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Sublette Examiner
Volume 5, Number 8 - May 19, 2005
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Lonny Elliott

On Saturday, May 21, at 3 p.m. a celebration of the life of Lonny Elliott will be held at the Pinedale Cemetery. Lon, age 60, died at St. Johns Hospital in Jackson on May 14.

Born in Casper, Lonny graduated from Natrona County High School followed by a hitch in the United States Navy.

Following Casper College, he obtained a bachelor of science degree from the University of Wyoming. He prospered in his career as a real estate appraiser for over 30 years, a job he loved. He served as president of the Wyoming Chapter of the Appraisal Institute and two terms on the Wyoming Real Estate Appraiser Board.

Lon immersed himself in outdoor activities - from hunting and horseback riding to his latest passion, ATVs and off-roading. He could not get enough of the backroads of Wyoming.

He is survived by his wife of over 30 years, Carolyn of Pinedale; son, Mark, of Sheridan; daughter and granddaughter Cody and Zoey of LaBarge; parents Marshall and Marie; sister Betty (Jon) Wolfe and brother Bill (Kathy) Elliott, all of Casper; and little sister, Lynn (Norman) Schanck of Scottsbluff, Neb.

Lonny led a full life. He died in the shadow of the Tetons on a glorious morning surrounded by his family and friends.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that donations be made to Kickin' Cancer in Sublette County, P.O. Box 383, Daniel, Wyo., 83115.

Robert Lee Spence

Robert Lee Spence, 78, of Pinedale died Friday, May 13, 2005. He was a resident of Pinedale since 1995 and a former resident of Rock Springs.

Spence was born on June 10, 1926, in Pawnee City, Neb., the son of the late Charlie Adams and Bertha Helen Meyer. He was raised by his mother and father, the late Wesley Thomas Spence.

He attended schools in Rock Springs and married Evelyn J. Slote in Denver on Nov. 19, 1951, and they later divorced.

He worked for the United States Forest Service as a trail maintenance supervisor, owned and operated the Hollywood Cafe from 1960 till 1965, worked in uranium mines, Bridger Coal for Peter Kewit and was also a hunting guide. Spence retired in 1977.

He was a member of the American Legion Post No. 47 in Pinedale and the Veterans of Foreign Wars and the Catholic Church.

Spence served in the United State Navy during World War II and also the U.S. Navy Reserves.

He was an avid hunter, fisherman and devoted father and grandfather.

Survivors include his ex-wife, Evelyn J. Spence of Washington; one son, Steven Alan Spence of Rock Springs; one daughter, Linda Malkuch and husband Ken of Washington; six grandchildren and nine great-grandchildren and several cousins, nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, two brothers, one great-grandaughter, Evelyn Ranee Porter, and one great-grandson, Clay Isbelle.

Cremation has taken place at the Vase White Mountain Crematory.

The family of Robert Lee Spence respectfully suggests that donations in his memory be made to the American Legion or a charity of your choice.

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