From the pages of
Sublette Examiner
Volume 8, Number 16 - July 10, 2008
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Mama’s Boy, Daddy’s hero, the “G” man — Garrett Wayne Bardin found inner peace overlooking Big Sandy River on June 21, 2008.

Garrett was born August 24, 1984, son of Carole Richie and Wayne “Bardy” Bardin. He attended school in Pinedale where he graduated in 2003. While in high school he was a strong member of the track team. After graduation, Garrett worked for Ben Davis for several years as a painter. He later became employed with Epco Incorporated monitoring gas wells.

Garrett loved the outdoors and enjoyed extreme outdoor sports, such as snowboarding, mountain bike riding and wakeboarding.

His athletic abilities allowed him to be the “wild man” and push the limits. But Garrett’s deep passion was people. He was compassionate and caring to all the people in his life; a lifelong friend or a new acquaintance, a child or an elderly adult. Garrett brightened everyone’s life with his dazzling smile and easy conversation.

Garrett is survived by his mother and father, sister and brother-in-law Taylor and Brandon Leingang, nephew Bennett, niece Afton, grandparents Katie King and Jep Richie, and many loving aunts, uncles and cousins.

Services were held Wednesday, July 9th at 10 a.m. at the Pinedale Auditorium with Reverend Wes Shields officiating. Garrett’s family suggests that in lieu of flowers donations be made in his memory to Tip Top Search and Rescue, P.O. Box 400, Pinedale, WY. 82941.

Also, an account has been set up at First State Bank in Pinedale for Garrett’s PALMS (Prevention, Awareness, Litigation against Medications that may cause Suicide).

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