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Jack Cuthbertson

Feb 26, 2017 - From staff reports

Jack Cuthbertson of Lander died Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, at Westward Heights Care Center. He was 88 years old.

According to his wishes, cremation will take place, and there will be no services.

Mr. Cuthbertson was born Jan. 2, 1929, in Rock Springs, to Dave and Mary (Murinko) Cuthbertson. He attended schools in Rock Springs, graduating from Rock Springs High School with the class of 1946.

After graduation he joined the U.S. Air Force and served until 1949, when he was honorably discharged. He then attended the University of Utah for a year.

He met his wife, Joan Irene Morgan, while working for Mountain State Telephone & Telegraph Co. They were married Oct. 11, 1952, in Moose. They shared 59 years together before she passed Sept. 10, 2012.

He started working for the phone company in 1950 as a cable splicer. He took a short break from the phone company and went to work for F.M.C. in Green River 1953-1954. He went back to the phone company and worked in various positions in Worland, Sheridan and Douglas.

He retired in 1985 after being a foreman in the central office, where the switching equipment was housed. He and his wife then returned to Lander.

Mr. Cuthbertson was a past member of the Kiwanis, American Legion and Moose Club, all in Douglas, and the Elks Club while in Worland and Sheridan.

He enjoyed hunting, fishing, camping, boating and snowmobiling, and he belonged to different bowling leagues. Family members say he loved Wyoming.

He is survived by his brother, William Cuthbertson of Plano, Texas.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Dave and Mary Cuthbertson, and his wife, Joan Cuthbertson.

Arrangements are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home (www.TheDavisFuneralHome.com).

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