Gene Eric Bittler, Jr., died Jan. 6, 2004, at The Memorial Hospital in Craig. He was 48.
Bittler was born May 27, 1955, to Gene and Patricia (Babcock) Bittler, in Laramie, Wyo.
Bittler was employed by H. B. Lee, of Baggs, at the time of his death. He loved the outdoors, hunting, fishing, ranching, and anything to do with horses. He loved to tell stories and try to make you laugh.
Bittler is survived by his parents, Gene and Patricia Bittler, of Maybell; a daughter, Kristi Jo Bittler, of Spring Creek, Nev.; a brother, Dennis Bittler, of Colorado Springs; and a sister, Debbie (Bittler) Davidson, of Pecos, Texas.
Bittler was preceded in death by a son, John Wayne Bittler.
A family memorial service will be held later in the summer.