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Pinedale Roundup
Volume 104, Number 45 - November 8, 2007
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Daniel Lynn Fauver, 56, of Etna, Wyo., passed away Oct. 27 after an accident in the Bridger Teton National Forest. The eldest of three children, he was born January 31, 1951, in Saginaw, Mich., to Daniel and Donna Fauver. Daniel lived in many places during his youth but spoke with great fondness of his time as a child in Nuremberg and Baumholder, Germany, during two of his father's many Army stations.

Daniel graduated in 1969 from Bridgeport High, in Bridgeport, Mich. Two years later he graduated from General Motors Technical School in Flint, Mich., as a machinist. As a careerist, he held various positions. He was a plastic extruder operator in Coleman, Mich., an engineer for the reassembly of a 1927 German Pretzel production line in Frankenmuth, Mich., a production supervisor and printer operator for Crown Cork and Seal, a pressman for the Northern Wyoming Daily News in Worland, Wyo., and was currently the pressroom foreman for the Jackson Hole News and Guide, where he consistently won awards for his exceptional workmanship in color printing.

Daniel married Donna Smith and had two children, Candy Jean and Daniel Joseph. After divorcing Donna, he married Dyanne Kellogg. Daniel and Dyanne had three children together, Daniel Lynn II, Jeremiah Webster and Ashly Elaine. Later, they divorced. In 1995, Daniel united with his wife Jamie Fanning in Worland, Wyo., then they moved to Jackson, Wyo. Daniel and Jamie have two sons, Joshua James Andrew and Isaiah Callum William.

As a legacy, Daniel Fauver leaves behind not just memories, but his passion for family, friends, work and nature. A true father, he was proud of each of his children's individual accomplishments, always encouraging them in their endeavors. With his congenial personality, he was naturally friends with many. Truly believing in hard work, Daniel set an example for all those who came in contact with him. An avid outdoorsman, he enjoyed boating, fishing, hiking and hunting.

Daniel is survived by his wife, Jamie Sue Fauver, of Etna; children, Candy Jean Fauver, 35; Daniel Lynn Fauver II, 30, of Worland; Jeremiah (Crystal) Webster Fauver, 27, of Worland; Ashly (John Humphreys) Fauver, 24, of Sheridan, Wyo.; Joshua James Andrew, 9, of Etna; and Isaiah Callum William, 8, of Etna; grandchildren, Jeremiah Fauver, Joseph Fauver, James Fauver, Emmarie Fauver, Elioniah Fauver, all of Worland. His father, Daniel Webster Fauver and stepmother, Beverly, of Saginaw; his mother, Donna Faye Fauver of Saginaw; sisters Beth and Sherry Fauver of Worland. Daniel was preceded in death by his son Daniel Joseph Fauver.

The funeral service took place at 7 p.m. on Nov. 2 at the Emmanuel Bible Church, in Thayne, Wyo. Pastor Tim Moyer officiated the service. The viewing was held from 5 p.m. to 6:45 p.m. on Nov. 2, prior to the service at the church. Pallbearers are Daniel Fauver II, Jeremiah Fauver, Ashly Fauver, Ben Kretz, Luke Katzenberger, Al Renneisen and Dan Fields. Funeral arrangements were handled by Valley Mortuary, in Jackson, Wyo.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made at the Jackson State Bank in the Fauver family name. We wish to thank the Jackson Hole News and Guide, Aspen Travel, Emmanuel Bible Church and all our friends for their support.

"The only journey is the one within."
~Rainer Maria Rilke


Funeral services for Stan Murdock, 69, will be conducted by Fr. Wes Shields on Friday, Nov. 9, at 1 p.m. in the United Church of Christ in Pinedale. Interment will be in the Pinedale Cemetery. Stan died of respiratory complications on Nov. 3 at Eastern Idaho Regional Medical Center in Idaho Falls.

The eldest of four siblings, Stan was born April 30, 1938, to Solon and Carrie Jorgensen Murdock. He spent his first six years on the Murdock Ranch, situated on the Green River just a few miles east of Big Piney. On Solon’s death in 1944, Carrie moved her young family to Pinedale to be closer to her parents.

Stan graduated from Pinedale High School and attended the University of Wyoming on a track scholarship. He was drafted and served two years in Korea with the U.S. Army, but later completed his degree in Civil Engineering. Stan returned to the Pinedale area to help his ailing uncle, George Jorgensen, run his ranch. Stan worked very hard to improve the ranch and the cattle he bought from George, and after George’s death, the ranch name was changed to Murdock Cattle Company. On June 9, 1973, Stan married MadeleineScanlan at St. Andrew’s In the Pines Episcopal Church in Pinedale. Five years later, Scott Gibson Murdock was born and became a source of unending joy.

Through the process of irrigating the ranch, coupled with his engineering studies, Stan became very well versed in State Water Law. At the time of his death, he was a commissioner for the New Fork Irrigation District and was also a member of the Colorado River Basin Advisory Group.

A history buff, Stan became a member of the Sublette County Historical Society, was a board member and past president of the Mountain Man Museum, and helped direct the annual pageant during the Green River Rendezvous. Stan was a lifetime member of the Green River Valley Cattlemen’s Association, a member and a past vice president of Wyoming Stock Growers Association. Stan also served as a founding member of both the WSGA Agricultural Land Trust and the Green River Valley Land Trust. He was a past Master of Franklin Lodge #31, A.F. & A. M. and a member of both the Scottish and York Rites.

Stan was known for his steadfast determination, integrity and friendly humor; he never met a stranger, human or animal. He loved helping people, ranching, restoring old cars and airplanes and gained his pilot’s license in 2003. A horseback accident in May 2006, left this active man a quadriplegic; rather than give in to anger and depression, Stan resolutely determined to be as positive as possible and for the past year and a half, has been an example of courage and inspiration to all who encountered him. He used humor to cheer others and laughter to aid healing.

Survivors include his wife, Madeleine; son, Scott; sisters, Sharon (Richard) Ballinger and Karen Galey; brother, Thomas C. (Pam) Murdock; and numerous cousins.

In lieu of flowers the family suggests donations be made to the Sublette County Historical Society, the Pinedale Fine Arts Council, The Green River Valley Land Trust, The Wyoming Stock Growers Agricultural Land Trust or Sublette County libraries.

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