Charles Lee Squires, 76, of Green River, Wyo., passed away on Saturday, Jan. 14, 2012 at his home. A resident of Green River, Wyo. for the past 28 years and former resident of Moab, Utah, Mr. Squires died following a brief illness.
He was born on Oct. 2, 1935 in Dolores, Colo., the son of the late Edgar Lee and Leona Beatrice Squires.
Mr. Squires attended schools in Dolores and was a 1953 graduate of the Dolores High School.
On Dec. 24, 1953, Mr. Squires married Anna Irene Millard and she preceded him in death on Feb. 12, 1997.
He was employed by Texas Gulf for 30 years and retired on Jan. 1, 1996 as their Health and Safety Director.
Mr. Squires was a member of St. John’s Episcopal Church; BPO Elks; past Exhaulted Ruler, in Moab, Utah, Masonic Lodge; Sweetwater County Mutual Aid, Mine Rescue; and Golden Hour Senior Citizen’s Center.
His interests included hunting, fishing, camping, bowling, cooking and he was an avid sports fan. He coached baseball and was a Boy Scout Master, but he enjoyed spending time with his family most.
Survivors include two sons, Randy Squires and wife Lori of Elko, Nev. and Jody Ben Squires and wife Cathy of Fallon, Nev.; one daughter, Cornellie Dawn Squires and companion Tony Harrell of Green River, Wyo.; one brother, Jack Lindon Squires and wife Carolyn of Dolores, Colo.; two sisters, Barbara Ann Webb of College Station, Texas and Jodie Rae Tidwell and husband Doug of Dolores, Colo.; nine grandchildren, Jason and Melissa Fossey, Sara and Darell Domson, Jill and Steve Chambliss, Hanah Squires, Shannon Squires, Chelsea and Geddy Northrup, James and Laura Squires, Miranda Squires and Kevin Squires; 11 great-grandchildren, Jason Lynden, Anna and Charles Fossey, Braydon and Austin Wynne, Dylan, Dawson and Payton Squires, Kylie Squires and Hunter and Dakota Chambliss.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Ann; and one granddaughter, Elizabeth Ann Fossey; and son, Charles Lyndon Squires.
Following cremation, memorial services were conducted Wednesday, Jan. 18, at the St. John’s Episcopal Church, 350 Mansface, Green River, Wyo. Father Roy Walworth officiated.
The family of Charles Lee Squires respectfully suggests that donations in his memory be made to Golden Hour Senior Citizen’s Center, 550 Uinta Drive, Green River, WY 82935.