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Pinedale Roundup
Volume 104, Number 49 - December 6, 2007
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Stephen Arthur Stager

Big Piney resident Steve Stager, 67, passed away Monday, Nov. 26, 2007, in Big Piney. He was born Dec. 4, 1939, to Arthur and Mildred Stager in Upland, Calif. He served his country in the United States Navy during the early years of the Vietnam Era. He married his sweetheart Mary M. Zarker on Feb. 18, 1971, in Shoshone, Idaho.

Steve was a lifetime member of the N.R.A. He enjoyed being outdoors hunting, fishing and collecting fossils. His favorite place to be was in the mountains of the Upper Green.

He is survived by his wife Mary; son Jim (Billie Jo) Laughter of Kemmerer; daughters, Judy (Tom) Stanhope of Big Piney and Tawny Lee Stager of Lander; seven grandchildren and one greatgrandchild.

He is preceded in death by his mother and father. Cremation has taken place under the direction of Covill Funeral Home and a private family memorial service will be held at a later date.

In lieu of flowers memorial contributions can be made to the Stephen Stager Family c/o 1st State Bank of Pinedale, P.O. Box 519 Pinedale, WY82941 to help offset funeral expenses.

Eve F. Stevens

Eve Stevens was born Eva Faler on Dec. 15, 1904, in South Pass City and passed away November 30, 2007, at the Sublette Center in Pinedale just two weeks before her 103rd birthday. Eve was born the eldest of three siblings to Ralph and Elsie Faler. She was preceded in death by her brother Elmer Faler, her husband William Stevens and her elder son Ralph Stevens. Eve is survived by her younger son, Bill Stevens; her sister, Reta Faler Price; her daughter-in-law, Ann Stevens; five grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and numerous Faler relatives.

The Faler family lived in South Pass City for two years after Eve’s birth, where her father Ralph freighted supplies to the mines from Lander. The family then lived briefly in Thermopolis and Rock Springs before settling permanently in Pinedale, where Eve grew up. During the summer months, Eve would accompany her father traveling with the freight team on the 10-day trips between Rock Springs and Pinedale. She remembered the names of the 18 horses in the string team until her death. Eve moved from Pinedale after graduation from high school and eventually settled in California where she resided until 2000 when she returned to Pinedale to be closer to her family.

Eve was foremost a homemaker, an artist and a realtor. During her residence at the Sublette Center, Eve’s narratives during interviews contributed greatly to the historical record of Pinedale and Wyoming. She will be remembered for her independent pioneer spirit and her love of family.

There will be a memorial service held on Sunday, Dec. 9 at 1:30 p.m. at Rendezvous Pointe in Pinedale.

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