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Volume 4, Number 31 - October 28, 2004
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Mary Anne Channell

Mary Anne Channell, 51, of Rock Springs passed away on Monday, Oct. 18, at her home. She had been a resident of Rock Springs since 1988 and a former resident of Pinedale.

She was born on Jan. 26, 1953, in Jackson, the daughter of Bucky and Lucy Neely.

Mary Anne attended schools in Pinedale and was a graduate with the class of 1971. She also attended the University of Wyoming.

She married David Channell on June 17, 1980, in Pinedale.

Mary Anne’s family was very important to her, especially her grandchildren. Her interests included gardening, landscaping, fishing, camping, hiking, bird feeding, and building birdhouses; she was an overall nature lover.

Survivors include her husband, David Channell of Rock Springs; her mother, Lucy Neely of Pinedale; her son, Brian Calvert of Beijing, China; her daughter, Carrie Morgan, and husband, Cash, of Yucaipa, Calif.; her stepson, Nathan Channell of Phoenix, Ariz.; her brother, Gary Neely, and wife, Ruth, of Pinedale; her sister, Ellen Staniforth, and husband, Ward, of Evanstan; her three grandchildren, Celie and Sofia Morgan, both of Yucaipa, and Maeve Channell of Pinedale; and her niece, Katie Neely.

She was preceded in death by her father and her maternal and paternal grandparents.

Following cremation at the Vase White Mountain Crematory, memorial services were held Wednesday, Oct. 27, in Rock Springs.

In lieu of flowers, the family of Mary Anne Channell respectfully requests that donations in her memory be made to the Rock Springs Humane Society, 310 Yellowstone Rd., Rock Springs, Wyo., 82901.

Emma Lucille James

Funeral services for Marbleton resident Emma Lucille James, 88, were held at 11 a.m. Oct. 25 at the Big Piney L.D.S. Church. Bishop Curt Casey presided at the services. Interment followed in the Plainview Cemetery.

Emma passed away Oct. 21, at her home in Marbleton. She left this life with her family at her side.

Emma was born Jan. 6, 1916, in Union, Utah. She was the daughter of James and Nancy (Hallett) Johnson.

She married Ivan M. James Jr. (“Bus”) on Sept. 12, 1942. They were later sealed in the Salt Lake Temple. To this union two sons were born: Gordon and the late Greg James.

Throughout her life and while raising her family, Emma enjoyed sewing, quilting and crafts. She also loved gardening.

She was an active member of the L.D.S. Church, where she held many callings, including Relief Society President. She was devoted to her family history and enjoyed tracing her roots through genealogy. In her later years, she and her husband spent time serving as temple workers in the Jordan River Temple.

She was a kind and loving wife, mother, grandmother, neighbor and friend. She will be missed by all who knew her.

Survivors include her son Gordon (Sharon) James of Big Piney; brother Don (Kay) Johnson; grandchildren Mitch (Sherry) James, Matt (Angela) James, Angela (Ty) Visser, Roger (Kristi) James; and eight great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her parents;, husband, Buster; son Greg; two brothers, Chet and Ken Johnson; and sister Vera Hooten.

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