James T. Groves

1950, from Elks Officers picture
1950, from Elks Officers picture



(January 21, 1914 - October 20, 1991)


The Lusk Herald
October 23, 1991


James T. Groves

Funeral services for James T. Groves, 77, will be at 2 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 24, in the Bader-Peet Mortuary Chapel in Lusk with Elk's Lodge #1797 of Lusk officiating. Burial will follow in the Lusk Cemetery.

Groves died suddenly Sunday, Oct. 20, 1991, while on a hunting trip near Pinedale, Wyo. He was born Jan. 21, 1914, at Hot Springs, S.D. the son of Blanche and Milo Groves.

He grew up and attended schools in South Dakota and attended Teacher's College in Chadron, Neb., for a time. He moved to Wyoming in 1935 to work in the oil fields and to ranch in the Lance Creek area. He married Esther Sides on Nov. 23, 1938.

His business establishment, the Pronghorn Bar in Lance Creek, which he and his wife Esther have operated for 35 years, is a favorite meeting place of ranchers and townspeople and afforded him the opportunity to make a host of friends.

He was a charter member of the Elks Lodge #1797 in Lusk and is a past president of the B.P.O.E. State Association.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Floss Linehan.

Survivors include: his wife Esther of Lance Creek; one son, Rex Groves of Lance Creek, one daughter, Karen Thompson of Newcastle, Wyo.; two brothers, Clarence Groves of California and Jack Groves of Oregon; two sisters, Mildred Klaetsch and Marion Warner both of Oregon; three grandchildren, J.C. Mangus, Sandra Coy and Kimberly Ayers; one great-grandson, Timmothy Ayers; plus a host of friends and relatives.

For those who wish, Memorials to the Elks' Scholarship Fund or to the Wyoming Elks State Trust (WEST) will be appreciated by the family.

Bader-Peet Mortuary of Lusk is in charge of arrangements.


The Lusk Herald
November 6, 1991


The chapel of the Bader-Peet Mortuary was filled to capacity and overflowed with those wishing to pay their final respects to james T. Groves, October 24th. Following interment, a coffee was held at the Elk's home.

those relatives coming from a distance following Jim's sudden passing were Karen and Bob Thompson, Kimberly Ayers, Sandie Coy and J.C. Mangis, all of Newcastle; Clarence Groves of Santa Rosa, Calif.; Jack Groves of Hawaii; Gene Linehan and Mr. and Mrs. Jim Linehan of Oehlrichs, S.D., Mr. and Mrs. Neil Linehan and daughter of Pine Ridge, S.D.; Jean Singer of Upton; Matt and Dorothy Brown of Edgemont, S.D.; Mr. and mrs. Franklin Jackson of Gordan, neb.; Adeline and Bill Raham and Tommy and Billy White, all of Oehlrichs, S.D.; mr. and mrs. Bob Hardman of Craig, Colo.; Mrary Alice Sides, marsha Hendrickson and Wyne Sides, all of Douglas; mr. and mrs. Ray Sides and John Stewart Sides of S.D.; Mr. and Mrs. Jim Sides, Mr. and mrs. Earl Lee Sides, mr. and mrs. Clayton Sides; Mr. and Mrs. Fred Fox, all of Casper; Scott Ward of Wheatland; and Franklin Manke and a close friend, "Babe" Bachman of New Brighton, Pa., who was hunting with Jim and his son, Rex, at the time of Jim's sudden passing.




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