Sep. 7, 1938 Woodward Woodward County Oklahoma, USA
Feb. 21, 2005 Dayton Sheridan County Wyoming, USA
Bessie Brewer, 66, died Monday, Feb. 21, 2005, at her Dayton residence. Visitation will be 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday at Kane Funeral Home followed by a Christian wake service there at 7 p.m. Mass will be celebrated 10 a.m. Friday at St. Edmund's Catholic Church in Ranchester, the Rev. Tom Ogg officiating, with burial in Dayton Cemetery. Born Sept. 7, 1938, in Woodward, Okla., to Francis and Margaret (Jennings) Ludden, she graduated from high school in Woodward in 1956. She also earned a Bachelor of Science degree in occupational therapy from Texas State Women's University. She married Lawrence Brewer on Dec. 31, 1961, in Fairview, Okla. Mrs. Brewer worked for the VA Hospital, retiring as chief of occupational therapy at Sheridan VA Medical Center in 1993. She enjoyed fishing, travel, painting and crafts and was known as an excellent photographer. She was active in St. Joseph's Council of Catholic Women, Sheridan County Historical Society, and Veterans of Foreign Wars Auxiliary, where she was district president in 1980-81. She also supervised horseshoe games during the annual Dayton Days. A daughter, Kandace Marie Brewer, preceded her in death. Survivors include her husband; her mother, Margaret Davis of Lemoore, Calif.; a brother, Lawrence Ludden of Marleton, N.J.; a sister, Margaret Smith of Lemoore; six nieces; and five nephews.