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Jim "JT" Todd


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Jim "JT" Todd

Jim "JT" Todd, 58, of Rock Springs, passed away Nov. 23, 2016

at Memorial Hospital of Sweetwater County. A longtime resident of Rock

Springs and former resident of Kimberly, Idaho, Todd died following a sudden illness.

He was born, Aug. 20, 1958 in Jerome, Idaho, the third son of Robert

Lee and Shirli Louise Todd. Jim attended school in Kimberly, Idaho, and was a 1977 graduate of the Kimberly High School. While in high school,

he met the love of his life, Anita Muir. They were married in Twin Falls, Idaho, May 13, 1978.

Todd began working for the Pacific Power and Light Company at the Jim Bridger Power Plant March 6, 1978 as a helper, and over his 38-year career, advanced to plant mechanic.

He was also worked part time for Wyoming Liberty Safes.

He began volunteering for the Red Desert Roundup Rodeo more than 20 years ago. He joined as a committee member more than 15 years ago and has been chairman for the past 10 years, loving every aspect of it. He also was a board member of the Desert Balloon Extravaganza and a lifetime

member of the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation.

Todd was always ready to help anyone that needed help. He never

met a stranger and always had a sense of humor that was contagious. He was a fan of NASCAR, attending many Las Vegas races, and loved watching football, both NFL and his beloved Wyoming Cowboys. He always

loved a good old western movie, country music, the outdoors and most of all he loved being with and loving his family unconditionally.

Survivors include his wife Anita Todd of Rock Springs; his mother Shirli Todd of Twin Falls, Idaho; one daughter, Jami Lynn Kennah and husband LaMar of Lander; two sons, Cody Lee Todd and Robert Layne Todd, both of Rock Springs; one brother, John Todd and wife Peggy of Twin Falls, Idaho;

brother-in-law Lynn Muir and wife Marilyn of Rock Springs; four grandchildren, James, Ethan and Aiden Kennah and Jaxxten Todd; several nieces and nephews, as well as longtime close, dear friends, Jack and Mary Sue Simmerman.

He was preceded in death by his father; one brother, Terry Todd; his father-in-law and mother-in-law Lynn and Juanitua Muir; brother-in-law Gary Muir; uncle Jim Goodhue; and his paternal and maternal grandparents. A memorial service will take place Thursday at 1 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Ballroom in Rock Springs. A potluck lunch will immediately follow.

In lieu of flowers, the family has established a medical fund for their newest grandson, Jaxxten, at Utah Power Credit Union, 601 College Drive, Rock Springs, under Jaxxten Todd. Condolences may be left at


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