Waldo Lynn Wilcox
Born: 4/11/1930, GRand Junctioon, Colorado
obit to be added at a later date.
Tributes:Mrs. Wilcox and family
I only just received the notice of Waldo passing. Please accept my heartfelt condolences!
I only had the privilege of meeting Waldo one time. My friend Jack Van Nice and I stopped by with Iowa sweet corn and Colorado peaches to share with you. We spent a good part of the day chatting and attempting to see the ghost town that was the WEBSTER CITY CATTLE COMPANY. The founders of that ranch were from the town in Iowa that I live by.
Waldo and us had a lengthy chat about the ranch and the Indians that lived on it and on the RANGE CREEK RANCH.
We have not been able to return to Green River but have thought of you often.
God only made ONE Waldo Wilcox. I miss him.
- Bill Lilienthal, Iowa Sweet corn and history buffThough we did not Waldo personally, our organization is one of the permitted organizations that started to conduct educational seminars in Range Creek in 2006 and continue do to so several times a year.
As students of both human and natural history of this area, we respect your family history that extends over many generations in S.E. Utah. We appreciate Waldo's "pluck" in making a living close to the land in a remote area. Clearly Waldo loved this place and his family.
My own time here started in 1980 working on the river in Desolation Canyon and I recall helping out BLM take Waldo and several other ranchers down the river for some kind of public relations trip. My fond memory is of seeing these seasoned cowboys exchange their boots for black and white "tennie runners " rather hesitantly but were great sports!
On behalf of our board, staff and students, I extend our condolences to your family and friends.
- Karla J. VanderZanden, Co Founder and Director, Canyonlands Field Institute.
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