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
Jim was born in Laramie to Gordon Sr.
and Margaret Gilchrist Mickelson on May 5,
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
Jim married Jane Lozier Swain in 1970 and
together they raised five children. They later
In 1995, Jim married Mary Lynn Montague.
He was proud to call her four children
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
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
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
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.