Wesley (Wes) Harold Graham, 73, passed away peacefully in his home, surrounded by family on July 5. He was born Aug. 6, 1944, in the Sim Maternity Hotel, in Evanston, to Harold W. and Muriel J. Graham. Wes grew up working on the family ranch in Mountain View, where he learned the value of hard work, dedication to family, and a deep love for the Bridger Valley.
He attended college at Western Wyoming Community College and the University of Wyoming, going on to work at FMC in various positons for 39 years before happily retiring on his 56th birthday. Wes met the love of his life, Judy Tyler, on Dec. 27th, 1962, in Evanston at the New Paris Café. They later married on June 15, 1963, in Green River.
Wes and Judy had four children: Kevin, Amber, Penny and Trudy. Wes was dedicated to his family and a hard worker who loved fly fishing, puzzles, camping, debating, working on projects, puttering in his shop and spending time visiting with family, friends and neighbors.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Harold and Muriel Graham; maternal grandparents, Edgar and Gertrude Donahoo; paternal grandparents, Jess and Effa Graham; and grandson, Shaun A. Brunski.
He is survived by wife, Judy Graham; siblings, Maureen (Vic) Powers, Jerilyn (Dwight) Mitchell, Jennifer (Robert) Georges, Darold (Linda) Graham, Barry (Kim) Graham and Errol Graham; children, Kevin (Shelley) Graham, Amber (Don) Brunski, Penny (Kirk) Slagowski and Trudy (Ryan) Brown; grandchildren, Katie Graham, Lindsey (Austin) Cary, Brittney (Brandon) Deckert, Chelsea Brunski, Christopher, Erick, Aaron and Emily Slagowski and Sierra Brown; great-granddaughter, Preslie Deckert; great-grandson, Weston Cary; step-grandchildren, DC Fulkerson and Jamie Martinez; and step-great-grandchildren, Frankie, Alauna, Aurora and Bella.
Wes spent Independence Day on the deck he built himself, watching the fireworks with four generations of family.
There will be a viewing at Crandall Funeral Home from 6-8 p.m. on Monday, July 9. Tuesday services will be held at Crandall’s with a viewing at 10 a.m. and services at 11 a.m. Burial will be at Fort Bridger Cemetery at 1 p.m., with a luncheon to follow at the LDS Church in Mountain View at 1:30 p.m.
Condolences may be made at www.crandallfhevanston.com.