Michael A. Gourlay


Baggs, Wyo., resident Michael A. Gourlay died May 21, 2003, at his home. He was 58.

Gourlay was born July 18, 1944, in Denver, to William and Olinda (Peil) Gourlay. He was raised and attended school in Denver. He joined the U.S. Marine Corp. following the eleventh grade and served his country for 11 years before being discharged in 1967. He married Peggy L. Holt on May, 1972, in Denver.

Gourlay worked at various jobs including working as a delivery man for a printing shop and for NACSO and Aspen Distributors. He also worked for the Denver Water and Sewer Department. In late 1984 or early 1985, he became an over-the-road truck driver.

The family moved from Baggs in 1987 and Gourlay worked for Western Coal Haulers until his health forced him to retire in February of 2003.

He enjoyed fishing, camping, boating and being with his family. He was very fond of music and played the drums and accordion. He was a member of United Mine Workers of America.

Gourlay is survived by his wife, Peggy Gourlay, of Baggs; daughter, Lori Gourlay, of Rock Springs, Wyo.; son, David M. (Sydney) Gourlay, of Baggs, Wyo.; grandchildren, Cole, Jordan and Kirstin; twin brothers, Allan and Billy Gourlay, of Denver; mother-in-law, Maggie Holland, of Craig; father-in-law, James T. Holt, of Billings, Mont.; brother-in-law, Jim Holt, of Baggs; and dear friends, Randy Brown, of Craig, Neil Wiley, of Kearney, Neb., and Dave Resendez, of Denver.

He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Susan Davis.

No services were held.

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