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Sublette Examiner
Volume 5, Number 43 - January 19, 2006
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Kyle Edward Brewer

Long-time Pinedale resident Kyle Edward Brewer passed awayJan.10, 2006, at the Sublette Center in Pinedale following a short illness.

Born July 8, 1916, in Redfield, SD, the first of threechildren born to Tracy and Laura (Cooper) Brewer. When he was three years old,the family moved to a farm near Spearfish, SD, where his brother, Vance, andsister, Fay, were born. He wasraised and educated in Spearfish Valley.

In 1935 he met Naomi Crippen. They were married Aug. 15,1936, in Spearfish.

In 1941, he moved his wife and three children to Lander,where he ranched and worked as a taxidermist. In the fall and spring he guidedhunters for the Turner brothers at Turpin Meadow Lodge east of Moran.

In 1953 he moved his family to Pinedale, where he openedGreen River Taxidermy and Outfitting and Guide Service. In 1969 he closed his taxidermy shopand went to work for his son-in-law Ralph Faler, at Faler's Taxidermy. Hecontinued to guide hunters until 1975. He retired from the taxidermy business in2005 at the age of 89.

He was an avid hunter and outdoorsman and enjoyedparticipating in the Rendezvous pageant for nearly 40 years.

He enjoyed spending time with family and friends. Heespecially enjoyed time spent hunting with his children, grandchildren andgreat-grandchildren.

Survivors include two sons: Edward Brewer and Richard(Rosemarie) Brewer of Pinedale; and one daughter, Charlotte (Ralph) Faler ofPinedale; five grandchildren: Ralph Faler Jr. and Elana (Lance) Koppenhafer ofPinedale; Tracy (Tawnya) Brewer of Gateway, Mont.; Keith (Dana) Brewer ofPinedale; and Kimberly (Gabe) Kellum of Green River; 10 great-grandchildren andnumerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife in 2002;his brother, Vance Brewer, and his sister, Fay Rebbe.

A memorial service was conducted Friday, Jan. 13, atHudson-Covill Funeral Home in Pinedale.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Green RiverRendezvous Pageant Association, P.O. Box 274, or Museum of the Mountain Man, P.O.Box 909, Pinedale, Wyo., 82941.

By Charlotte Faler
Oh, how he loved the mountains,
The ones he called the "Winds;"
The quiet and the beauty
Were always calling him.
For eighty years he roamed them,
On horseback and on foot,
The rivers, lakes and trails,
His boot prints in the dirt.
South Pass ... Ram Pass ...
Or Three Forks Park ....
Osborne Mountain ... Square Top,
He could find them in the dark.
Whether bugling in a big bull elk
Or tracking a bighorn sheep,
Or maybe stalking a trophy buck deer,
He could do it in his sleep.
He lived life to the fullest,
He claimed it was too brief;
His life was rich in memories,
The man we knew as "chief."

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