Maude Helen Anderson (Houston) Seifried

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

(December 24, 1883 - September 22, 1956)

Lusk Free Lance
September 27, 1956

Mrs. Roy Seifreid, Mother of Local Woman Dies in Casper; Concluding Services Held Here Monday Afternoon

Mrs. Maude Helen Seifried, wife of Roy Seifried of Casper, and mother of Mrs. Fred Hansen of this city, passed away Saturday, September 22, in Casper, following major surgery. Funeral services were held at 10:00 a.m., Monday from the Bustard Funeral Home. Rev. Forrest O. Miller of St. Mark's Episcopal Church of Casper, was in charge of the rites. "In the Garden" and "God Be With You 'Til We Meet Again," were sung by Mrs. Geo. Walker.

The remains were conveyed overland to Lusk where interment was made in the Lusk cemetery. Pallbearers were five grandsons, Harve Ledford of Lusk, Lester Nelson and James Lee of Glenrock, Bill Howard of Gillette, and Donald Cooper of Casper, and a friend of long acquaintance, Carl Bruch of Lusk. Honorary bearers were Glen Donaldson, C.E. Chambers, Fred Barnes, Walter Stevens, John Walker and Mr. Abar.

Maude Helen Seifried was born Dec. 24th, 1883 at Central City, So. Dak., a daughter of Samuel and Carolyn Augusta Houston. She spent her childhood in the vicinity of Lead and Deadwood, South Dakota.

On December 24, 1901, she married John Richard Anderson in Central City. To this union were born three daughters. In 1910, the family moved to Wyoming and homesteaded ten miles east of Lusk. They left the ranch in 1922, and Mr. Anderson became employed on with section crew of the Chicago and North Western Railway. Later they moved to Whitney, Nebr., and it was while living there that Mr. Anderson passed away in 1948.

The following year Mrs. Anderson moved to Casper, and in 1950, she was married to Roy Seifried.

Survivors include her husband, Roy, of Casper; three daughters, Mrs. Fred Hansen of Lusk, Wyo., Mrs. Duke Olds of Umatilla, Oregon, and Mrs. C.R. Gitthens of Casper; seven grandchildren, 16 (great) grandchildren and one brother, Frank Houston of Bowman, North Dakota.

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