December 10, 1938 – December 5, 2017
Janice Elizabeth Mates of Big Horn passed away at her home on Tuesday, December 5, 2017 at the age of 78. Jan was born on December 10, 1938 to parents Robert and Angela Ann (Weiers) Hyde in Tilford, South Dakota. She and her husband, John, beautified landscapes in Sheridan for over 30 years running a family business while raising eight children and many grandchildren. After selling the business, Jan was employed by the Sheridan Chamber of Commerce. She was a member of the Big Horn Women’s Club and enjoyed dancing, reading and traveling with her family. Jan was preceded in death by her parents, her husband John Mates, her son Randy Romeo, and daughter Rita Corlis. She is survived by her children Robert “Butch” Romeo of Cincinnati, OH, Richard “Rick” (Dawna) of Story, WY, Ronald “Ron” Romeo of Big Horn, WY, Renee (Dave) Garriffa of Sheridan, WY, Jeanne (Todd) Badgett of Arvada, CO, and Janice (Chad) Peterson-Fillweber of Encampment, WY. Also, her sisters, Donna Jerome of Chapala, Mexico, Anita Coffey of Yuma, AZ, sixteen grandchildren and 6 great grandchildren. A Celebration of Life for Jan will be at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, December 12, 2017 at Kane Funeral Home with Father Glenn Whewell officiating. A reception will immediately follow at the Big Horn Women’s Club. Memorials to honor Jan can be made to the Big Horn Women’s Club, P.O. Box 141, Big Horn, WY 82833. Online condolences may be written at www.kanefuneral.com. Kane Funeral Home has been entrusted with arrangements.