Memorial Service for James (Jim) Mickelson June 15, 2019 in Marbleton
June 15, 2019
A memorial service for James (Jim) Stewart Mickelson with Masonic Rites will be conducted on June 15, 2019 at 11 a.m. at the Big Piney Masonic Hall, 403 Main St., Marbleton. A luncheon will follow.
James (Jim) Stewart Mickelson, May 5, 1947 Ė Dec. 30. 2018
Jim Mickelson peacefully passed away on Dec. 30, 2018, in Salt Lake City, Utah, following a courageous battle with sarcoma cancer.
Jim was born in Laramie to Gordon Sr. and Margaret Gilchrist Mickelson on May 5, 1947. He attended schools in Big Piney and Booneville, Mo. Jim was active in sports and was the 1965 Wyoming High School Rodeo Steer Wrestling Champion. He attended Casper College. Jim married Jane Lozier Swain in 1970 and together they raised five children. They later divorced.
In 1995, Jim married Mary Lynn Montague. He was proud to call her four children his "kids."
Jim was very active with youth and was a longtime supporter and coach of rodeo kids in Sublette County. He also gave a great deal of his time to the Big Piney Jobís Daughters, serving as the Associate Bethel Guardian and to the Wyoming Jobís Daughters, serving as the Associate Grand Guardian for the state of Wyoming.
Jim was involved in the Masonic Fraternity and was a past master of the Big Piney Lodge and was a proud member of the Shrine. Being civic minded, he served on the Sublette County Planning and Zoning, was an avid supporter of Sublette County Cowboys Against Cancer, and was a longtime cast member and supporter of the Green River Rendezvous Pageant. Jim also served with the Wyoming Board of Agriculture and with the Wyoming State Fair. He was known by Wyoming State Fair patrons as the "tie guy" for the colorful and fun ties that he always wore. Jimís lifelong loves were ranching and being in the mountains of Sublette County.
He fed elk on North Piney for 13 years, outfitted and guided in the Wyoming and Wind River Ranges, rode the Cottonwood and North Piney countries and truly appreciated the time he had with nature, horses, and cattle. He was preceded in death by his father, Gordon Mickelson Sr., one sister, Margaret Peterson, and a brother, Eric Mickelson. He was surely waiting for his precious mother, Margaret Gilchrist Mickelson, who went home to her savior and many loved ones on April 24, 2019.
He is survived by his wife, Mary Lynn Mickelson; brothers Gordon Jr. and Mark Mickelson (Diane); sisters Corliss Carlson (Jay) and Mildred Abernathy (Tom); his children: Jon Mickelson, Melita Hansen (Dave), Jason Mickelson, Matesi Mickelson, Gerda Dickinson (Marc), Heather Neff, Cydnee Alsrey, Liz Porter and McKay Montague. Jim was very proud of his 15 grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
Donations may be made in Jimís honor to Sublette County Cowboys Against Cancer, Wyoming High School Rodeo (Queen Program) c/o Gerda Dickinson Rte. 1 South Hwy 430 Rock Springs, Wyo., 82901 or a charitable organization of your choice.