Former South Routt resident, Frank S. Virden, died April 9, 2005, at LDS Hospital in Salt Lake City after a short illness. He was 53.
Virden was born Dec. 15, 1951, in Denver to Ira Slats and Ruth Arline Ad--ams Virden.Virden attended schools in Mc-Coy and Oak Creek and gra-d-uated from Soroco High School in 1969.
He married his childhood sweetheart, Nancy Lynn Holt, on Dec. 19, 1971, in McCoy. In 1977, he and his wife moved to Rock Springs, and in 1985, they started their own company, Frank's Construction.
He was active in the oil fields. He was a member of the Masons and the Elks.
His interests included fishing, hunting, boating, flying, trap shooting, the outdoors and wildlife.
Virden is survived by his wife, Nancy Virden, of Rock Springs; mother-in-law, Betty Holt, of Shattuck, Okla.; brother, Jack (Phyllis) Virden, of Craig; sisters Inez (Russ) Baldwin of Creighton, Neb., and Ruby (Frank) Forster of McCoy; grandmother-in-law, Anna May Matthews of Shattuck; numerous cousins, nieces and nephews; and a close friend, James R. Goddard, of Rock Springs, Wyo.
Virden was preceded in death by his parents, Ira Slats and Arline Virden; sisters Jodine Virden and Dorothy Weldon; a father-in-law, Bill Holt; and a nephew.
Services were held April 16, 2005, at Fox Funeral Home, 2800 Commercial Way, in Rock Springs, with Pastor John Ratcliff and New Life Ministries officiating. Pallbearers were Jim Mine-heine, Troy Jones, George Buck-endorf, Ira Wright, Victor Face and Glenn Starkey.
Interment took place at Rest-haven Memorial Gardens in Rock Springs.
In lieu of flowers, make donations to the American Heart Association or the Ameri-can Can--cer Society.