Robinson, 87, of Worland
Sept. 30 Margaret Jane Brown, 87, of Basin
Oct. 2 Angel Griffin Griffiths, 59, of Worland
Oct. 3 Ricky M. Brazell, 60, of Rawlins
Oct. 3 Leah M. Curtis, 96, of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, formerly of Worland
Sept. 30 Dixie Derby Goss, 94, of Keizer, Oregon, formerly of Greybull
Sept. 14 José Gómez, 70, of Seattle, formerly of Worland
Oct. 6 Mary Lou Baker, 86, of Ten Sleep, in Thermopolis
Sept. 26 Yvonne Bartlett, 85, Ft. Collings, Colorado, formerly of Worland
Oct. 9 Lois Williams, 91, Thermopolis
Oct. 11 John Richard Michelena, 70, of Shell
Oct. 9 Bobbie Jean Cloudy, 78, of Manderson, in Thermopolis
Sept. 25 Roy Oscar Girod, 82, of Columbus, Ohio, formerly of Worland
Oct. 15 James R. Trembath, 73, of Worland, in Billings, Montana
Oct. 14 Clark Eugene Mortimore, 79, of Thermopolis
Oct. 6 Mary Louise Baker, 86, of Ten Sleep, in Thermopolis
James Russell Trembath, 73-year-old Worland resident, passed away on
Wednesday, Oct. 15, 2014 at St. Vincent Healthcare in Billings,
James was born on Sept. 9, 1941 in Sheridan, a son of Edmond Wallace and Cordelia (Ewers) Trembath. He spent his early years on the family farm and small dairy. He received his education in Sheridan. When he was a young boy, he was diagnosed with a hip socket disease which was deteriorating the socket. He spent nearly three years in the Shriner’s Hospital in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Miraculously his sockets and hip bones regenerated and healed, thus proving the doctors wrong that he would be in a wheelchair by the time he was 21 years old.
His father had a whim to move to Arkansas. Jim moved with the family but returned to Sheridan a short time later. After a couple years, he returned to Arkansas to help the family pack up and return to Wyoming, this time to Worland in 1961. While working with George Sutton and his father during beet harvest, George brought Jim home where he met the future love of his life, Virginia Sutton. The two dated for four years before being married on Feb. 20, 1966 in Worland.
Jim went to work for Sorenson Redi-Mix and later McCormick Redi-Mix before moving his family to the LU Sheep Ranch. While working on the ranch, four children were born to Jim and Virginia: Melodie, Bonnie, Billy and Bobby. Jim taught his children “the right way” to do things. Many memories were made here as the family worked together and played together. After 15 years of dedicated service, the family moved back to town and Jim went to work at V-1 Propane where he drove truck for over 13 years. When Virginia wasn’t working, she would go on day trips with him. They missed their time together from the ranch, so he relished time spent with his wife. During this time, Virginia’s mother lived with them also. He was so good to her and treated her with respect and kindness. The family started Big T Sanitation in 1994 and once again were grateful to work side by side as a family.
In 1999 tragedy struck as he and Billy were working on a truck in the garage. The truck lurched forward, pinning Jim to the ground. As fate would have it, Bobby came to the house immediately and Dr. Mark Flinner saw the commotion and stopped on his way in to town. Dr. Weaver was inhouse at the hospital, so everything was in place to save Jim’s leg. While he was recouperating, the boys once again stepped in and helped to run the sanitation business while also keeping their own jobs.
While Jim didn’t have a lot of hobbies, his life was built around work. It was his greatest pleasure to work side by side with those he loved and make it a good time doing it. He enjoyed nightly drives to see the countryside and see how the farmers were faring. He hunted with a camera, he would see what he liked and Virginia would take the pictures.
He was preceded in death by his parents; two infant brothers, Ned and W.D. (William Dryden); an infant sister, Ann Lee; one son, Billy; brothers, Edmond Wallace “Wally” and Charles “Stubbs”; and one sister, Cordelia “Corky” Melvin.
He is survived by his loving wife of 48 years, Virginia; son, Bob (Robin) Trembath of Worland; and daughters, Bonnie Trembath of Worland and Melodie Case (John Bridge) of Twin Falls, Idaho. Survivors also include one brother, Dean (Beverly) of Riverton; sisters, Mary Lee (Les) Crawford of Casper, Betty (Bill) Sauers of Casper and Cora Moser of Ranchester; 11 grandchildren, Dalton and Kerena Trembath, Russell and Robert Trembath, Robbie Forget, Karen Farmer, Justin Case, Dillon Vega, Aaron Brown, Shaphan Trembath and Lyle Wier; four great-granddaughters, Ruth, Amber and Katie Farmer and Aaliyah Trembath.
Visitation for family and friends will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 19 at Bryant Funeral Home.
Funeral services for James R. Trembath will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Oct. 20 at the Bryant Funeral Home Chapel in Worland with Pastor Timothy Trippel officiating. Burial will follow at Riverview Memorial Gardens Cemetery.
Memorial donations may be made to Shriner’s Hospital in care of Bryant Funeral Home, P. O. Box 524, Worland, Wyoming 82401. Online condolences may be made at www.bryantfuneralhomeonline.com.