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Sublette Examiner
Volume 6, Number 35 - November 23, 2006
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Joan Schroeder

Joan Schroeder passed away Nov. 12, 2006, in Pinedale.

Joan was born on May 28, 1943, in Oelwein, Iowa, to Dell Dwayne Hines and Mabel Eva Teepe Hines.

Joan enjoyed a happy and adventurous childhood growing up on farms with loving parents, grandparents and a large extended family.

Joan graduated from Osage Community High School in 1961. Following graduation, she moved to Denver, where she worked for National Western Life Insurance. Joan later moved to Minneapolis, where she was employed by Dial Finance. She was transferred by that company to Omaha, Neb.

In Omaha she met Dennis Schroeder, who was there on his first cattle-buying job with Wilson Packing Company. They were married May 23, 1970.

Shortly after they were married, the couple moved to Dodge City, Kan., where Dennis was buying cattle for Monfort of Colorado and Joan began an extended college education, which she enjoyed immensely. She drove 180 miles round-trip each day to classes at Fort Hays State University. Joan received her bachelor of science degree in elementary education in 1976. In 1980, she went on to earn a masterís degree in special reading and elementary school administration. She graduated with honors on both occasions.

Joan went on to teach special reading and gifted classes for 14 years in Dighton, Kan. During this period she also taught graduate-level reading courses at Fort Hays State University. She was on the Reading Advisory Board for Emporia State University in Emporia, Kan., and worked with Kansas University in developing reading competency tests for the State of Kansas.

During this time, Joan also became interested in the cattle business and successfully operated her own cattle feeding company for many years.

Joan was a voracious reader of all kinds of books, often reading three or four books per week.

Another interest of Joanís was cooking. She was a field editor for Taste of Home magazine for many years.

Joan enjoyed staying in contact with the many friends that she acquired throughout her life. She always had time for her friends and will be remembered for her loyalty and kindness. In her last months she was overwhelmed by the support she had.

She was content spending time at the ranch enjoying the abundant wildlife and entertaining family and friends. She loved animals of all kinds. A special companion for many years was her German shepherd, Kaiser.

Joan belonged to Our Saviorís Lutheran Church of Pinedale. She belonged to the International Reading Association, of which she served as president of the regional chapter.

Joan was preceded in death by her father, Dell Dwayne Hines, and her grandparents.

Joan is survived by her husband, Dennis of Pinedale; her mother and father, Mabel and Roger Carmody of Gravette, Ark.; a sister, Janet Hilsman of Bella Vista, Ark.; and a brother, David Carmody of West Union, Iowa. She is also survived by 10 nieces and nephews and many great nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at Our Saviorís Lutheran Church, Pinedale Monday, Nov. 27, at 11 a.m.

Nathan Dean Murphy

Nathan Dean Murphy, 23, of Marbleton passed away Nov. 15, 2006.† He was a long-time resident of Marbleton and former resident of Riverton.

He was born on March 27, 1983, in Riverton, the son of William (Billy) Dean and Sonya Irene Duncan Murphy.

Nathan attended school in Riverton and BigPiney.

He worked as a heavy equipment operator in the construction industry.

Nathan enjoyed snowmachining, dirt bike riding, hunting and fishing Ė he was a daredevil.†He also enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Survivors include his parents of Marbleton; one sister, Cherie Murphy of Marbleton; girlfriend Kim Hennek of Big Piney; maternal grandfather, Jerry Duncan, of Hudson; and several aunts, uncles and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, maternal grandmother and two cousins.

Following cremation at the Vase White Mountain Crematory, a gathering for friends and family will take place Saturday, Nov. 25, at 1 p.m., at 603 Sage (Billís shop) in Marbleton.

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