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James Alva “Jim” Gaddis

Modified: Wednesday, Feb 20th, 2013

A celebration of life service for James Alva “Jim” Gaddis, 70, will be held at 1:30 P.M. Friday, February 22, 2013 at the Wheatland Moose Lodge in Wheatland, Wyoming.

Jim Gaddis passed away Monday, February 18, 2013 at the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center in Cheyenne, Wyoming.

Jim was born March 22, 1942 in Wheatland, the son of Alva D. and Margaret E. (Moore) Gaddis.

Jim was reared and educated in Wheatland and graduated from Wheatland High School. After graduation Jim moved to Laramie where he worked on a ranch until 1965 when he started training race horses. He trained horses all over the southwest, Texas, Kentucky, Oklahoma, and California. Due to an injury Jim had to give up training race horses and moved to Colorado. He then returned to Wheatland in 1996. Jim was known for telling stories.

Jim is survived by his two brothers, Allen Gaddis of Vernon, Texas and Charles Brown of Lander, Wyoming and sister, Leona (Don) Gudhal of Wheatland.

He is preceded in death by his father, Alva D. Gaddis on April 13, 2000 and his mother, Margaret Gaddis on October 12, 1999.

The Gorman Funeral Homes – Platte Chapel of Wheatland is in charge of the arrangements.

Condolences may be sent to the family at gormanfh.com

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