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Joe Sebastian ~ July 16, 1923 Nov. 18, 2012

Posted: Monday, Nov 19th, 2012

Joe Sebastian, 89, of Kemmerer passed away peacefully on Sunday, Nov. 18, at The Pond House Residential Care Home in Sparks, Nev.

Joe was born on July 16, 1923 in Superior, Wyo. to Chester Sebastian and Ida (Griff) Sebastian. Joe married Hildegarde Spencer of Evanston on September 26, 1949 in Lander, Wyo. and to this union four children were born.

Joe served the community on the Kemmerer Senior Center board of directors. He had a wonderful sense of humor and also loved to entertain at the senior center. Joe will be a lasting legacy in southwest Wyoming as a result of his work in the liquor industry in Kemmerer, Rock Springs and Evanston since Prohibition. He was a wonderful husband, father, grandfather, uncle and friend to many who associated with him.

Joe is survived by his wife, Hildegarde, of Kemmerer; daughters Michele Ellis and Jan Mooney, both from Reno, Nev.; sons Chet Sebastian of Kemmerer and Joseph Guy Sebastian of Richland, Wash.; sisters Vina McGuire of Denver, Colo., and Gloria Smith of La Jolla, Calif.; his loving grandchildren, Lindsey Ann Sebastian and Cassidy Skye Sebastian, both of Richland; and numerous nieces and nephews.

Joe was preceded in death by his parents, Chester and Ida Sebastian, both of Kemmerer.

Cremation has taken place at Truckee Meadows Cremation & Burial in Reno, Nev. Memorial services will be conducted at a later date.

Contributions can be made to the American Cancer Society.

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