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Sublette Examiner
Volume 4, Number 51 - March 17, 2005
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Charline E. Lowseth

Charline E. Lowseth, 62, of Green River passed away on Thursday, March 10, 2005, at the North Valley Rehabilitation Center in Thornton, Colo. A life-long resident of Green River, Lowseth died following a lengthy illness.

She was born on Aug. 22, 1942, in Green River, the daughter of the late Preston Roderick and Betty Yeager.

Lowseth attended schools in Green River and was a graduate with the class of 1961.

She married Tom S. Lowseth in Green River on Sept. 1, 1962. She worked as a clerk for the Sweetwater County Clerk’s Office and as bookkeeper for Ace Hardware.

She was a member of the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church.

Her interests included being active in the church, crafts, crocheting and spending time with her family.

Survivors include her husband, Tom Lowseth of Green River;  three sons: Randy Lowseth and wife Jeanette of Pinedale,  Thomas Lowseth  and Troy Lowseth, both of Green River; two sisters: Stephanie Peterson and husband, Gary, and Judy Roderick, all of Green River; three grandchildren: Matthew Lowseth, Chelsea  Lowseth and Tyson Lowseth and several aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by her parents and one brother, David Roderick.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 1 p.m. Friday, March 18, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Green River. Father Tom Sheridan will officiate. A Rosary will be recited at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 17, at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church. Interment will be in the Riverview Cemetery. Friends may call at the Immaculate Conception Catholic Church Thursday from 4 until 8 p.m. and again Friday at the church until the time of services.

Wesley Joseph Gransden

Wesley Joseph Gransden passed away March 10, 2005, at Ogden Regional Medical Center in Ogden.

He was reared and attended schools in Kaysville, Utah, the son of Joseph Richard Gransden and Effie Mary Smith Gransden.  He married Janet Ashton March 12, 1943, in Kaysville. 

After leaving Kaysville, he farmed and ranched in Summit, Morgan, Weber and Uinta counties.  He also ranched in Daniel and Prescott, Ariz.

He is survived by wife, Janet Gransden, and family members Paul (Lory) Gransden of Cora; Jean (Elmer) Vick of Fairhope, Ala.; and Bob (Sharon) Huerta of Morgan, Utah; grandchildren Billy (Coleen) Gransden of Pinedale, Todd Stevie (Bev) of Cora and Mike (Jonnie) Stevie of Cora and four great-grandchildren: Rochelle, Ryanne and Chance Michael Stevie of Cora and Devin Davison of Arkansas.

A graveside service was held Monday, March 14, at 1 p.m. in the South Morgan Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to your favorite charity.

Alice V. Wanner

Alice V. Wanner died at peace in her home in Denver early Thursday morning, March 10, 2005, watched over with love by her daughters Jayne and Peggy. She was born Jan. 10, 1917, in Kemmerer.

Alice was the Sublette County Library director from 1974 until 1982 when the library was located on Fremont Street. Under her leadership, Alice established the Sublette County Library Foundation. Thanks to her foresight, donations to the library foundation, in particular the Ruth and Vernon Taylor Foundation, enabled the library to construct the large attractive reading room added to the library in 1982.

Libraries were an important part of Alice’s life, as the following excerpt shows. From an article written by Ric Samulski in the May 11, 1982, Pinedale Roundup, upon her retirement from library service:

“Those friendly smiles and helpful looks that greet many library users will still be found in back of the counter as one enters the facility. But come September 1, one of those will be missing. Alice Wanner, Sublette County’s head librarian, will officially step down from her job ... Mrs. Wanner, who has been working at the library since 1972, became the head librarian in 1974 when Mrs. Ethylene Worl retired. For the past eight years, she has directed the three county libraries located in Pinedale, Big Piney and Bondurant. A graduate of the University of Wyoming, Mrs. Wanner worked all over the world at various libraries. She served at the Albany County Library in Laramie; the library in Fond du Lac, Wis.; the American Library in Maricaibo, Venezuela; and the International Library in Djakarta, Indonesia.

The reason for her vast and varied library positions is because her husband, Charles, is a consulting geologist whose work has taken them all over the world.

In 1972, she and her husband moved to Pinedale, where they decided to remain. He secured employment with several oil companies, and Mrs. Wanner, not wanting to sit at home and remain idle, began her career with the library.

Anyone who enters the library is greeted with a very relaxed, friendly atmosphere which Alice has tried to instill throughout her years as head librarian. The new addition illustrates this, as its purpose will be to allow adults the pleasures of a reading room filled with a wide selection of books. Talking about her leaving, Alice stated that she was ‘sorry to leave. I have loved working with all the people. Without their support, it would be just a building with books.’ ”

Many people would quietly add that without Alice, it “would just be a building with books.”

She was preceded in death by her husband, Charles. Survivors include her son, Charles G. Wanner and his wife Susan; daughters Jayne A. Wanner and Margaret I. (Peggy) Olson and her husband, Dr. Donald Olson; and four grandchildren: Wendy Olson, Bryan Olson, Elizabeth Olson and Aaron Olson.

A memorial will be held in Pinedale in July. In lieu of flowers, the family would appreciate memorials to the Sublette County Library Foundation.

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