Uinta County, Wyoming
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Obituaries and Death Notices

EASTMAN -- Dale Ace Eastman, age 43, died at home September 19, 1991. Born June 26, 1948 in Evanston, Wyoming, the third child of Arnold and Anna Laura Cluff Eastman. Married (first) Barbara DeVoy, 1968. Children, Kimberly Jean and Matthew Brent Eastman. Married (second) Sharon Rose Rogers, September 20, 1984. Dale was a 1967 graduate of Evanston High School, and attended the University of utah on a basketball scholarship. He subsequently graduated from Chadron State College, Nebraska, in 1971, and then served one enthusiastic session as basketball, swimming, assistant football coach and high school teacher in Lyman, Wyoming In recent years, Dale was a self-employed businessman. He was founder and president of Hi-Tech Natural Resources, and funded technology to U.S. and international oil and gas markets. Under his leadership, the company developed a propellant-based well stimulation technology from a theoretical prototype to a world-wide marketing and distribution network. Hi-Tech's operational hubs are in Europe, South America, Canada and Australia, with headquarters in Salt Lake City. Much of the last two years of Dale's life were devoted to his most beloved project, the protection and nurturing of Jeremy Ranch. Dale was a man in love with the possibilities of life, his family, his mountain home, his golf and horses, and a wily trout in a clear stream. He is survived and missed by his wife, Sharon; his daughter and son; mother, Anna Laura, San Diego, Calif (preceded in death by his father Arnold); sister, Carol Lamb, Rock Springs, Wyoming; brother, Dr. Brent Eastman, Rancho Santa Fe, California; and seven nieces and nephews. Memorial services will be Sunday, September 22, at 1 p.m. at the Eastman Home, 8785 Silver Spur Road. Jeremy Ranch.

EDWARDS, Simon William -- Died at the Rock Springs Hospital at noon Thursday February 22, 1912 of injuries received in the explosion at Mine No 4 Susie, on January 20, 1912. Age 23 years. 9 months. He was not a regular employee of the mines but as a blacksmiths helper, it became his duty at times to go into the mine to shoe the mules, when this occasion required, and at the time of the explosion Simon had only been in a few minutes. Simon was the seventh born in a family of 11 children to Mr. and Mrs. Cornle Edwards, Mrs. Edwards leaving this earth close to five years ago. Those at the bedside were Mrs. A. E. Robinson his sister; Mrs. Elna Turner, his sister; Mr. and Mrs. Chris Edwards, Philip Edwards, and Otto Edwards. The remains were prepared for burial in Rock Springs at the undertaking parlors of J. F. McNulty and shipped to Evanston Friday night. The funeral being held on Sunday afternoon from the LDS Church. Those attending the funeral from Susie were Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Robinson, Philip Edwards. Mr. and Mrs. Cornle Edwards Sr., Cornle Edwards Jr., Ethel Edwards and Otto Edwards

ELLINGFORD, Daniel Arthur, 58, died March 28, 1996 at his residence. He was born on January 8, 1938 in Evanston, Wyoming, the son of Elmo George and Mary Elizabeth (Wayman) Ellingford. On July 25, 1958, he married Karen Anne Hollingshead in Henefer, Utah. He was a member of the Catholic Church. He was one of the owner/operators of Ellingford Brothers in Evanston, Wyoming. Survived by wife, Karen Ellingford; son, Scott Ellingford; daughters, Chris Marshall and Cindy Sandler; brother, Rudy Ellingford, all of Evanston, Wyo.; also seven grandchildren. Funeral services will be held on Saturday, 11 a.m., in the Crandall Funeral Home, where friends may call on Friday evening 6-8 p.m. and on Saturday, one hour prior to services. Interment will be in the Evanston City Cemetery

ELLINGFORD, Karen Anne, 57, passed away February 3, 2001 at the Evanston Regional Hospital.
She was born July 20, 1943 in Baker, OR the daughter of Truman E. and Anne (Vercimak) Hollingshead. She married Daniel Arthur Ellingford July 25, 1958 in Henefer, UT. He preceded her in death March 28, 1996. She was a member of Saint Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Evanston. She enjoyed snowmobiling, camping, bowling, gambling, watching Wheel of Fortune, shopping for clothes, spending time with her family at the cabin, and watching her grandchildren.
Survivors include: mother, Anne Hollingshead, Evanston; son, Scott (Angie) Ellingford, Evanston; daughters, Christine (Todd) Marshall, Evanston, Cindy (Paul) Sandler, Evanston; brothers, LaMont Hollingshead, Evanston, Robert Hollingshead, Evanston; and seven grandchildren, Wade, Wesley, and Wyatt Marshall, P.J. and Cahl Sandler, Skylar and Saige Ellingford. She was preceded in death by her father, and husband. A Funeral Mass will be Wed. Feb 7, 2001, 10 a.m. at St. Mary Magdalen Catholic Church in Evanston. The Rosary will be recited at 5:30 p.m. Tues. Feb 6, 2001 at the Crandall Funeral Home. Viewing will be at the Funeral Home Tues. 6-8 p.m. Friends may also call at the church Wed. one hour prior to mass. Interment, Evanston Cemetery following the services. Directors, Crandall Funeral Home

ELLINGSFORD, Kim Marie -- infant daughter of Rudolph and Kay Barnes Ellingsford. died Sunday May 10, 1959 of heart ailment. Born July 9, 1958 in Evanston. Survived by parents brother, Kirk. Evanston; four grandparents. Mr. and Mrs. John A. Barnes, Layton, Utah: Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Stewart, Prescott Ariz., and Mr. and Mrs, Lon Wayman, Evanston; Great Great Grandmother. Mrs., William Barnes, Pinedale. Wyo. Funeral Wednesday 11 a.m. in Gilbert O. Bills Funeral Home, Evanston. Friends call Tuesday evening and Wednesday prior to service. Funeral Evanston City Cemetery. [Salt Lake Tribune, Tuesday May 12, 1959]

ERICKSON, Elva Rozina Nelson -- age 86, died August 31, 2004 following a short stay at Cottonwood Hospital surrounded by her loving family.Born July 25, 1918 in Manila, Utah to William James and Rozina Melinda Shephard Nelson, the seventh of nine children. Married Oliver Wall Erickson June 10, 1935 in the Salt Lake Temple.
She is survived by her children, Marvin, Kearns; Darlene (Bill) Holt, West Valley City; Lorna (Paul) Walker, Kearns; DeWayne (Kathy) Erickson, Lyman, WY; Deanna (Allen) Hicks, Evanston, WY; Gayle (Stuart), Blake, West Jordan; 31 grandchildren; 30 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; sister, Vernalia Olsen, Lyman, WY. Preceded in death by her loving husband, Oliver; parents; daughters, Betty Jane and Shauna Lou Erickson; and seven brothers.
Funeral services will be held Sat., September 4, 2004, 1:00 p.m. at the Lyman Stake Center, Urie, Wyoming. Friends and family may call Friday, 6-8 p.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 S. Redwood Rd, Taylorsville, Utah and Saturday at the Lyman Stake Center in Wyoming, 11:00 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Interment, Lyman City Cemetery, Lyman, Wyoming.

ERICKSON, Marvin -- our beloved brother passed away May 30, 2008 of complications following surgery.Born December 8, 1937 in Lyman, Wyoming, son of Oliver Wall and Elva Rozina Nelson Erickson. Although he faced many challenges in his life he was always a good natured, happy and thoughtful person. He enjoyed fishing, music, playing cards, horseshoes and going out to eat. He loved visiting with family and friends. He is survived by his brother, DeWayne (Kathy) Erickson, Lyman, WY; sisters: Darlene (Bill) Holt, West Valley City, UT; Lorna (Paul) Walker, Kearns, UT; Deanna (Allen) Hicks, Evanston, WY; Gayle (Stuart) Blake, West Jordan, UT; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Betty Jane and Shauna Lou. A viewing will be held Fri., June 6, 2008, 6-8 p.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 S. Redwood Road. Funeral services will be held Sat., June 7, 2008, 11:30 a.m. at the Lyman Stake Center, Urie, Wyoming where a viewing will be held 10-11:15 a.m. prior to services. Interment, Lyman City Cemetery.

ERICKSON, Oliver Wall -- 91, passed away peacefully at his daughter's home March 16, 2003, surrounded by his loving family. Born February 9, 1912 in Salt Lake City, Utah to Oscar and Hattie Wall Erickson, the ninth of 13 children. He married Elva Rozina Nelson June 10, 1935 in the Salt Lake Temple. Together they raised six children.
Survived by wife, Elva; children, Marvin, Kearns; Darlene (Bill) Holt, West Valley City; Lorna (Paul Walker, Kearns; DeWayne (Kathy) Erickson, Lyman, WY; Deanna (Allen) Hicks, Evanston, WY; Gayle (Stuart) Blake, West Jordan; 30 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; one great-great-grandchild; sisters, Emma Anderson, Salt Lake City; Gladys Kuhn, Nampa, ID; several nieces and nephews. Preceded in death by his parents; daughters, Betty Jane and Shauna Lou Erickson; three brothers; seven sisters. Funeral services will be held Saturday, 1:00 p.m. at the Lyman Stake Center, Urry, Wyoming. Friends and family may call Friday, 6-8 p.m. at McDougal Funeral Home, 4330 South Redwood Road, Taylorsville, Utah and Saturday at the church in Wyoming, 11:00 a.m.-12:45 p.m. Interment, Lyman City Cemetery, Lyman, Wyoming

ERVIN, Donald Arthur, 41, died June 25, 1995 at his home in Park City of ALS, more commonly known as Lou Gehrig's Disease. Born July 3, 1953 in Evanston, Wyoming to Clarence D. and Lois L. Harding Ervin. Married Julie Knight, November 10, 1972 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. Don was educated in the schools in Hunter and Magna, Utah, graduating from Cyprus High School in 1971. Attended the University of Utah until 1974 at which time he went to work for Monroc. His illness forced an early retirement in July 1993. He was the production manager of Precast Operations at the Salt Lake plant. He loved the outdoors, having a great passion for fishing and hunting. He was a much loved Scout leader and Primary teacher for years. Survived by wife, Julie, of Park City; children, Brent A. and Sky, Michelle, Megan and Brandon, all of Park City; Melanie E. and Brent Cotten, of Murray; parents, Clarence D. and Lois L. Ervin, West Valley City; brothers and sister, David (Janine), Richmond; Doug (Cheryl), Dan (Cory), and Diane (John Sinfield), West Valley City; Daryl (Leslie), Evanston, Wyoming. Funeral services Wednesday, 11 a.m. at the Park City Stake Center, 2300 Monitor Drive. Burial, Evanston City Cemetery, Evanston, Wyoming

EWER, Maroni -- At the family home in North Evanston last Monday afternoon there were funeral services for Moroni Ewer, who passed away last week Invocation was given by H. E. Booth and Bishop Matthews officiated paying a high tribute to the life of the deceased. Daniel Gerrard also nave some pleasing remarks upon the character of the departed. The L.D.S. choir sang "Shall We Meet Beyond the River" "I Need Thee every Hour", and "The Deepening Trials."
Pallbearers were William Ault, frank Brown, James W. Palmer, George Schopp, Alex Engstrum and James Jeffs Interment was in the city cemetery. [The Wyoming Times, Thursday, December 5, 1918]

EWER, Leona Whittle -- 67, of Evanston died Sunday night February 14, 1965 at the Uinta County Memorial Hospital after a lingering illness. She was born July 23, 1897 in Evanston a daughter of James and Martha Heelis Whittle. She was married to George W. Ewer on January 30, 1918 in Ogden. She was a member of the LDS Church, Neighbors of Woodcraft, American Legion Auxiliary and Daughter of Utah Pioneers.
Surviving are her husband, three daughters, Mrs. Arnold (Betty) Christensen, Mrs. Wayne (Frances) Johnson, Mrs. Duane (Joyce) Bond, all of Evanston, 10 grandchildren, one brother James Elroy Whittle, of Ogden, and one sister, Mrs. Cliff (Mary) Varney of Evanston. Funeral Services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Gilbert Bills Funeral Home Burial is in the Evanston City Cemetery. [Ogden Standard Examiner, Tuesday February 16, 1965]

EYRE ADA Wilde, 92, died December 10, 1992 in Green River, Wyoming. Born on April 28, 1900 in Almy, Wyoming to George Fredrick and Ada (Judd) Wilde. On June 7, 1922 she married Clem G. Eyre in the Salt Lake LDS Temple. She is survived by sons: James Erwin Eyre, Green River, Wyoming; and George Robert Eyre, Lyman, Wyoming; daughters, Mrs. William (Norma) Johnson, Pleasant Grove; and Mrs. Donald (Sharol) Carroll, Lyman, Wyoming.; brothers, Paul C. Wilde and H. Gordon Wilde, both of Salt Lake City; sister: Joye Hopkin, Croydon; also 17 grandchildren and 49 great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her husband, Clem G. and one son, Jerald Myron Eyre. Funeral services will be on Monday at 10:30 a.m. in the Lyman Ward Chapel where friends may call one hour prior to the service. Interment, Lyman, Wyoming Cemetery.

EYRE, Clem G., 93, died January 3, 1989. Born March 3, 1896 in Minersville, Utah to James Edward and Lydia Ann (Roberts) Eyre. Married Ada Wilde June 7, 1922 in the Salt Lake LDS Temple.
Survived by his wife, Ada, Lyman, Wyo.; sons, James, Green River, Wyo.; and George Robert (Bob), Lyman; daughters, Norma Johnson, Pleasant Grove; and Sharol Carroll, Lyman, Wyoming. Funeral services 1 p.m., Saturday, Lyman LDS Stake Center in Urie, Wyoming, where friends may call one hour prior to services. Burial, Lyman Cemetery

EYRE, Mary Isabella Dewar -- 82, died Sunday, July 6, 2008, at her home in Lyman.
She was born June 19, 1926 in Kemmerer, a daughter of Robert and Mary Lees Dewar.
She married James Erwin Eyre on Feb. 23, 1948, in Evanston.
She owned three businesses and was a deputy treasurer in the Sweetwater County Courthouse.
Her interests included reading, sewing, hunting, fishing, traveling, pinochle, woodworking and spending time with her grandkids.
She is survived by her husband of 60 years, James Erwin Eyre; five children, Sheila of Lyman, Lanny and wife Diane of Nederland, Texas, Randy and wife Lynnda of Ontario, Ore., Kerry of Green River and Sheree and husband Bill Edwards of El Dorado Hills, Calif.; seven grandsons and one granddaughter, Kerrys children Kyle, Kacy and Karly, Randy?s boys Colby and Jace and Sherees boys Ryan, Connor and Jourdon; and one brother, Robert Uncle Slim Dewar of Lyman.
She was preceded in death by two brothers, J.C. Dewar and Edward McCarroll.
Services will be conducted at 11 a.m. Friday, July 11, 2008, at the Lyman LDS church. There will be a viewing from 9:30-10:30 a.m. Interment will follow in the Lyman Cemetery

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