From the pages of
Sublette Examiner
Volume 7, Number 37 - December 6, 2007
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Stephen Arthur Stager

Big Piney resident Steve Stager, 67, passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2007, in Big Piney. He was born Dec. 4, 1939, to Arthur and Mildred Stager in Upland, Calif. He served his country in the United States Navy during the early years of the Vietnam Era. He married his sweetheart Mary M. Zarker on Feb. 18, 1971, in Shoshone, Idaho.

Steve was a lifetime member of the N.R.A. He enjoyed being outdoors hunting, fishing and collecting fossils. His favorite place to be was in the mountains of the Upper Green.

He is survived by his wife Mary; son Jim (Billie Jo) Laughter of Kemmerer; daughters, Judy (Tom) Stanhope of Big Piney and Tawny Lee Stager of Lander; seven grandchildren and one greatgrandchild.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Covill Funeral Home and a private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Stephen Stager Family c/o 1st State Bank of Pinedale, P.O. Box 519 Pinedale, WY82941 to help offset funeral expenses.

Dorothy M. Tidemann

Dorothy Maxine Tidemann, 80, of Cody, and formerly of Worland and Powell, died on Tuesday, Nov. 27, 2007, of natural causes near Shoshoni while en route to her brother’s funeral in Cheyenne.

She was born on July 28, 1927, in Lander, a daughter of Verne Loyal and Mary Irene (Clark) McLane. She moved to Worland as a child and attended schools in Worland. She was active in high school band and graduated from Washakie County High School in 1945. She then worked for J. C. Penney’s as a clerk for a number of years.

She married Carlyle “Jack” Tidemann in Worland on March 10, 1948. The couple lived in Worland for several years before moving to Lander and then to Big Piney. Following his death in 1986, she moved back to Worland where she lived with her sister Tomie Lungren.

The two sisters then moved to Powell in 2001 to be near one of Tomie’s daughters. Her sister Tomie died in 2004, and in 2005 Dorothy moved to Absaroka Assisted Living in Cody.

Dorothy was a member of Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church in Worland. She was an accomplished seamstress, winning numerous ribbons at local fairs. She also enjoyed reading.

She was preceded in death by her husband; her parents; her sister Tomie Lungren; by her brother Richard McLane on Nov. 21, 2007; and a niece Lynne Ellen (Lungren) Beebe.

Dorothy is survived by her sister Shirley (Clare) Weber of Sheridan; by her nieces, Kathy (Brian) Blane of Parker, Colo., Kristy (Berton) Agee of Powell, Sandy (Johan) Dykhorst of Sheridan and Tia McLane of Cheyenne; by her nephews, Larry Weber of Sheridan, Terry (Rheba) McLane and Tracy (Lisa) McLane both of Cheyenne; and by her sister-in-law Carol Hendrickson of Casper. Also surviving are numerous great nieces and nephews, and great-great nieces and nephews.

Cremation has taken place and a memorial service was held on Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, at 11:30 a.m. at Riverview Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Worland. Dr. Ralph Partelow officiated the service.

Memorials may be made to the American Heart Association - File 30947 – P.O. Box 60000 – San Francisco, CA 94160.

Veile Mortuary of Worland is in charge of the arrangements.

Eve F. Stevens

Eve Stevens was born Eva Faler on Dec. 15, 1904, in South Pass City and passed away November 30, 2007, at the Sublette Center in Pinedale just two weeks before her 103rd birthday. Eve was born the eldest of three siblings to Ralph and Elsie Faler. She was preceded in death by her brother Elmer Faler, her husband William Stevens and her elder son Ralph Stevens. Eve is survived by her younger son, Bill Stevens; her sister, Reta Faler Price; her daughter-in-law, Ann Stevens; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous Faler relatives.

The Faler family lived in South Pass City for two years after Eve’s birth, where her father Ralph freighted supplies to the mines from Lander. The family then lived briefly in Thermopolis and Rock Springs before settling permanently in Pinedale, where Eve grew up. During the summer months, Eve would accompany her father traveling with the freight team on the 10-day trips between Rock Springs and Pinedale. She remembered the names of the 18 horses in the string team until her death. Eve moved from Pinedale after graduation from high school and eventually settled in California where she resided until 2000 when she returned to Pinedale to be closer to her family.

Eve was foremost a homemaker, an artist and a realtor. During her residence at the Sublette Center, Eve’s narratives during interviews contributed greatly to the historical record of Pinedale and Wyoming. She will be remembered for her independent pioneer spirit and her love of family.

There will be a memorial service held on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 1:30 p.m. at Rendezvous Pointe in Pinedale.

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