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Reese Kyle Swapp Vechnak


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Reese Kyle Swapp Vechnak

A memorial service for Reese Kyle Swapp Vechnak, 28, will take place at 2 p.m., Saturday at Davis Funeral Home. Cremation has taken place.

Memorial contributions would be appreciated to the Fremont County Search and Rescue or PAWS for Life, in care of Davis Funeral Home.

Reese was born Jan. 12, 1987 in Moab, Utah to Jennifer Whitmer. When he was four years old, she married Ken Vechnak who legally adopted him and always accepted him as his own son. Bill Lozar, Jr. was another dad to Reese since he was eight years old.

He was raised and attended school in Green River, where he graduated high school. He then received his associates degree from Western Wyoming Community College in Rock Springs. During college he worked at the Collins Ranch in Kemmerer. The family said he always enjoyed going back to the ranch.

He worked as an intern for Encana and after he earned his college degree, he relocated with Encana to Riverton eight years ago.

Reese enjoyed spending time on his horses rodeoing. He was a bull rider in high school and later participated in ranch rodeos. He also enjoyed spending time in the mountains hunting and fishing and also loved to ice fish with his buddies. Reese also loved dogs, especially his dog, Holiday.

He was a member of the Fremont County Search and Rescue.

Survivors include his parents, Jennifer Whitmer and her husband, Bill Lozar, Jr. of Green River and Ken Vechnak of Rawlins; brothers Clint Vechnak and his fiancé, Andrea George of Rawlins, Billy Lozar and his fiancé, Jody Wilson of Perryton, Texas; sisters, Leslie Rodriguez and her husband, Eric of Rapid City, S.D. and Lisa Lozar of Marble Falls, Texas; grandparents, Larry and Alene King of Orem, Utah and Beverly Lozar of Satanata, Kansas.

Vechnak was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents and maternal grandfather, Leroy Swapp Whitmer.

Online condolences for the family may be made at

Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.


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