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James Dale Bolton

James Dale Bolton James Dale Bolton, 68, of Rock Springs, died Thursday, July 7th, 2016, at the VA Hospital in Las Vegas, NV. He was born November 30, 1947, in Windsor, MO, the son of James Ward Bolton and Marjorie Ruth Rickie. At age 7 he was fostered by Elwood and Elizabeth Chambers of Belton, MO. He graduated from Windsor High School with the class of 1966. He enlisted with the United States Army in 1967 and graduated Quartermaster School with the class of 504….42nd Airborne Company in Fort Benning, Georgia. He finished his Army Tour in Vietnam when he returned home in the fall of 1969. James started his career in Law Enforcement and later went into Mining with Peabody Coal Company and later moved to Rock Springs, where he worked as an Oiler/Operator for Bridger Coal Company for 19 years. James relocated to Wright, WY, where he retired as a Drag Line Operator in the Powder River Basin. James was a avid sportsmen who enjoyed hunting, fishing, snowmobiling, and camping. He was a member of the Grace Community Fellowship. Survivors include his children Laura Denise Bolton Doak and husband Brett, Michael James Bolton and wife Nicole all of Rock Springs, Timothy Paul Bolton of Las Vegas, James Clyde Bolton and wife Chantell of Rock Springs; step daughter Allyson LaFollette of Rock Springs; five grandchildren Braden Doak, Colton Doak, Alyx Bolton, Stevie Bolton, and unborn Easton Bolton all of Rock Springs; mother Elizabeth Spickert, mother Virginia Chambers both of MO; sisters Letha Seward, Shirley Wilcockson, Janice Sue Kast, Brenda Lee Bolton, and Rebecca Bolton Schmidt, Teresa Olson, Cheryl Crossland; brothers Donald Chambers, Monte Chambers, Terry Spickert, Darrell, Buddy, Jack, Donald, Ed and Joseph Davis; and many nephews and nieces. He is preceded in death by his biological father James Bolton, biological mother Marjorie Rickie, father Elwood Chambers, Father Leo Spickert, Brother Darrel Ray Chambers, and grandson Weston Bolton. Memorial services will be conducted at 11:00 A.M., Tuesday July 19th, 2016 at Fox Funeral Home, 2800 Commercial Way, Rock Springs, Wyoming. John Barry will officiate.

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Through no fault of our own Jim and I always felt we were cheated out of our years together while growing up, but as adults I treasured every day we were able to spend together during summer vacations & family reunions. We always loved swapping stories, our wonderful cook-outs, playing music and singing together. Now as we were both retired and could have possibly spent more time together, I feel once again we've been cheated. Although I know we'll probably see each other again someday, it just seems unfair. I guess I'll end by saying what Jim & I always said to each other after every visit, e-mail, text, or phone call........"I love you brother".

Buddy Davis Jul 21 2016 12:00 AM

We want to say how much we loved Jim and will miss him. We had been able to talk to him fairly often over the last few years and will miss those times. He was our Brother in all ways. I have a lot of very good memories of the times we were able to be with Jim and the family, fishing, camping and yes even a drinking event or two. They were good times and he was always a joy to be around. We are very sorry and disappointed that we cannot be with his children and friends to celebrate his life, a life that should be celebrated. We will be thinking of Dale as Letha always called him and of Laura, Michael, Tim and JC. Our prayers are with you all. Terry and Letha (Bolton) Seward

Terry Seward Jul 18 2016 12:00 AM

Our deepest sympathy goes out to the Bolton family. We were so sorry to hear of Jim's passing. Gary and Jim worked together at Bridger Coal until retirement and did a lot of snow machining together. Although we have not seen Jim in years, we have thought of him often over the years, and our memories of him always makes us smile. He was one of a kind and will surely be missed. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Gary and Wanda Mickle Jul 17 2016 12:00 AM

Tim and Family~ I am so sorry that you guys are going through this. He was such a great guy, always had a smile on his face and had so much love for everyone that he met. I will miss him so much. I am praying for all of you, I wish that I could be there to give you all a big hug, but know your family in Illinois love you all very much and we are thinking about you. Love you all Rhonda

Rhonda Davis Jul 15 2016 12:00 AM

I was very saddened to here of Jim's passing. He always had a smile and a positive word for everyone. My thoughts and prayers are with his family

Ann Carothers Fiedor Jul 14 2016 12:00 AM