Marie Josephine "Alice" (Popp) Welch

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

(March 18, 1900 - April 19, 1947)

The Lusk Herald
April 24, 1947

Mrs. Lee C. Welch of Lance Creek Dies

Mrs. Lee C. Welch passed away at her home in Lance Creek on Saturday evening, April 19, at the age of 47 years, after a long illness.

Marie Josephine Popp was the sixth of nine children of Michael and Anna Popp, and was born at Omaha, Neb., March 18, 1900.

Mrs. Welch came to Wyoming in 1917 with her family from Nebraska and settled on a homestead near Lost Springs, where she resided until her marriage to Lee Welch at Manville, Wyo., on March 29, 1921, and where they resided until moving to Lance Creek in June of 1943.

Funeral services wee conducted from St. Leo's Catholic Church at 10:30 Tuesday forenoon, with Father Miller officiating.

The casket bearers were William Humphrey, Rex Barkley, Fred Kettler, Ernest Schuricht, Earl Maxwell and Marvin Skillings.

Funeral arrangements were under the direction of the Peet Mortuary and burial was made in the Lusk cemetery.

Surviving Mrs. Welch is her husband, Lee Welch, and four sons, Robert, William, Richard and Al, besides two grandchildren, all of Lance Creek, and two sisters, Mrs. Rose Minster of Denver and Mrs. Anna Paul of Colfax, Colo., and her mother, Mrs. Anna Popp of Glenrock, Wyo.

Mrs. Welch Dies at Field Saturday Night
Mrs. L. Welch passed away at her home in the Argo camp, early Saturday evening, April 19, after a lingering illness. All of the immediate family, her husband and four sons, were at her bedside when the end came.

Rosary services were held at the Mortuary Monday evening at 7:30.

Funeral services will be held in St. Leo's Church, Tuesday, April 22, at 10:30 a.m., Reverend Father Miller officiating.

Mrs. Dunham of Scottsbluff and Miss Welch of Lincoln, Neb., sisters of Mr. Welch, are expected to arrive in time to attend the funeral services.

The people of Lance Creek offer sincerest sympathy to the bereaved family.

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