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(April 4, 1925 - May 2, 2015)

Ray was born in Ault, Colorado, the son of John Mefford and Ione Gohlmann Mefford on April 4, 1925. 

A crash on Tuesday involved three vehicles and claimed the life of Ivan Z. Christopherson, 76, of Cody.

The crash occurred at 3:50 p.m. near mile post 8 on U.S. Highway 14-A, 8 miles north of Cody. 

A tractor-trailer tipped over and crushed a man’s pickup at the Powell landfill, but no one was injured in the Saturday afternoon accident.

(April 4, 1925 - May 2, 2015)

Ray Willis Mefford, 90, died May 2, 2015, at his home in Powell.

(Dec. 9, 1917 - April 7, 2015)

Geraldine “Jerry” Ellen Blakesley died April 7, 2015 at West Park Long Term Care Center in Cody. She was 97.

(Dec. 11, 1931 – April 30, 2015)

Douglas Arley McQueen, 84, died peacefully April 30, 2015, at his home in Thermopolis. His wife of 62 years, Beverly Urwin McQueen was at his side. His death followed a progressive decline after a stroke in July 2013.

John E. ‘Jack’ Potter of Powell died at the Powell Valley Care Center on April 24, 2015, after a lengthy illness.

(March 19, 1927 - April 29, 2015)

Helen C. Reed died April 29, 2015, at West Park Long Term Care Center in Cody. She was 88.

Edwin Jennings NeVille of Byron died Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at New Horizons Care Center in Lovell. He was 99.

(Jan. 2, 1929 - April 26, 2015)

Lt. Colonel John Virgil Shaw passed away surrounded by his loving family on Sunday evening, April 26, 2015, at the Washakie Medical Center after a courageous battle with cancer.

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