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Charles L. Bocquin Jr.


August 5, 2020

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Charles L. Bocquin Jr.

Charles L. Bocquin Jr., 81, passed away on Friday, July 17, 2020 at his daughters' home in Green River, Wyoming surrounded by his family. He was a resident of Green River, Wyoming for the past 50 years and former resident of Kansas.

He was born in Emporia, Kansas on June 19, 1939, the son of Charles L. Bocquin and Claudine Earnshaw.

Mr. Bocquin attended schools in Reading and Emporia, Kansas and was a 1957 graduate of Roosevelt High School.

He married Mary Anne Lill on June 20, 1959 in Emporia, Kansas they had three children from this union and later divorced.

Mr. Bocquin was employed by The Emporia Times and the Wichita Eagle-Beacon as a Linotype operator/pressman for several years. He moved to Green River in 1970 to work for Adrian Reynolds at the Green River Star. He worked in maintenance for Sweetwater County for twenty-five years and later retired.

He was a member of the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie #2350 and former member of the Lions Club.

Survivors include his son Lance Bocquin and wife Maria of Laurel, Montana, his two daughters; Belinda Bridewell and husband William "Bill" of Green River, Wyoming, and Charlotte Scull and husband Peter of Denver, Colorado, one sister Rosemary Houghton and husband Mic of Green Valley, Arizona, eight grandchildren; Sarah Kiele Jensen and husband Josh; Samantha Logan Bridewell; Jamie Rivera; Kelly Lance Monaghan; Desiree Harmon and husband Rowdy; Julissa Talkington; Sara Bocquin and Sam Scull; one aunt; one uncle; many cousins; three nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Stephen Bocquin, a sister Sarah Bocquin a sister-in-law Merry Bocquin

In accordance with their father's wishes a family service will be held at a later date in Reading, Kansas where he will be laid to rest with four generations of the Bocquin family in a small hilltop Catholic cemetery.

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