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Sublette Examiner
Volume 3, Number 47 - February 19, 2004
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Harve Stone

Harve Stone died Feb. 10 at St. John's Hospital in Jackson. He was born May 16, 1919, near Burke, S.D., the son of E. Oscar and Sophena Stone. In 1938 he came to the Hoback Basin and went to work on the Lennie Campbell ranch.

On Sep. 5, 1940, he married Lois Faris at the Church of St. Hubert the Hunter in Bondurant. Harve left for the Army in World War II and served in the European Theater of Operations.

In 1954 he took the job of cow boss for the Hoback Cattle Association and held that position until 1972 when he left to operate his own ranch on Forty rod flat.

He is survived by his adopted son, Larry, of Lusk, daughters Cheryl, Libby and Trinket, all of Daniel, two brothers, a sister, five grandchildren and six great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife and daughter Brenda.

A memorial service will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, Feb. 21, at the chapel at Hudson's Funeral Home.

Caryn Murdock Bing

Caryn Murdock Bing was born July 27, 1909, on the family ranch at the Forks of the River to Stanley D. and Mary Solon Murdock. She was the second of four children.

Caryn grew up on the ranch and graduated from Big Piney High School in 1927. She went on to become a college graduate, obtaining a teaching degree from the University of Wyoming.

Caryn's teaching career began in 1929 and would continue for 44 years. She taught first in Big Piney near the Murdock ranch. After World War II started, Caryn went to teach at Heart Mountain during the Japanese relocation. Caryn proudly recounted stories of this time and many of her past students visited her later in Pinedale. Caryn's teaching assignments took her throughout the state, culminating in Pinedale, where she retired in 1973.

Caryn married EJ Bing in Laramie on July 28, 1945. They opened the Cowboy Shop two years later, after the birth of their only son, Robert.

Caryn was active in the Sublette County Artists' Guild beginning in 1960. She wrote wonderful stories from her memories of growing up on the ranch. She loved attending the Old Timers' Picnic which the artists' guild helped initiate.

Caryn may be best known for her work at the Cowboy Shop, which has thrived for 57 years. Caryn loved her work at the store, where she worked side by side with her son Bob, his wife, Carolyn, and later numerous grandchildren.

Caryn's numerous awards and accomplishments include the Friend of Agriculture Award in 1972 from the Green River Valley Cattlemen and Cattlewomen, the Business Woman of the Year in 1984 from the Business and Professional Women, and the Dennis High Award from the Western and English Sales Association in 1995.

Caryn was an active member of the Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church, Sublette County Retired Teachers, Pinedale Chamber of Commerce, Business and Professional Women, Green River Cowbelles, and the Sublette County Artists' Guild.

Caryn passed away the morning of Feb. 14, 2004.

She is survived by her brother, Joe Murdock; her son, Bob Bing, and his wife, Carolyn; four grandchildren, Travis, Tara, Solon and Jae; and her great-grandson, Logan Bing.

She will be profoundly missed by her family and community. Caryn was a wonderful mother, grandmother, great-grandmother, teacher and role model for young people in the community. Not bad for a little ole' ranch girl from Big Piney.

The family has requested anyone wishing to make donations in lieu of flowers to send contributions the Sublette County Artists' Guild, P.O. Box 88, Daniel, Wyo., 83115.

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