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Volume 7, Number 6 - May 3, 2007
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Hazel Irene Sparks Summers

Hazel Irene Sparks Summers passed away Dec. 25, 2006, at the Sublette Center in Pinedale, where she had been a resident the past eight years. Irene was 98 years old.

Hazel Irene sparks was born Sept. 1, 1908, at the ranch in Boulder to Charles Wilson Sparks and Victoria Elsie Prosise Sparks.

Irene was third in line in a family of five children. Children, one brother, Donald W. Sparks, and three sisters, Zeda C. Roop, Thelma L. Scwartz and Cleo A. Hergenreder. All have passed on.

Irene attended schools in Boulder, Rock Springs and Pinedale.

On March 10, 1929, Hazel Irene Sparks and Henry Hugh (Heinie) Summers were married in Pinedale. Heinie passed away Oct. 16, 1969. Heinie and Irene had one daughter, Marilyn Blanche.

Marilyn married Donald E. Jensen and resides in Boulder. Donald and Marilyn have five children.

Irene was a member of the Order of the Eastern Star No. 39 since 1929 and she belonged to the Past Matrons Club in Pinedale. Irene is a past member of the Congregational Church in Pinedale.

Irene is survived by daughter Marilyn Jensen (Donald); five grandchildren, Jerry Jensen, Sally Jensen, Susan Newman (Randy), Timothy Jensen (Jennifer) and Kim Jensen Joseph (Dwayne); seven great-grandchildren, Savannah Newman Webb (Jesse), Keith Newman, Matthew, Mckaela, Adrianna, Jefferson and Ammon Jensen; and one great-great-grandson Lee David Webb. She also has several nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will take place May 6, 2007, at the Covell Funeral Home and Pinedale Cemetery in Pinedale.

Donations may be made to the Sublette Center in Pinedale.

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