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Sublette Examiner
Volume 9, Number 4 - April 16, 2009
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Lucille Ares Oldham
Lucille Ares Oldham

Lucille Ares Oldham passed away on April 8, 2009, at Sublette Center in Pinedale where she had resided since 2002.

Lucille was born on Nov. 21, 1919, in Crookston, Minn., to Carl and Marjorie Sabin. She was the oldest of four children.

She married Charles Oldham in Lander on June 11, 1941. She lived most of her life there and raised three children: Tony, Nancy and Charlene.

She is survived by her daughter Charlene (Bob) Tracy of Big Piney, six grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren.

Lucille will be going home to Lander for graveside services on April 13 at 10 a.m. A big thank-you to everyone at Sublette Center for the TLC she received while there.

She was a very caring, loving person to everyone and will be missed.

Joe M. Warren
Joe M. Warren

Joe Merle Warren was born June 25, 1932, north of Eminence, Mo., the 10th of 12 children born to Jesse James Warren and Raussie Adeline (Wood) Warren. He passed away Jan. 24, 2009, at Georgian Gardens Nursing Center in Potosi, Mo., at the age of 76 years.

He was united in marriage to Juanita J. Pierce on May 17, 1952, in St. Louis, Mo., and to this union two children were born.

He was preceded in death by his parents; six brothers Dee, Dock, Carmel, Deroyn, Jim and Clayte; and four sisters Sadia Thomas, Lavada Odom, Lola Barrett and Ruth Warren.

He is survived by his two daughters Debby Jess and husband Kermit of Big Piney and Sandy McClelland and husband Jim of Hayward, Calif.; his former wife Juanita J. Warren of Farmington, Mo., who shared his last 20 years and was his wife for 23 years; one brother William “Bill” Warren and wife Ona Fern of Springfield, Mo.; three sisters-in-law Lorene (Craft) Warren “Mrs. Dee Warren” of Springfield, Mo., Gloria (Atkins) Warren “Mrs. Dock Warren” of Laramie and Thelma “Mrs. Carmel Warren of Denver, Colo.; five grandchildren John Jess and wife Marcy of Boise, Ida.; Kara (Jess) Ranta and husband Robert of Marbleton, James McClelland and wife Erika of Fremont, Calif., Jessica (McClelland) Taylor and husband Christopher of Chesapeake, Va., and Joe McClelland of Hayward, Calif.; nine great-grandchildren; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.

Joe and Juanita made their home in Wyoming while he cut and skidded logs in the mountains until 1972 when he started working for True Drilling of Casper. He worked his way up to the position of Toolpusher on the oilrigs and received many safety awards. He loved the outdoors and took his family along to picnic while he fished. He never failed to fill the skillet with trout from the high Wyoming mountain creeks His delight was to teach his two daughters and later his grandchildren to fish. He lived and worked for many years in and around Sublette County. In 1993 he was medically retired and in 2001 moved back to his beloved Missouri Ozarks.

Memorial Services will be held on Friday, April 17, 2009, at 11 a.m. at the Duncan Funeral Chapel in Winona, Mo., with Rev. Ted F. Jess officiating. Interment will be in Mt. Zion Cemetery under the direction of Duncan Funeral Home of Winona.

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