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Gary Eric Hess

Gary E. Hess Green River - Gary E. Hess, 60, of Green River died Friday, February 26, 2016 at the Huntsman Cancer Center in Salt Lake City. He was born July 26, 1955 in Ajo, Arizona, the son of John Hess and Rachael Rendon Hess. He attended schools in Ajo and graduated from Ajo High School. He married Joyce Ann Englert December 2, 1986 in Manila, Utah. He had worked for Solvay Chemical for almost 27 years. His interests were hunting, fishing, drawing, hunting for antlers and antler carving, 4-wheeling in his jeep with his son Jason, and spending time with his family and friends. Survivors include his wife Joyce Hess of Green River; son Jason Hess and wife Jena of Green River; sisters Dori Brandon and husband Ted of Gilbert, Arizona, Charmaine Hess of Ajo, Arizona; sister-in-laws Christine Williams and Donna Morison and husband Roby all of Green River; grandchild Paigelee Hess of Green River; aunt and uncle Jerry and Virgie Leatherwood; several cousins, nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, John and Rachael Hess, parents-in-law Don and Edith Englert, grandparents Manuel and Elena Rendon, and several aunts and uncles. Cremation will take place at Fox Crematory, Rock Springs. Memorial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 5, 2016 at Fox Funeral Home, 2800 Commercial Way, Rock Springs where friends and family may call one hour prior to the services. Family request no flowers.

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I saw Gary's obituary in our home town newspaper, and was shocked and sadden to hear of his passing. I went to high school with Gary, he was a sweet and kind person. My condolences to you and your family.

Aileen Maya Apr 1 2016 3:32 PM

We worked with Gary at Solvay for many years. We are so sorry for your loss. We will definitely miss him. You all are in our thoughts and prayers.

Sandy Parrish and Rich Gunyan Mar 7 2016 11:15 AM

I am so sorry for your loss and my prayers are with you. I have worked with Gary for many years and enjoyed being around him very much. There are no words that I can say that will make this easier but know that I know your pain.

Barry Jones Mar 3 2016 4:30 PM

Our hearts are broken... Gary was the son my father never had, together Gary and my father explored the wilderness and found God. Later with their sons and grandsons they learned what life was really about... they knew that the only things you could take with you when you leave this world was what you could pack in your heart.. Gary knew this and left fully packed. He is only going ahead of you (Joyce,Jason) to make sure the road is clear. He will be waiting, with open arms for you and all of the rest of us that miss him so much. You are in our thoughts and prayers always. Much Love, The Raels and The Maines Family.

Teddy, Michael, Kim, Maines and Leo and Tina Rael and family Mar 3 2016 4:30 PM

Joyce I am so sorry to hear about Gary. Just know I am thinking of you during this hard time. You and your family are in my prayers.

Fran Gregory Mar 2 2016 3:31 PM

Gary was a great friend who I worked with in the coal mines in Hanna Wyoming. My brother later worked with him at Solvay. Gary and I had many great times with lots of laughter and I know he will be missed by all. I am very thankful I had the opportunity to know him and visit with him recently in Green River. My thoughts are with you all.

John Albert Mar 2 2016 3:31 PM

I was on the Solvay Blue Mine Rescue team with Gary for years and those were the best years of my mine rescue experience. Gary took me fishing, to show me what a large trout looked like. Joyce caught a much larger fish than I did. Gary was my friend and I will miss him greatly. The world is a lesser place without him.

Joe McDonald Mar 2 2016 3:31 PM

We are sorry to hear this. Gary was a good man and I enjoyed working with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.

Bryan and Lisa Mortimer Mar 1 2016 11:34 PM

I worked with Gary, fished with Gary and will miss him greatly. My sincere condolences to Joyce, Jason and the rest of the family.

Phil Bode Feb 29 2016 12:34 PM