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Sublette Examiner
Volume 4, Number 39 - December 23, 2004
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Walter Edwin Kenney

Walter Kenney, 62, passed away Dec. 14, 2004, at the Sublette Center in Pinedale.

Walter was born Oct. 4, 1942, in Salt Lake City, Utah, to Louise June and William Kenney. He was raised in Boulder and attended school in Pinedale. He spent most of his life in Sublette County.

Walter was a man of the outdoors. He worked as an outfitter on his family's dude ranch and helped out on several ranches in the county. He raised horses and loved to hunt and fish with his friends. He also worked in construction and was a truck driver who could drive through the toughest Wyoming weather with ease.

You could count on Walter to be there. He loved being with friends drinking coffee and shootin' the bull.

A memorial service will be held the first part of January. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Hudson's Funeral Home and arrangements for the service are pending.

Barbara Ellen Matlock

Barbara Ellen Matlock, 89, of Big Piney, passed away Tuesday Dec. 14, 2004, at St. John's Medical Center in Jackson with her family near her side.

Barbara was born on Sept. 19, 1915, in Russellville, Ark., to Henry and Jane Clay. At the age of 10, she and her family moved to Bixby, Okla. It was there that she met and married her husband, Luther Matlock. They were married in 1933 and moved to Big Piney in 1956. Luther and Barbara were blessed with five children and were happily married until Luther passed away in 1983.

Barbara loved to work in her garden and be outside working in her yard. She enjoyed camping with her family, and she loved to fish. Her greatest treasure was her family. They were her greatest joy in life, and she will be greatly missed by them and all her friends.

Barbara was an active member of the Assembly of God Church in Marbleton.

She is survived by her four children: Alene (Jim) Goines of Boynton, Okla., Freda (Jack) Jones of Three Forks, Mont., LeRoy (Linda) Matlock of Rock Springs, and George Matlock of LaBarge; her sister, Odie Carter Timbrook of Manford, Okla.; 14 grandchildren and 27 great-grandchildren.

She was preceded in death by her mother and father; her son, Arthur Leon Matlock; three brothers, George, Bud and Eugene Clay and an infant sister.

Funeral services were held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 18, at the Christian Life Center in Marbleton. Pastor Lonnie Williams and son-in-law Jim Goines conducted the services. Interment followed in the Plainview Cemetery.

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