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Gary L. Starbuck

Sep 16, 1947 - May 12, 2007
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Former Warden of the Wyoming State Honor Farm in Riverton Gary L. Starbuck died at his home in Riverton Saturday evening, May 12, 2007, suffering cancer for several years. He was 59 years old.

Memorial services will be held at 1 p.m. Sunday, May 20, at the CWC Field Station Sinks Canyon Center above Lander.

Gary Lynn Starbuck was born in Blackwell, Okla., on Sept. 16, 1947, the son of Glenn LeRoy Starbuck and Rosina (Tenan) Starbuck. He grew up in Casper, and was graduated from the University of Wyoming in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science in sociology.

He served with the U. S. Army during the Vietnam War.

He worked as a counselor at St. Joseph's Children's Home in Torrington for seven years and worked for the Wyoming Department of Corrections, serving as counselor and then superintendent/warden at the Wyoming Honor Farm in Riverton for two decades. He had also worked at the Community Education Center in Casper for two years.

He married Kandice Boulden in Casper on March 30, 1972.

Mr. Starbuck had lived in Riverton for 25 years.

He was a member of the Methodist faith, was a baseball coach for the Babe Ruth Yankees, past president of the Legion Baseball League, and past president of the Wyoming Corrections Association.

His family said Mr. Starbuck's passion was golf and he also enjoyed snow skiing, tennis, played the guitar, and loved sports.

Mr. Starbuck is survived by his wife, Kandice of Riverton; sons, Chris of Mesquite, Nev., and Dane and his family Tami and six-year-old Emma and four-month-old Kenna of Laramie; daughter, Alisa of Fort Collins, Colo.; brother-in-law, Barry Boulden; sister-in-law, Shawna and niece Jordan and nephew Cain, all of Denver, Colo.; brother-in-law, Craig Boulden and sister-in-law Barbara of Ridgeway, Colo.; brother-in-law, Walt Boulden of Kansas City, Mo., and his companion Fumio and niece Brandi and nephew Josh; mother-in-law, Estella Boulden of Casper.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society for cancer research through the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main, Riverton WY 82501.