James (Jim) Stewart Mickelson


May 5, 1947 – Dec. 30. 2018

A memorial service for James (Jim) Stewart

Mickelson with Masonic Rites will be conducted

on June 15 at 11 a.m. at the Big Piney

Masonic Hall, 403 Main St., Marbleton. A

luncheon will follow.

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 Job’s Daughters,

serving as the Associate Bethel Guardian and

to the Wyoming Job’s 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 Boarad 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.

Jim’s 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.

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 Jim’s 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.

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