Daniel J. Starks

Apr 30, 2013 Staff

Daniel J. Starks, of Gillette, died Thursday, April 25, 2013, at his home after hand surgery for an injury he sustained in the oil field industry. He was 19 years old.

Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 1, at the Rock Springs Evangelical Free Church, 125 Firestone, Rock Springs. Pastor George Horner of the Providence Reformed Church will conduct the services. Interment will be in the Rock Springs Municipal Cemetery. Friends may call from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Vase Chapel and one hour before services Wednesday at the church.

Daniel Joseph Starks was born March 25, 1994, in Rock Springs, the son of Tim Starks and Jean Lorenz. He attended elementary schools in Rock Springs and high school in Baggs where he graduated with the class of 2012.

He attended Providence Reformed Church in Rock Springs until he moved to Baggs. He studied the Heidelberg Catechism for two years with the Rev. Paul Henderson and grew in the Christian faith.

His family said he felt very much at home in Baggs, and he truly enjoyed his time there among his friends and classmates. His interests included playing online computer games with friends around the country, target shooting, golf, music and spending time with the friends and family he loved. They said he had a wonderful sense of humor that was appreciated by all who knew him.

He is survived by his parents, Tim Starks of Rock Springs and Jean Adams and her husband John of Gillette; sisters Samantha Starks of Gillette and Ashley Starks and Jordan Starks of Mountain View; paternal grandparents Earl and Sharon Starks of Rock Springs; uncle David Starks and his wife Amy of Clearfield, Utah; cousins Tessa, Andrew, Aidan and Charlie Ryan Starks, all of Clearfield, Utah; and dear friend Lauren Kudera of Baggs.

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