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Saturday 08/27/2016
Ella Wave Nelson
Posted: August 27, 2016 - 5:00 am

Services for Ella Wave Nelson will be at 10:30 a.m. Aug. 27, 2016, at Grace Baptist Church.

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Thursday 08/25/2016
Pamela K. Wade
Posted: August 25, 2016 - 5:00 am

Pamela K. Wade, 62, of Laramie, died Saturday, Aug. 20, 2016, at Ivinson Memorial Hospital. She was born Jan. 7, 1954, in Omaha, Nebraska, to John and Mary (née Sloan) Wood.

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Wednesday 08/24/2016
Ella Wave Nelson
Posted: August 24, 2016 - 5:00 am

Ella Wave Nelson, 80, of Laramie, died Aug. 21, 2016, at Ivinson Memorial Hospital after a battle with cancer.

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Kendall ‘Ken’ Tinkcom
Posted: August 24, 2016 - 5:00 am

Kendall “Ken” Tinkcom, 66, of Cheyenne, died Friday, Aug. 19, 2016, at Cheyenne Regional Medical Center. He was born Nov. 30, 1949, to Wilber and Audrey (née Allen) Tinkcom in Seattle. He was the second of three brothers.

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Dr. Earl Douglas O’Dell
Posted: August 24, 2016 - 5:00 am

Dr. Earl Douglas O’Dell, 92, of Laramie, died Monday, Aug. 22, 2016, at his home. He was born March 31, 1924, in Toms Creek, Virginia, to John “Jack” Gurnard and Celia (née Sprowell) O’Dell. After his tour in the U.S. Army during WWII, he moved to Laramie to attend the University of Wyoming, where he earned a BS in electrical engineering and a B.A., M.S. and Ph.D. in education. He taught in Lusk and Casper, returning to UW as an assistant professor of vocational education. In 1951, he married Nita June Moses, and they later divorced. To this union, four sons and one daughter were born. In 1971, he purchased Janowski Realty (later O’Dell Enterprises). He was instrumental in getting water to West Laramie, assisted in establishing the Graduate Real Estate Institute in Wyoming, was a long-term board member for Wyoming Crippled Children and Adults Society, sat on the vestry for many years at St. Matthews’s Cathedral and was a member of the Board of Directors for the Wyoming State Board of Education.

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