Jean Jairldean Arthur


Jean Jairldean Arthur passed away Monday, Aug. 24, in Pinedale. She was surrounded by family as she joined our Lord. She was born to Ladd Jairl and Martha Ellen Layland Feb. 26, 1944, in Kemmerer. She grew up in the Tie Camp west of Pinedale with her parents and two younger brothers, Pete and Bert. After marrying her first husband and moving to Pinedale, she gave birth to a daughter in 1959. She and her husband later moved to Boulder, Colorado, where she had three more children, a son and two daughters.

Following the divorce of her first husband, she lived in Colorado and Utah before moving back to Wyoming. There she met the love of her life. She and James Robbin Arthur were married on Feb. 23, 1982.

Jean enjoyed watching her family grow with eight grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and five great-great-grandchildren.

As a wife, mother and grandmother, Jean enjoyed the great outdoors, camping, fishing and rock hunting with her family and friends. Rarely a weekend passed that she did not gather us up and entice us on a picnic. In her most recent years, her passion was spending time with her husband and dog, Jiggers.

Jean was preceded in death by her father, Ladd Jairl Layland; her mother, Martha Ellen Layland; her brother, Ladd Jairl Layland Jr. (Pete); and, her brother, Bert Leroy Layland.

Jean is survived by her husband of 38 years, James Robbin Arthur of Pinedale; her children: Cynthia (Steve) Teeples of Pinedale; David (Cheryl) Price of Hotchkiss, Colorado; Laurie (Stan) Sellers of Thermopolis; and Karla Barrette (Larry) of Pinedale; as well as numerous grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great-grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

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