sims officiating. Burial followed at Greenhill Cemetery.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children, Fairfax Ave. and Virginia St., Salt Lake City, UT 84103, or a charity of their choice.

The family would like Henry to be remembered a hard working stockman and businessman who loved his family and their many accomplishments.

Montgomery-Stryker Funeral Home was in charge of the arrangements.

*NOTE: Henry Cheesbrough's name is Joseph Henry Cheesbrough in third wife's obituary; Bea Marie Cheesbrough.


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