Obituary - Timothy Patrick Wells
June 29, 2015
Timothy Patrick Wells, 63, of Rock Springs and Boulder Wyoming passed away on Thursday, June 25, 2015 at his home in Rock Springs. A long-time resident of Rock Springs, Wyoming, Mr. Wells died following an eighteen month battle with cancer.
He was born on June 3, 1952 in St. Paul, Minnesota, the son of John F. Wells and Anita L. Gillis Wells.
Mr. Wells attended schools in Hudson, Wisconsin and was a 1971 graduate of the Hudson High School. He served a four year apprenticeship to become a Journeyman Carpenter.
He married Jacalyn Lanman on July 20, 1974 in Bloomington, Minnesota.
Mr. Wells was employed as a Carpenter Business Agent for Wyoming Carpenters Local 1620 and retired in July of 2007.
His interests included fishing, hunting, woodworking and logging.
He was a member of Holy Spirit Catholic Community, Carpenter’s Union, Wyoming Building Trades, Past President of Sweetwater County Democratic Party, Sweetwater County 4-H, Rock Springs Swim Club, Little League Football, Southwest Labor Council, President of High Meadow Ranch Homeowner’s Association in Boulder the past several years. He lobbied for worker’s rights and obtained a grant for the new water system at High Meadow Ranches with the Wyoming Legislature. He was also instrumental in getting Sublette County to take over the maintenance of Meadow Lark road.
Survivors include his wife Jacalyn Wells of Rock Springs, Wyoming; his mother Anita Wells of Hudson, Wisconsin; two sons Anthony "Andy" Wells and wife Trudi and Ryan Wells and wife Ashley all of Rock Springs, Wyoming; four grandchildren Brenden Wells, Brittnie Wells, Morgan Wells and Hadley Wells; five brothers John Wells and wife Sue of Boulder, Wyoming, Dan Wells and partner Roger Morgan of Valley Center, California, Mike Wells and wife Bonnie of Dresser, Wisconsin, Pat Wells and partner Dave Lamangan of Silver Spring, Maryland, Tom Wells and wife Jenifer of Seattle, Washington; three sisters Mary Wells, Margaret Sanderson and husband Greg and Jeanne Denis and husband Jeff all of Hudson, Wisconsin; several aunts, uncles, nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his father John F. Wells.
Following cremation, a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 11:00 A.M. Thursday, July 2, 2015 at Saints Cyril & Methodius Catholic Church, 633 Bridger Avenue, Rock Springs, Wyoming. A rosary will be recited at 4:00 P.M. on Wednesday, July 1, 2015 at the church. Friends may call at the church, one hour prior to the rosary on Wednesday and on Thursday morning one hour prior to services.
The family of Timothy P. Wells respectfully suggests that donations in his memory be made to Holy Spirit Catholic Community, c/o Church Elevator Fund, 116 Broadway, Rock Springs, Wyoming or Hospice of Sweetwater County, 333 Broadway, Suite 220, Rock Springs, Wyoming or www.myhsc.org
Condolences may be left at www.vasefuneralhomes.com