Jack G. Hubbell


(April 8, 2005)

Funeral services will be Saturday, April 16 at 2 p.m. at the LDS Chapel, 525 W. Seventh St., in Powell, for Jack G. Hubbell, who died Friday, April 8 of cancer at the Powell Valley Hospital surrounded by his wife and loved ones. He was 80.

He was born Jan. 1, 1925, the seventh child of Guy F. and Carrie Shumway Hubbell on a farm northwest of Cowley. He finished high school there and joined the Army during World War II. He served in the Pacific Theater and received a Bronze Star for valor.

After serving his country, he came home and lived and worked for a time as meat cutter in Casper. He returned to Lovell and worked on several oil rigs that were drilling in the area at the time.

He met and married Audrey Beal. Jack often said they had lived in or traveled through most every town in Wyoming, as oil drilling in those days covered most of the state. They tired of the constant moving and "trailer house life," and hoping to spend more time at home, he started selling drilling bits to different rigs.

His new job landed him in Farmington, N.M. The lure of the mountains and the call of the meadlowlark soon drew him back to Wyoming, and once again he found employment as a roughneck on the drilling rigs. After a serious accident in 1953, he went to college and earned a degree in accounting from the University of Wyoming. He worked for Husky Oil in Cody and then moved to Denver where he spent the last 20 years of his working career,

After retiring from Depco Oil, he and his wife traveled around the U.S. for five years before moving to Powell in 1993.

Survivors include his wife Audrey of Powell; one son, Jack Randall Hubbell (Becky) of Riverton, Utah; two daughters, Vickie Jo Baldwin (Norman) of Taylor, Ariz., and Linda Gimmenson (Gary) of Connell, Wash.; 17 grandchildren and 28 great-grandchildren. He also leaves two brothers, Max Hubbell of Powell and Guy Jr. Bert Hubbell (Lee) of Kerrville, Texas; three sisters, Helen Rank (Ernest) of Upton, Doris Ross (Bill) and Clorous (Susie) Franks (Bill), both of Powell; and numerous loving nieces and nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother Grant; and sister Marvel Lookhart and her husband, Leo.

For those who wish, the family would appreciate donations to Powell Valley Hospice. Burial will be in Crown Hill Cemetery, with arrangements by Haskell Funeral Home of Lovell.