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Rocky Mountain Obituaries 12-27-10

James A. York, 86, of Encampment, Wyo., passed away December 16, 2010 at his home on Cow Creek.

He was born March 16, 1924, in Bethany, Mo., but once said he came west as quickly as he could. At the age of three months his parents moved to western Nebraska. The following year they moved to Loveland, Colo., and later relocated to Milliken, Colo., where he attended school from third grade through his high school graduation. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, he joined the U.S. Navy, serving on an ammunition ship in the South Pacific. While serving he met his wife Anna May in Manila Luzon, Philippines. They were married in 1946 and following his service, they returned to Laramie, Wyo., where he found work at the University of Wyoming dairy, which was a part of the UW Stock Farm. There he quickly developed a love of the University of Wyoming and its sports teams.

In 1949 he left Laramie, Wyo., and moved to Cow Creek where he worked for Elton Trowbridge. After three years at the Trowbridge ranch, he leased the Parkison place on Beaver Creek for five years. After his lease ran out on the Parkison place, James went to work for the One Bar Eleven Ranch. In 1960 he hired out to the Silver Spur Ranch, owned by W.D. Sidley. Later he worked for John and Jill Crow, before returning to the Silver Spur, which he managed until his retirement. During his years at the Spur he developed a nationally known, award winning cattle herd and employed cutting-edge techniques to improve the genetics of the animals.

With wife Anna he had four sons, James F., Gale, Dick, and Joe, and they also had a young girl, Liz Felton, live with them for several years. Upon his retirement from the Silver Spur, his son James F. (Young Jim), took over management, and Mr. York by then was known across the state of Wyoming as Ole Jim.

Following Anna’s death, James married Yvonne Shaw in 1984 gaining two step-children, Steve and Karen.

He was community minded and belonged to the AF&AM Lodge in Encampment, Wyo., and to the Encampment-Riverside Lions Club. He was one of the original Lions Club members who planned and organized the Woodchoppers Jamboree. He served on the Carbon County School District No. 2 Board, was a County Commissioner, but he would readily admit that his “vice” was University of Wyoming sports. Simply put, he loved the Cowboys! He won the prestigious White Hat Award and the “Best Wyoming Fan” Award from UW.

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He is survived by his three sons, Gale and Sharon York of Rapid City, S.D., Dick and Myrna York of Denver, Colo., and Joe and Tammy York of Coleridge, Neb.; daughter-in-law Linda York of Encampment, Wyo.; close friend and companion Louise Rieder of Encampment, Wyo.; step-son Steve Shaw of Billings, Mont.; step-daughter Karen Shaw Johnson, Ft. Collins, Colo.; brothers Dan York of Milliken, Colo., Bob York of Greeley, Colo.; sisters Loraine Keenan, of Cheyenne, Wyo., Jane Mann of Milliken, Colo., and Carol Korshavn of California plus 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Anna and Yvonne, his son Young Jim, grandson Kristopher, and brothers Dick, Jack, and Gale Allen.

Memorial services were held December 20, 2010.

James A. York, 86, of Encampment, Wyo., passed away December 16, 2010 at his home on Cow Creek.

He was born March 16, 1924, in Bethany, Mo., but once said he came west as quickly as he could. At the age of three months his parents moved to western Nebraska. The following year they moved to Loveland, Colo., and later relocated to Milliken, Colo., where he attended school from third grade through his high school graduation. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, he joined the U.S. Navy, serving on an ammunition ship in the South Pacific. While serving he met his wife Anna May in Manila Luzon, Philippines. They were married in 1946 and following his service, they returned to Laramie, Wyo., where he found work at the University of Wyoming dairy, which was a part of the UW Stock Farm. There he quickly developed a love of the University of Wyoming and its sports teams.

In 1949 he left Laramie, Wyo., and moved to Cow Creek where he worked for Elton Trowbridge. After three years at the Trowbridge ranch, he leased the Parkison place on Beaver Creek for five years. After his lease ran out on the Parkison place, James went to work for the One Bar Eleven Ranch. In 1960 he hired out to the Silver Spur Ranch, owned by W.D. Sidley. Later he worked for John and Jill Crow, before returning to the Silver Spur, which he managed until his retirement. During his years at the Spur he developed a nationally known, award winning cattle herd and employed cutting-edge techniques to improve the genetics of the animals.

With wife Anna he had four sons, James F., Gale, Dick, and Joe, and they also had a young girl, Liz Felton, live with them for several years. Upon his retirement from the Silver Spur, his son James F. (Young Jim), took over management, and Mr. York by then was known across the state of Wyoming as Ole Jim.

Following Anna’s death, James married Yvonne Shaw in 1984 gaining two step-children, Steve and Karen.

He was community minded and belonged to the AF&AM Lodge in Encampment, Wyo., and to the Encampment-Riverside Lions Club. He was one of the original Lions Club members who planned and organized the Woodchoppers Jamboree. He served on the Carbon County School District No. 2 Board, was a County Commissioner, but he would readily admit that his “vice” was University of Wyoming sports. Simply put, he loved the Cowboys! He won the prestigious White Hat Award and the “Best Wyoming Fan” Award from UW.

He is survived by his three sons, Gale and Sharon York of Rapid City, S.D., Dick and Myrna York of Denver, Colo., and Joe and Tammy York of Coleridge, Neb.; daughter-in-law Linda York of Encampment, Wyo.; close friend and companion Louise Rieder of Encampment, Wyo.; step-son Steve Shaw of Billings, Mont.; step-daughter Karen Shaw Johnson, Ft. Collins, Colo.; brothers Dan York of Milliken, Colo., Bob York of Greeley, Colo.; sisters Loraine Keenan, of Cheyenne, Wyo., Jane Mann of Milliken, Colo., and Carol Korshavn of California plus 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Anna and Yvonne, his son Young Jim, grandson Kristopher, and brothers Dick, Jack, and Gale Allen.

Memorial services were held December 20, 2010.

James A. York, 86, of Encampment, Wyo., passed away December 16, 2010 at his home on Cow Creek.

He was born March 16, 1924, in Bethany, Mo., but once said he came west as quickly as he could. At the age of three months his parents moved to western Nebraska. The following year they moved to Loveland, Colo., and later relocated to Milliken, Colo., where he attended school from third grade through his high school graduation. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, he joined the U.S. Navy, serving on an ammunition ship in the South Pacific. While serving he met his wife Anna May in Manila Luzon, Philippines. They were married in 1946 and following his service, they returned to Laramie, Wyo., where he found work at the University of Wyoming dairy, which was a part of the UW Stock Farm. There he quickly developed a love of the University of Wyoming and its sports teams.

In 1949 he left Laramie, Wyo., and moved to Cow Creek where he worked for Elton Trowbridge. After three years at the Trowbridge ranch, he leased the Parkison place on Beaver Creek for five years. After his lease ran out on the Parkison place, James went to work for the One Bar Eleven Ranch. In 1960 he hired out to the Silver Spur Ranch, owned by W.D. Sidley. Later he worked for John and Jill Crow, before returning to the Silver Spur, which he managed until his retirement. During his years at the Spur he developed a nationally known, award winning cattle herd and employed cutting-edge techniques to improve the genetics of the animals.

With wife Anna he had four sons, James F., Gale, Dick, and Joe, and they also had a young girl, Liz Felton, live with them for several years. Upon his retirement from the Silver Spur, his son James F. (Young Jim), took over management, and Mr. York by then was known across the state of Wyoming as Ole Jim.

Following Anna’s death, James married Yvonne Shaw in 1984 gaining two step-children, Steve and Karen.

He was community minded and belonged to the AF&AM Lodge in Encampment, Wyo., and to the Encampment-Riverside Lions Club. He was one of the original Lions Club members who planned and organized the Woodchoppers Jamboree. He served on the Carbon County School District No. 2 Board, was a County Commissioner, but he would readily admit that his “vice” was University of Wyoming sports. Simply put, he loved the Cowboys! He won the prestigious White Hat Award and the “Best Wyoming Fan” Award from UW.

He is survived by his three sons, Gale and Sharon York of Rapid City, S.D., Dick and Myrna York of Denver, Colo., and Joe and Tammy York of Coleridge, Neb.; daughter-in-law Linda York of Encampment, Wyo.; close friend and companion Louise Rieder of Encampment, Wyo.; step-son Steve Shaw of Billings, Mont.; step-daughter Karen Shaw Johnson, Ft. Collins, Colo.; brothers Dan York of Milliken, Colo., Bob York of Greeley, Colo.; sisters Loraine Keenan, of Cheyenne, Wyo., Jane Mann of Milliken, Colo., and Carol Korshavn of California plus 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Anna and Yvonne, his son Young Jim, grandson Kristopher, and brothers Dick, Jack, and Gale Allen.

Memorial services were held December 20, 2010.

James A. York, 86, of Encampment, Wyo., passed away December 16, 2010 at his home on Cow Creek.

He was born March 16, 1924, in Bethany, Mo., but once said he came west as quickly as he could. At the age of three months his parents moved to western Nebraska. The following year they moved to Loveland, Colo., and later relocated to Milliken, Colo., where he attended school from third grade through his high school graduation. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, he joined the U.S. Navy, serving on an ammunition ship in the South Pacific. While serving he met his wife Anna May in Manila Luzon, Philippines. They were married in 1946 and following his service, they returned to Laramie, Wyo., where he found work at the University of Wyoming dairy, which was a part of the UW Stock Farm. There he quickly developed a love of the University of Wyoming and its sports teams.

In 1949 he left Laramie, Wyo., and moved to Cow Creek where he worked for Elton Trowbridge. After three years at the Trowbridge ranch, he leased the Parkison place on Beaver Creek for five years. After his lease ran out on the Parkison place, James went to work for the One Bar Eleven Ranch. In 1960 he hired out to the Silver Spur Ranch, owned by W.D. Sidley. Later he worked for John and Jill Crow, before returning to the Silver Spur, which he managed until his retirement. During his years at the Spur he developed a nationally known, award winning cattle herd and employed cutting-edge techniques to improve the genetics of the animals.

With wife Anna he had four sons, James F., Gale, Dick, and Joe, and they also had a young girl, Liz Felton, live with them for several years. Upon his retirement from the Silver Spur, his son James F. (Young Jim), took over management, and Mr. York by then was known across the state of Wyoming as Ole Jim.

Following Anna’s death, James married Yvonne Shaw in 1984 gaining two step-children, Steve and Karen.

He was community minded and belonged to the AF&AM Lodge in Encampment, Wyo., and to the Encampment-Riverside Lions Club. He was one of the original Lions Club members who planned and organized the Woodchoppers Jamboree. He served on the Carbon County School District No. 2 Board, was a County Commissioner, but he would readily admit that his “vice” was University of Wyoming sports. Simply put, he loved the Cowboys! He won the prestigious White Hat Award and the “Best Wyoming Fan” Award from UW.

He is survived by his three sons, Gale and Sharon York of Rapid City, S.D., Dick and Myrna York of Denver, Colo., and Joe and Tammy York of Coleridge, Neb.; daughter-in-law Linda York of Encampment, Wyo.; close friend and companion Louise Rieder of Encampment, Wyo.; step-son Steve Shaw of Billings, Mont.; step-daughter Karen Shaw Johnson, Ft. Collins, Colo.; brothers Dan York of Milliken, Colo., Bob York of Greeley, Colo.; sisters Loraine Keenan, of Cheyenne, Wyo., Jane Mann of Milliken, Colo., and Carol Korshavn of California plus 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Anna and Yvonne, his son Young Jim, grandson Kristopher, and brothers Dick, Jack, and Gale Allen.

Memorial services were held December 20, 2010.

James A. York, 86, of Encampment, Wyo., passed away December 16, 2010 at his home on Cow Creek.

He was born March 16, 1924, in Bethany, Mo., but once said he came west as quickly as he could. At the age of three months his parents moved to western Nebraska. The following year they moved to Loveland, Colo., and later relocated to Milliken, Colo., where he attended school from third grade through his high school graduation. Following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, he joined the U.S. Navy, serving on an ammunition ship in the South Pacific. While serving he met his wife Anna May in Manila Luzon, Philippines. They were married in 1946 and following his service, they returned to Laramie, Wyo., where he found work at the University of Wyoming dairy, which was a part of the UW Stock Farm. There he quickly developed a love of the University of Wyoming and its sports teams.

In 1949 he left Laramie, Wyo., and moved to Cow Creek where he worked for Elton Trowbridge. After three years at the Trowbridge ranch, he leased the Parkison place on Beaver Creek for five years. After his lease ran out on the Parkison place, James went to work for the One Bar Eleven Ranch. In 1960 he hired out to the Silver Spur Ranch, owned by W.D. Sidley. Later he worked for John and Jill Crow, before returning to the Silver Spur, which he managed until his retirement. During his years at the Spur he developed a nationally known, award winning cattle herd and employed cutting-edge techniques to improve the genetics of the animals.

With wife Anna he had four sons, James F., Gale, Dick, and Joe, and they also had a young girl, Liz Felton, live with them for several years. Upon his retirement from the Silver Spur, his son James F. (Young Jim), took over management, and Mr. York by then was known across the state of Wyoming as Ole Jim.

Following Anna’s death, James married Yvonne Shaw in 1984 gaining two step-children, Steve and Karen.

He was community minded and belonged to the AF&AM Lodge in Encampment, Wyo., and to the Encampment-Riverside Lions Club. He was one of the original Lions Club members who planned and organized the Woodchoppers Jamboree. He served on the Carbon County School District No. 2 Board, was a County Commissioner, but he would readily admit that his “vice” was University of Wyoming sports. Simply put, he loved the Cowboys! He won the prestigious White Hat Award and the “Best Wyoming Fan” Award from UW.

He is survived by his three sons, Gale and Sharon York of Rapid City, S.D., Dick and Myrna York of Denver, Colo., and Joe and Tammy York of Coleridge, Neb.; daughter-in-law Linda York of Encampment, Wyo.; close friend and companion Louise Rieder of Encampment, Wyo.; step-son Steve Shaw of Billings, Mont.; step-daughter Karen Shaw Johnson, Ft. Collins, Colo.; brothers Dan York of Milliken, Colo., Bob York of Greeley, Colo.; sisters Loraine Keenan, of Cheyenne, Wyo., Jane Mann of Milliken, Colo., and Carol Korshavn of California plus 12 grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his wives, Anna and Yvonne, his son Young Jim, grandson Kristopher, and brothers Dick, Jack, and Gale Allen.

Memorial services were held December 20, 2010.