Volume 5, Number 15 - July 7, 2005
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Billy Bob Greenhalgh of Rock Springs died June 25, 2005, at the University of Utah Hospital in Salt Lake City, where he had been a patient for one day after a long illness.
He was born June 26, 1951, in Rock Springs to the former Sevella Wilson and William Wallace Greenhalgh.
He was educated in the Rock Springs school district and graduated with the class of 1970.
Preceding Bill in death were both his parents and two sisters, LaRee Madden of Rock Springs and Marjorie Dee Elliot of Colorado Springs, Colo.
Bill is survived by his two children: daughter Billy Jo Greenhalgh and son Blake Greenhalgh of Pinedale; six sisters: Bonnie Kouris, Gale Andrews and Mona Thomas of Rock Springs, Glanna Jelosek of Colorado Springs, De Ett Angelovic of Salt Lake City, Utah and Sheila Williams of Granberry Texas and three brothers: Ted and Ned Greenhalgh of Las Vegas and Monte Greenhalgh of Colorado Springs.
Surviving grandchildren are Mariah Smith and Amaya Greenhalgh of Pinedale.
Many nieces and nephews are also among those who will love and cherish the memory of Bill.
Cremation has taken place and memorial services will be announced at a later date. Family will be receiving friends at 105 Pine Street in Rock Springs. His wake will be held at the Whistle Stop in Rock Springs from 2 to 5 p.m. on July 10.
Gerald Mason - A Life Touched by God
Gerald R. Mason has been given that for which he has longed; he went home to the presence of his Lord Jesus Christ on July 6, 2005. Gerald was born to Clarence Mason and Dorothy Mason on Oct. 23, 1939, in Augusta, Kan. His father is deceased and his mother lives in West Plains, Mo. He has a sister, Janice Johnson of West Plains, Mo., and two brothers, Leroy Mason of Albuquerque, N.M. and Don Mason, who is deceased.
The gift of God to Gerald is his wife, Emma Lou. They met in Laramie and were married in 1962. They have three children, Shari Lynn Mabbitt, Kathryn Marie Jensen and Douglas J. Mason. They have the special joy of seven grandchildren, Timothy Wenz, BreAnna Wenz, P.J. Mabbitt, Chris Mabbitt, Mason Mabbitt, Cameron Mabbitt and Riley Mason.
Gerald received his B.S. degree from UW in 1960 and his law degree from UW in 1964. He came to Pinedale in 1964, practicing law with Bob Sievers for 10 years, then with Paul Refior, Bill Twichell, Van Graham and, since 2000, having the joy of being able to practice with his son Doug.
His years of service brought many honors and significant recognitions, including admission before the U.S. Supreme Court, induction into the American College of Trial Lawyers and election as President of the Wyoming State Bar. He had the respect of the colleagues of his profession and a state-wide reputation for excellence, diligence, thoroughness and civility.
Behind the honors and recognitions of his accomplishments was a character based on commitment and a humility grown from grace. Gerald characterized his life as that of an ordinary man extraordinarily blessed by God. He lived with the conviction of faith that God would take his diligent efforts and multiply them with His blessings and provisions. His life demonstrates the promise of God that when a man's ways please the Lord, He will make even those who are adversaries at peace with him. God, in His goodness and grace, allowed Gerald several weeks of strength to receive so many whose lives he had touched and to share with such conviction the peace of God which is beyond human understanding. While he will long be missed by all who knew him, his is a homegoing celebration.
A memorial service for Gerald will be at the Pinedale Auditorium on Monday, July 11, at 2 p.m. The family will receive visitors Sunday evening at Hudson Funeral Home and Monday morning in a room near the auditorium. In lieu of flowers, Gerald has requested that memorial gifts be made to Red Cliff Bible Camp, P.O. Box 846, Pinedale 82941.
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