May 17, 2017
Rudy Dolence, 93, of Rock Springs, died May 8, 2017, at his home.
Rudy, a life-long resident of Rock Springs, was born Nov.12, 1923, the son of Rudolph and Antonia Dolence. Rudy's parents were immigrants from Europe in the early 1900s. The entire family were fluent in English and Slovenian and ran the Lincoln Motel on Dewar Drive for many years.
Graduating in 1943 from Rock Springs High School, Rudy immediately was drafted into the U.S. Army, in which he served from June 1943 to Feb. 1946. He attended advanced training in small arms repair and motor pool at the Mississippi Ordinance...