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Volume 4, Number 12 - June 17, 2004
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Ed Cantrell

Ed Cantrell, 76, of Rock Springs passed away on Friday, June 11, 2004, at the L.D.S. Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, where he had been a patient for the past week. A long-time resident of Rock Springs, Cantrell died following a brief illness.

He was born on Dec. 21, 1927, in Bloomington, Ind., the son of the late Samuel Glenn and Vesta Marie Robinson Cantrell.

Cantrell attended schools in Indiana and was a graduate of the Plainfield High School with the class of 1945. He later attended Indiana State College for three years.

After college, he joined the United States Army and served in World War II.

He married Norma L. Gleeson in Indiana. Cantrell was employed in law enforcement for several years and was also a self-employed cattle detective.

Cantrell's interests included shooting, hunting, fishing, kempo karate, baseball, and he was an avid outdoorsman and a sports enthusiast.

Survivors include his wife Norma of Rock Springs; one son, Joseph J. Cantrell of Rock Springs; two daughters, Nancy O'Connor and Peggy L. Cantrell, both of Rock Springs; one sister, Betty Schleifer and husband Lieutenant Colonel William Scheifer; two grandsons, Stacey S. Welsh and Shaun S. Cantrell; two great-grandchildren, Shandon and Brandon; several aunts, uncles, cousins, three nieces and one nephew.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one son, Samuel L. Cantrell.

Funeral services were conducted at 10 a.m. Friday, June 11, at the Vase Funeral in Rock Springs. Interment was in the Rest Haven Memorial Gardens.

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