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Volume 4, Number 1 - April 1, 2004
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Sadie Mildred Thorson

Mildred Thorson, 89, passed away March 23, 2004, at the Sublette Center in Pinedale with her husband at her side.

Mildred was born Nov. 7, 1914, in Seymour, Iowa, to Harlan and Jessie Gunter. She married John M. Thorson on May 3, 1959, in Las Vegas, Nev.

Mildred loved the outdoors. In her earlier years she enjoyed fishing. She enjoyed several card games; probably her most favorite was pinochle. She was also an excellent cook and enjoyed preparing meals for others.

Mildred is survived by her husband, John M. Thorson of Big Piney; son Bruce (Carol) Chadbourne of Twin Falls, Idaho; sister Ava Davis of Big Piney; brother Donald McCracken of Virginia; grandson Jason (Amy) Chadbourne; five great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father; two brothers: Forest and Robert Gunter; two sisters: Lorene Couchman and Guelda Davison; and granddaughter Jackie Chapoose.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Hudson's Funeral Home in Pinedale. Memorial services will be held at a later date.

Albert L. Cooper

Funeral services for Pinedale resident Albert "AB" Cooper were held at 2 p.m. Monday, March 29, 2004, at the Hudson's Funeral Home in Pinedale. Masonic services were conducted by the Franklin Lodge No. 31 AF & AM. He was laid to rest next to his wife in the Pinedale Cemetery.

He passed away March 20, 2004, at the Yuma Regional Medical Center in Yuma, Ariz. Born March 14, 1911, he was the son of James and Dorothy Cooper. He was married to his sweetheart, Lois D. Cooper. She preceded him in death in 1992.

Albert enjoyed restoring old cars. He loved the outdoors and enjoyed hunting, fishing and playing a variety of musical instruments. He loved to spend time with his grandchildren whenever it was possible. He even did a bit of prospecting for gold. He loved Pinedale and enjoyed spending his winters in Arizona.

He was the founder and owner of Cooper Construction Company until his retirement in 1984. He also spent a good deal of time helping out on several ranches in the area. Albert was an active Mason and a lifetime member of the Franklin Lodge No. 31 in Pinedale.

He is survived by his son, James K. Cooper of Alpine; three grandsons, and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife, his mother and father and his two sisters: Dorothy and Grace.

He will be greatly missed by both his family and friends.

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