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Sublette Examiner
Volume 3, Number 8 - May 22, 2003
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Patty Robinson

Funeral services for Patricia "Patty" Elizabeth Robinson, 47, were conducted May 16, 2003, at 11 a.m. at the Fine Arts Building in Big Piney. Father Robert J. Lynch, S.J, officiated the service, which was preceded by a Rosary at St. Anne's Church. Burial took place at Plainview Cemetery in Big Piney.

Patty Robinson passed away May 13, 2003, at her home in Marbleton, with her husband, Jim, and her son, Jimmy, at her side.

Patty was born May 16, 1955, in Thermopolis to Milton Mamot and Rosella Cordes and graduated from high school in Riverton.

She went on to receive her degree in secondary education at the University of Wyoming. She taught school in Buffalo for two years.

In November of 1984, she met and married Jim Robinson in Lubbock, Texas. They moved to Big Piney, where she worked for E.O.T. from 1990 until about 2000.

Patty gave a long, courageous fight against cancer. She had a strong faith in God and love of family and life. Not only will she be missed for her generosity, humor and soft spirit, but also for the inspiration that she was to others. Patty touched the lives of many and anyone who came into her life became a lifelong friend.

Survivors include her husband, Jim Robinson, and her son, Jimmy Robinson, both of Big Piney; brothers Ron Mamot (Laura) of St. Stevens, and Keith Mamot (Page) of Casper; and sister Jeanette McIlhenny of Haily, Idaho.

She was preceded in death by her father and mother.

Memorials may be made to the Council of Catholic Women, the Oblates of St. Benedict, or the Volunteer Hospice of Big Piney, Wyoming. Please send donations to Hudson Funeral Home, P.O. Box 1507, Pinedale, Wyo., 82941 in care of Patty Richardson.

E.L. "Nick" Nichols

E.L. "Nick" Nichols passed away May 14, 2003, at Sweetbriar Nursing Home in Dunbar, W.V. , following a lengthy illness.

Nick was born Nov. 21, 1917, to James and Mary Nichols, who raised two other children: Desmond P. and Eulah.

At the age of 14, he took on a job at the Charleston Gazette. He later worked in automobile sales, but his job as a pilot in the private and governmental sectors was one of his great loves. A member of the Civil Air Patrol, golfing was another favorite activity.

Nick is survived by his daughter, Lynn Sweedler of Pinedale; stepson Walter Donat III of Ravenswood , W.V.; and several grandchildren, great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents.

After cremation, graveside services were held at Liberty Hill Cemetery in Leatherback, W.V., on May 18.

Aubrey Delevan

Aubrey Delevan, 82, died Monday, May 5, 2003, in San Antonio, Texas, following a lengthy illness.

Aubrey and his wife, Laura, started coming to Boulder Lake Lodge in 1949 to hunt bear and fish with lodge owner Floyd Bousman.

Aubrey owned his own plane, and years ago, Floyd had a bear bait on Boulder Lake Ridge that he had spotted bears on. Aubrey and his son Duke flew up to get the bear and when they got to the ridge there were two bears. Duke shot and got them both, which made his father mad.

Floyd carried one bear out on his horse and Aubrey carried the other, only he got bucked off and broke a bone in his hand before they reached their destination.

Aubrey is survived by his wife, Laura, and three sons: Duke, Mike and Marshall.

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