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HAFNOR
, Anton -- the little six months old son of Mr. and Mrs. Anton Hafnor occurred on Wednesday at the home on East Flat. The funeral was held from the North Side Catholic church at two o'clock on Friday afternoon. [October 17, 1914, Rock Springs Miner]

HATCH, S. B. -- The sudden death or S.. B. Hatch occurred at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Hickerson, last Friday evening. after a brief illness from pneumonia. Mr. Hatch was a native of Pennsylvania but had lived in Wyoming for many years and was a lover of the western country. His immediate family were all dead, his nearest relatives being two nieces and two nephews, who live in the east He had lived for several years at Superior but for the past year had held the position of deputy county assessor and had made his homo with Mr. and Mrs Hickerson He had a large acquaintances and many friends. he was 55 years old. The funeral was held from the Hickerson home on Sunday afternoon, conducted by Rev, Davis. (February 13, 1920 - Rock Springs Miner)

HANSEN, Anton died about 6:30 on Wednesday evening at the Wyoming General Hospital. It will be remembered that Mr. Hansen suffered a paralytic stroke on May 25th while in the Henrys Fork country in the performance of his duties as assessor. He was brought to his home in this city and it was hoped that he might recover from the attack, but since that time he as been gradually failing. It is now thought that this was the second stroke, the first having occurred about eight months ago, the trouble at that time being attributed to rheumatism. A third stroke occurred on last Friday and since that time ho hope for recovery has been entertained. The deceased was born in Denmark June 8, 1863, and had just passed his fifty-second birthday. He came to America in 1881, stopping for a short time in the east, after which he came to Wyoming. The old camp of Carbon was his first location in this state and he remained there for two years. He then came to Rock Springs where he has since made his home. In November, 1893 he was married to Miss Mary Anderson who with six children is left to mourn the loss of a kind husband and father. The children are Fred, William, Hans, Leonard, Annie and Ella. Another daughter died several years ago. He also leaves two brothers, Mike and James Hansen of this city and two sisters who reside in Denmark. Mr. Hansen was for many years employed by the Union Pacific railroad, having held the position of air-brake foreman. He served as deputy county assessor under the late Dennis Waters. In 1912 was elected to the office of county assessor and was re-elected in 1914 having the largest majority of any candidate on the ticket. He was a member of the Danish Brotherhood , the Modern Woodenmen of America and the L. O. O. M. He had a wide acquaintance throughout Sweetwater county, and was liked and respected by all who knew him. He was a capable official and his death is a loss to the people of the county. The funeral services will be held at the Congregational Church on Sunday morning at eleven o'clock, conducted by the Rev. F. C. Lewis [June 26, 1915, Rock Springs Miner]

HANSON, Dian L., 57, of Green River, died Wednesday, March 7, 2007, at Sage View Care Center in Rock Springs after a lengthy illness from cancer. She was born Aug. 16, 1949, in Alexandria, Minn., the daughter of Vernal Duane Hanson and Marion Jane Faltinoski. She attended schools in Virginia, Minn. She had been employed with Pizza Hut in Green River for many years, retiring in 1999. She was active in the American Diabetes Association. She was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her interests included cross stitching, handcrafts, cooking and cake decorating. Survivors include one son, Kevin Hanson of Green River; two sisters, Donna Crowell of Elko, Nev., and Luann Forness of Virginia, Minn.; best friend, Bennie Hayward of Green River; nephews, Chad Crowell of Green River and Ryan Forness of Washington; nieces, Amy VanKam of Rock Springs, Stacy Robillard of Eveleth, Minn., and Dana Forness of Virginia, Minn.; great-niece, Ellie Robillard; great-nephew, Braden VanKam; and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her parents. Cremation will take place. Memorial services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Monday, March 12, 2007, at the Green River LDS First Ward Chapel, 1000 W. Fourth N., Green River. Inurnment will take place in the Riverview Cemetery in Green River.

HARBOLD - Stella Fern Harbold, the 6-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. R. Harbold, died at the hospital of pneumonia. The funeral was held from the Congregational church, Rev. Cloud presiding. [Wyoming State Tribune Cheyenne State Leader (3 Mar. 1920)- MZ - sub by FoFG]

HARLOW, Billie E. Sr., 66, of 30 Clearview Drive No. 5, Rock Springs, died at 10:05 a.m. Tuesday, May 6, 2003, at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County shortly after being admitted.Harlow had been a longtime resident of Rock Springs and died following a lengthy illness He was born on Oct. 20, 1936, in Chelsea, Okla., the son of the late Lyss Eugene and Nora Bly Grissom. Harlow attended schools in Scottsbluff, Neb. He was a U.S. Navy Veteran of the Korean War. He married Theresa Pankowsky in Bridge Port, Neb., on April 11, 1961. Harlow was employed by the Sweetwater County Road and Bridge for 30 years and retired on Feb. 1, 2002. His interests included fishing, camping, hunting, and spending time with his family and friends. Survivors include his wife, Theresa Harlow of Rock Springs; five sons, Billie Harlow Jr. and wife Kathy of Mills, Wade Harlow of Rock Springs, Bart Harlow of Wheatland, James Harlow of Rawlins, and Warren Harlow and wife Christy of Greeley, Colo.; three daughters, Terry Zogg and husband Fred of North Platte, Neb., Becky McCallister and companion Mike of Peever, S.D., and April Cruz and husband Richard of Rock Springs; two brothers; two sisters; one daughter-in-law, Cheryl Byrne and husband Russ of Rock Springs; special friend, Joan Brown of Rock Springs; 23 grandchildren; one great-grandson, Austin; and several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; twin sisters; one daughter, Tammie; and one grandson, Jeremiah Zogg. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Tuesday, May 13, 2003, at the Vase Funeral Chapel, 154 Elk St., Rock Springs. The Rev. John Savio will officiate. Friends may call at the chapel Monday afternoon and evening until 8 p.m. and again Tuesday at the chapel until time of services. Cremation will follow. Military graveside services and inurnment will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 14, 2003, at the Veterans Section of the Rock Springs Municipal Cemetery.

HARLOW, Theresa A., 61, of 30 Clearview Drive No. 5, Rock Springs, died on Saturday, May 17, 2003, at the Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County where she had been a patient for the past two days. Mrs. Harlow had been a longtime resident of Rock Springs and died following a lengthy illness. She was born on Dec. 18, 1941, in Angora, Neb., the daughter of the late Jake and Alma Shoopman Pankowski. Mrs. Harlow attended schools in Morrill County, Neb. She married Billie E. Harlow Sr. in Bridgeport, Neb., on April 11, 1961. He preceded her in death on May 6, 2003. Mrs. Harlow was employed by the Sweetwater County School District No. 1 as a school bus driver for nine years. Her interests included crocheting, arts and crafts, and spending time with her family and friends. Survivors include her five sons, Billie Harlow Jr. and wife Kathy of Mills, Wade Harlow of Rock Springs, Bart Harlow of Wheatland, James Harlow of Rawlins, and Warren Harlow and wife Christy of Greeley, Colo.; three daughters, Terry Zogg and husband Fred of North Platte, Neb., Becky McCallister and companion Mike of Peever, S.D., and April Cruz and husband Richard of Rock Springs; three brothers, Haver Pankowski of Baird, Neb., Anthony Pankowski of Bridgeport, Neb., and Orville Pankowski of Oklahoma City, Okla.; one sister, Agnes Weaver of Gering, Neb.; 23 grandchildren; one great-grandson, Austin; and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Mrs. Harlow was preceded in death by her husband, Billie E. Harlow Sr.; her parents; brothers, James and Stanley Pankowski; sister, Elsie Thostensen; daughter, Tammie Crawford; and one grandson, Jeremiah Zogg. Funeral services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, May 23, 2003, at the Vase Funeral Chapel, 154 Elk St., Rock Springs. The Rev. John Savio will officiate. Friends may call at the funeral chapel Friday until time of services. Cremation will follow. Graveside services and inurnment will be conducted at 10 a.m. Saturday, May 24, 2003, at the Mountain View Section of the Rock Springs Municipal Cemetery.

HAWLEY, Mrs. John -- As stated in our last issue the sudden death of Mrs. John Hawley on August 28th was a blow that struck to the heart, not only to the family of the deceased, but to the majority of the inhabitants of Green River, where she was born and had lived almost her entire life.
She had left only a few days before her death for a visit with friends in Kimball, Nebraska, and seemed to be in the best of health up to the evening of August 28th when she suffered a stroke of paralysis, dying in a few hours.
Mrs. Hawley's life was filled with many deeds of kindness, she was a true friend and neighbor, a dutiful wife, loving mother, and her acts of charity to the less fortunate, will long be remembered.
She was a valued member of the O. E. Knights and Ladies of Security, and in each of these orders had served faithfully, and at the time of her demise was a past matron of the O. E. S.
The remains were brought to this city Sunday morning, and at 2 oclock Sunday afternoon at the family residence the beautiful O. E. S. funeral service was conducted by the local order, and from thence escorted to the Congregational church, Rev. S. A. Webber conducting the service, after which a long cortege of sorrowing relatives and friends followed the re-mains to the new cemetery where they were tenderly laid to rest.
The floral offerings were numerous and of beautiful designs, being tokens of remembrances from various orders, departments of the railroad and friends. To the grief stricken husband and children this publication joins in extending sympathy.
[Green River Star, Friday September 5, 1919]

HAWLEY, Justin | HILL, Joseph Jr.
At 2:30 last Saturday afternoon a double funeral took place in this city, in which the bereaved of the unfortunate youths for which the services were held, had the heartfelt sympathy of almost every citizen of the town.
The funeral services over the remains of Justin Hawley and Joseph Hill Jr. who met their untimely death while in the enjoyment of the innocent youthful pursuit of rafting on the surface of the waters of the Green River, as heralded in our last issue, were conducted at the Congregational church by the Pastor Rev A. Webber and were attended by as large a congregation as ever assembled in this church edifice. Many a tear was dropped in sympathy for the two heart broken families who had suffered the loss from their family circles a promising son. The sermon was touching and filled with comforting words for the bereaved ones, while the singing of the choir and the beautiful solo rendered by Mrs. Mack Beckstead blended with the silent mourning of relatives and friends were tense moments for the sorrowing parents of the youths who lay in the sleep of death in beautiful caskets banked with beautiful floral offerings of friends, societies and various organizations.
Two hearses bore the remains to the grave, and were followed by long lines of automobiles filled with sorrowing relatives and friends, while many afoot were in line where with impressive services the two forms were tenderly and lovingly laid to rest side by side in the bosom of mother earth. Twelve playmates of the two boys acted as honorary pall bearers, which added impressiveness to the sad obsequies.
Both youths were manly fellows, Joseph Hill being 17 years of age, while Justin Hawley was just 13 years of age, and both were bright and gave every promise of making useful and splendid men, and to have them torn from the bosom of the families in such a manner, causes memories that only those who knew them as only parents can know them can realize the pangs that their absence means, and to them this publication expresses along with the entire community the sincerest sympathy.
[Green River Star, Friday August 23, 1918]

HIGH, Billie L. -- Memorial services for Billie L. High were conducted on Tuesday, Nov. 21, 2006, at the Vase Flaming Gorge Chapel, Green River. Inurnment was in the Riverview Cemetery Columbarium. Mrs. High, 45, of 1700 Swanson Drive Space 30, Rock Springs, died Wednesday, Nov. 15, 2006, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. A resident of Rock Springs for the past four years and former resident of Wallace, Idaho, Ms. High died following a brief illness. She was born on Aug. 15, 1961, in Wallace, the daughter of Billy High and Eleanor Lynn Rose. She attended school in Idaho and Oregon. She worked at Whispers as a waitress. Her interests included spending time with family and friends, crossword puzzles, cooking, camping, spending time outdoors and gardening. Survivors include her mother, Lynn Rose of Green River; one daughter, Amber Jones and husband Eric of Rock Springs; one son, Brian High of Rock Springs; one brother, Robert Funk and wife Deb of Albany, Ore.; one sister, Cindy Stamps and husband Jack of Osborn, Idaho; maternal grandmother, Eleanor Rose of Osborn; grandchildren, Jauslyn Jones, Aston Jones and Madison Jones, all of Rock Springs; several aunts and uncles, including Phyllis and James Baker of Green River; and several cousins. She was preceded in death by her maternal grandfather, Edgar Rose; and one uncle, Marshall Ten Eyck. Cremation has taken place.

HILL, Nora and Dora -- -Twins. The death of little Nora, the second of the little twin daughters of Mr. and Mrs. Robert W. Hill occurred last Saturday night, and on Monday afternoon she was laid beside her little sister. Rev R. N. Cloud had charge of the funeral. These pretty twin girls were ill the greater part of their short lives little Nora surviving little Dora by only one day. Their death leaves a sad vacancy in the home and the family has the sympathy of many friends in their trouble. [Friday January 9, 1920, Rock Springs Miner]

HOCHART, Leon E., 80, of Rock Springs, died Thursday, Oct. 18, 2007, at his home. A resident of Rock Springs for more than 60 years and former resident of Williamson, Iowa, Hochart had been in ill health for the past several years. He was born Jan. 6, 1927, in Melcher, Iowa, the son of Jean Phille and Victoria Marie Carlier Hochart. He attended school in Williamson.
He married the former Beverly Marlene Graham on June 6, 1948, in Reliance.
Hochart was a U.S. Army veteran of World War II.
He was employed at FMC for 36 years as an outside heavy equipment operator and retired in 1992.
His interests included camping, fishing, woodworking, making fishing lures and flies, playing cards and spending time with his family and friends.
Survivors include his wife, Beverly Hochart of Rock Springs; one son, John Hochart and wife Verna of Winnemuca, Nev.; one daughter, Susan Mondragon and husband Joe of Rock Springs; one brother, Alvin Hochart of Williamson; one sister, Mary Lou Kelly and companion Don Matthews of Bedford, Va.; two granddaughters, Marsha Allan and husband Rob and Katherine Dawson and husband Clint, all of Aurora, Colo.; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Edward and Fred; and father-in-law and mother-in-law, Red and Beulah Graham.
Following cremation, there will be no services at his request.

HOCKANSON -- The home of Carl Hockanson has been visited by a double bereavement this week and Mr. Hockanson has been left alone in what was only a few days ago a happy home. The death of Mrs. Hockanson occurred on Monday June 7th after a three days illness from scarlet fever, and she was laid to rest on Tuesday. She left one child a little nine month old boy, Raymond Clark. The little one became ill from change of food after its mothers death, and he too passed away on Friday. He will be laid beside his mother on Sunday. Mrs. Hockanson was a member of the Swedish Vasa Lodge and was well known and highly respected by all who knew her, especially among the Swedish people of this country .June 15, 1915 Rock Springs Miner
HOHOSH, Neoma Denwiddie, 74 of Ogden died this morning Wednesday November 6, 1968 in a local nursing home. She was born March 17, 1894 in Clinton, Indiana a daughter of John and Margaret Black Denwiddie. She was married to Andrew Hohosh Sr. on September 26, 1912 in Clinton, Ind. He died in 1953. She had resided in Reliance and Rock Springs, Wyo., and in Ogden the past 18 years. She was a member of the Methodist Church. Surviving are one son, Raymond Hohosh, Rock Springs, Wyo., and four grandchildren. The body will be shipped by Larkin and Sons Mortuary to Rock Springs for services and burial

HOLLOPETER, Carol Ann Hollopeter, 56, of Green River, died Sunday, May 4, 2008, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County after a lengthy illness.
She was born May 17, 1951 in Gonzales, Texas, the daughter of William Harvey Wesley Keeton and Billie Jean Ward Keeton. She attended schools in California and graduated from Carpenteria High School with the class of 1970.
She married Otto Lawrence Hollopeter on Feb. 3, 1973, in Carpenteria, Calif. She was a member of the Church of Christ in Green River. Her interests included playing bingo and spending time with her grandchildren.
Survivors include her husband, Otto Hollopeter of Green River; son, Chris Hollopeter and wife Beth of Evanston; daughter, Melissa Chaouqi and husband Driss of Denver; brothers, William Keeton and wife Cecilia of California, Richard Keeton and wife Sheree of Salt Lake City and Steve Keeton and wife Mona of Elko, Nev.; sisters, Kathy Provence and husband David of Chugwater, Janet Jenkins and husband Ron of Duchesne, Utah, and Terri Larive and husband John of Mountain View; five grandchildren, Kamber and Abdurahman Chaouqi and Briana, Keegan and Jordan Hollopeter; several aunts and uncles; and numerous cousins, nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; daughter, Kelly Jean Hollopeter; and aunt, Pauline Verduzco. Funeral services will be conducted at 1 p.m. Friday, May 9, 2008, at the Church of Christ, 605 Clark, Green River. Friends may call one hour prior to the services. Interment will take place in the Riverview Cemetery, Green River.

HUCKETT, Leona May Davison -- Mrs. Herbert Huckett died at the Wyoming General Hospital at Rock Springs last Saturday morning about 11 oclock as the result of premature child birth.
The news of this ladys death was a great shock to the community, as few knew that she was being attended at the hospital until the word was received of her death.
Leona May Davison was born at Greenleaf, Kansas, married Herbert Huckett in 1903, and to this union three children were born, Helen, Monte, and Frank, the oldest being about sixteen years.
The family has resided in Green River about three years, Mr. Huckett being in the employ of the Union Pacific railroad.
The remains were taken to Greenleaf, Kansas for interment. Mrs. McQuillin accompanied the bereaved husband and children on their sad mission. [Green River Star Friday, February 18, 1921]

HUNTER, Glen E., 70, of Aztec, N.M., died Friday, Aug. 3, 2007, in Silverton, Colo. He was born Dec. 16, 1936, in Rock Springs, the son of Woodrow and Helen (Branson) Hunter. He grew up in Green River, graduating from Green River High School with the class of 1954. He worked in the Trona Mines until his retirement in 1997. He married Pat Vines in 1956. They divorced in 1982. He married Joyce Putman in 1985. His interests included working in his garage. Survivors include his wife, Joyce of Aztec; sons, Glen C. Hunter and Dean Hunter, both of Green River, Jim Hunter of Phoenix and Dale Putman of Spring Creek, Nev.; daughters, Kathy Hunter of Grand Junction, Colo., and Lisa Putman of Richfield, Utah; nine grandchildren; nine great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and one uncle, Harve Branson of Atlantic City. He was preceded in death by his parents. Funeral services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2007, at the Aztec Baptist Church, 1219 S. Main St., Aztec, with Pastor Don Stackpole officiating. Graveside services and interment will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, Aug. 10, 2007, with Pastor Mark Butcher officiating at the Riverview Cemetery in Green River.

HYMUS, Faye Black, age 86, passed away June 13, 1993 in Murray, Utah. Born August 18, 1906 in Henefer, Utah, daughter of Daniel Edward and Lavinia Mary Paskett Black. Married Acie Hymas August 25, 1933 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Active member of LDS Church. Survived by three sons and two daughters, Dale W., Green River, Wyoming; Larry R., Boise, Idaho; Kelly L., West Jordan; Mrs. Wayne (Christine) James, Salt Lake City; Mrs. LaRay (Pauline) Sadlier, McKinnon, Wyoming; 19 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; four brothers and two sisters, Spencer Black, Burley, Idaho; Farrel Black, Hamer, Idaho; Burt Berlin, Mercer Island, Washington; Leone Pyle, Heyburn, Idaho; Keith Berlin, Rupert, Idaho; Mrs. Jack (Kathryn) Erickson, Almo, Idaho. Funeral services will be held Friday, 1 p.m. at the Green River Stake Center, 120 Shoshone Ave., Green River, Wyoming. Friends may call Wednesday, 6-7 p.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 So. Redwood Road, SLC, Utah and Thursday 6-8 p.m. at the stake center in Wyoming, and Friday one hour prior to services. Interment, River View Cemetery, Green River, Wyo.

INGLE, Isabella Beveridge, 47, of Eden, died here Monday morning of spinal injuries suffered when the new pickup truck in which she and her husband were riding overturned one mile north of Farson Saturday afternoon. According to information supplied during an investigation conducted by Coroner J. Warden Opie here Monday, Mr. Ingle was driving and lost control of the car. The car left the road and overturned. The accident occurred on the graveled county road north of Farson post office. Mr. Opie said no inquest will be conducted, as the investigation showed that no other car was involved. This is the first accident to occur off an oiled highway in this county in more than 18 months, the last one being on the Green River-Big Piney county highway in the fall of 1939. This is the county's eighth highway fatality of 1941.
Isabella Beveridge Ingle was born in Fleming, Kan., June 6, 1893. and had lived in the Eden valley for more than a quarter century, being one of the pioneer women of that project. Besides her husband, Charles J. Ingle, she is survived by four sons, Leonard, Robert, William and Donald, all of Eden; two daughters, Mrs. Delbert Sisk of Farson and Miss Dorothy Ingle of Eden; two sisters, Mrs. John Cuthbertson of Rock Springs and Mrs. Ben Ream of Eldorado Springs, Colo.; two brothers, Robert Beveridge Jr. and William Beveridge, both of Rock Springs.
Funeral services are to be held here Wednesday, with Rev. E. E. Acheson of the Baptist church officiating. Time and place are yet to be set. The body is at the Rogan mortuary.
[Ogden Standard Examiner, Tuesday May 13, 1941]

IREDALE, John -- Last week, the people of the city were grieved to hear of the death of John Iredale Sr. who had been suffering for some time with kidney trouble and asthma. He was at the hospital at the time of his death, where he had been taken so that he would receive the very best of treatment night and day. He was surrounded by his family, with one exception, Mrs. Fred James, who lives in Arizona, who was unable to reach here in time. In the death of Mr. Iredale, Rock Springs loses one of her oldest and most respective citizens. He was always a prominent man in the town, county and state and a great factor in Wyoming politics. Very decided in his views, he was a man you could always depend on and ever tell how he stood on all public questions. Mr Iredale was born at Outeaside, county of Cumberland, England in the year of 1839 and arrived in the United States about the year of 1870, locating in Ohio, later moving to Iowa, then to Colorado, and finally arrived in Rock Springs in the year of 1878, and has made his home here ever since. Ten children have been born to Mr. and Mrs. Iredale, all of whom are living, but one, Archibald, who was killed in the yards here 17 years ago, while switching. He was 22 years old at the time of his death. The other children are Joseph, James, John, William, Garfield, Mrs. Mayes, Mrs. Mellor, Mrs. Fred James and Mrs. William James. The funeral took place from the family residence Sunday afternoon and was in charge of the Red Men, of which he was a member. The Masons and Odd Fellows also attended, he having been a member of these orders for several years. The floral tributes were many and beautiful and the funeral cortege was a long one as it winded its way over yonder hill bearing the remains of whom we had know so long to its last final resting place-- to the great White City of the dead, where so many of our friends have gone in past years. Mrs. Iredale and family have the sincere sympathy of the community in their hour of sorrow. We will all miss John in our daily life, for we liked him and are sorry to know that he has left us for all time. [Published Friday December 14, 1906 -- Rock Springs Independent]

JENSEN, Danielle A., 36, of 815 Ash St., Rock Springs, died Tuesday, Aug. 21, 2006, at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. Miss Jensen died following a lengthy illness. She was born June 17, 1970, in Blue Island, Ill., the daughter of Keith and Debra Zimmerman Castille. Miss Jensen attended schools in Rock Springs and Rawlins. Survivors include David Babel of Rock Springs; mother, Debra Weidler of Rock Springs; stepfather, Benno Weidler of Rock Springs; one son, Dylan Ray Babel of Rock Springs; one sister, Brandie Ann Jensen of Rock Springs; and two uncles, Lyle Zimmerman of Gillette and Steve L. McCain of Pleasant Home, Mo. Following cremation, memorial services will be conducted 1 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 26, 2006 at 815 Ash St., Rock Springs

JOHNSON, Margaret, 84, of 1325 Sage St., Rock Springs, died on Saturday, Jan. 4, 2003, at the Sage View Care Center where she had been a resident for the past two years. A longtime resident of Rock Springs and former resident of Cheyenne, Mrs. Johnson had been in ill health since February. She was born on Sept. 11, 1918, in Bingham, Utah, the daughter of the late Edward U. and Rose McIllvain Reese. Mrs. Johnson attended schools in Kemmerer. She married William Zumbrennen and he preceded her in death. She later married Gerald Johnson and he preceded her in death. Mrs. Johnson was a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Her interests were her family, western music and gardening. Survivors included four sons, John Zumbrennen and wife Joan of Green River, Jay Zumbrennen of Rock Springs, David Zumbrennen of Rawlins and Terry Zumbrennen and wife Lynn of Pinedale; one daughter, Patricia Stinchcomb and husband Harold of Wheatland; 12 grandchildren; 17 great-grand children; and several nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, one son, both husbands, two brothers and six sisters. Funeral Services will be conducted at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2003, at the L.D.S. Stake Center, 2055 Edgar St., Rock Springs. Bishop Bruce Burton will conduct the services Interment will be in the Mountain View section of the Rock Springs Municipal Cemetery. Friends may call at the Vase Chapel, 154 Elk St., Rock Springs, Tuesday afternoon and evening until 8 p.m. and at the L.D.S. State Center Wednesday morning until the time of funeral services. Pallbearers will be Bill Zumbrennen, Kevin Zumbrennen, Kenneth Stinchcomb, Francis Stinchcomb, Mike Zumbrennen and Robert Zumbrennen. Honorary Pallbearers will be all of her 17 grandchildren.



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