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Daniel M MedinaDaniel M. Medina, 68, passed away Tuesday, August 17, 2021 surrounded by his family at home in Rock Springs, Wyoming. He was born on September 27, 1952 in Rawlins, WY, the son of Adolph C. Medina Jr. and Mary “Lucy” Espinoza. Daniel graduated from Rawlins High School (Home of the Outlaws) with the class of 1971. He worked for PacifiCorp for 37 years until his retirement in 2016. Daniel married Tatyana Yaromenko in Rawlins, WY on March 5, 1999. He was a Palanca coordinator for Cursillo. Daniel’s spirituality and love for God was first and foremost in his life. He had immense devotion to the Blessed Virgin Mary. Many of the family’s cherished memories with him involved spending time in prayer and reading from the Bible. The love and compassion for his family was of utmost importance to him. Throughout his life, he carried kindness and love towards all the people he encountered. He truly enjoyed watching the sunrise, gazing at the stars, listening to music, exercising, dancing, yoga, fishing, and spending time with family. Survivors include his wife Tatyana Medina of Rock Springs, WY; sons John-Paul Medina (Katie) of Cheyenne, WY, Damian Medina of Rock Springs, WY; daughter Ashley Medina (Brian) of Casper, WY; siblings Carmen Mills (Charles) of Casper, WY, James Medina (Vicki) of Colorado Springs, CO, Beverly Hite of Hanna, WY, Dora Flagg (William) of Greeley, CO, Patricia Bonnette (Michael) of Rawlins, WY; grandchildren Dillon, Brody, Cruz, Tatum, Decker, Quinn, Ridley; as well as many cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by paternal grandfather Adolph A. Medina Sr., paternal grandmother Candelaria A. Medina, maternal grandfather Fermin Espinoza, maternal grandmother Natividad C. Campos, father Adolph C. Medina Jr., mother Mary Lucy Medina, brother Paul Medina, and brother Tim Medina. A mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug 24, 2021 at St. Joseph’s Church, 219 W Pine St, Rawlins, WY, with Father Sam Hayes as Celebrant. A vigil service with recitation of the rosary will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, Aug 23, 2021 at the Church. Inurnment will follow at the Rawlins City Cemetery. In lieu of flowers, we ask that you please donate to St. Joseph’s Society for retired priests of Wyoming. Condolences may be left at www.foxfh.com To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Daniel M Medina please visit our Sympathy Store.
So sorry to hear of Danny's passing. He was a classmate and good friend. I missed him at our 1971 fifty year reunion. I remember his drumming and cool bellbottom pants in high school. John Cantlin
John Cantlin Aug 26 2021 1:00 AM
So sorry to hear of Dan's passing. I worked with him for a few years on D crew. I'll always remember him working out on the elliptical machine and just randomly laughing to himself. I still say some of the the things he would always say, like "there's a hard worker" or "hey stud". Dan was very knowledgeable and had a lot of good stories. He would crack me up.
Lucas Uhrig Aug 21 2021 12:09 AM
I had the pleasure of working with Dan for several years. He always was friendly and willing to assist in anyway he could. He will be missed but always remembered for his gentle spirt and blessed by everyone that had an opportunity to know him.
Rick Tripp Aug 20 2021 9:46 AM
I live next door to Mr Dan. Him and I would visit while he was outside tending to his yard. Hed ask questions about my job offshore and then after I retired and started working at a business here in rock springs, hed ask about different guns or ammo. One day he asked if I could help him put a new stove in the kitchen, and of course I was glad to help. The last time we spoke it was about going out and shooting .22 magnums. Ill miss seeing him outside tending his yard.
Dan Shirley Jr Aug 19 2021 9:22 PM
Worked with Dan at Jim Bridger Power Plant for many years. So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Rudy and Susan Magagna
Susan Magagna Aug 19 2021 2:29 PM
Dan used to join us and often lead the Rosary before daily morning mass. I will offer a rosary for his soul. Our prayers are for all of you. Mary and Jack Adams
mary adams Aug 19 2021 2:06 PM