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Strube, Helen Cook

Courtesy of Our Heritage: Niobrarans and Neighbors, 01/28/2021


by Beecher Strube

Helen Cook was born Feb. 24, 1906, to Edmond Alfred and Christina Barbara Cook in Lusk. She attended schools at Hat Creek where she often had to ride to school on a pony and in Lusk.  She attended college at the University of Wyoming and Chadron State College in Nebraska.

She taught school in Niobrara County Schools for eight years.

She married Beecher Jay Strube April 26, 1931. To this couple were born four children: Mary Lou, Aug. 29, 1932 (died in infancy); Beecher Edmond, July 13, 1933; Martin Allen, Oct. 19, 1934; and Barbara Joann, April 11, 1937. They lived on a small ranch near Sage Creek until 1936 when they moved to Lance Creek. Mr. Strube worked for Continental Oil Company and Rocky Mountain Pipeline until his sudden death Dec. 9, 1953, at age 45.

After the death of her husband, Mrs. Strube worked for the Lance Creek grade schools as a cook. Her home was destroyed by fire March 1, 1962 after which she moved to Lusk and resided with her mother, who was confined to a wheel chair.

Mrs. Strube was a past noble grand of Lusk Rebekah Lodge No. 12. She was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star and received her 50 year pin this year. She also belonged to the Lusk Business and Pro­fessional Women's Club.

Her daughter Barbara, married William Sigler, who has three children by a previous marriage. They are Sherri, and her sons Mat, Mark and Joni. Both Barbara and Bill are employed by Continental Oil Co. in Houston, Tex.

Her younger son Martin married Diane Jackson, who had three boys. They are 
Lance, Scott, and Mark. They live in Gardnerville, Nev., where Martin is the Superintendent of Parks and Recreation for Douglas County in Nevada.

Her son Beecher (Ed) married Donna Golden, and they have three children, Deborah Dawn, Devon Denise, and Beecher Jay named after his late grandfather. Ed taught at Dean Morgan Jr High for 11 years, and then transferred to Kelly Walsh High School of Casper, Wyo. when he took the helm as head football coach. Ed took the coaching realm of golf, which he presently holds as well as a biology teacher at KWHS. He has now been teaching for 18 years in Casper,

Mrs. Helen Strube, 69, died March 21, 1975 at Natrona County Memorial Hospital in Casper following an illness of two months.

She was an avid gardener caring for a very lovely yard and flower gardens. Her home was always loaded with a large collection of violets.

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