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CALLAS, John, 77, of Rock Springs, died Monday, May 12, 2008, at the Castle Rock Medical Center in Green River. A longtime resident of Rock Springs and former resident of Superior, Mr. Callas died following a brief illness.
He was born Sept. 29, 1930, in Helper, Utah, the son of William and Joan Riccardo Callas Sr. He attended school in Helper.
He was a U.S. Army veteran of the Korean War. Following his discharge, Mr. Callas worked for the U.S. Postal Service as a mail carrier from 1952 until July 1987. Mr. Callas also was employed by Vase Emergency Medical Services as an emergency medical technician for many years.
He married the former Vicky Ponikvar on April 4, 1964 in Rock Springs.
Mr. Callas was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Community, American Legion Archie Hay Post No. 24, National Rifle Association and Letter Carriers Association.
His interests included fishing and bowling.
Survivors include his wife, Vicky Callas of Rock Springs; two brothers, Jim Callas and wife Rosemary and William Callas and wife Sally, all of Rock Springs; one sister, Phyllis Christensen of Helper; one stepsister, Goldie Drollinger and husband Steve of Layton, Utah; stepmother, Annie Callas of Salt Lake City; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; stepfather, Fonzie Spensko; and two brothers, Tom Callas and Dennis Spensko.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 17, 2008, at the SS. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church, 633 Bridger Ave., Rock Springs.
A parish rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Friday, May 16, 2008, at the church.
Military graveside services and interment will be conducted at the Saint Josephs Section of the Rock Springs Municipal Cemetery. Friends may call from 5-8 p.m. Friday, May 16, 2008, at the SS. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church and one hour prior to services Saturday at the church.
Pallbearers include Mike Callas, Ryan Richardson, Russell Richardson, Heath Daley, Slade Daley and Tim Daley

CANOVICH, Karisto
Montenegran Dies -- Karisto Canovich, of Lion, died at the hospital Tnesday following an operation. Deceased was 25 years of age and was a native of Montenegro. His father and brother were killed in the recent war. The funeral took place at Lion Thursday afternoon.
["Wyoming State Tribune- Cheyenne State Leader", 02 Sep 1919 - Sub. by Jo Ann Boyd]

CAPEN, Marie -- Mr. and Mrs. James Capen have the sympathy of their friends in the death of their little six-month-old daughter, Marie. which occurred on Tuesday morning from pneumonia. The funeral services were held from the homo on Wednesday afternoon. Rev. Fr. Schlfferer officiating, and she was laid to rest in St. Josephs cemetery. [Rock Springs Miner Friday, June 4, 1920]

CARR, John
ROCK SPRINGS, Wyo., Jan. 25. Another old-timer passed away on Saturday morning when John Carr, Sr., died at the hospital after a long illness. He is survived by two sons, John, Jr., of Lion and William of Rock Springs. The funeral took place on Monday from the home of his son on Grave street. [Wyoming State Tribune Cheyenne State Leader (25 Jan. 1918) - MZ - Sub by FoFG]

CASTILLO, Laura --
While so many people in Rock Springs have been fighting for life against pneumonia. It seems the irony of fate that a woman should take her own life, but such was the case on Monday evening, when Mrs Laura Castillo, wife of Jessie Castillo committed suicide by drinking carbolic acid.No one seemed to have noticed any thing strange about Mrs. Castillo's actions and her husband left her about seven oclock to attend his union meeting. A short time later she was found with one empty two ounce bottle, which had contained carbolic acid, lying beside her and she died about 10:30 that evening. Mrs. Castillo was 29 years old and leaves seven children, the oldest about fourteen years of age and the two youngest are twins about 18 months old. Her family can think of no cause which led to her rash act. The funeral was held from the Congregational church on Thursday afternoon, conducted by Rev. R. N. Cloud. [February 13, 1920 "Rock Springs Miner"]

CHADWICK, Stella Martinez 47, of Gillette died Saturday, Nov. 10, 2007, at Campbell County hospital in Gillette. A longtime resident of Green River, she died following a brief illness.
She was born April 27, 1960, in Ogden, Utah, the daughter of Willie and Emma Martinez. She graduated from Green River High School in 1978. She married Paul Chadwick and was a homemaker at the time of her death. Her interests included her family, cooking, crafts and taking care of her best friend, Scooter.
She is survived by her husband, Paul Chadwick of Gillette; son, Trevor Hansen of Rawlins; mother, Emma Martinez of Green River; sisters, Annabelle Moore and husband Ed of Santa Fe, N.M. and Susie Martinez Feeagle of Brawley, Calif.; brothers, Bernie Martinez of Albuquerque, N.M. and Robert Martinez and wife Robin of Green River; three nieces, Jennifer Hollander, Tiffany Vincent and Kayla Martinez; and three nephews, Joe Martinez, Robby Luck and Randy Luck.
She was preceded in death by her father, Willie Martinez; and all of her grandparents.
Following cremation, a memorial Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, 2007, at the Immaculate Conception Church, 900 Hitching Post Dr., Green River. Father Tom Sheridan will officiate. Interment will follow at Riverview Cemetery in Green River.

CHAPPLE, Delbert V., 77, of Beaver Dam, Ariz., formerly of Green River and Rexburg, Idaho, died Saturday, Dec. 30, 2006, at his home in Beaver Dam.
He was born July 9, 1929, in Rexburg, the second son of Leo V. Chapple and Rebecca Porter Chapple. He was raised in Rexburg, where his family had a small homestead. After World War II, he went to work for his dad in the family painting business. He married his first wife in 1947. They were later divorced. He married Gloria Cordova of Green River in 1959. She died in 1980.
In 1957, he went to work for the Little America Corporation painting billboards. Soon after that, he moved to Little America and where he spent the next 22 years. In 1967, he became general manager of the original Little America.
In 1973, he bought his own business, the Lakeway Liquor, and moved to Green River. In 1977, he went to work for Mountain Fuel, working there until his retirement. After retirement he moved to Rexburg and also purchased a second home in Beaver Dam, becoming a snowbird.
Survivors include sons, Bertt Chapple of Shelley, Idaho, and Jim and wife Barbara Chapple of Idaho Falls, Idaho; daughters, Suzanne and husband David Falkingham of Idaho Falls, Patricia and husband Clark Silver of Page, Ariz., Nola Chapple Kimbro of Idaho Falls, Lori and husband Dennis Wipf of Phoenix and Connie and husband John Griffiths of Idaho Falls; 21 grandchildren; and 16 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Leo and Rebecca; brother, Robert Chapple; sister, Jeannette Archibald; second wife, Gloria Cordova Chapple; and children, Bobbie Sanchez Chapple and Peggy Ann Sanchez.
Funeral services were conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 4 2007, at Coltrin Mortuary, 2100 First St. in Idaho Falls. Graveside services will be conducted at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 6, 2007, at Riverview Cemetery in Green River. The family will meet with friends following the graveside service for a luncheon at the Eagles Hall in Green River.

CHEESE, Ronald I., 68, of Rock Springs, Wyoming passed away on Monday, May 19, 2003 at his home following a brief illness. He was a long time resident of Rock Springs and a former resident of Evanston. He was born on April 22, 1935 in Evanston, Wyoming the son of the late Dr. Lawrence A. and Dorathy H. Feldhan Cheese. Mr. Cheese attended schools in Evanston and was a graduate from Evanston High with the class of 1953. He then attended the University of Wyoming for three years and Northwestern University for one year. He married Lorraine Price in Evanston, Wyoming on June 9, 1956. Mr. Cheese was employed by the Wyoming Department of Transportation as the Equipment Superintendent for 37 years until he retired on April 15, 1995. He was a member of the First United Methodist Church and the Sigma Chi Fraternity. Mr. Cheese"s interests included hunting, fishing, and rock hounding and lapidary. He enjoyed spending time with his family. Mr. Cheese had a great love of the outdoors and a respect for nature. He is survived by his wife Lorraine Cheese of Rock Springs, WY; three sons, Ronald L. (Robin) Cheese, John W. (DeAnna) Cheese and Bradley D. (Jill) Cheese, all of Rock Springs; two daughters, Debra L. (Michael) Tamosauskas of Colorado Springs, CO and Brenda L. Reusser and fiance Rusty Darsey of Houston, TX; one brother, Clarence R. Cheese of LaGuna Woods, CA; two sisters, Edythe Rankin and Dorothy (Dennis) Coles of Ogden; 13 grandchildren, Beverly Cheese, Jonathan Reusser, Dana Reusser, Branden Cheese, Nicole Reusser, Stephanie Cheese, Caren Cheese, Aaron Cheese, Allison Cheese, Megan Wostrel, Brittany Boyles, David Darsey, and Daniel Darsey; one great-granddaughter Alexandra Wostrel; several nieces and nephews. Mr. Cheese was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers Richard and Robert Cheese. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 22, 2003 at the Vase Funeral Chapel 154 Elk Street, Rock Springs, WY. Interment will be in the Paul J. Wataha Memorial Park Section of the Rock Springs Municipal Cemetery.

CHILTON, Clara Lillie Lawes, 79, died Thursday October 3, 1974 at her home of natural causes. Mrs. Chilton was born May 6, 1895 in Rock Springs Wy. a daughter of Thomas and Lavinia Cheesbrough Lawes. She came to Ogden three years ago from Rock Springs. She was married to William Chilton on August 30, 1916 in Rock Springs. He died. Surviving are one son, Calvin Chilton, Rock Springs; 11 grandchildren and three great-grandchildren; three sisters, Mrs. Walter (Marion) Urbighit, Cheyenne, Wy. Mrs. Clark (Ruth) McKain, Ogden; Mrs. Woodrow (Ethel) Petersen, Las Vegas, Nev.: one brother, Thomas Lawes, Cheyenne, Wy. The body was shipped by the Myers Mortuary of Ogden to Rock Springs where services will be held Monday at 11 a.m. in the First Congregational Church. Friends may call at the Vase Funeral Home in Rock Springs Sunday evening. Burial in the Rock Springs Municipal Cemetery. [Friday, October 4, 1974 Ogden Standard Examiner]

CLARK, Fred Jr., 82, of Green River, died Thursday, Aug. 20, 2008, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County.
A longtime resident of Green River, he had been in ill health for two years.
He was born Oct. 29, 1925, in Reliance, the son of Fred Clark Sr. and Nettie Potter Clark. He attended schools in Winton and Rock Springs. He was a 1943 graduate of Rock Springs High School. He married the former Annie Buh on Jan. 15, 1947, in Rock Springs. She preceded him in death on Aug. 20, 2003.
Mr. Clark was a U.S. Navy veteran of World War II. He was stationed on the USS Ommaney Bay, which was sunk by a kamikaze plane.
He was employed at FMC as a welder for 29 years and retired in 1989.
His interests included fishing, watching Tiger Woods play golf on the television, being an avid bowler and spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Mr. Clark was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
Survivors include two daughters, Karon Owens and husband Rick of Green River and Sharon Dickbernd and husband David of Omaha, Neb.; one brother, Bill Clark of Havenville, Mont.; one sister, Marie Pivik of Pinedale; 15 grandchildren; 17great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Fred and Nettie Clark; five brothers, John R. "Jack" Clark, Tom Clark, Harold Clark, Donald Clark and Keith Clark; and four sisters, LaVerne Campbell, Ruth Beutel, Nettie Clark and Vera Clark.
Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 25, 2008, at the LDS Chapel, 1000 W. Fourth N., Green River. Military graveside services and interment will be in the Riverview Cemetery in Green River. Friends may call from 4-6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24, 2008, at the Vase Flaming Gorge Chapel, 263 E. Flaming Gorge Way, Green River, and one hour prior to services Monday at the church.

CLARK, Vera Louise - Mr. and Mrs. Fred Clark have the sympathy of their friends in the death of their little two year old daughter. Vera Louise. whose death occurred at 3:30 on Monday morning. The little girl had been ill for more than a month, first with scarlet fever and then with whooping cough pneumonia finally set in causing her death She was a beautiful little child and her death is a sad blow to her patents. The funeral was held from the home on H street at two oclock on Wednesday afternoon. [February 6, 1920 "Rock Springs Miner"]

CONKLIN -- Oliver Conklin, 16 years of age died at the home of his parents on Dry Creek, on Sunday. He was born in Missouri and there contracted Malaria fever. His parents brought him here in the hope that the change would prove beneficial. The funeral took place on Tuesday from the family residence. [Wyoming State Tribune- Cheyenne State Leader, 15 February 1918]

CONZATTI, Caroline Powell Jenkins, 95, passed away March 1, 1995 from natural causes related to old age. Born May 3, 1899 in Rock Springs, Wyoming, youngest daughter of John Battista and Anna Catherine Mertz Conzatti. She grew up in Rock Springs. She married Obidiah Powell on July 8, 1917. Obie died March 27, 1947. They had three children, Catherine, Donald, and Kenneth. Some years after Obie's death, she moved to Cokeville, Wyoming to work in her brother's drug store where she met Ruel Jenkins. They were married January 26, 1952. They lived in Cokeville and Star Valley, Wyoming for many years while Ruel was working as a ranch hand. In 1965 they moved to Salt Lake to be closer to doctors care. They lived at the senior citizens complex on 2nd East and 19th South until April 1994 when they moved to Sandy to live with their daughter and son-in-law, Fern and Del Heap. Survivors include her husband, Ruel Kimball Jenkins; stepdaughters, Fern (Del) Heap, Sandy and Eula (Orrin) Welker, Lorenzo, Idaho; daughter-in-law, Betty Powell, Lakewood, Colorado; step-daughter-in-law, Evelyn Jenkins, Burley, Idaho; 18 grandchildren, 36 great-grandchildren, five great-great-grandchildren, and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by parents, eight brothers and sisters, three children, and stepson, Dudley. Funeral services will be held Monday, March 6, 1995 at 9:00 a.m. in the Sandy Crescent 2nd Ward, 11100 South Prescott Drive (1630 East). Interment in the Rock Springs City Cemetery, Rock Springs, Wyoming

COOK Myron Dale, 83, of 1445 Uinta Drive, Green River, died on Friday, March 19, 2004, at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County, where he had been a patient since Tuesday. A resident of Green River for the past three and one-half years and former longtime resident of Rock Springs, Cook died following a lengthy illness. He was born on June 6, 1920, in Sterling, Colo., the son of the late Arthur and Elsie Alberta Cook. He attended schools in Sterling, and was a graduate of the high school there. He married Mary T. Santiago in Ponce, Puerto Rico, on Aug. 7, 1942, and she preceded him in death on June 18, 2001. Cook was a U.S. Air Force veteran of World War II. He was employed as a foreman for the Union Pacific Railroad for 30 years and retired in 1977. His interests included spending time with his family, fishing and boating. Survivors include three sons, Myron A. Cook and wife Nancy of Green River, Dean A. Cook and wife Veronica, and Richard R. Cook and wife Candy, all of Rock Springs; four daughters, Brenda Crowley and husband Tim, Sandy Dreben and husband Lester, all of Rock Springs, Terry Shane of Houston, Texas, and Evelyn Ellison of Anchorage, Alaska; three brothers; 13 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; one son, Gilbert Cook; and 11 brothers and sisters. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Thursday, March 25, 2004, at the Vase Funeral Chapel, 154 Elk St., Rock Springs. Larry Johnson of the Rock Springs Evangelical Free Church will conduct the services. Military graveside services and interment will be conducted by the American Legion Archie Hay Post No. 24 at the Rock Springs Municipal Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel Wednesday afternoon from 4-8 p.m. and Thursday morning until time of services.

COMSTOCK, Clara Ella, 93, of Rock Springs, died Saturday, Feb. 16, 2008, at the Sage View Care Center, where she had been a resident since 1998. A longtime resident of Rock Springs and former resident of Rosiclare, Ill. and Green River, Mrs. Comstock had been in ill health for several years.
She was born Dec. 26, 1914, in Rosiclare, the daughter of Jess and Stella Davis Lightner. She attended school in Rosiclare and was a graduate of Rosiclare High School with the class of 1933.
She married Ralph Comstock on May 28, 1971, in Elko, Nev. He preceded her in death on Jan. 5, 1999.
She was a registered nurse and worked at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County for many years. She retired in 1971.
Her interests included cooking, knitting and spending time with her family.
Survivors include two daughters, Sheila Bessire and husband M.B. of Twin Falls, Idaho, and Jan Layos and husband Gary of Rock Springs; two sons, Donald Fowler and wife Pat of Carson City, Nev., and Mel Comstock and wife Maryjo of Phoenix; four grandchildren, Shawn Bazzanella and husband Albert of Rock Springs, Blake Bessire of Twin Falls and Andrea Layos-Volcic and husband Bobby and Justin Layos of Scottsdale, Ariz.; great-grandchildren, Chelsie Bazzanella, Albee Bazanella and wife Courtney and Brayden Volcic, all of Rock Springs, and Joshua and Tyler Bessire of Twin Falls; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husbands, Claude Fowler who died in 1965 and Ralph Comstock in 1999; and a daughter, Scheritta Balderston.
Graveside services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 21, 2008, at the Rock Springs Municipal Cemetery.

CROUSE, Charles -- Friends of Charles Crouse were surprised and grieved to learn of his death last Sunday December 20, 1908 of pneumonia He was on his way home from Browns Park from this city and became suddenly ill on his way. He stopped at the Anderson ranch almost eighteen miles from town where he died after an illness but a few days. The deceased was one of the oldest settlers in the Browns Park country, coming here and engaging in the cattle business in which he prospered. He was fifty-seven years of age at the time of his death He was one of the widest known and most respected residents of this country, having made a host of friends in the years he has spent among us. A daughter Minnie, and two sons Clarence and Stanley survive him The funeral services were conducted at the home of J. Tolliver on Wednesday afternoon at three oclock and was attended by a large number of friends. The body was laid to rest beside his wife who preceded him to the great beyond about four years ago. (December 25 1908, Rock Springs Miner)

CROUSE, Mary -- Albert Williams came in from Browns Park, on Tuesday, bringing the news of the sudden death of Mrs. Charles Crouse, which occurred Monday morning, after a very brief illness. Mrs. Crouse formerly resided in Rock Springs and leaves a large circle of friends here who will greatly regret to hear of her sudden death. She was born in Leightigo, Croft Heed Scotland in 1861 and was the youngest daughter of George and Bessie Law. She was married to Charles Crouse in 1880 at Green River, by Judge Stillman, and leaves a husband, one daughter and two sons. She also leaves a mother who resides at Paradise, Utah, three sisters, Mrs. William Tittsworth, formerly of this city, but now of Avoea, Iowa, Mrs. J. C. Allen formerly of Browns Park but now of Rockford, Ill., and Mrs. Albert Kendal of Salt Lake City, and two brothers, James Law of Paradise, Utah and George Law, of Vernal, Utah, who is well known in Rock Springs. It is not known whether interment will be made in Browns Park or Paradise, Utah. (Rock Springs Miner Feb 5, 1904)

CRUZ Mildred Millie, 88, of 241 Bramwell St., Green River died Thursday, May 10, 2007, at her home. A resident of Green River for the past 62 years and former resident of Rock Springs, Mrs. Cruz had been in ill health for the past year. She was born Jan. 17, 1919, in Denver, the daughter of Harry Hoffman and the former Mary Cohen. She attended school in Rock Springs and was a 1937 graduate of Rock Springs High School. She married Fred J. Cruz on Dec. 8, 1945. He preceded her in death on Dec. 28, 1997. Mrs. Cruz was employed as Sweetwater County assessor for 30 years. Her interests included spending time with her family, playing piano by ear and playing slot machines. Mrs. Cruz was a member and past president of Womans Club and Rebeccas. She was the founder of Flaming Gorge Days which was formerly Micky Finn. She was the director of many talent shows, including Micky Finn, and she also raised the money for the first band for that show. Survivors include one son, John F. Cruz of Salt Lake City; three daughters, Jackie Fabian and husband George of Green River, Susan Glon of Denver and Harriet Hoover of Aurora, Colo.; one brother, Daniel Hoffman of Cupertino, Calif.; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Glen and Liz Butcher of Green River; seven grandchildren, Todd Fabian and wife Connie, Dr. Monica Lounsbery and husband Chris, Jackie Lynn Woodward and husband Chad, Melissa Masarenas and husband Barry, Kasey Enzminger and husband Chris, Terry Salcedo and husband Pete and Scott Hoover; 15 great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; one brother, Ben Hoffman; and one sister, Bertha Polse. Following cremation, a memorial service will be conducted at 1 p.m. Wednesday, May 16, 2007, at the Vase Flaming Gorge Chapel, 263 E. Flaming Gorge Way, Green River.Edward Shineberg will conduct the services. Inturnment will be in the Riverview Cemetery. Friends may call at the Vase Chapel on Wednesday one hour prior to services.

CUDNEY, Helen A., 68, of Rock Springs, died Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, at the Sage View Care Center. A former longtime resident of Green River and a resident of Rock Springs for the past three years, Mrs. Cudney had been in ill health for the past five months.
She was born Oct. 7, 1939, in Rock Springs, the daughter of Telesforo and Susie Maez Flores. She attended school in Green River and was a Green River High School graduate with the class of 1958. She attended and graduated from the Hollywood Beauty School at Ogden, Utah, in 1960.
She married Charles W. Cudney on Feb. 20, 1970, in Green River. He preceded her in death on Dec. 7, 1995.
Mrs. Cudney was employed at Helen?s Beauty Shop as a hairdresser for many years.
She was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Auxiliary and Veterans of Foreign Wars.
Her interests included spending time with her family and friends, especially her grandchildren, and making crafts.
Survivors include two daughters, Juanita Cudney and Thelma Sue Cudney, both of Rock Springs; three brothers, Jesse Flores and wife Vangie of Ogden and Ruben Flores and wife Tillie and John Flores and wife Yolanda, all of Green River; two sisters, Lucille Maldonado and husband Roman of Eagle Pass, Texas, and Louise Kuckert of Green River; four grandchildren, Charlei, Selena, Andrew and Ronee Cudney; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband; and one brother, Telesforo Flores.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Feb. 29, 2008, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 900 Hitching Post Drive, Green River. A parish rosary will be recited at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, at the church. Friends may call at the church from 4-7 p.m. Thursday and one hour prior to services Friday at the church. Cremation will follow.

CULLEN, Hanora Annie -- two year old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. T. Cullen. passed away at the home of its parents on Sunday after a four days illness, from convulsion brought on by teething..
Funeral services were held the North Side Catholic church on Wednesday afternoon, Father Welsh officiating, and the little form was laid to rest in the Mt. View cemetery. The bereaved parents have the sympathy of their many friends in their affliction.
["Rock Springs Rocket", January 30, 1920]

CUSHMAN, Katherine - The death of Katherine, the little five-year old daughter of Mr and Mrs. Henry Cushman of Green River occurred at the hospital on Thursday evening, from pneumonia following whooping cough. The body will be shipped on Saturday to Toole, Utah for burial. [February 6, 1920 "Rock Springs Miner"]

DAVEN, Thomas J., 62, of Green River, died at 6:51 p.m. Thursday, June 26, 2003, at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County where he had been a patient for the past nine days.
Daven had been a resident of Green River for the past 16 years and former resident of New York.
He was born on April 15, 1941, in New York, the son of the late George and Mary Kereszi Daven. Daven attended schools in New York.
He married Lorraine Williamson in Green River in December of 1987.
His interests included oil painting and fishing. He also was a sports enthusiast and a comedian.
Daven was a Roman Catholic.
Survivors include his wife, Lorraine Daven of Green River; one stepdaughter, Debbie Brady of New York; one sister, Dorothy Kudar and husband Joe of Green River; two brothers, George Daven and wife Anne of Florida and Jim Daven and wife Diane of New York; two step-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1:30 p.m. Monday, June 30, 2003, at the Vase Flaming Gorge Chapel, 263 E. Flaming Gorge Way, Green River. The Rev. Tom Sheridan will officiate. Interment will be in the St. Josephs Section of the Rock Springs Municipal Cemetery. Friends may call at the chapel one hour prior to services.

DAVENPORT, Joseph, 69, who watched the west change from outlaw country to its present civilized state died here November 7, 1939 after a long period of ill health. Davenport who was born December 25, 1869 in Pennsylvania came to Sweetwater county with his parents when he was but four years old. For many years he served on the Rock Springs police force having been retired from the force six years ago. Part of the time since then he had operated the mail route between Rock Springs and Browns Park scene of his boyhood and early manhood.
Thomas and Ann Davenport his parents were among the first settlers of the Browns park region and in the midst of the heyday of that tale that lies at the corner of Colorado, Utah and Wyoming. Such men as Butch Cassidy, Matt Tracey and Lant, Elza Lay, and others who made the hole their hideout were familiar figures to him and in his recent years he was given to reminissing of the outlaw history of Browns hole or Browns park as it is known today.
Davenport was one of the three men who rode from Browns park to Powder Wash in southeastern sweetwater county to take with one shot the notorious Tracy and Lant with their partner: after the Hoy killing near Ladore canyon. Davenport was considered an authority on the cattle outlaws of Browns Park.
[Rock Springs Miner - November 29, 1939]

DAVIS, James Daniel Jr., 86, of Green River, died Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. A lifelong resident of Green River, Davis died following a brief illness.
He was born March 9, 1921, in Green River, the son of James D. Davis Sr. and Rena Ward Davis. He attended school in Green River and was a Lincoln High School graduate with the class of 1939.
He married Jennie Yeager on June 6, 1948, in Kemmerer. They were married almost 60 years.
Davis was a United States Marine Corps veteran of World War II.
He was employed at Dells Supermarket for 25 years as the assistant manager.
He later worked for School District No. 2 as the swimming pool manager for 16 years, retiring in 1986.
He was a member of the first Castle Rock Hospital District Board, J.C.'s and spent many years of the School District No. 2 School Board.
His interests included spending time with his family, especially with his great-grandchildren; camping; boating; gardening and woodworking.
Survivors include his wife, Jennie Davis of Green River; son, James Daniel Davis III of Green River; daughter, Joyce Patterson and husband Brad of Green River; brother, Larry Davis and wife Marilynn of Vallejo, Calif.; sister, Loretta Evans and husband Myrle of Green River; seven grandchildren, Danny Davis and companion Crista Bernal and Brian Davis, all of Green River, Jess Patterson and companion Vanessa of Morrpark, Calif., Jay Patterson and companion Melee of Granbury, Texas, Sasha Gaskill and husband Roger of Kilgore, Texas, Shauna Giles and husband Beau of Denver and Alaina Patterson and companion Nick Hansen of White Bear Lake, Minn.; four great-grandchildren, Austin Olsen, Mason Gaskill, Tristan Davis and Brookelin Davis; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert, who died in infancy; and sister and brother-in-law, Thurza Foster and husband Luke.
Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 28, 2008, at the LDS Stake Center, 120 Shoshone, Green River. Bishop Daryl Parker will conduct the services. Military graveside services and interment will be in the Riverview Cemetery.
Friends may call from 6-8 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2008, at the Vase Flaming Gorge Chapel, 263 E. Flaming Gorge Way, Green River, and on Thursday at the LDS Stake Center one hour prior to services.

DAVIS, Mary Lewis --- The people of Rock Springs were greatly shocked at the news of the death of Mrs. Wm. Davis, lovingly known by her friends as Auntie Davis, which occurred on Wednesday afternoon, at the home of her daughter. Mrs. Morgan Griffiths, While Mrs. Davis had been in poor health for several years, her lat illness was of only a weeks duration and the end came very suddenly. Auntie Davis was born in Wales, her maiden name being Mary Lewis and she would have celebrated her 80th birthday had she lived until March. She came to America when a young woman and located at Johntown, Pa., where she was married to William. Davis. They came to Rock Springs thirty-six years ago and were among the pioneer residents. Mrs. Davis had led an active, useful life, always ready in the early days to help where help wan needed, she-was known everywhere as a kind friend and a good neighbor. She leaves two children, Thomas. Davis and Mrs. Morgan Griffiths, seven grand-children and two great grand-children. The funeral services will be held on Sunday afternoon at two oclock at the Methodist church, of which she had been for so many years a member. Friday January 9, 1920 Rock Springs Miner

DEAN Clyde Franklin Frank Jr., 74, of Green River, died Wednesday, June 18, 2008, at the Castle Rock Convalescent Center in Green River. A resident of Green River since August 1974 and former resident of North Carolina with the Department of the Navy, Mr. Dean had been in ill health for eight years.
He was born March 1, 1934, in Sioux City, Iowa, the son of Clyde Franklin Dean Sr. and Ethel McGuire. He attended school in Sioux City.
He was a U.S. Navy veteran of the Vietnam War. Mr. Dean received numerous medals while in the service. Mr. Dean was employed as a hospital corpsman for the Navy for 20 years.
He married the former Yaeko Toma on Sept. 5, 1961, in Okinawa, Japan.
His interests included playing bingo, working in his yard, bowling, fishing and spending time with his family.
Survivors include his wife, Yaeko Dean of Green River; sons, Jim Dean and wife Chris and Gary Dean and wife Karen, all of Green River; two daughters, Lina Erdmann and husband Lawrence and Naomi Trumble and husband Toby, all of Green River; one sister, Esther Burchett of Springfield, Ill.; 10 grandchildren, Cammie Buckendorff, Larry Erdmann Jr., Yurika Hill, Ashlee Dean, Kasey Dean, Tyler Trumble, Tanner Trumble, Scott Trumble, Erik Pecheny and Michelle Pecheny; five great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Perry Dean; and one sister, Judy Clark.
Friends may call on from 4-6 p.m. Thursday, June 19, 2008, at the Vase Flaming Gorge Chapel, 263 E. Flaming Gorge Way, Green River.
Cremation will take place. Military graveside services and inurnment will take place at 10 a.m. Monday, June 23, 2008, at the columbarium in the Riverview Cemetery in Green River.

DEAN, Laura Jane -- the infant daughter of Mr and Mrs. I. H. Dean, of 316 Cedar street, who came to brighten their home for only a few short weeks, passed away on Thursday evening. The funeral took place on Friday afternoon from the family residence. The Rev. Joel V. Wood officiating The bereaved parents have the sympathy of their many friends, but they have the greatest consolation of all. the words of Him who loved children. Suffer the little ones to come unto Me, for of such is the kingdom of heaven. [Friday August 16, 1918, Rock Springs Miner]

DEBORTOLI, Robert, 85, of 740 Rugby Ave., Rock Springs, died Tuesday, April 10, 2007, in his home. A resident of Rock Springs since 1947, DeBortoli had been in ill health for the past year. He was born Nov. 9, 1921, in Scurelle Valsugana Trento, Italy, the son of Ettore and Maria Sordo DeBortoli. He attended school in Italy. He married Maria Capozza on Nov. 7, 1960, in Rock Springs. DeBortoli was a veteran of World War II with the Italian Army. He was employed at Kellogg Lumber Company for 33 years and retired in 1983. DeBortoli was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Community, Tyrolean Trentini of Wyoming and Young-at-Heart Senior Citizens Center. His interests included being an avid outdoorsman, fishing, gardening and hiking to look for mushrooms. Survivors include his wife, Maria DeBortoli of Rock Springs; one son, Frank DeBortoli of Rock Springs; one daughter, Clara DeBortoli and husband Hanson Ansary of Lansing, Ill.; one granddaughter, Amanda DeBortoli of Rock Springs; several nieces and nephews, including Sonya Plemel and husband Steve, Layne Capozza of Rock Springs, Philip Gordon of Diamond Bar, Calif., Floyd Gordon and wife Karie and Jacqueline Gordon, all of Ogden, Utah; sister-in-law, Mona Capozza; brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Brant Gordon and Grace Gordon of Ogden, Utah; friend and walking partner, Charles Merlone; and cousins, James DeBortoli of Montgomery, Ala., and Josephine Marick and husband Nick of Chandler, Ariz. He was preceded in death by his parents; and one brother-in-law, Sergio Capozza. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, April 13, 2007, at SS. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church, 633 Bridger Ave., Rock Springs. Father Carl Beavers will officiate. A parish rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 12, 2007, at the Vase Funeral Chapel, 154 Elk St., Rock Springs. Interment will be in the Saint Josephs Section of the Rock Springs Municipal Cemetery. Friends may call at the Vase Chapel on Thursday from 4-8 p.m. and again on Friday morning at the Vase Chapel until time of funeral services.

DECK, Betty Ilene -- Graveside funeral services for Betty Ilene Deck were conducted on Friday, Dec. 15, 2006, at the Riverview Cemetery in Green River. Pallbearers were Ray Christensen, Randy Christensen, Rick Christensen, Wayne Crestinger, Tony Morgan, Don Price, Jason Simmons and Justin Simmons. Honorary pallbearers were Von Christensen and Augustus Simmons.
Mrs. Deck, 76, Green River, died Wednesday, Dec. 6, 2006, at the LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City. A longtime resident of Green River, Mrs. Deck had been in ill health for the past five years. She was born May 20, 1930, in Stittsville, Mich., the daughter of Joseph and Gertrude Coleman Brown. She attended school in Michigan She married Melvin Behunin on April 19, 1948, in Michigan. He preceded her in death. She later married Duane Deck in Evanston in 1972. He preceded her in death on Jan. 22, 2005.
Her interests included spending time with her family, crafts, wordfinds, gardening, visiting ghost towns, traveling, country music, reading, reminiscing, exploring, bird watching, and being adventurous.
Survivors include four daughters, Rose Slaugh and husband Kenny of Manila, Utah, Ann Gunyan, Jean Behunin, and Jackie Simmons and husband Dean, all of Green River; one brother, Joseph Brown and wife Beverly of Michigan; two sisters, Mildred Handziak and husband Edward and Mildred Brown, all of Indiana, Eunice Brown of Michigan; two sister-in-laws, Doris Brown and Lorna Brown, both of Michigan; 11 grandchildren, Ray Christensen and wife Nichole, Randy Christensen and wife Karla, Rhonda Christensen, Rick Christensen, Wayne Cretsinger and wife Kim, Meleen Gibson, Tony Morgan and wife Amanda, Don Price, Joey Price, Jason Simmons and wife Latisha and Justin Simmons and wife Jamie; great-grandchildren, Troy, CeJae, Alyx, Von, Shantel, Michael, Andy, Christopher, Ashley, Austin, Baylee, Aubree, Augustus; and several nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Joseph and Gertrude; two husbands, Melvin and Duane; one infant daughter, Linda; one grandson, Troy Morgan; four sisters, Leola Brown, Evelyn Turner, Sarah Calgrove and Josie Barrett; and three brothers, Orin Brown, Edward Brown and Russell Brown

DECK, Clara Pearl Dillon, 79, died Nov. 19, 2000, at her residence. A native of Ogden, Utah, she was born June 16, 1921, to David and Amy (Pewtress) Dillon and had lived in Sparks, Nev. Since June 1999, coming from Green River, Wyo.
Mrs. Deck was a homemaker. She was a member of several homemaker and senior citizen clubs and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.
She was preceded in death by her husband Wayne in May 19, 1999, and a brother, George Dean Dillion, sister Shirley Mae Gaston and one grandson.
Surviving are her daughter, Patricia White of Sparks, Nev, Son, Duaine, brother David William Dillon, and sister, Betsy Sue Peverley all of Green River; son Stephen of Sheridan, Ore., two grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
A funeral is schelduled for 10:30 Monday in Green River with burial at the Riverview Cemetery in Green River, under the direction of Vase Funeral Home.
[Submitted by Pat White]

DECK, Duane Deck, 65, Green River, died on Saturday, Jan. 22, 2005, at his home. A lifelong resident of Green River, Deck died following a sudden illness. He was born on Jan. 1, 1940, in Rock Springs, the son of Wayne Leroy and Clara Dillon Deck. He attended schools in Green River. He married Betty Brown in Evanston on April 7, 1972. He worked for the city of Green River for 30 years as a heavy equipment operator. He also was a mechanic. His interests included hunting, fishing, reloading bullets and gun collecting.
Survivors include his wife, Betty Deck of Green River; one brother, Steve Deck of Sheridan, Ore.; one sister, Patricia White of Sparks, Nev.; and four stepdaughters, Rose Slaugh and husband Kenny of Manila, Utah, Ann Gunyan and husband Richard, Jean Behunin, and Jackie Simmons and husband Dean, all of Green River; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one nephew; and one step-grandson, Troy Morgan.
Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, Jan. 28, 2005, at the Riverview Cemetery in Green River. Pallbearers are Wayne Critsinger, Tony Morgan, Don Price, Jason Simmons, Justin Simmons, Randy Christensen and Rick Christensen. Honorary pallbearers are Steve White and Kevin Deck.

DECK, Wayne Leroy, 81, of 321 East 4th South, Green River, died on May 19, 1999, at his home. A resident of Green River for the past 62 years and former resident of Utah, Deck had been in ill health for the past year. He was born Feb, 24, 1918, in Manila, Utah, the son of the late Henry Percy and Hannah Maria Nelson Deck. He attended schools in McKinnon, WY and in Manila, Utah.He married the former Clara Pearl Dillon in Manila on July 1, 1937. He was employed as a car inspector for the Union Pacific Railroad for more than 40 years. He was a member of the Union Pacifics Old Timers Club. He is survived by his wife Clara of Green River; two sons and daughters -in-law, Duane and Betty Deck of Green River and Stephen and Myna Deck of Sheridan, Ore.; one daughter and son-in-law Pat and John White of Fallon, Nev. Three sisters, Hannah Bower of Green River, Elsie Martin of Fresno, Calif., and Thelma Marshall of Salt Lake City; three grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a. m. on Tuesday, May 25, 1999, at the Vase Flaming Gorge Chapel, 263 East Flaming Gorge Way, Green River. Ed Harsha will conduct the service. [Submitted by Pat White]

De NIKCOLA, John, an Austrian, died at the hospital on Sunday from the result of injuries received while working in the mines. The funeral took place on Wednesday from the South Catholic church. [Wyoming State Tribune- Cheyenne State Leader, 15 February 1918]

DEPOYSTER, Lohrine M., 85, of Rock Springs, died at home. A resident of Rock Springs for the past eight years and former resident of Green River and Bellevue, Neb., Mrs. DePoyster died following an illness of one year. She was born on Aug. 3, 1919, in Kramer, Neb., the daughter of Fred and Margaret Schernikau. Mrs. DePoyster attended schools in Crete, Neb., and graduated from the Crete High School with the class of 1937. She married Lewis E. DePoyster in Lincoln, Neb., in 1941 and he preceded her in death in 1989. Her interests included camping, painting, sewing, playing cards, traveling and spending time with her family and her cats.
Survivors include one son, Jerry DePoyster and wife JoLynn of Rock Springs; two daughters, Margaret Perry and husband Harold of Rock Springs, and Linda Anderson and husband Roger of Lincoln, Neb.; eight grandchildren, Emmy, Stacy, Gina, Lewis, Jill, Tara, Donald and Andi; 11 great-grandchildren, Amanda, Kristina, Shelby, Dakota, Joshua, Lane, Tristan, Jordan, Kate, Mady and Norah; one great-great-grandchild, Bailey; and one nephew, Fred Weidner. She was preceded in death by her parents, husband and sister.
Following cremation, a memorial service and inurnment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 21, 2005, at the Riverview Cemetery in Green River.

DERNOVICH, August A., 90, of Rock Springs, died Friday, Aug. 25, 2006, at Castle Rock Medical Center in Green River. Dernovich died following a lengthy illness.
He was born Feb. 29, 1916 in Williamson, Iowa, the son of August A. and Julia Crnich Dernovich III. He attended schools in Iowa.
He married Rose Martinache on May 16, 1937, in Manila, Utah.
Dernovich worked for Westvaco as a trona miner and the UP Coal Company as a coal miner from 1937 to 1954.
He was a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Community and the United Mine Workers of America.
His interests included hunting, fishing and camping with his family.
Survivors include two sons, August Dernovich of Reliance and Richard Dernovich of Rock Springs; two brothers, John Dernovich of Sheridan and Frank Dernovich of Rock Springs; three sisters, Vera Cooper of Salt Lake City, Utah, and Helen West and Gloria Toni Dernovich, both of California; eight grandchildren; three great-grandchildren; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, August and Julia; wife, Rose; one daughter, Linda Onisto; two brothers; and six sisters.
Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2006, at Vase Funeral Chapel, 154 Elk St., Rock Springs. The Rev. Carl Beavers will officiate. Interment will be in the Rest Haven Memorial Gardens, north Rock Springs. Friends may call at the chapel Monday, Aug. 28, 2006, until 8 p.m. and again Tuesday morning until time of services.

DERNOVICH, Frank Donald, 88, of Rock Springs, died Thursday, Sept. 4, 2008 in Salt Lake City. A longtime resident of Rock Springs and former resident of Williamson, Iowa, he died following a brief illness.
He was born Oct. 10, 1919, in Williamson, Iowa, the son of August and Julia Chernich Dernovich.
Mr. Dernovich married Francis Irene Peternel on July 14, 1940, in Manila, Utah. She preceded him in death on July 7, 1995.
He worked as a coal miner for 22 years. He worked for FMC as a mine area supervisor for 18 years and Sweetwater County maintenance supervisor for six years.
Mr. Dernovich was a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Community and Fraternal Order Eagles Aerie No. 151.
He served for two years in the Civil Conservation Corps.
His interests included hunting, fishing, carpentry, gardening and horses.
Survivors include three sons, Larry Dernovich of Rock Springs, Don Dernovich and wife Kathy of Culbertson, Neb., and Rob Dernovich and wife Michealine of Rock Springs; one brother, Todd Dernovich of Sheridan; two sisters, Vera Cooper of Salt Lake City and Toni Dernovich of Camario, Calif.; six grandchildren, Dee Dee Berry and husband Paul of Rock Springs, Jennifer Sain and husband David of Rock Springs, Heath Dernovich of Loveland, Colo., Jessica Roth and husband Matt and Kaitlyn Starks and husband Ray, all of Lincoln, Neb., and Desesire Grienier of Maui, Hawaii; five great-grandchildren, Chloe and Aiden Dernovich, Zachary and Braxton Berry and Hunter Sain; and several cousins, nephews and nieces.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife; four brothers, Vance, August, George and Tommy; and seven sisters, Mary, Eva, Anna, Agnes, Catherine, Julia and Helen.
A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 12, 2008, at the SS. Cyril and Methodius Catholic Church, 633 Bridger Ave., Rock Springs. A parish rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 11, 2008, at the Vase Funeral Chapel, 154 Elk St. Interment will be in the Rest Haven Memorial Gardens. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. Thursday at the Vase Chapel and until time of services Friday morning at the chapel. Pallbearers will include Larry Dernovich, Donald Dernovich, Robert Dernovich, Dave Sain, Paul Berry and Heath Dernovich. Honorary pallbearers will include Albert Gookin, Vincent Peternel, Gary Lee Tipp, August Dernovich Jr., Steven Dernovich, Frank Peternel and Jack Podbevsek.

DEVLIN, Felix Joseph, born in Philadelphia, Pa., on March 2nd, 1840, died at his home on Spruce street on August 17th, 1921. Mr. Devlin was one of the few surviving veterans of the civil war in our locality and always on Memorial Day he took a prominent part in the proceedings. His father was John Devlin and his mother, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth McGovern. Mr. Devlin enlisted in the U. S. Marine Corps at Philadelphia on June 25th, 1861, and was honorably discharged on June 24th, 1865, having served the regulation term of four years. Under Major Zigler he took part in the battle of Bull Run. and was present at the taking of Fort Fisher, the most formidable, fort in the South. Under Major Reynolds he also took part in engagements at Georgetown and Morristown and in numerous other engagements during the Civil war. He was severely injured at the sinking of the steamer, Governor but was rescued by the steamer, Watchset. From this injury he never fully recovered. Mr. Devlin, while extremely reticent about his own part in the civil war battles, gave many interesting talks and much valuable information in regard to the fighting at that time.
He was married to Miss Mary Tiernan, at Endsalem, Pa. on April 8th, 1875. Five children were born of the marriage, only one of whom, Mrs. Walter Muir, of this city survives.
Mr. Devlin came to Wyoming in January, 1880, and settled at Carbon where he was employed by the U. P. Coal company, Or. This camp being closed he came to Rock Springs where he has resided ever since with the exception of two years which he spent at his old home near Philadelphia, 1892 to 1894. It was his last request that he be buried among the hills of Wyoming.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Mary A. Devlin; his daughter, Mrs. Mary L. Muir, and three grandchildren, Walter J. Muir, Marian Louise Muir, and John Paul Muir, all of whom reside in Rock Springs.
With the passing of Mr. Devlin another link has been severed which connects us with the past history not only of our own city but of our country. He was well known in the city and has always a cheery greeting for everyone. He will be sadly missed and his many friends sympathize with the relatives in their sad bereavement
[Rock Springs Rocket.]
The funeral took place from the home at 9:30 and from the South Side Catholic church of that city on Saturday morning. A firing squad and bugler from the American Legion and representatives of the Sons of Veterans formed an escort for the body.
[Green River Star, Friday August 26, 1921]

DIMARIA, Mrs. Mary -- 26 years of age died at Point of Rocks on Monday. The body was brought to Rock Springs the funeral took place yesterday. [Wyoming State Tribune- Cheyenne State Leader, 15 February 1918]

DRANEY, Delano Rex, 68, of 390 Wilson St., Green River, died Monday, July 10, 2006, at the Sage View Care Center in Rock Springs. A longtime resident of Green River and former resident of Afton, Draney died following a sudden illness. He was born Aug. 23, 1937, in Afton, the son of Rex and Mable Call Draney. Draney attended schools in Afton through the 10th grade. After finishing the 10th grade, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy from 1956 through 1962 where he earned is GED in Adak, Alaska. He was the owner and operator of the Draney Construction Company for 30 years. He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles No. 2350. He was a member of the LDS Church
He enjoyed fishing, hunting, the outdoors, hobbies, crafts and fixing up trucks. Survivors include one son, Kent Draney of Green River; one daughter, Terry Lee Baker of Rock Springs; one sister, Jeraldine Jasperson and husband Tex of GreenRiver; six grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents, Rex and Mable; one son, Rod Rick Draney; two brothers, Rodger Draney and Leeland Draney; and grandfather, Dale Draney. Funeral services will be conducted at 2 p.m. Saturday, July 15, 2006, at the Vase Flaming Gorge Chapel, 263 E. Flaming Gorge Way, Green River. Military graveside services and interment will be in the Riverview Cemetery in Green River. Friends may call at the chapel Friday, July 14, 2006, from 6-8 p.m. and again Saturday one hour prior to services.

DYETT, Alexander
Sweetwater Pioneer at Rock Springs Dies
Rock Springs, Wyo. Dec 13 -- Alexander Dyett, well known pioneer of Sweetwater county, died at the local hospital after a two days' illness.
[13 Dec 1917, "Wyoming State Tribune- Cheyenne State Leader"]

EATON, J. R. Pharis, 16, died Saturday, December 10, 1994 at the LDS Medical Center in Salt Lake City, where he had been a patient for one day. A resident of Green River for the past five years and former resident of Lyman, Wyoming and Salt Lake City, he was born on November 10, 1978 in Longview, Texas, the son of Bennie Pharis and Bobbie Lynn Fillin. He attended schools in Green River and was currently a sophomore at the Green River High School. Mr. Pharis was active in football, basketball and baseball. He was an outdoorsman, animal lover, amateur photographer and liked auto mechanics. Survivors include his parents, Richard and Bobbie Lynn Eaton of Green River, Who.; two brothers, Josh Eaton of Cedarville, Calif.; Christopher Pharis of Longview, Texas; sister, Misty Eaton of Cedarville, Calif. His paternal grandparents, Merle and Marion Eaton of Riverton, Wyo.; and Kenneth and Mary Tidwell of Longview, Texas. His maternal grandparents, Roger and Jennie Keeler, and Edwin O. and Shauna Fillin, all of Salt Lake City; several aunts, uncles, and cousins also survive him. He was preceded in death by one aunt, Cindie Ek; one uncle, Daryl Eaton and one cousin, Michael Behunin. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, December 16, 1994, at the Monroe Avenue Baptist Church, 295 Monroe Avenue, Green River, Wyoming. Interment in the Riverview Cemetery in Green River. Friends may call at the church Friday from 11 a.m. until time of funeral.

ENGLE, [Infant] -- The little son was born to Mr. and Mrs. Jesse Engle of Farson, on Saturday, May 29th. at The Wyoming General Hospital, but the little one did not live. The body was taken to Farson for burial. Rock Springs Miner Friday, June 4, 1920

ESKRIDGE, Clarence Edgar --"The Man in Green" 82, passed away November 09, 2007 at his winter home in St. George, Utah. He was born November 22, 1924 in Green River, Wyoming, the oldest son of Clyde Martin and Mahala LaVon (Wright) Eskridge. He married Erma Peterson Boren, November 19, 1970 and moved to Ogden, where they lived until their retirement. They spent their summers at their home in Star Valley Ranch, Wyoming and their winters in Arizona and St. George, Utah. He enjoyed sports of every kind and excelled at everything in which he participated. He enjoyed the outdoors. His favorite things to do were golfing, fishing and hunting. He was an avid bowler and had numerous trophies on his mantle. He was a square dance caller for many years and was known as the "Man in Green". He started many square dance clubs, called at many national conventions across the country and was well known for his "Dam Dance" at the Flaming Gorge Dam each July. He served as a Frog Man and Air Mechanic in the Navy during WWII. He worked for the Union Pacific Railroad for more than 30 years spending most of his career on the General Manager's staff. He is survived by six of his children: Stanley Boren (Shirley) of Bakersfield, CA, Sharon Gerdes of Fruit Heights, UT, Sandra Kovach (Mike) of Pinedale, WY, Beverley Miller (Bill) of Rock Springs, WY, Robert Boren of Green River, WY, and David Boren (Laurie) of South Weber, UT; 17 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; brothers Boyd Eskridge (Beth) of St. George, UT and Deen Eskridge (Marilyn) of Murray, UT; sisters Mazie Walker (Robert) of Cheyenne, WY and Lita Myers of Salt Lake City, UT; as well as numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife Erma; mother and father; sons Richard, Edward and Michael. Friends may call at Myers Ogden Mortuary, 845 Washington Blvd., Ogden, Utah on Thursday, November 15, 2007 from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral Services will be held Friday, November 16, 2007 at 12 noon at the Vase Funeral Home in Green River, WY. Friends may call from 11 to 11:45 a.m. prior to services. Graveside services and interment will be at the River View Cemetery in Green River, Wy

ESKRIDGE, Erma Jeanette, 80, passed away August 30, 2006 in Ogden, Utah after a courageous battle with cancer. She was born September 13, 1925 in Price, Utah the daughter of Gilbert LeRoy and Jeanette (Sessions) Peterson. She married Farren Boren August 22, 1942. They were later divorced. She married Clarence E. Eskridge on November 19,1970 and moved to Ogden, where they lived until their retirement. They spent their summers at their home at Star Valley Ranch, Wyoming and their winters in St. George, Utah and Arizona. She enjoyed many hobbies including golf, square dancing, genealogy, playing cards, crocheting, and traveling She was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served in many callings and attended the temple as often as she could. She is survived by her husband Clarence; six children, Stanley Boren (Shirley) of Bakersfield, CA; Sharon Gerdes of Fruit Heights, UT; Sandra Kovach (Mike) of Rock Springs, WY; Beverly Miller (Bill) of Rock Springs, WY; Robert Boren of Green River. WY; and David Boren (Laurie) of South Weber, UT; 17 grandchildren, nine great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents, son Michael, step-sons Rick and Edward, sisters Ha and Annie, and brothers Leslie, Shirley, and Veldon. Funeral sen/ices will be on Monday, September 4, 2006 at 12 noon at the Schwab Funeral home in Thayne, WY. Friends may call on Sunday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. or Monday from 10:30 until 11:45 a.m. prior to services. Friends may also call at the Vase Funeral home in Green River. WY on Monday evening from 6 until 8 p.m. or Tuesday morning from 10 until 11 a.m. Graveside services and interment will be at the RiverView Cemetery in Green River. WY.

EVERS, Elroy -- While returning from school at the noon hour last Friday Elroy Evers and some school mates passed the Sweetwater Beverage Co. where a hose was being used to clean out the engine of the plant. One of the children told the Evers boy to pick up the hose and smell of it. The youngster playfully picked up the hose and inhaled the smell of gas emitting from it. He became strangled and was hastened to a doctor, given relief and sent home but he had so deeply inhaled the fumes that his condition became worse and he was hastened to the hospital last Sunday where he died from the results of the ammonia gas about 12 oclock Sunday night.
The funeral was held from the congregational church Wednesday afternoon, with Rev. G. M. Peacock officiating, while selections of the parents choosing were ably rendered by the choir. The funeral cortege was the largest seen in Green River for many years with friends of the family from Rock Springs and elsewhere being in attendance.
[Green River Star Friday, February 18, 1921]



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