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Pinedale Roundup
Volume 104, Number 15 - April 12, 2007
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Herman Angelo Genetti, 84, was born in Kemmerer, Wyoming, on May 29, 1922 and passed away March 31, 2007 after a lengthy illness. He leaves his wife, Imogene, of almost 63 years; one son, George Genetti and wife Brenda of Sebastopol, California; two granddaughters, one grandson and one great granddaughter; one sister, Elizabeth Simpson in Medford, Oregon, and several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one son, Roger, a little brother Bobby Genetti and brother Joe Genetti.

He will be buried in the family plot in the Viola Cemetery at LaBarge, Wyoming. He moved to Amarillo, Texas, in 1992 after retiring from the fence post business where he supplied posts for most of the ranchers, the Forest Service, and the Bureau of Land Management.

Everyone loved to hear his stories about old times. Many times he was told he should write a book, so after he moved to Amarillo he wrote two books. His whole life was spent working and helping others. He never asked anyone to do anything he would not do himself and many did not stand the test.

In lieu of flowers, please send any gifts to Odyssey Hospice Care, 6900 1-40 West Suite 150, Amarillo, Texas, 79106.


Robert O. Hummer, 92, passed away peacefully on April 7, 2007 at the home of his daughter Jean Battaglia, Sandy. Robert (Doctor Bob) was born July 15, 1914, to Clifford A. and Veleta B. Hummer in Cheyenne, Wyoming. He attended the University of Wyoming before going to Medical School in Louisville, Kentucky. He did his Residency in Toledo, Ohio. He met and married Elizabeth Bixler in 1940. To this union 3 children were born, Jean, Joan and Robert. Elizabeth passed away in 1973.

Became the Superintendent at the Wyoming State Hospital in Evanston, Wyoming, from 1940-43. Began private practice in Kemmerer, Wyoming in 1943 where he practiced until 1971. His military draft into World War II was waived because there were 1,500 coal miners that needed medical care. While practicing in Kemmerer he delivered over 2,000 babies. In 1971 he moved to Salt Lake City where he practiced until 1974 when he returned to the Wyoming State Hospital. He retired in 1983. He married Adella Smith in January 1980, she passed away in January 2007. His retirement years were spent traveling, camping, fishing and hunting until his health began to fail.

He lived at the Sublette Retirement Center in Pinedale, Wyoming, until January 2007 when Adella passed away. He then moved to the home of his daughter Jean and husband Russ in Sandy until his death. He is survived by his daughter Jean (Russ) Battaglia and son Robert Hummer, grand children Michael (Michelle) Vestal, Michelle Vestal, Danielle Vestal, Danielle Vestal, David (EJ) Vestal, Robert M. Hummer, Mark (Angie) Battaglia and Cheryl (Mike) Zdunich, and 10 great grandchildren. He was proceeded in death by his parents, brother, sister, wife Elizabeth, daughter Joan, and wife Adella.

Doctor Bob wished to be cremated with his remains returned to his beloved Wyoming. A private family memorial is being planned for this summer. The family wishes to thank the Care Source Hospice, especially the loving care provided by Yolanda, Ruth and Regina.

In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the American Heart Association or Care Source Hospice.


Jay Glenn “Slug” Slagowski passed away Sunday morning April 8, 2007 at his home in Cora, WY of natural causes. Jay was born February 16, 1940 in Evanston WY to Joseph Glenn Slagowski and Anna Elaine Slagowski. Jay was a member of the LDS church. He graduated from Rock Springs High School in 1958 and attended one year of college at the University of Wyoming. Jay was drafted in to the United States Army and served from 1963 through 1969. Jay was employed at Stauffer Chemical until his retirement, at which time he moved to the Upper Green River Valley. Jay married Gayle Fabiny and they later divorced. Together they had one son, Gary Slagowski. Jay later married and divorced Jackie Lee Miller. Jay and Jackie Lee retained a close relationship throughout the remainder of his life.

Jay enjoyed snowmobiling, four-wheeling, football, fishing, hunting, and lighting the drinking lamp at elk camp. Jay was an avid John Wayne Collector. He had a multitude of friends and touched many lives in numerous ways. Jay was a member of the Eagles, Elks and the American Legion in Rock Springs and was a regular at the V.F.W. in Pinedale. Jay is survived by his father Joseph Glenn Slagowski and stepmother Lou of Provo UT; son Gary Wayne Slagowski and wife Rhonda of Castle Rock CO; stepson Richard E. Miller and wife Patty of Bend OR; and stepdaughter Marae Lee Miller of Pinedale.

Jay is also survived by one brother C. Blaine Slagowski and his wife Mary and son Ryan of Rock Springs, WY; and brother-in-law Norm Davis and his sons Normie of Gillette and Rex and Dale of Rock Springs. Jay had seven grandchildren: Nickolas Mamalis; Troy, Kelley, Trevor and Courtney Slagowski; and Derek and Kaila Miller. In addition Jay is survived by numerous aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and a lifetime of close friends.

Jay was preceded in death by his mother Anna Elaine Slagowski, one sister Shirleen Davis, maternal and paternal grandparents, and numerous aunts and uncles. Cremation will take place. Slug’s services will be held on April 12, at the Wyoming Club in Rock Springs from 5 to 8:00 p.m., and on April 20 at the VFW in Pinedale from 5 to 8 p.m.


The funeral Mass for Cornelia (Inky) Fear Robinson will be on Saturday, April 14th at 10 a.m. at St. Anne’s Catholic Church in Big Piney. There will be a viewing at St. Anne’s on Friday, April 13th from 6 to 7 p.m. followed by the Rosary at 7.


Memorial services will be held in Pinedale, Wy. at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church on May 14, 2007 at 10 a.m.

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