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James Ellis "Jim" Herring


March 25, 2020

James Ellis (Jim) Herring, 88, passed away March 18, 2020 at the Saratoga Care Center.

He was born to Clarence (Breezy) and Stephana Herring on October, 8, 1931 in Saratoga, Wyoming. He was the fourth child of six.

He married the love of his life, Janet Lou Rutschman, on October 21, 1951. They were married 67 years when she passed in December 2018. They had three children: Elvis, Debra and Dana.

He worked a variety of jobs doing whatever it took to provide for his family.

He is survived by his children Elvis Herring of Encampment, Debra Cook of Encampment and Dana Thornton of Denver, Colorado, his sisters Ruth Ann (Ronald) Blake of Laramie, Wyoming and Geraldine Beck of Encampment and his grandchildren Carrie Cook, Cassandra Thornton, Trevor Thornton and Jordan Thornton.

He was preceded in death by his parents, wife (Janet), sisters Dora Harris and Mallie DeMarce and his brother Clarence (Tuffy) Herring.

Services are pending. Those who wish to, can contribute to a charity/organization of their choice.


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