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Empty Saddles - Obituaries

 Leo Woodbury, 1938-2017  

BUFFALO, WY – Leo Angus Woodbury, 79-year-old Johnson County rancher, passed away quietly October 19 at the Johnson County Health Care Center in Buffalo. A celebration of his life was held October 25 at the Brian and Rita Long Ranch at 924 Trabing Road (formerly the Woodbury Ranch). A private family interment was held later. Donations in Leo’s memory may be made to the Paws for Purple Hearts in care of the Harness Funeral Home at 351 N. Adams in Buffalo.

 Charlie Inderbitzen & wife Sandy  

LIVERMORE, CA – On November 1, 2017, our heavenly Father called on an amazing man known by many and loved by all, Charles “Charlie” Inderbitzen, of Basso’s Arena in Livermore.

 Ben Bates, Sept. 4, 1933~Oct. 4, 2017  

SUN CITY, CA – Benjamin Henry Bates passed away peacefully at the age of 84 on October 4, 2017. He was born Sept. 4, 1933 in Texas to the late Herman C. Bates Sr. and Mattie Lou Thompson Anglin.

 Tom Powell, April 20, 1941 - August 11, 2017  

Tommy (Tom) Gene Powell, husband, father, friend and cowboy, passed away after a long battle from Parkinson’s disease on August 11, 2017, at his home surrounded by his family. He was 76 years old. Tommy was born in Salinas to Clifford and Della Powell.

 Roland J. Christiansen, Sept. 4, 1922 - July 15, 2017  

Roland Christiansen, 94, died at Highland Manor in Fallon, Nevada on July 15, 2017.

Roland was born in Anaconda, Montana on Sept. 4, 1922. He grew up helping on his family’s ranch and loved being able to hunt and fish. In 1940, he graduated from Anaconda High School. He worked for the Anaconda Copper Mining Company for awhile, but then enlisted in the Marine Corps and left for boot camp in December, 1941. He was deployed to Pearl Harbor in January, 1942. From there his unit was sent to various islands in the South Pacific, including Midway and the Marshall Islands.