William T. Coughanour

Apr 7, 2013 Staff

Former Fremont County resident William T. Coughanour died Tuesday, March 19, 2013, in Dos Cabezas, Ariz., following a nine-month battle with small-cell cancer.

He was 59 years old.

Mr. Coughanour worked for Western Nuclear Corp. during the boom town days of Jeffrey City in the 1970s.

A Nogales, Ariz., native, Mr. Coughanour's lifelong mining career took him to Alaska, Montana, Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, New Mexico and Arizona. Altogether, he worked 18 years in underground uranium mines, starting in Jeffrey City.

At the time of his passing, Mr. Coughanour lived with wife, Retta, in Dos Cabezas, Ariz.

He is survived by his sons, Ivan and wife Stephanie of Elko, Nev., and Josh of Dos Cabezas, Ariz.; grandson Jaxon; and siblings Mary Maddix of Surprise, Ariz., Art of Glendale, Ariz., Vincent of Clifton, Colo., and John of Riverton.

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