Frank S. Virden (1951-2005)

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Former South Routt resident Frank S. Virden died April 9, 2005 at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City, Utah, after a short illness. He was 53.

Frank was born Dec. 15, 1951, in Denver to Ira Slats and Ruth Arline Adams Virden. He attended schools in McCoy and Oak Creek and graduated from Soroco High School in 1969.

Frank married his childhood sweetheart, Nancy Lynn Holt, on Dec. 19, 1971, in McCoy.

In 1977, he and his wife moved to Rock Springs, Wyo., and in 1985 they started their own company, Frank's Construction. He was active in the oil fields ever since.

He was a member of the Masons and the Elks.

His interests included fishing, hunting, boating, flying, trap shooting, the outdoors and wildlife.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ira Slats and Arline Virden; two sisters, Jodine Virden and Dorothy Weldon; a father-in-law, Bill Holt; and a nephew,

Clint Forster.

Survivors include his wife, Nancy Virden of Rock Springs; a mother-in-law, Betty Holt of Shattuck, Okla.; a brother, Jack Virden and his wife, Phyllis, of Craig; two sisters, Inez Baldwin and her husband, Russ, of Creighton, Neb.; and Ruby Forster and her husband, Frank, of McCoy; a grandmother-in-law, Anna May Matthews of Shattuck, Okla.; numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews; and a close friend, James R. Goddard of Rock Springs.

Funeral services were held Saturday, April 16, 2005, at Fox Funeral Home, 2800 Commercial Way, in Rock Springs.

Interment took place at Rest Haven Memorial Gardens in Rock Springs.

In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the American Heart Association or the American Cancer Association.

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