George A. Rebedeaux

1915 – 1936


Worland Grit, Thursday, September 3, 1936


George A Rebedeaux, Jr. Funeral held Monday

 Funeral services for George A. Rebedeaux Jr. were held at the Ten Sleep Seventh Day Adventist Church on Monday afternoon, August 31, 1936. Elder Waterhouse conducted the services. A duet, “He did Not Die in Vain”  was sung by Mr. and Mrs. Wesley  Jennings and Mrs. Clifford Egbert sang two solos, “Gleams of the Golden Morning,” and “Sweet Bye and Bye.”


Pall bearers were Fred Greet, Will Smith, James Greet and Wesley Waterhouse. Burial was at the Ten Sleep cemetery.



  Again the grim reaper claimed a victim in the Big Trails country.  This time he chose one of our most promising young men, George A. Rebedeaux. Jr. George has not been well for some time, and when he finally had an examination it was found that he was suffering from stomach ulcers.  He has followed a strict diet for them, and was much improved, when he was stricken suddenly with what seemed to be a case of double pneumonia.  He was rushed to a hospital at Worland, where everything possible was done for him, and for a while it seemed that he might recover, but suddenly a cerebral complication developed, and the end came very soon.  The sincere sympathy of everyone in this community goes to the young widow and her infant son, and to the parents, sisters and brothers who are left to mourn George’s early death.



George Abraham Rebedeaux, Jr. was born September 23, 1915 at Lander, Wyoming.  His age at the time of his death was 20 years, 11 months and 6 days.  He spent his life in the No Wood and Big Trails vicinity, helping his father on the cattle ranch.


  George attended the Deep Creek school and later received an academic education in the Seventh Day Adventist school at Big Trails.


  At the tender age of 14, he gave his heart unreservedly to Jesus and was baptized at Camp Meeting in Casper, Wyoming by Elder C. A. Perdum.  He was a member of the Wyoming Conference Church of Seventh Day Adventists until 1933 when his letter was moved to the Big Trails church.  He was an active member in Missionary Volunteer work and all activities of the church, never once asking to be excused when any call was made.  He was working toward the goal of a Master Comrade.


  On June 5, 1935 he was united in holy wedlock to Miss Zepha Rose Ainsworth.  To this union was born a son, Charles Berkley, July 22, 1936, the babe now being 5 weeks and 4 days old.

  On August 15th, while working near Thermopolis, George became very ill and was admitted to a hospital at Worland.  A desperate fight was made to save his life but all effort proved unavailing and the end came about 10:30 Saturday evening, August 29th.


  We sorrow not as others who have no hope, for God in his mercy knew what the future held in store for our George.


  George was an obedient son, a loving husband and father.  He will be missed by all who knew him for to know him was to love him.  His influence for the better life and the fearless way in which he testified for Jesus will long linger with those who came in touch with him.


  He leaves to mourn his loss his young devoted bride and his infant son, his father, George Rebedeaux Sr., his mother Essie Benson Rebedeaux, and his sister Agnes and brother Theodore, of No Wood and brother Charles Patterson of Hyattville, Wyoming; Frank Patterson of Payette, Idaho and victor Patterson of Fort Sill, Oklahoma and a sister, Lucy Coffey of Jameston, Idaho; a brother and sister, Hollis and May preceded him in death.