Obituaries


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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Donald "Donny" D. Trammell who passed away July 25, 1017.  Donny was preceded in death by his son, Daniel Trammmell and stepson Michael Quenazer.  He is survived by his loving wife, Gwen Fleming Trammell of Casper; parents Donald T. Trammell and Cindy Trammell of Douglas, WY; son Douglas Trammell of Chheyenne, WY; daughter Jessica Rodgers; son Eric Moody of Cheyenne, WY; stepdaughter Samantha (Eric) Hardzog of Baggs; brother Dan (Diana) Trammell; brother Jeff Trammell of Twin Falls, ID.

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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Robert "Bob" Bucho who passed away June 17, 2017 in Phoenix, AZ.  Bob is survived by: 3 brothers Edward (Phyllis) of Crestwood, KY; Richard (Jacque) of Georgetown, TX; Gerald (Helen) of Rock Springs, WY; a sister Jeannie (Jim) of Donald of Rock Springs, WY. He was preceded in death by: his wife Billee Wilson Bucho; and two brothers and a sister: Bill l(Angie); John Henry (Florence); and Flora Bucho Harokopis (George).  
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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Robert "Bob" Armbruster who passed away June 23, 1017 in Craig, CO.  Bob is survived by: his wife of 27 years, Judy; his mother Alice of San Bernrdino, CA; daughters Tara Armbruster (Kent) of Denver, CO; Kerry Wagner (Dan) of Anza, CA; and sons Brian Armbruster of Fort Collins Co; Terry Luzier (Cindy) of Mesquite, NV; Patrick Luzier (Heather of Atlanta, GA.
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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Earl Elmer Martin who passed away June 26, 2017 in San Acacia, NM.  Earl is survived by his wife, LaVeta Martin; children Esther (John) Clark, Edith Davis and Lawrence (Darcie) Martin; grandchildren Nancy Hoffman, Selena Clark, Earl (Kelly) Martin and Forrest Martin; great grandchildren Kacidia Hoffman, Raelee Martin and Elden Martin; sister Dorothy Pastine.  He was preceded in death by his parents, grandchildren Florence Martin and Frances J. Martin; brothers Elvin, Wayne, Harvey and Lyle Martin; sister Erma Culverwell.
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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Harry E. Russell, Jr., age 105, who passed away July 3, 2017 at Craig Memorial Hospital.  Harry is survived by his 3 children: Ada (Campbell) MacPherson of Winton, New Sealand; Sherry (John) Martin of Gillette, WY; and Harry III (Connie) Russell of Wapanuck, OK.
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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Joyce Carruthers Hunt who passed away June 20, 2017.  Joyce married Dale Hunt September 25, 1955 and they were blessed with two daughters, Vickie Loveless and Marci Hunt Alexion and grandaughters Heidi and Holly Henea.

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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of William John  "Bill" Mathews, Jr. who passed away May 28, 2017 at his home in Ausutin, CO.  Bill is survived by his wife Katherine J. "Kathy" Mathews; two daughters Tanya Marie Mathews (Ledford) and Kristina Lee Mathews (Lozano) and husband Victor; brother Willford Mathews and wife Paula; four sisters, Dorothy Golden, ,Josphine "Jo" Shaw and husband Reeves, Marione Sills and husband Bill, Cindy Sherrer and husband Mike; ten grandchildren and seven great grandchildren.  Bill was preceded in death by his parents, son Douglas Clayton Mathews, two brothers Donald and James Mathews.
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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Thomas L. Barrett, Jr. who passed away May 29, 2017, while living in Twin Falls, Id.  Tom is survived by his wife, Heather Barrett; Mom and Dad Tom and Genell Barret; son and wife Dane and Ariel Barrett; two daughters Olivia and Samantha Barret; sisters Terrie (Ronnie) Young, Tonya (Kelly) Little, Kimberly Murrah, Paula (Kevin) Scheib; brother Paul Barret.
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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Ruth C. Adams Weimer who passed away May 5, 2017 at Frasier Meadows in Boulder, CO.  Ruth is survived by Bob, her husband of 68 years; sisters Jean Shepherd and Janalee Grooman; sons Tom, Paul (Laura) and Carl (Kathy).

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Deepest synpathy to the family and friends of Anita Corners who passed away at the Haven in Yuma, AZ.  April 26, 2017 at the age of 95. Anita is survived by a sisyter, Lucille (Gerald) Neary of Arvada; son Kenneth "Pat" Corners of Yuma; and daughter Mary of Rock Springs Az; brothers-in-law Bill (Linda) Corners, Darold (Carolyn) Corners of Dolan Springs, AZ, Lyle (Clara) Corners of Hurricane, UT and sister-in-law Carol (Russell) Robinson of Red Frather Lakes, CO.

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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Bary Herold who passed away April 25, 2017 in Dixon.  Bary is survived by his daughters Patricia, Tanya (Devon) and Mandy (Ryan); grandchildren Trent, Wyatt and Weston; brothers Brett (Kathi) and Braddy (Janet); sisters Gwenda (Charlie) Tracy and Shelley.
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Deepest sympathy to the friends and family of Jim Duncan who passed away March 16, 2017 at his home in Dixon, WY.  Jim is survived by his sons Jeff and Doug, daughter Janice, sister June Oberg and grandchildren and many nieces and newphews.
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Deepest sympathy to the friends and family of Kristian Crozier of Tok, Alaska who died March 5, 2017 of a massive heart attack at his home.  Kristian is survived by his wife, Amy;; daughters, Madison and Zoey;; mother Jennifer Wilson; brothers Kane Crozier and Kameron McBride; and grandparents Jerry and Dorothy Wilson.
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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Rose Anna Bryason of Watonga, OK who passed away March 27, 2017.  Rose is survived by her husband Alvis, two sons: Adam (Amanda Davis) Bryson and Alvis (Erica) Bryson and a daughter: Christie (John) Crosby and seven grandchildren.

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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Jo Ann Leggett Myers who passed away March 25, 2017 after a valiant battle with cancer for 3-1/2 years. Jo is survived by her husband Russell Myers;; daughter Wendy (Todd) Griffith; son Theron "Pogo" (Kendra) Myers; grandchildren Trey Griffith, Tiana Griffith, Taylor Myers and Kortney Myers; sister Maxine (Jim) Price; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Marilyn Johnette Ekdahl Belmain Mills who passed away March 13, 2017 while wintering in Salome, AZ.  Marilyn is survived by four daughters: Jaci (Steve) Howieson of Baggs, WY; Teri (Bruce) Schwindt of Laramie, WY; Toddi (Allen) Darlington of Thermopolis, WY; and Traci (Reagan) Cooper of Pavillion.  Also suvived by seven grandchildren including Davi Duncan of Dixon, WY, nine great grandchildren and numerous step children and step grandchildren.

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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Darwin Lee Dunn of Savery, WY who passed away March 1, 2017 at Brookside Inn Assisted Living Center in Castle Rock, Co.  Darwin is survived by sister Bonnie Clifton of Loveland, CO; brother Lonnie Dunn of Eaton, CO; five children:  Kathy Staman of Baggs, WY, Karen Wilken of Tukwila, WA, Robert Dunn of Dixon, WY, Denise Vandas of Elizabeth, CO and John Dunn of West Valley City, UT; and 8 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.

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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Mary Ann Mooney O'Toole who passed away Februaty 16, 2017 at Casey's Pond in Steamboat Springs, CO.  Mary "Marie" is survived by her son, Patrick (Sharon) O'Toole and by her daughter Mary Lynne (Herrick) Lidstone.  She leaves six grandchildren, eleven great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Merlene Krall who passed away January 1, 2017 in Albuquerque, NM.  Her ashes will be taken this spring to the Reader Cemetery where generations of her family rest.

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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Donald E. Ely who passed away at his home on February 6, 2017.  Donald is survived by his son, Grady (Suzanne) at th ranch; JP grandson, Peyton grandaughter; daughters Shirley Ely of Fruita, CO, Shana (Jeff) Bunker of Wheatland, WY grandson Merit, Marel and Muira grandaughters; and Jona (Shawn) Ely of Slater, Remington grandson, Raeann grandaughter; brother Laurence D. Ely of Brush, CO and sister Doris Keefer of Denver.

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Deepest sympathy to theh family and friends of Francis Marlene Wille who passed away January 29, 2017 at Skyridge Medical Center in Lone Treee, CO.  Marlene is survived by siblings Cathy Smith, Larry Gibson, Stan Gibson, Beverly Simpson and Michelle Gibson.  Also survived by her best friend and eternal companion Ted Wille, her four children Jennifer (Jared) Studyvin, Alison Wille, Tyler Wille and Kyle Wille, and four grandchildren.  Also survived by her mother-in-law, Lessa Wille.
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Obituary for John Robert Jones
John Robert Jones passed away the morning of February 15, 2017 at his home in Baggs, StateWY after battling cancer for 9 Months. His wife and sons were with him. John was born in Burdette, West Virginia to Charles Robert Jones and Nellie Erma Shaffer on June 13,1948.

John married his wife Joyce Martin in Ansted, West Virginia on March 26, 1975. They were married for 41 yrs. John and Joyce left WV the summer of 1978 to relocate to Saratoga, Wyoming and work in the logging industry. Two sons were born to John an Joyce, Jeremiah Thomas in 1980 in Laramie, WY and Jason Robert in Rock Springs,WY in 1982.

John held different jobs while living in Wyoming including logging, gas field construction, manager at Baggs Landfill, and Devon Energy for 11 yrs before retiring in 2013. He worked part time for Baggs Cemetery District for 20 plus years and the Little Snake River Soil Conservation District for 3yrs.  John enjoyed included many years of gardening, hunting, camping, and cutting wood. He loved to share these activities with family, neighbors, and friends. At night John enjoyed reading many different types of books.

John is survived by his wife Joyce of Baggs WY, son Jeremiah Thomas of Rawlins WY, and son Jason Robert and daughter-in-law Erin of Box Elder SD. He is also survived by his grandchildren, Madison, Gavin, and Joshua Jones and sisters Rosa Jones of LaPorte CO, Shirley Jones of Olive Hill KY, Betty Jones of Brinegar KY, and Phyllis and Kenneth Martin of Olive Hill KY. John was preceded in death by his parents Charles Robert and Nellie Erma Jones, a grandson Jaren Xander Jones, baby brother Roger Dale of WV, sister Violet Haga of WV, sister Ruth Crawford of WV, and sister Mary Jo Thompson of Georgia. John will be extremely missed by many other family, friends, nieces, and nephews.

Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at The Valley Community Center. Donations in memory of John can be made to Little Snake River Valley Walk 4 Life through Grant's Mortuary of Craig, CO.

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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Russell Dale Ellis who passed away January 18, 2017.  He is survived by his sisters, Rusty (Tom) Cobb and Marilyn Gilroy.  He is also survived by nieces and nephews Alan Herold, Susan Erickson, John Herold, Bonnie Liakos, Patty (Pat) Waldron, Christy (Bob) Stocks, Cindy Cobb, Jack (Diana) Cobb, Karen (Pat) Korb, Kimber (Tye) Hammonds, Pam Gilroy, Jenny (Jason) Evans and Shelia (Ed) Adams as well as great and great great nieces and nephews.
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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Richard Thomas "Pete" Corson who passed away January 3, 2017 in Dixon, WY.  Pete is survived by his wife, Charlotte, of Baggs; his daughter Jody (Paul) Stanley; his son Jeff Corson; and his grandchildren Rex and Addie Stanley all of Baggs.  He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Donald Sr., his nephew Bruce Corson and his sister-in-law Kathleen Corson.
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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Lonnie Allen Kawcak of Craig, CO who passed away Septem,ber 12, 2016 at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, CO.  Lonnie Allen Kawcak, son of Michael J. and Colleen E. (Ogg) Kawcak and his parents started MKL Sales and Feed in l976.  Lonnie is survived by his wife Lorraine, children Blaine (Kelsey) and Blake (Tyshanna) and grandson due in January; father Mike Kawcak; Mother-in-law Rose Thomas; brothers Kenny (Michelle) and Mike Jr. (Susie), brother-in-law Stephen (Allison) Thomas and sister-in -law Linda (Sam) Arnold; aunt and uncles as well as numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.
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Deepest synpathy to the family and friends of Charles J. Reagan of Baggs, Wy. who passed away December 30, 2016 in Grand Junction, CO.  Survivors are his wife, Susan of Baggs, his parents Jeme and John Reagan of Henderson, NV, daughters Heather (Patrick) Freeland of Westminster CO, and Amber of Cheyenne, WY.
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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Tucker Euugene Atkins, 13, of Green River, Wyoming who passed away December 17, 2016 at his home.  Survivors include his parents Jason and Tonya Atkins of Green River, one brother Jarrett Atkins and one sister Morgan Atkins; his paternal grandparents Calvin "Gene" and Brenda Atkins of Green River; his maternal grandparents Kent and Cathy Wacaser of Cody; great grandparents George and Dorothy Wacaser, Walter and Donna White and Joyce Artis.

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Deepest sympathty to the family and friends of France Samuel Marsh of Grand Junction, CO., who died on September 4, 2016.  Fran is survived by his wife, Caroll; daughters Terry (Chris) Arnold, Ann (Marty) Foster; son Bick (Rose) Marsh and 8 grandchildren and great grandchildren.

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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Joyce Boyer Saer of Savery, daughter of John St. Aubyn and Mary A. Spicer Boyer, who passed away at home on November 18, 2016.  Joyce was predeceased by her first husband, Albert Saer of New Orleans and her second husband Patric O'Kelly of Ireland, grandson Henry Mercer of Centennial, CO and siblings Livingston Boyer, Richard G. Boyer, Jack Boyer, Katie Martin, Winston Boyer, Charlotte Reid and George Boyer.  She is survived by her children, Donald Saer (Norma Sandoval) of Panama, Cynthia Saer of Centennial, Albert Saer Jr of Savery and John Boyer Saer (Kathleen Walsh) of New Orleans as well as grandchildren.

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Deepest sympathy to the family  and friends of Betty Lou (Meyers) Sewell who passed away November 23, 2016 in Alva, Ok.  Betty ws preceded in deth by her parents and husband as well as her son Larry Wayne, a resident of Dixon for many years and two brothers Larry and Robert, one sister Marcella lee and one granddaughter, Rhonda Martin.  She is survived by her daughters Lynda Martin (Rhodes)) and Dina Sapperfield (Jack) of Ok.  She is also survived by nephew Kelly (Karen) Sewlll of Baggs.

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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Alice Weber Best Cobb who passed away March 17, 2016 in Tacoma, WA.  Alice Grace Weber was born in Baggs to Joseph Henry and Leah Clark Weber the 10th of 12 children.  She married Lawrence (Tim) Best of Dixon and they had three children.  Tim passed away in 1973 and Alice later married H. Carleton Cobb in 1978.  Alice is surved by her three children and three step-children as well as a host of grandchildren, nieces, and nephews.

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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Velma "Cotton" Sheehan who passed away October 4, 2016 at her home in Dixon.  Cotton is survived by her son Jock and his wife Olena, of Dixon, WY; granddaughter Melissa Pizey and her husband Nick and grandsons Colin and Owen Pizey of Paonia, CO; and Grandson Brett Sheehan and his wife Italy and their sons Disel and Dually of Shoshone, ID; also brothers Jim and Glen Wise.
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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Roy A. Solace of Lynbrook, NY who passed away September 19, 2016.  Roy graduated from Baggs High School.  Roy is survived by his children Desiree (Tom) Rigilano and Greg Solace as well as his sister Ann Solace Taylor of Rawlins.
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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Lonnie Allen Kawcak, of Craig, who passed away September 12, 2016 at the Medical Center of the Rockies in Loveland, CO.
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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Fran Samuel March who passed away September 4, 2016 in Grand Junction, CO.  Franc lived many years in Slater, CO.  He is survived by two daughters, one son and his wife Marie Carroll Salisbury March.
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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Robert Leroy "Bob" Austin of Craig and formerly of Baggs, WY, who passed away on Thursday, August 11, 2016, at home.  Bob is survived by his wife, Toni, of Craig, his daughter Kelly (Michael) Pierce and his son Chris (Pennie) Austin both of Craig.  Funeral services were held August 18, at the LSR school in Baggsand internment followed at the Baggs Cemetery.