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James C. 'Jack' Appleby

24 July 1926 - 16 Sept 2006

Lander, Wyoming

Saturday, September 16, 2006

Lander Tribune News


     Funeral services for James C. "Jack" Appleby, 80, will be held on Monday, Sept. 18, 2006 at 10 a.m. at the Chapel of Mount Hope Hudson's Funeral Home in Lander.  The Rev. Steve Hermes of the United Methodist Church will officiate and full military rites will follow at Mount Hope Cemetery.

     A visitation will be held on Sunday from 6 to 8 p.m. at the chapel  He died at his home on Sept. 14, 2006, after long battle with cancer.

     He was born at Red Canyon on July 24, 1926, the son of a pioneer family, Archie C. "Dutch" Appleby and Leone (Laird) Appleby.  He attended Fremont County Vocational High School as a member of the class of 1945.

     He later enlisted in the U.S. Navy, where he served on the USS Farson-119 in the Philippines, Guam and Hawaii.  Upon discharge from the Navy, he returned home to help with the family ranch.

     He married Margaret MacDonald Jacks on Nov. 15, 1958 in Lander, where they made their home and raised their family.

    In the years that followed, he worked for Standard Oil, managed the Lander American Legion, what is now the Lander Community Center and also worked for Salt Creek Freightways.  In December 19, became ill with cancer and was unable to work any longer.  He lived a full life and enjoyed many outdoor activities and being with his family and dogs.  He was an avid fisherman; he loved spending time on his boat, on the desert hunting rocks, and being in the Wind River Mountains.  He also loved working in his yard and garden and helping out all of his neighbors.  He was extremely proud of his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

     Survivors include his wife, children, Jack Appleby and wife of Las Vegas, Nevada; Donnie Jacks and wife of Lander; Bill Curless and wife of Salt Lake City, Utah; Meg Simpson and husband of Lander; Cate Janish and husband of Lander; Beth Weyer and husband of Wright; a sister Betty Hudspeth of Lander; brother and sister-in-law, 16 grandchildren, four great-grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.

     Preceding him in death were his parents, sisters, Lillian, Clare Reynolds, Eva Scoggans, May Wendy; brothers Edward and Kenneth Appleby and a son-in-law.

     The family request memorial donations be made to the Fremont County Pioneer Association and Hudson's Funeral Home, 680 Mount Hope Drive, Lander, 82520.


Obituary courtesy of Candace:  BleuSafire@

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