From the pages of
Sublette Examiner
Volume 4, Number 41 - January 6, 2005
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Gladys Maxine Goede

Gladys Maxine Goede, 63, of Daniel passed away Jan. 2, 2005 at home with her husband and son saying goodbye, following a four-year battle with cancer. Maxine was born on March 18, 1941, in Palisade, Colo. the daughter of Markley and Myrtle St. John.

Maxine, an only child, and her family moved around the Southwest, where she graduated from high school in Farmington, N.M., and received a two-year degree from Fort Lewis College in Durango, Colo.

She married William C. Goede in Riverton at Trinity Lutheran Church in September of 1965. Their son, Lance, was born the following spring.

Maxine worked for Mountain Bell in Rock Springs and Casper and Wyoming Telephone Company in Pinedale. She also worked as a librarian in the Mills Elementary School and Sublette County Wyoming District No. 9 schools. Maxine served several years as the postmaster's assistant at the Daniel Post Office.

She was a vibrant and caring person to the end, exploring any number of artistic endeavors, including writing poetry and prose, for which she won several awards through the Wyoming Writers, Inc. and was published several times in the magazine The Fence Post.

She loved music, and at an early age played violin and in her later years expressed herself in song, through any number of karaoke performances.

She was devoted to the Daniel and Peeples, Ariz., areas, offering her time, love and services to the Daniel Schoolhouse, Green River Bar functions and the VFW Ladies Auxiliary in Kirkland, Ariz.

She is survived by her parents, Markley and Myrtle St. John of the Sublette Center in Pinedale; her husband, W.C. Goede of Daniel; her son, Lance W. Goede, and his wife, Kelly, and her grandson, Joshua C. Goede of Riverton, as well as a number of brothers and sisters-in-law, nieces, nephews, uncles and aunts.

Her grandmother and namesake, Gladys Franklin, and a number of other aunts and uncles preceded her in death.

Cremation has taken place and there will be no immediate services; instead the family is planning a memorial and celebration of her life over Memorial Day weekend 2005 in Daniel.

In lieu of flowers or gifts, the family asks that donations be made to the cancer organization of their choice.

Maxine will be missed by all - she was a genuine gift to this world and will be dearly missed - God has called home a great woman.

Move on my loving friend
It is time for you to go home
Rejoice! Celebrate the peace
Open your arms and fill your heart with faith
Because He wants you with Him now!
Know you are loved and cherished.
Our lives are full of your presence and your teaching.
You are leaving us a great legacy.
Your earthly body will be missed, but your
Heavenly spirit and soul are full of God's gift of love.
Your life here is embraced by those of
Us who will forever love you, until we too get called home.

(Editor's note: The Examiner staff recalls Max as one who contributed to our pages - she was featured in a story regarding her escapades as Granny Bunny, a role many locals remember fondly.)

Carroll Jackson Parson

C.J. Parson, 82, passed away Wednesday afternoon Dec. 29, 2004, at St. John's Medical Center in Jackson with his family at his bedside.

C.J. was born Feb. 24, 1922, in Tuscaloosa, Ala., the son of Gus and Gertrude Parson. C.J. worked all over the western United States in the oil and gas fields. That is what first brought him to Sublette County in 1969. He worked here for a time, then moved away until he returned to Pinedale in 1985. He has resided here since.

C.J. was a Marine for a short period of time. He was also a member of the Baptist Church.

He is survived by his son, Jim Parson of Boulder; two daughters, Judy Pittman, of Merritt Island, Fla., and Janice Blackwell of Foxworth, Miss.; grandson Shannon Stringer; great-grandson William Stringer, both of Foxworth; and four sisters and one brother.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother.

A funeral service was held Tuesday Jan. 4 at Hudson's Funeral Home in Pinedale. Pastor Steve Pitchford conducted the services. Interment followed in the Boulder Cemetery.

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