Louisa Frederick Cody
Cody Pays Tribute to "Buffalo Bill Country's Mother" Impressive Funeral Services Held for Widow of Colonel
Cody, Wyo., Oct 29. -- Cody paid its most beautiful tribute Sunday to the memory of Louisa Frederick Cody, widow of the late Col. W. F. Cody founder of the city. In a funeral service attended by sympathetic friends who had shared with her in life the experiences of the pioneer and the citizenry of the town who in respect for what she represented of a generation fast disappearing, says the Herald. Potted plants and cut flowers banked each side of the proscenium and formed a setting for the casket of solid mahogany at each end of which a uniformed soldier stood at attention. The choir of eighteen voices, and the three ministers occupied the stage, beautifully decorated with flags and flowers.
The funeral car escorted by S.C. Parks, Jr., Hon. W. T. Hogg, Hon, Geo. T. Beck, J. P. Tiles, Hon. D. E. Hollister, S. W. Aldrich and W. S. Owens,, pallbearers, left the home at 2 o'clock, and was followed by the family escorted by the Hon. J. M. Schwoob. Mrs. A. W. Rodgers, conductor of the music, playing the Funeral March from Saul, while the people were being seated. The choir sang "Lead Kindly Light's". The services were in charge of Rev. Father William P. Callaghan of Bridger, Mont, who read the Catholic service followed by the prayers for the dead in his translation from the Latin. Mrs. S. P. Van Arsdall. In a sympathetic voice sang "Abide With Me."
The Rev. Father Callaghan and the Rev. A. M. Sheppard made the funeral addresses, the former representing the Catholic church and the latter the citizens of Cody in paying tribute to the late Mrs. Cody. Following the addresses of the ministers Rev. L. C. Dryden made the closing prayer and the services ended.
On Monday morning, accompanied by Cody Boal, the body was taken to Denver to await the completion of the opening of the grave of Colonel Cody on Look-out mountain, where the body will find final resting place beside that of her illustrious husband.
Seated with the family were fifty people who were close friends of the Colonel and Mrs. Cody either through long years of intimate association or ministration during the past few months. Cody Boal, only son of the late Arta Cody Boal, Jane Garlow, Frederick Garlow and William Garlow, children of the late Fred and Irma Cody Garlow, representing the third generation of the deceased, were the only blood relatives present. Mrs. H. W. Thurston, daughter of Mrs. Julia Goodman, sister of Colonel Cody was the only relative present from the Cody side of the family.
The body left Monday morning for Denver accompanied by Cody Boal. Preparations had been under way for several days by the city of Denver in opening the grave of her husband. He is interned in a vault blasted from solid rock, eighteen feet in depth. His casket rests upon concrete pedestals and over it is covered a concrete arch. The present arrangement is to open the grave and place the casket of Mrs. Cody above that of her husband and thus the two will be sleeping in one grave.
30 Oct 1921; Wyoming State Tribune-Cheyenne State Leader
For a picture of the inscription "AT REST HERE BY HIS REQUEST", see the third picture, the close up picture, on Louise Cody's husband's Find A Grave Memorial. It is a close up picture of the fourth picture on her Find A Grave Memorial.
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Bio by: William Barritt
Buffalo Bill Cody
AT REST HERE BY HIS REQUEST