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Mr. Sammy Sewell

August 10, 1933 — July 11, 2014

Samuel Everett Sewell, 80, passed away on Friday, July 11th at Weston County Health Services with his family at his side.

Sammy was born August 10, 1933 the son of Tillie (Bock) and George Sewell at the Bocker Place on Skull Creek (Weston County) Wyoming.

He attended grade school in Osage and high school in Newcastle.

Sammy participated in rodeos from 1949 to 1954 in mostly bareback riding, bulldogging and calf roping. In 1951, he won bulldogging in Sulfur, LA. In 1953-54, Sammy and brother Porky, travelled to rodeos in a yellow/black top car with a matching horse trailer. In the 1950's, Sammy and Porky, and Jack Grieves went to Harrison, NE to the High School Rodeo; and they won everything.

Sammy did some flying in 1953-54, but never soloed.

On June 3, 1955, Sammy married Marie Oudin at the Methodist Church in Sundance, WY; the couple lived at the family ranch on Skull Creek out of Osage until 1973. In 1972 they purchased the Harry Sedgwick Ranch on Highway 450 and moved to the ranch in February, 1973.

Sammy belonged to the First United Methodist Church in Newcastle, Mason's, Shriners, Natural Resource Conservation, Inyan Kara Grazing Association, and was a 4a�"H leader for many years.

Sammy is survived by his daughter Debra Sewell (Andy Rasmussen) and son, Scott Sewell; one grandson Dustin Freed, three granddaughters, Lacy (Eric) Amdahl, LaShel Sewell, and Kylee (Jay) Bonnema; two great granddaughters, Kirra Runay Bonnema and Samantha Marie Amdahl; four great grandsons, Baxton Amdahl, Keaton Hampton, Eli Bonnema and Wyatt Amdahl.

The family prefers memorial contributions mailed to Deb Sewell, 149 1st Avenue, Newcastle, Wyoming

Visitation will be held on Tuesday, July 15th from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM at Worden Chapel. Funeral services will be at 2:00 PM Wednesday, July 16th at First United Methodist Church with Rev. Jeff Thoms officiating. Burial with Masonic rites at Greenwood Cemetery in Newcastle will follow.

People are invited to attend coffee and refreshments following burial at Weston County Seniors' Services.

Cemetery Details

Greenwood Cemetery (Newcastle)
570 S. Spokane Ave.
Newcastle, WY, 82701


JUL 15. 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Worden Funeral Directors

111 South Railway Avenue

Newcastle, WY, US, 82701

[email protected]


JUL 16. 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

First United Methodist Church of Newcastle

23 North Seneca

Newcastle, WY, US, 82701

[email protected]

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