Volume 3, Number 19 - August 7, 2003
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Ronnie Audevart, 64, died early Thursday morning June 24, at her home after a lengthy battle with Lou Gehrig's disease.
Audevart lived in Pinedale for 12 years, teaching preschool children. She was the director of the Pinedale Preschool for three years and the area coordinator of the Head Start Program in Sublette County for nine years, until her illness forced her to retire in September of 2002. She had previously worked for the Children's Center at Western Wyoming College in Rock Springs. She had an amazing ability to relate to preschoolers and touched the lives of many children in Sublette and Sweetwater counties.
Audevart had a high-energy zest for life. She traveled far and wide and always was dreaming of the next trip. She enjoyed learning and earned her bachelor's degree in education after 50 in 1991 from the University of Wyoming. Audevart's life was an open book, and she shared her love of family and friends with all she met. She was introspective and loved to share in other people's life experiences. She believed in a world that empowered and respected all people, regardless of their station in life.
Audevart will be missed by all her family, many friends, neighbors and fellow educators.
Her survivors include her children; Donna, Pete and Mike Audevart; and her grandchildren; Michael and Taylor Audevart, all of Rock Springs.
There will be a memorial service at the Pinedale Preschool, Aug. 17 at 4 p.m., with a picnic at the Boyd Skinner Memorial Park immediately following. A dish to share would be appreciated. If you have any questions, please call Ann Stowe at 859-8467.
Mahlon McKinley Grubb
Mahlon McKinley Grubb passed away at his home in Pindale on Aug. 3. He was surrounded by the love of his family and friends.
Mahlon was born on Valentine's Day, 1932 to Signora Julia Pollard and Sherman McKinley Grubb in Kemmerer.
Mahlon graduated from Kemmerer High School in 1950 and then went to work for the Union Pacific Railroad in Idaho Falls before entering the U.S. Army and serving in the Korean War from 1953-1955. Upon returning from Korea, he went to work for FMC Corporation, working many positions and finally proudly serving as general mine superintendent.
Mahlon married Gail Grubb in 1985 and they moved to Pinedale in 1991, where he built and lived in his dream home. His favorite times were spent in the outdoors water-skiing, boating, snowmachining, elk hunting, and his favorite of all his time at Rendezvous Meadows Golf Course.
He is preceded in death by his mother, father and step-father, Llew Roberts; sister Lois Grubb; and son Mike Grubb.
He is survived by his wife Gail,;daughter, Melanie and her husband, Gary;, grandchildren, Jake, and Molly; his step-daughter, Kari Carterand her husband, Joe; grandchildren, Caleb, Hannah and Cameron; Karol Hodges,her husband, Robert and grandson, Kadin. His sister, Carol Bigler, her husband. Ken and their sons Wes and Terry Bigler. His aunt, Skip Ray and several other nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held in Pinedale at St. Andrews in the Pines Episcopal Church at 1p.m. Thursday, Aug 7.
In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to the Kickin' Cancer in Sublette County charity, Box 383, Daniel, Wyo., 83113.
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