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Clarence Dollar

Born January 1, 1895

Died May 9, 1983

Norma L. Dollar

Born May 2, 1910

Died January 24, 1992

 

The burial location of Clarence and Norma L. Dollar is in Park County.  Since this web site does not normally include cemeteries or history from Park County, the following information represents an exception of gravestones that are important and probably not known to many.

Clarence and Norma Dollar's beloved summer home is located at the base of Soapy Dale Peak in Park County, Wyoming.  Clarence died in Lander, Wyoming.  Norma died at her home on Gooseberry Creek, south of Worland, Wyoming.

Clarence's ashes were scattered by Norma and her son, Clarence, Jr., at the upper place, around the  summer home and the spring nearby.  His stone was made by Elmer Carlson of Cody, and Norma and Clarence Jr. placed the stone on the small hill overlooking the house.

Norma's ashes were scattered in the same location as her husband's by her son and his wife Judy.  Norma's stone was made by Randy Kruger of Meeteetse and Gooseberry Creek, and he placed the stone next to Clarence's.

The location is on private ground and access is not normally available to anyone accept the landowners or immediate family of the Dollars.  N 43 57.529  W 108 56.264

"Clarence Dollar, 88, died Monday, May 9 at Bishop Randall Hospital in Lander.  He was born on Jan 1, 1895 in Clayton, N. M. to Thomas H. and Mary (Ricketts) Dollar.  He came to Meeteetse in 1910 with his father and spent most of his life in the sheep business.  He retired in 1964.  He spent his retirement making wooden objects from cedar and diamond willow.  He was a lifetime member of the I.O.O.F. Worland Lodge 45 and served with Battalion F 144 Field Artillery of the American Expeditionary Forces in France during World War I.  He is survived by his wife Norma L. Dollar and one son, Clarence E. Dollar, Jr., both of Worland; two sisters. Lillie A. Miller of Ft. Worth, Texas and Agate Bement of Langlois, Oregon and numerous nieces and nephews.  Cremation has taken place and a private family service will be conducted later.  A memorial fund has been established at the First National Bank of Worland."  [This is the obituary found in the Northern Wyoming Daily News]

Norma L. Dollar, 81, died Friday, Jan 24 in her home south of Worland.  She was born May 2, 1910 in Blonset, Ark., the daughter of William Presley and Nancy Catherine (Williams) Johnson.  She was raised in Blonset and attended school there.  She then moved to the Worland area.  On April 14, 1931 she married Clarence Dollar in Thermopolis.  Mrs. Dollar helped her husband in the operation of their ranch on the Gooseberry Creek.  Survivors include one son, Clarence E. Dollar, Jr. of Worland.  She was preceded in death by her husband in 1983.  No service is planned."  [This is the obituary found in the Northern Wyoming Daily News]

 

In 2002, permission was granted from the owners of the Larsen Ranch for Robert Paris a friend of the Dollars to build a cemetery around the gravestones.  The terrain there is uneven, but over the next three summers, the cemetery was built and is now finished.  Each of the corner posts has a cap on it with the dollar sign and the front panel can be removed to place flowers near the stones or to trim the grass.  It also serves to keep livestock and wild game from walking on the stones.