The following are obituaries that appeared in the May 22, 2013 edition of the Star Valley Independent.
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Harold “Sarge” Rumbaugh passed on to our Heavenly Farther at 5 a.m. on Saturday, May 18, 2013. He was born Aug. 10, 1930. At the age of four, he was adopted by Clarence and Lola Rumbaugh and lived on a Kansas farm. Sarge spent 20 years in the Army. When he retired from his military service, Sarge drove cross country in semi trucks and tour buses. He traveled a lot of the world during his military career. He was in Germany, Italy, Antarctica, Japan, Philippians and Korea. He also visited almost every State in the United States. Sarge was Commander of the Alpine American Legion Post 46, which he started, for 12 years. Sarge loved his family, the American Legion, the people in Star Valley and Star Valley itself. Most of all he loved his wife of 29 years, Beulah Rumbaugh. He never had any children of his own but he had two stepsons, Ken Jorgensen (deceased) and Don Jorgensen that he thought of as his own and loved them as his own. He also loved his adopted families, the Titensors, the Jorgensens, the Woodens, the Weeks and the Balls. Sarge accomplished a lot for Alpine. He put together the first Alpine Parade, built a baseball field and made sure that Alpine had their flags. He was also involved in a wide variety of civic duties. He is preceeded in death by his parents, Clarence and Lola Rumbaugh; Harold and Lena Titensor; Ken Jorgensen; and his siblings. Funeral services will take place on Friday, May 24 at 2 p.m. in the Donn Wooden Civic Center in Alpine. Viewings will be Thursday, May 23, at Schwabs Funeral Home in Thayne at 6 p.m. and Friday, May 24 at 1 p.m. in the Donn Wooden Civic Center prior to the funeral services. Burial will take place in the Amesville Cemetery following the services.
In lieu of flowers please donate to the family or the Huntsman Cancer Center in Harold Rumbaugh’s name. We all will surely miss Sarge and all that he did. He is at peace now.
Stanford A Fluckiger passed away May 6, 2013 at his home in Bedford. His family was by his side. He was born Feb. 21, 1937 to Jacob Henry Fluckiger and Leonora Clara Schmidt in Afton. His father passed away when Stanford was five years old. He was raised by his mother and had one brother, LaMont, who was six years older. Stanford spent his childhood in Bedford. He graduated from Star Valley High School and attended Ricks College in Rexburg. He also attended Utah State University, where he graduated. Stanford married Vernette Hyde on Sept. 17, 1956 in the Logan LDS Temple. Stanford loved serving in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and held many different callings, including Bishop of the Bedford Ward. He and his wife served in the Oklahoma Tulsa Mission and the Georgia Atlanta Mission. They also served in a stake calling as temple workers in the Idaho Falls Temple for 19 years. At the time of his death, Stanford and his wife were LDS Family Service missionaries in the Addiction Recovery Program. Stanford was a great example of service and showing love and kindness to everyone. His family was important to him and he was proud of their accomplishments. Stanford was employed as a computer programmer with Maverik Country Stores for over 30 years. He was preceded in death by his parents and brother. He is survived by his wife, Vernette; and his children, Michael, Laurie Cates, Jodie McCool, Jeryl, and Heidi Shumway. He is also survived by 23 grandchildren and eight great grandchildren. Funeral services were held on Saturday, May 11, with interment in the Bedford Cemetery.