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Mary Fabrizius

Apr 9, 2013 - Staff:  Mary Fabrizius, 89, of Riverton, died Thursday, April 4, 2013, at Wind River Health Care. Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, April 10, at Davis ... [more]

Sandra Tidzump

Apr 9, 2013 - Staff:  Sandra Tidzump died Saturday, April 6, 2013, due to a sudden illness. She was 60 years old.
Traditional Indian funeral services will be at 1 p.m. Wednesday, ... [more]

William T. Coughanour

Apr 7, 2013 - Staff:  Former Fremont County resident William T. Coughanour died Tuesday, March 19, 2013, in Dos Cabezas, Ariz., following a nine-month battle with small-cell cancer. ... [more]

Mary A. Kaiser

Apr 7, 2013 - Staff:  Mary A. Kaiser died Monday, Jan. 28, 2013, in Riverton. She was 105 years old.
A celebration of her life service is at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 13, at the ... [more]

Kendall J. Moss Jr.

Apr 7, 2013 - Staff:  Kendall J. Moss Jr. of Riverton died Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 53 years old.
Funeral services are at 10 a.m. Tuesday, ... [more]

Ben Snyder Sr.

Apr 7, 2013 - Staff:  Ben Snyder Sr. of Fort Washa-kie died Saturday, March 30, 2013, in the hospital in Casper after a lengthy illness. He was 85 years old.
Per his request, ... [more]

Walter Carlin Skates

Apr 7, 2013 - Staff:  Walter Carlin "Bud" Skates died Thursday, March 28, 2013, at his home in Riverton. He was 91 years old.
A celebration of life will occur later this summer ... [more]

Ruth Irmgard Schierwagen

Apr 7, 2013 - Staff:  Ruth Irmgard Schierwagen died Thursday, April 4, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. She was 84 years old.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 9, ... [more]

Graham Parfitt

Apr 7, 2013 - Staff:  Graham Parfitt, formerly of Lander, died Tuesday, April 2, 2013, near Lusk. He was 18 years old.
Cremation has taken place, and memorial services are at 3 ... [more]

Linda J. Shields Gotcher

Apr 5, 2013 - Staff:  Linda J. Shields Gotcher, of Lander, died Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at Kindred Hospital in Denver surrounded by her loving family. She was 64 years old. ... [more]

The Rev. John Clark Herrington

Apr 5, 2013 - Staff:  The Rev. John Clark Herrington died Wednesday, April 3, 2013, at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper after a period of declining health. He was 78 years old. ... [more]

Marjorie (Marge) Ricketts Reynick

Apr 5, 2013 - Staff:  Marjorie (Marge) Ricketts Reynick died Saturday, March 30, 2013, at Shepherd of the Valley in Casper after a lengthy battle with heart disease. She was 83 ... [more]

Jay Patrick Corbett

Apr 4, 2013 - Staff:  Jay Patrick Corbett, of Gunnison, Colo., died Saturday, March 23, 2013, as a result of accidental drowning while he was enjoying a vacation in Hawaii. He was ... [more]

Patty 'Pat' M. Petek

Apr 4, 2013 - Staff:  Patty "Pat" M. Petek died Tuesday, April 2, 2013, after a battle with leukemia. She was 79 years old.
An open house remembrance will be 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. ... [more]


Apr 3, 2013 - Staff:  Corrections
In Tuesday's Ranger, the page one photo cutline should have said Ryannen Rose Behan counted her eggs after the Riverton Chamber of Commerce ... [more]

Cady Marie Hammers

Apr 3, 2013 - Staff:  Cady Marie Hammers died Monday, April 1, 2013, at her home. She was 17 years old.
Graveside services will be at 2 p.m. Friday, April 5, at the Dubois ... [more]

O'Dell R. Shakespeare

Apr 3, 2013 - Staff:  O'Dell R. Shakespeare, of Arapahoe, died Sunday, March 31, 2013, at the Lander Regional Hospital. He was 69 years old.
A rosary will be Wednesday, April 3, at ... [more]

Guy W. Forbis

Apr 2, 2013 - Staff:  Guy W. Forbis, of Riverton, died Thursday, March 21, 2013, at Help for Health Hospice Home in Riverton. He was 80 years old.
A memorial service with military ... [more]

Robert 'Bob' Hernandez

Apr 2, 2013 - Staff:  Robert "Bob" Hernandez, formerly of Fremont County, died Friday, Dec. 28, 2012, in Phoenix.
Services have taken place.
Robert Hernandez grew up in Riverton ... [more]

Gloria Ilene Schoening

Apr 2, 2013 - Staff:  Gloria Ilene Schoening died Wednesday, March 27, 2013, in her home in Delta Junction, Alaska, after a battle with cancer. She was 62 years old.
Funeral ... [more]

Valerie J. Lawrence

Mar 31, 2013 - Staff:  Valerie J. Lawrence of Riverton died Friday, March 22, 2013, at her home. She was 53.
There will be no services, per her request. Close family and friends ... [more]

Justin James Big Knife

Mar 31, 2013 - Staff:  Justin James Big Knife of Fort Washakie died Friday, March 15, 2013, at his home. He was 24 years old.
Services were conducted by Bunny Shoyo, and journey ... [more]

Nathan Duane Tyler

Mar 31, 2013 - Staff:  Nathan Duane "Nat" Tyler died Thursday, March 28, 2013, at his home in Riverton. He was 75.
Funeral services are at 2 p.m. Tuesday, April 2, at the Rendezvous ... [more]

Erna Mae Stephensen

Mar 31, 2013 - Staff:  Erna Mae Stephensen, a lifelong Lander resident who served three terms as Fremont County Clerk of District Court, died Thursday, March 14, 2013, at Westward ... [more]

Lillian LeGro

Mar 29, 2013 - Staff:  Lillian LeGro, of Riverton, died Wednesday, March 27, 2013. She was 103 years old.
At her request, cremation has taken place, and a memorial service will be ... [more]

Betty J. (Wall) Higgley

Mar 29, 2013 - Staff:  Betty J. (Wall) Higgley died Monday, March 25, 2013, at Westward Heights Care Center in Lander. She was 86 years old.
Viewing will be Monday, April 1, at ... [more]

Frank Vigil Sr.

Mar 29, 2013 - Staff:  Frank Vigil Sr., 77, of Riverton, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at the Riverton Memorial Hospital surrounded by family and loved ones.
Funeral services will ... [more]

Lain G. Mathson

Mar 29, 2013 - Staff:  Lain G. Mathson, of Dubois, died Tuesday, March 26, 2013, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 6 years old.
A viewing will be 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, ... [more]

Johnson retirement tightens '14 race

Mar 29, 2013 - By Michael A. Memoli, MCT Washington Bureau:  At least five of 21 Democratic Senate seats on the ballot in 2014 will not include an incumbent. Two Republican senators have announced retirement ... [more]

Crystal Johnson

Mar 28, 2013 - Staff:  Crystal Johnson died Thursday, March 21, 2013, at the University of Utah Medical Center in Salt Lake City surrounded by family. She was 43 years old.
Funeral ... [more]