Gary Talkington


(July 30, 2006)

Gary Talkington of Powell and Meeteetse died Sunday, July 30 at St. Vincent Hospital in Billings, Mont., from injuries sustained in a one-vehicle accident north of Powell July 26. He was 44.

He was born Aug. 22, 1961, in Craig, Colo., son of Raymond Lee and Judith Gale (Jay) Talkington. He earned an associate’s degree in Criminal Justice from Colorado Northwestern Community College and had worked as a police officer in Craig, Colo., and as a forest service employee and electrician.

He married Jackie Renee Barnes (Canup) on June 23, 2006.

He enjoyed fishing, guns, archery and family.

He is survived by his wife Jackie in Powell; his mother and stepfather, Andy and Judy Abbott of Meeteetse; his father and stepmother, Ray and Betty Talkington of Craig, Colo.; stepdaughters, Necia and Kyla Canup; brothers Daniel Talkington of Meeteetse and Brad (Kathy) Talkington of Craig, Colo.; sisters, Becky Reese in Florida and Nina Anderson in Loveland, Colo.

Cremation has taken place. A family memorial service was held Tuesday, Aug. 1.

Thompson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.