onceived as a resource to
older members of the community to remain close to friends and family
past retirement, the Meike Bunkhouse senior housing center was
envisioned by Anna (Meike) Patrick as a memorial to her parents
(Emil and Emma Meike) and as a symbol of the Meike Family's longtime
devotion to the Kaycee area. Upon Anna's passing in the fall
2008 at the age of ninety-nine, her nephews Don and Peto assumed the
lead in spearheading the effort to bring Anna's vision to reality.
twelve-unit complex was completed in 2010 largely through an endowment
from Anna's estate (via the Meike Family Foundation) and generous
contributions from the Meike
Family, the Crow and Loie Gordon family, Key Trucking, Inc., and numerous other local
and businesses. Special recognition for success of the endeavor is also
due to past and present
administrators and members of the board of directors including Karen
Davis, Sandy Dixon, Julie Haines, Dwayne Christiansen, Alan Streeter, and Carol Buckingham.
Units are available
with either one bedroom or two, and conveniences include radiant heat
and shared laundry and jaccuzzi. For more information, call the
Bunkhouse office at (307)738-2313 to
speak with Carol Buckingham, Manager.