Alan Herold


Alan Herold, a native of the Little Snake River Valley, died Nov. 23, 2005, at his home in Baggs, Wyo. He was 78.

Herold was born Oct. 13, 1927, in Baggs, the eldest son of Joseph and Lillian (Byars) Herold.

He was educated and graduated from Baggs High School in 1945.e then entered the United States Army at Ft. Leavenworth, Kan., in 1946 and was honorably discharged at Fort Ord, Calif., in 1947. In 1951, Herold received his bachelor of science degree in animal production at the University of Wyoming, where he was member of Alpha Zeta, Farm House, Rodeo Club and Agricultural Club.fter graduation, Herold taught at Saratoga High School.
On June 15, 1952, he married Claudia Ivah Ellis at St. Luke's Episcopal Church in Baggs, Wyo.
In January 1953, the couple joined a delegation from the University of Wyoming's College of Agriculture to set up an agricultural program in Kabul, Afghanistan. While in Kabul, the couple saw the births of their three children, Alan Russell, Susan Lee and John Charles.
Upon their return to the United States in 1957, Herold went to work in the uranium mines, and two more daughters were born in Craig, Bonnie Louise and Patricia Joanne.
Lawrence Weber Construction then employed Herold for a time, before he then returned to the University of Wyoming, where he worked in the wool department and earned his master's degree in 1964. In 1965, Herold and his family moved to Cheyenne, Wyo., where he served as the superintendent at the Archer Experiment Station.
While in that position, he also served as the wool barn superintendent at the Wyoming State Fair.

In 1975, Herold accepted a position in Salt Lake City with Elliott Wool Co.fter his divorce from Claudia, Alan married Patricia Wigren on Sept. 22, 1978.He continued his work with Elliott, and then later went to work with his brother-in-law, Leo Knowles. Upon his divorce, he returned to Baggs, where he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.Herold enjoyed hunting, fishing, reloading, playing poker and pinochle and working on various jigsaw and crossword puzzles.

He is survived by his son, Alan (Jasmine) and their twin daughters,Shaundra, Shayla and son, Alexander, of Fort Collins; daughter Susan Erikson of Craig and her children, Tamra (Dave) Grzebyk of Firestone, daughter, Kayla Erikson and great-granddaughter Jayda of Craig; son John of Baggs; daughter Bonnie (Bill) Liakos, her daughter Kara and son Russell of Mansfield, Texas; daughter, Patty (Pat) Waldron of Dixon and her children, daughter, Nikkole (Jason) Maxson and great-grandson, Seth of Dixon, son Chad and fiance, Samantha Krier of Rock Springs, and son Ira of Laramie; his sisters, Muriel (Dale) Fritz of Lineville, Ala., and Eloise Ward of Kuna, Idaho; brother, Gary (Karen) Herold of Saratoga; and numerous nieces and nephews and their families.
Herold was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Elsie Oberg; brothers, Joe Herold and his wife, Patty, and brother, Ivan (Ike) Herold.

A Remembrance Service is planned for 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 2, 2005, at the Savery Community Center.

Interment of ashes will follow at the Reader Cemetery.In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be sent to the Noyes Health Care Center in Baggs or the Little Snake River EMT's /Ambulance Fund or to the choice of the donor.

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