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Sublette Examiner
Volume 4, Number 26 - September 23, 2004
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Donald Lynn Studt

Don Studt, 77, of LaBarge passed away peacefully in his home Tuesday Sept. 14, 2004.

Don was born in the small town of Grass Creek on Oct. 2, 1926, to Cecil and Frona Studt. He was an only child. When Don was two, they left Grass Creek and moved to Calpet. Don attended school in Calpet through the eighth grade and went on to attend Wasatch Academy in Mount Pleasant, Utah. He graduated in 1944.

Later that same year, he received his draft notice and spent the next year and a half with the Navy Sea Bees in the Pacific.

"That," Don said, "is one of those experiences that I wouldn't take a million for but I wouldn't give a nickel to do it again."

He attended the University of Utah in 1948-49, and in 1950 Don and his father purchased Valley Service, where they sold gas and did mechanic work.

Don had a John Deere agency for 16 years and gathered up tractors here and there. Valley Service kept Don busy, even after 1980 when he could no longer sell gasoline. He did mechanic work and worked on his tractors up until he became sick in January 2004. Don has always enjoyed his tractors, however for him family, friends and fishing came first.

There are so many loved ones in the community that Don took under his wing and cared about like his own children.

Don was a man who had love, faith and kindness in his heart. He never met a stranger and never hesitated to show his love to others.

He was a devoted son, husband, father and friend. He believed in Jesus as his Lord and Savior, and passed that faith on to his children.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Cecil and Frona.; his wives Arlene, Judy and Elaine; and his granddaughter Sarah.

He is survived by his wife Pauline, his daughter Sue Studt of Evanston, son Woody (Trish) of LaBarge, granddaughter Brittany (Brett) Ritter of Kemmerer, daughter Debbie (Gerry) and grandchildren Charlie and Chelsea of Big Piney, daughter Cherry (Jeff) Jette and granddaughters Lexi, Hallie of Casper, and son John (Lea) and granddaughters Kay Lynn, Kathleen and Keona of Big Piney.

Funeral services were held in LaBarge on Saturday, Sept. 18, at LaBarge Elementary School. Interment was at Plainview Cemetery in Big Piney.

Don will be missed by all who knew him!

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