E. Charleen Merritt, Obituary, Northern Wyoming Daily News, Worland, Wyoming, July 9, 2003, page 2

        GREEN VALLEY, Ariz. ---- Memorial services for former Ten Sleep and Basin resident Charleen (Burgess) Merritt, 73, will be held Wednesday, July 16 at 11 a.m. at the United Methodist Church in Basin with the Rev. Jack Preston officiating.

   Charleen died May 8, 2003 in Green Valley, Ariz.  Cremation has taken place.

   She was born April 3, 1930 in Basin to Bethel E. and Lucien (Jinx) Burgess.  She attended schools in Basin and Ten Sleep, and Salt Lake City, Utah.

   Charleen married Leonard Merritt in 1958 in Basin.  She had a 35-year career with Bell System.  She retired in January of 1984.

   Charleen and Leonard moved to Ten Sleep in 1984 and would spend their winters in Green Valley.  After retirement, they traveled through the USA/

   Char is survived by her husband, Leonard; two daughters, Toni Hicks and Diana Chestnut; four grandchildren, Hilary Hicks, Justin Chestnut, Jessica Chestnut and Chris Anderson/ and one great-granddaughter, Lydia Rose Anderson.

   A memorial fund has been established at the Security State Bank, P.O. Box 531, Basin, Wyoming, 82410, with the proceeds designated for the Friends of Ten Sleep Library.

   Atwood Family Funeral Directors, Inc. are in charge of arrangements.