Emil Junior Sayles


(March 2, 2005)

Funeral services were Saturday at Atwood Family Chapel in Basin for Emil Junior Sayles, 71, who died Wednesday, March 2 at his sister's home between Basin and Greybull.

The Rev. George Pasek officiated at services and burial in Mount View Cemetery, Basin.

He was born March 10, 1933, at Grass Creek, son of Emil John and Jennis (Crosswait) Sayles. He was schooled in the Big Horn Basin area.

As a young man, he was an avid horseback rider. His life was devoted to his work, and he loved to read. He made many friends in the miles he traveled as an independent truck driver.

Survivors include his son, Leroy (Crystal) Sayles of Ten Sleep; one grandson, Christopher Sayles of Ten Sleep; his brothers and sisters, Mary (Ray) Dorr of Worland, Etta May Hojio of Greeley, Colo., Margaret (Roy) Hojio of Greeley, Colo., Kathy (David) Vigil of Worland, Bill (Sandy) Sayles of Greeley, Colo., and Bonnie (Winston) Miller of Basin; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Memorials to the Big Horn County Library in care of Security State Bank, P.O. Box 531, Basin, would be appreciated by the family.