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Jean T. Wilkes


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Jean T. Wilkes

Jean T. Wilkes, 77, passed away Nov. 11, 2016 at her home. A longtime resident of Green River, Wilkes died following a sudden illness.

She  was born on June 14, 1939 in Rock Springs, the daughter of Louie Ladda Ruiz and Mary Bensor Ruiz.

Wilkes attended schools in Green River and was a graduate from the Green River High School class of 1958.

She was a house mom with the United Way Youth Home for 15 years and was also employed by Union Pacific Railroad.

Wilkes was a member of the Fraternal Order of  Eagles No. 2350 since 1981.

Survivors include two sons; Jimmy Wilkes and Scott Wilkes Sr. and wife Gayle of Australia; one daughter, Tamra Binder and husband Josh of Clinton, Iowa; one brother, Frank Ruiz and wife Patsy of Green River; six grandchildren, two great-grandsons, several nieces and nephews also survive.

She was preceded in death by her parents, 11 brothers and sisters.

Following cremation, a celebration of life will take place at the Fraternal Order of the Eagles Hall in Green River 2 p.m., Thursday.

The family of Jean T. Wilkes respectfully suggests that donations in her memory be made to Sweetwater County Diabetes Chapter.

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