Obituaries


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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Hellen J. Sturgeon who passed away Jan. 20, 2019. Helen was preceded in deth by her father, George Wesley Sturgeon and brother David Sturgeon. She is survived by her children; Esther (Russell) Peterson; Iris Kegley; andBrenda Erlewine; grandchildren Christina (Gary) Merrill; John Wesley (Mari) Peterson; Megan (Joshua) Farnsworth; Mathew (Breann) Snow and Jana (Robert) Robertson.

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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of George Lamar Moss Jr. (Moose) who passed away January 20, 2019. Moose is survived by his parents George and Barbara Moss of Savery, his brothers Tom (Jennifer) Packard of Rawlins and Christopher "Bear" (Julie) Moss of Green River and his sister Brenda Robidoux of Savery, two stepchildren Jonathan Miner and Lexi White and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts and uncles.

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Deepest Sympathy to the family and friends of Lyle Dean Corners who passed away Thursday, Jan. 17, 2019. Lyle is survived by his wife of 66 years Clara; two sons, Ronald (Brenda) Corners of Siloam Springs, AK; Gary (Victoria Corners of Biloxi, Mississipi; daughter Chrstine (Larry) Blanco of Littleton, CO;; two brothers Bill (Linda) Corners of Baggs; Darold (Carolyn) Corners of Dollan Springs, AZ; and a sister, Carol (Russell) Roberts of Red Feather Lakes, CO.  Lyle was predeceased by his brothers Ray Corners and Wayne Corners as well as his sister Valda Corners Roberts.

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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Elwin Walter Updike who passed away Jan. 11, 2018. Elwin is survived by his children: Lowa (Cliff) Shultz; Marjorie (Stan) Lucier; Lynn (Brenda) Updike; Tami (Dale) Hunt; and his brother Marvin Updike of Grants Pass, OR. He was preceded in death by his wife, Maxine Updike; Parents Guy and Nina Updike; brothers Orville Updike and Vernon Updike; sister Ella Marquess; grandson Aaron Lively and grandaughter Brittney Hunt.

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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of John Milton "J.M." Poling III, who passed away January 5, 2019 in Clayton, NM. J.M. was preceded in death by his parents, John Milton Poling Jr and Wendla Mae Poling; daughter Wendy Lou Poling; grandson Chance Milton; sister Virginia Elaine Harrison; two brothers George Poling and Fred C. Poling and a step-son, Billy Cook. He is survived by his wife, Lynda Pling; two sons; a step daughter; six grandchilren; two brothers and two sisters-in-law.
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Deepest sympathyy to the family and friends of Dale Hunt who passed away December 22, 2018. Dale is survived by his daughters, Vickie Loveless and Marcie Alexion and two grandaughters Heidi and Holly Honea. He was preceded in death by his father Harry Hunt, His mother Vivian Hunt St. Louis, and his wife Joyce Carruthers Hunt.
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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Larry L. Jones who passed away November 28, 2018.  Larry married Margaret Schmidt in 1961 and they having six children. He is survived by the six children. He was preceded in death by his parents and two siblings.

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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Mary Lucille Denver Morehouse who passed away November 26, 2018 at her residence in Lyman. She was preceded in death by her ex-husband Carl Morehouse; a son Shane Morehouse and her parents. Mary is survived by her son David W. Morehouse and Halbert Ellis Morehouse both of Lyman; a brother Curtis (Lorena) Denver of Cortez, AZ; a sister Beverly (Colin) Mojado of Fort Duchesne, UT.

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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Bonnie Marie Alcox (nee Carlos) who passed away November 21, 2018 at Hope West Hospice after suffering a stroke in her home in Baggs. Bonnie was preceded in death by her daughter Diana Marie Fillmore and her son Daniel Richard Schoonover. She is survived by her daughter Myrna Jane Garcia of Blair, NE; her son Micharl Jay Schoonover and his wife Julie of Fayette, UT; her daughter Sandra Elaine Cheatham and her husband Dan of Baggs, WY,

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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Ned E. Jons who passed away November 20, 2018 at Ogden Regional Medical Center in Ogden, UT. Ned is survived by his sisters Janice Jons-Sherman and Linda Kay Jons; nieces Shawn Mulligan and Glynda Sheehan; nephews Bryan Mulligan, Ted Mulligan, Tom Mulligan, Richard Merill. Ned was preceded in death by his parents and his sisters Leila Ruth Jons and Jeanie Hackett.

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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Katie Spurlock, 83, of Kerrville, TX who passed away August 27, 2018. Katie was preceded in death by her husband of 51 years, Nyles Spurlock.  She is survived by her son, Wesley "Skip" Spulock of Norco, CA; daughter, Tammy Gettman (Brett Brouse) of Grand Junction, CO; daughter Suzie Robinet (Gary Rafferty) of Kerrville, TX; daughter Buzzy Stocks (Mike) of Rock Springs, WY; 15 grandchildrenj including Jay McKee of Baggs,, 24 great-grandchildren.
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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Carlo S. Landini, 82, of Fruita, CO who passed away August 10, 2018. Carlo is survived by his wife Jean Ely and three children Tom, Carla and Lori Ann from his first wife, Joyce Beede,
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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of William (Bill) Miller McLaughlin who passed away July 18, 2018 in Casper, Wy.  Bill is survived by his wife Mairia McLaughlin of Baggs, WY; a son Regan McLaughlin (Tasa Salyards) of Littleton, CO; a daughter Shyan McLaughlin of Hastings, MN; father William A. McLaughlin of Riberton, WY; brothers Joseph McLaughlin (Lisa) of Casper, WY; Lesley McLaughlin of Rawlins, WY, Dustin McLaughlin of Riverton, WY; sisters Kimberley Jackson (William) of Riverton, WY and Melissa Lang (Tom) of St.Louis, Mo.
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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Sherri Lee Tranel who passed away May 31, 2018.  Sherri is survived by her mother, Bonnie of Gillette; siblings Jeff Tranel (Vanessa) of Pueblo, CO, Lori Clikeman (Jim) of Gillette, Jody Wolfe (Stan) of Gillette, and Shawn Tranel of Grand Junction, CO.
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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Butch Forsyth formerly of Baggs who passed away May 27, 2018 in Billings, MT.  Butch is survived by his wife of 47 years, Kolleen and his daughters and sons-in-law Buffy and Rick Stiles and Chantelle and Tyson Buhre; his grandchildren and his sister.
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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Robert Andrew Kofford who passed away April 6, 2018 near Arlington, WY in an automobile rollover accident. Bob is survived by his wife Kay and her children, Holly, Jason, Robert and Clay; his two sisters Kolleen Fortner and Cherrie Pusatello; his son James A. Kofford and his daughters Michelle A. Kofford-McKechnie and Katlynn M. Kofford.
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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Shelley Kay Herold who passed away March 30, 2018 at her home in Baggs.  Shelley was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Patricial Herold and her brother Bary Herold.  She is survived by her children, Sarah Barber of Baggs, Sean Corson of Baggs, Krissa Seilaff of Dixon, and five grandchildren.  Also surviving are four siblings, Tracy Herold, Gwenda Duffey, Braddy Herold and Brett Herold.
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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Geneva Evans Sattler who passed awy April 1, 2018 at the age of 101. Geneva is survived by her two children Carol and Martin Gregory, four grandchildren and thirteen great-grandchildren.
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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Gary W. Graalman who passed away March 17, 2018. He is survived by his wife of 5y years, Eunice, and his daughters and son-in-laws Julie (Robert) Balzan of Wheatland and Angie (Archie) Roybal of Rawlins and grandchildren, nieces and nephews.
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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of John Blackburn, former Baggs resident who passed away March 1, 2018 in Canon City CO. John is survived by his wife of 58 years, Barbara and his four sons, Jim Dailias of NY, Bart William of ID, William Woodrow of WY and Michal Alan of CA.
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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Susan Jo (Seilaff) Robidoux who passed away January 31, 2018 in Salt Lake, UT. Susie is survived by her husband of 47 years, George V. Robidoux, and their children Mary Ceruti (Chuck Parish) of Oklahoma, Charity Pitt of Baggs, George D. (Jessica) Robidoux of Green River, Jeremy S. (Karen) Robidoux of Nebraska and Zachary Robidoux (Jacklyn Williams) of Baggs and grandchildren; her brothers Rob (Moon) Seilaff of Dixon and their sons; sister Salley (Harold) Rollins of Craig; mother-in-law Evelyn Robidoux of Slater, CO; brothers-in-law Lee(Irva) Robidoux of Slater and their children.
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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Stephen Robert Andrew who passed away February 22, 2018 in Denver, CO. He is predeceased by his brother Sanford "Sam", his parents and many family members.  He is survived by his wife Sharon Lou (St. Louis) Andrew; daughters Kirsten (Santos Nava), Carrie (Marshall Cook), and Julia Elliott; grandchildren Logan and Tanner Arambel, Mark and Maya Nava, step-grandson Ryan Cook; also sisters-in-law Nanci Andrew and Joyce Miranda; newphews Mike and Sandy Andrew, Russell Miranda and nieces Alllison Andrew and Marti Miranda Snyder.
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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Katherine Elmira Benson Stoddard who passed away February 20, 2018 at the age of 102 in Salt Lake City. Katherine is survived by Katherine Ovena Einzinger, Clay E. Stoddard and Donna Voy Sorensen, 8 grandchildren, 20 great grandchildren and 15 great great grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by 4 great grandchildren and 1 great great grandchild, 3 sisters and 2 brothers.
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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Ronald Keith Taylor who passed away March 16, 2018 at the home if friends in Dixon.  Ron was preceded in death by his father, Milford Taylor.  Survivng are Ron's wife, Linda; sons Scott Colby of Steamboat Springs and Casey Colby of Las Vegas; daughter Krista Colby of Steamboat Springs; mother Rita Taylor of Lancaster, NY; brothers Mark Taylor of Ransomville, NY and Eric Taylor of Marilla, NY, and sister Luanne Jarosz of Lancaster, NY; also grandchildren Elise and Jason Colby.
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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of MaryBeth Evans who passed away February 16, 2018 from a pedestrian/vehicle accident.  MaryBeth was preceded in death by her parents.  She is survived by her daughters Jennifer Evans of Baggs and Bonnie (Kevin) Geissler of Cheyenne; a grandaughter Becka Evans (Thomas Bartholomew) of Craig, CO; sister Juianita Williams of Saratoga and brother Leroy Williams of Wamsutter.
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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of JAlan Aufderheide who passed away Feb. 12, 2018 at his home.  JAlan is survived by his wife, Charlotte and 4 children, 2 step-children, 16 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Dorothy Beeler Thomas who passed away Feb. 1, 2018 in Hyde Park, Utah.  Dorothy is survived by daughter Margaret Dickson, daughter-in-law Kris Thomas, grandaughter Allison Chaffin (Kurt), grandsons Will (Karen) and Alan (Jeanine) Dickson, John and Michael Thomas as well as great gradndaughters, great grandsons and great, great grandsons. .  She was preceded in death by her parents, brother Crawford, husband mike, son John and grandsons Michael Dickson, Jacob and Jason Thomas.
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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Timothy Alan (Timmy) Packard who passed away Dec. 10, 2017 at Fort Collins, CO.  Timmy is survived by his father Thomas Robert Packard, Jr. of Sinclair, his mother Gayle Nichols of Auburn, WA and his sister Karen Packard. He is also survived by his grandparents, George and Barbara Moss (Grizzly and Granny) of Savery and his grat aunt Lily Barnett and many  aunts, uncles and cousins.
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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Lonnie Dee Hedges who passed away Dec. 9, 2017.  Lonnie was preceded in death by his parents Don and Margarite "Deek" Hedges.  He is survived by his wife Ann Hedges, son Benjamin and daughter Janie Dunkley Moore, as well as his sister Doniene (Mike) Fullagar and nieces and nephews and also Aunt Anita "Nit" and Clarence Reed of Great Divide. CO and many other aunts, uncles and relatatives.
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Deepest sympathy to the family and friends of Gladine "Deenie" Orchard who passed away Dec. 29, 2017 at St. Mary's Medical Center in Grand Junction.  Deenie is survived by her four daughters:  Vickie (Mike) Hepler of Cheyenne; Jackie (Wayne) Goodnow of Craig; Becky (Don) Draper of Fruita; and Bobbie Orchard of Fruita.  Also survived by two sisters, Carol Orchard and Jane Dunckley as well as 8 grandchildren.  She was preceded in death by her husband Bob Orchard and her parents and several siblings.
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