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Rocky Mountain Obituaries 3-15-10

Chad Wardell, age 52, of Big Piney, Wyo., passed away suddenly on Jan. 9, 2010, at his home on the Thoman Ranch.

He was born March 11, 1957, in Jackson, Wyo. He was the son of Hugh “Louie” and Betty (Lozier) Wardell. He attended schools in Pinedale and LaBarge and graduated from Big Piney High School in 1976. He had an exceptional senior year competing in high school rodeo team roping with Tom T.

Chad spent his early years on the Boot Jack at Pinedale and then the family moved to LaBarge Creek. He grew up riding horses and raising cattle. When his father asked him if he wanted steers or heifers, Chad chose heifers as a means to start his own herd.

He won many trophies in 4-H with his horse and grand and reserve champion ribbons with his steers. He was also very successful on the 4-H horse judging team. He was selected for the Washington DC and Denver 4-H trips. Chad was an avid chariot racer winning numerous buckles with his own team.

He attended Lamar Community College for one year to advance his horse training skills.

Truck driving became a career for Chad at the age of 16. He started in the oilfield driving bobtail trucks and went on to operate heavy equipment. He also hauled fuel for several years before returning full time to the ranch on LaBarge Creek.

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It was through his involvement in 4-H and ranching that he became acquainted with his future wife, Kristy Thoman. They were married Sept. 10, 1988, at the Thoman Ranch on the Green River. They started their life together on the Wardell family ranch and began their trucking business by hauling their own livestock to winter pasture in Riverton. After the death of Chad’s father, Louie, the ranch was sold. Upon the dispersal of their cattle they moved to Big Piney and bought another Peterbuilt which began their full time career of trucking.

In 2000, their son Rex was born. They continued to operate out of Big Piney until 2007 when they moved to the Thoman Ranch where Rex is attending school and being raised in a ranching environment.

He is survived by his wife, Kristy and son, Rex of the Thoman Ranch; Mother, Betty Wardell of Boulder, Wyo.; uncle, Bobby (Sally) Lozier of Riverton, Wyo.; uncle, Cork Lozier of Colo.; uncle, Larry (Sharon) Lozier of Boulder, Wyo.; aunt, Mike Shannon of Pinedale, Wyo.; and many cousins, relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by an infant brother; father, Louie Wardell; and maternal and paternal grandparents.

Services were held at Jan. 14, 2010, at the Community Hall in Pinedale, Wyo.

Burial took place at the Pinedale Cemetery.

Chad Wardell, age 52, of Big Piney, Wyo., passed away suddenly on Jan. 9, 2010, at his home on the Thoman Ranch.

He was born March 11, 1957, in Jackson, Wyo. He was the son of Hugh “Louie” and Betty (Lozier) Wardell. He attended schools in Pinedale and LaBarge and graduated from Big Piney High School in 1976. He had an exceptional senior year competing in high school rodeo team roping with Tom T.

Chad spent his early years on the Boot Jack at Pinedale and then the family moved to LaBarge Creek. He grew up riding horses and raising cattle. When his father asked him if he wanted steers or heifers, Chad chose heifers as a means to start his own herd.

He won many trophies in 4-H with his horse and grand and reserve champion ribbons with his steers. He was also very successful on the 4-H horse judging team. He was selected for the Washington DC and Denver 4-H trips. Chad was an avid chariot racer winning numerous buckles with his own team.

He attended Lamar Community College for one year to advance his horse training skills.

Truck driving became a career for Chad at the age of 16. He started in the oilfield driving bobtail trucks and went on to operate heavy equipment. He also hauled fuel for several years before returning full time to the ranch on LaBarge Creek.

It was through his involvement in 4-H and ranching that he became acquainted with his future wife, Kristy Thoman. They were married Sept. 10, 1988, at the Thoman Ranch on the Green River. They started their life together on the Wardell family ranch and began their trucking business by hauling their own livestock to winter pasture in Riverton. After the death of Chad’s father, Louie, the ranch was sold. Upon the dispersal of their cattle they moved to Big Piney and bought another Peterbuilt which began their full time career of trucking.

In 2000, their son Rex was born. They continued to operate out of Big Piney until 2007 when they moved to the Thoman Ranch where Rex is attending school and being raised in a ranching environment.

He is survived by his wife, Kristy and son, Rex of the Thoman Ranch; Mother, Betty Wardell of Boulder, Wyo.; uncle, Bobby (Sally) Lozier of Riverton, Wyo.; uncle, Cork Lozier of Colo.; uncle, Larry (Sharon) Lozier of Boulder, Wyo.; aunt, Mike Shannon of Pinedale, Wyo.; and many cousins, relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by an infant brother; father, Louie Wardell; and maternal and paternal grandparents.

Services were held at Jan. 14, 2010, at the Community Hall in Pinedale, Wyo.

Burial took place at the Pinedale Cemetery.

Chad Wardell, age 52, of Big Piney, Wyo., passed away suddenly on Jan. 9, 2010, at his home on the Thoman Ranch.

He was born March 11, 1957, in Jackson, Wyo. He was the son of Hugh “Louie” and Betty (Lozier) Wardell. He attended schools in Pinedale and LaBarge and graduated from Big Piney High School in 1976. He had an exceptional senior year competing in high school rodeo team roping with Tom T.

Chad spent his early years on the Boot Jack at Pinedale and then the family moved to LaBarge Creek. He grew up riding horses and raising cattle. When his father asked him if he wanted steers or heifers, Chad chose heifers as a means to start his own herd.

He won many trophies in 4-H with his horse and grand and reserve champion ribbons with his steers. He was also very successful on the 4-H horse judging team. He was selected for the Washington DC and Denver 4-H trips. Chad was an avid chariot racer winning numerous buckles with his own team.

He attended Lamar Community College for one year to advance his horse training skills.

Truck driving became a career for Chad at the age of 16. He started in the oilfield driving bobtail trucks and went on to operate heavy equipment. He also hauled fuel for several years before returning full time to the ranch on LaBarge Creek.

It was through his involvement in 4-H and ranching that he became acquainted with his future wife, Kristy Thoman. They were married Sept. 10, 1988, at the Thoman Ranch on the Green River. They started their life together on the Wardell family ranch and began their trucking business by hauling their own livestock to winter pasture in Riverton. After the death of Chad’s father, Louie, the ranch was sold. Upon the dispersal of their cattle they moved to Big Piney and bought another Peterbuilt which began their full time career of trucking.

In 2000, their son Rex was born. They continued to operate out of Big Piney until 2007 when they moved to the Thoman Ranch where Rex is attending school and being raised in a ranching environment.

He is survived by his wife, Kristy and son, Rex of the Thoman Ranch; Mother, Betty Wardell of Boulder, Wyo.; uncle, Bobby (Sally) Lozier of Riverton, Wyo.; uncle, Cork Lozier of Colo.; uncle, Larry (Sharon) Lozier of Boulder, Wyo.; aunt, Mike Shannon of Pinedale, Wyo.; and many cousins, relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by an infant brother; father, Louie Wardell; and maternal and paternal grandparents.

Services were held at Jan. 14, 2010, at the Community Hall in Pinedale, Wyo.

Burial took place at the Pinedale Cemetery.

Chad Wardell, age 52, of Big Piney, Wyo., passed away suddenly on Jan. 9, 2010, at his home on the Thoman Ranch.

He was born March 11, 1957, in Jackson, Wyo. He was the son of Hugh “Louie” and Betty (Lozier) Wardell. He attended schools in Pinedale and LaBarge and graduated from Big Piney High School in 1976. He had an exceptional senior year competing in high school rodeo team roping with Tom T.

Chad spent his early years on the Boot Jack at Pinedale and then the family moved to LaBarge Creek. He grew up riding horses and raising cattle. When his father asked him if he wanted steers or heifers, Chad chose heifers as a means to start his own herd.

He won many trophies in 4-H with his horse and grand and reserve champion ribbons with his steers. He was also very successful on the 4-H horse judging team. He was selected for the Washington DC and Denver 4-H trips. Chad was an avid chariot racer winning numerous buckles with his own team.

He attended Lamar Community College for one year to advance his horse training skills.

Truck driving became a career for Chad at the age of 16. He started in the oilfield driving bobtail trucks and went on to operate heavy equipment. He also hauled fuel for several years before returning full time to the ranch on LaBarge Creek.

It was through his involvement in 4-H and ranching that he became acquainted with his future wife, Kristy Thoman. They were married Sept. 10, 1988, at the Thoman Ranch on the Green River. They started their life together on the Wardell family ranch and began their trucking business by hauling their own livestock to winter pasture in Riverton. After the death of Chad’s father, Louie, the ranch was sold. Upon the dispersal of their cattle they moved to Big Piney and bought another Peterbuilt which began their full time career of trucking.

In 2000, their son Rex was born. They continued to operate out of Big Piney until 2007 when they moved to the Thoman Ranch where Rex is attending school and being raised in a ranching environment.

He is survived by his wife, Kristy and son, Rex of the Thoman Ranch; Mother, Betty Wardell of Boulder, Wyo.; uncle, Bobby (Sally) Lozier of Riverton, Wyo.; uncle, Cork Lozier of Colo.; uncle, Larry (Sharon) Lozier of Boulder, Wyo.; aunt, Mike Shannon of Pinedale, Wyo.; and many cousins, relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by an infant brother; father, Louie Wardell; and maternal and paternal grandparents.

Services were held at Jan. 14, 2010, at the Community Hall in Pinedale, Wyo.

Burial took place at the Pinedale Cemetery.

Chad Wardell, age 52, of Big Piney, Wyo., passed away suddenly on Jan. 9, 2010, at his home on the Thoman Ranch.

He was born March 11, 1957, in Jackson, Wyo. He was the son of Hugh “Louie” and Betty (Lozier) Wardell. He attended schools in Pinedale and LaBarge and graduated from Big Piney High School in 1976. He had an exceptional senior year competing in high school rodeo team roping with Tom T.

Chad spent his early years on the Boot Jack at Pinedale and then the family moved to LaBarge Creek. He grew up riding horses and raising cattle. When his father asked him if he wanted steers or heifers, Chad chose heifers as a means to start his own herd.

He won many trophies in 4-H with his horse and grand and reserve champion ribbons with his steers. He was also very successful on the 4-H horse judging team. He was selected for the Washington DC and Denver 4-H trips. Chad was an avid chariot racer winning numerous buckles with his own team.

He attended Lamar Community College for one year to advance his horse training skills.

Truck driving became a career for Chad at the age of 16. He started in the oilfield driving bobtail trucks and went on to operate heavy equipment. He also hauled fuel for several years before returning full time to the ranch on LaBarge Creek.

It was through his involvement in 4-H and ranching that he became acquainted with his future wife, Kristy Thoman. They were married Sept. 10, 1988, at the Thoman Ranch on the Green River. They started their life together on the Wardell family ranch and began their trucking business by hauling their own livestock to winter pasture in Riverton. After the death of Chad’s father, Louie, the ranch was sold. Upon the dispersal of their cattle they moved to Big Piney and bought another Peterbuilt which began their full time career of trucking.

In 2000, their son Rex was born. They continued to operate out of Big Piney until 2007 when they moved to the Thoman Ranch where Rex is attending school and being raised in a ranching environment.

He is survived by his wife, Kristy and son, Rex of the Thoman Ranch; Mother, Betty Wardell of Boulder, Wyo.; uncle, Bobby (Sally) Lozier of Riverton, Wyo.; uncle, Cork Lozier of Colo.; uncle, Larry (Sharon) Lozier of Boulder, Wyo.; aunt, Mike Shannon of Pinedale, Wyo.; and many cousins, relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by an infant brother; father, Louie Wardell; and maternal and paternal grandparents.

Services were held at Jan. 14, 2010, at the Community Hall in Pinedale, Wyo.

Burial took place at the Pinedale Cemetery.

Chad Wardell, age 52, of Big Piney, Wyo., passed away suddenly on Jan. 9, 2010, at his home on the Thoman Ranch.

He was born March 11, 1957, in Jackson, Wyo. He was the son of Hugh “Louie” and Betty (Lozier) Wardell. He attended schools in Pinedale and LaBarge and graduated from Big Piney High School in 1976. He had an exceptional senior year competing in high school rodeo team roping with Tom T.

Chad spent his early years on the Boot Jack at Pinedale and then the family moved to LaBarge Creek. He grew up riding horses and raising cattle. When his father asked him if he wanted steers or heifers, Chad chose heifers as a means to start his own herd.

He won many trophies in 4-H with his horse and grand and reserve champion ribbons with his steers. He was also very successful on the 4-H horse judging team. He was selected for the Washington DC and Denver 4-H trips. Chad was an avid chariot racer winning numerous buckles with his own team.

He attended Lamar Community College for one year to advance his horse training skills.

Truck driving became a career for Chad at the age of 16. He started in the oilfield driving bobtail trucks and went on to operate heavy equipment. He also hauled fuel for several years before returning full time to the ranch on LaBarge Creek.

It was through his involvement in 4-H and ranching that he became acquainted with his future wife, Kristy Thoman. They were married Sept. 10, 1988, at the Thoman Ranch on the Green River. They started their life together on the Wardell family ranch and began their trucking business by hauling their own livestock to winter pasture in Riverton. After the death of Chad’s father, Louie, the ranch was sold. Upon the dispersal of their cattle they moved to Big Piney and bought another Peterbuilt which began their full time career of trucking.

In 2000, their son Rex was born. They continued to operate out of Big Piney until 2007 when they moved to the Thoman Ranch where Rex is attending school and being raised in a ranching environment.

He is survived by his wife, Kristy and son, Rex of the Thoman Ranch; Mother, Betty Wardell of Boulder, Wyo.; uncle, Bobby (Sally) Lozier of Riverton, Wyo.; uncle, Cork Lozier of Colo.; uncle, Larry (Sharon) Lozier of Boulder, Wyo.; aunt, Mike Shannon of Pinedale, Wyo.; and many cousins, relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by an infant brother; father, Louie Wardell; and maternal and paternal grandparents.

Services were held at Jan. 14, 2010, at the Community Hall in Pinedale, Wyo.

Burial took place at the Pinedale Cemetery.

Chad Wardell, age 52, of Big Piney, Wyo., passed away suddenly on Jan. 9, 2010, at his home on the Thoman Ranch.

He was born March 11, 1957, in Jackson, Wyo. He was the son of Hugh “Louie” and Betty (Lozier) Wardell. He attended schools in Pinedale and LaBarge and graduated from Big Piney High School in 1976. He had an exceptional senior year competing in high school rodeo team roping with Tom T.

Chad spent his early years on the Boot Jack at Pinedale and then the family moved to LaBarge Creek. He grew up riding horses and raising cattle. When his father asked him if he wanted steers or heifers, Chad chose heifers as a means to start his own herd.

He won many trophies in 4-H with his horse and grand and reserve champion ribbons with his steers. He was also very successful on the 4-H horse judging team. He was selected for the Washington DC and Denver 4-H trips. Chad was an avid chariot racer winning numerous buckles with his own team.

He attended Lamar Community College for one year to advance his horse training skills.

Truck driving became a career for Chad at the age of 16. He started in the oilfield driving bobtail trucks and went on to operate heavy equipment. He also hauled fuel for several years before returning full time to the ranch on LaBarge Creek.

It was through his involvement in 4-H and ranching that he became acquainted with his future wife, Kristy Thoman. They were married Sept. 10, 1988, at the Thoman Ranch on the Green River. They started their life together on the Wardell family ranch and began their trucking business by hauling their own livestock to winter pasture in Riverton. After the death of Chad’s father, Louie, the ranch was sold. Upon the dispersal of their cattle they moved to Big Piney and bought another Peterbuilt which began their full time career of trucking.

In 2000, their son Rex was born. They continued to operate out of Big Piney until 2007 when they moved to the Thoman Ranch where Rex is attending school and being raised in a ranching environment.

He is survived by his wife, Kristy and son, Rex of the Thoman Ranch; Mother, Betty Wardell of Boulder, Wyo.; uncle, Bobby (Sally) Lozier of Riverton, Wyo.; uncle, Cork Lozier of Colo.; uncle, Larry (Sharon) Lozier of Boulder, Wyo.; aunt, Mike Shannon of Pinedale, Wyo.; and many cousins, relatives, and friends.

He was preceded in death by an infant brother; father, Louie Wardell; and maternal and paternal grandparents.

Services were held at Jan. 14, 2010, at the Community Hall in Pinedale, Wyo.

Burial took place at the Pinedale Cemetery.