From the pages of
Sublette Examiner
Volume 8, Number 38 - December 11, 2008
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Joseph Roy Bolinger, age 77, passed away Thursday, November 27, 2008 at 9:25 a.m. at Doctors Hospital in Opelousas Louisiana.

Joseph, also known as “Joe the school bus driver,” was a native and lifelong resident of Pinedale, WY. He enjoyed the outdoors, especially fishing and boating on Fremont Lake. He was a deputy sheriff for the Sublette County Sheriff's Office for sixteen years. During this time he also worked as a forest patrol officer. He was also a volunteer EMT with the Pinedale Ambulance service for ten years. He was also a veteran of the military, having served in the U.S. Navy during the Korean Conflict on the U.S.S. Begor also known as “the Grey Ghost of the Korean Coast.”.

Survivors include one daughter, Jo Ann Stallings and her husband, William, of Leonville, LA; two step sons, Jimmy Sims of Farson, WY and Abner Sims and his wife, Danielle, of Blackfoal, ID; two brothers, Bill Bolinger and his wife, Christy, of Cheshire OR and Preston Bolinger of Colorado Springs, CO; two step sisters, Joan Barwin and her husband, John, of Lakewood, CO and Judy Evans and her husband, Howard, of Billings, MO; fourteen grandchildren and numerous great grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wife of 42 years, the former Alice Madeline Hawley; his parents, William Roy Bolinger and his mother, the former Madeline Marie Adney; one infant son, Joseph Roy Bolinger and one step son, Alan Steven Sims and

View the obituary and guestbook online at Melancon Funeral Home of Opelousas, 4708 I-49 North Service Road, (337) 407-1907, is in charge of arrangements.


Ralph Truman Spencer, 89, passed away at the Sublette Center in Pinedale Monday morning December 8th 2008. He had been a resident at the Sublette Center for about 1 year. He will be returned to his home state of California for funeral services and interment.

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