Surrounded by his loving family, Juel Melton Trask, 30-year resident of Encampment and Riverside, WY, passed away on May 14, 2024.

Juel was born to Helen Worthington Trask and Haskell Trask November 16, 1935 in a snowstorm. The doctor had a hard time making it down to the cabin in the hollow by the creek near Ogeechee, Cherokee Nation, OK, but it’s good thing he did because the baby wasn’t breathing and had begun to turn blue. The doctor switched him between basins of hot and cold water until the newborn took his first breath.

As a toddler, Juel loved to explore, so to keep him from tumbling i...


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