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Independent Obituaries: June 5, 2024

The following obituaries appeared in the June 5, 2024 edition of the Star Valley Independent.

For more area obituaries, please visit Schwab Mortuary.

For more resources including headstones, please visit the Star Valley Historical Society.

 

 

Dan Hyde

Dan Nield Hyde, born on May 21, 1962, in Newcastle, Wyoming, passed away on May 28, 2024, in Carlin, Nevada. He was the beloved son of Duane and Shirley Hyde and grew up in picturesque Star Valley, Wyoming.

Dan was a long-time resident of the Elko, Nevada area, where he was known as an extraordinary heavy equipment operator. His skills and dedication were widely respected in his field.

A true outdoorsman, Dan found joy in hunting, fishing, and embracing the natural beauty around him. He lived by the wise words of his late father, always seeking to discover what lay beyond the next mountain.

Dan is survived by his son, Trinity Hyde, and his daughter, Heather Finch. He was a proud grandfather to six grandchildren. He is also survived by his two brothers, Dave and Rob Hyde, who shared many treasured moments with him.

Dan’s adventurous spirit, hard work, and love for his friends and family will be deeply missed and fondly remembered by all who knew him.

 

Patricia Pead

Patricia Pead

Patricia E. Pead (Pat) was born on March 29, 1953 in Afton, Wyoming to George Budd Pead and Erma Erickson Pead.  She attended elementary school in Osmond and Etna, moving to Orem Utah where she graduated from Orem High School.  She attended Southern Utah University in Cedar City, Utah degree and graduated as the top athlete. She taught school and coached sports at Cypress High School in Magna, Utah and Caliente, Nevada. She also worked at a girls school inLaVerkin, Utah.

She played professional softball with the Salt Lake City women’s team.

She took pride in her yard kept a beautiful home, and usually had a few chickens. She loved to decorate for the holidays and would sing Christmas songs all year long.

She was a friend to everyone and was loved and cherished by many. She was a kind hearted and giving person, always thinking of others. With her last breath, she was willing to donate her organs to help someone else live a better life.

She always had dogs around and they were considered her children.

She was the second youngest of nine children and survived by Jeanette (Wayne, deceased) Denney, Jeanice, deceased (Monty Harrison, Fred, deceased (Sylvia), Jeraldine (Sherrill, deceased) Shorter, Ballard (Leahmary), Brian (Corlie Ann), Orson (Donna), Debbie (Michael, deceased) Woodard.

She passed away on her grandmother, Henrietta Pead’s 128th birthday.

She is preceded in death by her parents, grandparents, sister, brother, brother-in-law, and several nieces and nephews.

She missed her mother and father so much and is finally home with them. They were her anchor.

Celebration of life was held on May 27 at the Fairview cemetery.

 

Justin Crook

Justin Crook

Justin Todd Crook, 44, of Idaho Falls, passed away May 27, 2024, at his home.

Justin was born May 18, 1980, in Afton, Wyoming, to Ronald Frank Crook and Barbara Ellen Davie Crook. He grew up and attended schools in Star Valley, Wyoming, and graduated from Star Valley High School. He also attended and graduated from Parker Chiropractic College in Dallas, Texas.

On August 20, 2005, he married Summer Sheree Hathaway, and together they had two daughters, Sydney and Indi. Summer and Justin were later divorced.

On July 15, 2015, he married Shannon Michelle Ricks in the Rexburg, Idaho Temple. Justin and Shannon made their home in Idaho Falls, Idaho, where Justin worked as a chiropractor for Orchard Naturopathic Center.

He was a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and faithfully served a mission in Albuquerque, New Mexico. He enjoyed Star Wars, boating, snowmobiling, motorcycles, spending time outdoors, and working on the family farm. Justin had a big heart and loved serving others. He loved his daughters and loved spending time with them.

Justin is survived by his parents; daughter, Sydney Crook of Jackson Hole, Wyoming; daughter, Indi Crook of Jackson Hole, Wyoming; stepdaughter, Brynlee Parmer of Idaho Falls, Idaho; brother, Shane (Michelle) Crook of Star Valley, Wyoming; sister, Melanie (Mark) Slavens of Draper, Utah; sister, Gina (Todd) Anderson of Dallas, Texas; sister, Mitzi (James) Kwako of Osmond, Wyoming; brother, Darrin Crook of West Jordan, Utah; sister, Michelle (Hyrum) White of Tremonton, Utah; and brother, David (Elishia) Crook of Tremonton, Utah.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Shannon Crook; grandfather, Harry Davie; grandparents, Larue and Lyman Crook; step-grandmother, Mary Crook; niece, Reagan Crook; and aunt, Marie Brough.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, June 8, 2024, at Lincoln 6th Ward, 3102 Pinnacle Drive, with Bishop Mike Hansen officiating. The family will visit with friends Saturday from 10-10:45 a.m. prior at the church, and Friday from 6:30-8 p.m. at Wood Funeral Home East Side, 963 South Ammon Road. Burial will be in the Iona Cemetery.

Condolences may be sent to the family at www.woodfuneralhome.com.

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