Ethel May (Boner) DeGering

Ethel DeGering
Ethel DeGering

Albert and Ethel DeGering
Albert and Ethel DeGering

Photo courtesy of the Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project
Photo courtesy of the Joshua Brackett Eagle Scout Project

(February 20, 1881 - January 4, 1989)


The Lusk Herald
January 11, 1989


Ethel May DeGering

Ethel May DeGering, 97, year old Niobrara County pioneer died Wednesday, January 4, 1989 after a short illness at the home of her daughter, Esther Higinbotham in Denver, Memorial services were held in the Peet Mortuary with Rev. Mark Lohr officiating. Organist was Wanda Hansen and Joy Kaltenheuser sang "Beyond the Sunset" and "The Old Rugged Cross". Pallbearers were Edgar Boner, Bob Boner, Herman Boner, Gary Boner, Frank Boner, and Walter Boner, all nephews of Mrs. DeGering. Interment was January 7, 1989 in the Lusk Cemetery.

Ethel was born February 20, 1881, the eighth child of Francis M. and Susan E. Boner near Chadron, Nebraska. In the spring of 1902 her parents moved with the family to eastern Wyoming and settled on Blacktail Creek. Here she grew to young womanhood and on July 28, 1913 became the bride of Albert E. DeGering in Douglas, Wyoming. Just prior to the marriage Ethel had filed on a homestead on Coyote Creek. The young couple built their home here and raised their seven children.

After being involved in ranching for 58 years Albert and Ethel retired to Lusk in 1971 where they spent their remaining years.

Ethel was an enthusiastic gardener and homemaker. She was a member of the Wyoming State Cowbells, the Lusk Congregational Church, Pioneer Women's Club and Fancy Farmers Garden Club.

She is survived by two daughters, Virginia Bryant of Potomac, MD, Esther Higinbotham of Denver, CO, two sons Milton of Orem, UT, and John of Lusk, two brothers, Harvey Boner of Guernsey, WY and Jasper Boner of Elko, NV, one sister Nova Toland of Houston, TX, 16 grandchildren, 43 great-grandchildren.

Preceding her in death were her husband, Albert, two sons, Kenneth and Leonard, a daughter Nellie, 7 brothers and 2 sisters.







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