Maggie Copen1

F, b. after 1931
Relationship5th great-granddaughter of Johannes Wildfang [Sr.]
     Maggie Copen was born after 1931. She is the daughter of James Thurman Copen and Nellie Bly "Nell" Wilfong.1
Last Edited29 Mar 2018
Father*James Thurman Copen1 b. 4 Feb 1891, d. 27 Jan 1958
Mother*Nellie Bly "Nell" Wilfong1 b. 29 Apr 1912, d. 4 Jun 1990

Citations

  1. [S2947] Census: 1940 Pocahontas, West Virginia, Nellie Copen
    in the 1940 United States Federal Census

    Name: Nellie Copen
    Age: 27
    Estimated Birth Year: abt 1913
    Gender: Female
    Race: White
    Birthplace: West Virginia
    Marital Status: Married
    Relation to Head of House: Daughter
    Home in 1940: Little Levels, Pocahontas, West Virginia

    Inferred Residence in 1935: Rural, Pocahontas, West Virginia
    Residence in 1935: Rural, Pocahontas, West Virginia
    Resident on farm in 1935: Yes
    Sheet Number: 2A
    Occupation: Housewife
    Industry: Own Home
    Attended School or College: No
    Highest Grade Completed: Elementary school, 7th grade
    Class of Worker: Working on own account
    Weeks Worked in 1939: 0
    Income: 0
    Income Other Sources: No

    Household Members: Name Age
    Amon B Wilfong 61
    Maggie Wilfong 48
    Amon Wilfong 34
    Dennie Wilfong 25
    George Wilfong 23
    Erie Wilfong 15
    James Copen 48
    Nellie Copen 27
    Thurman Copen 8
    Floyd Copen 5
    Maggie Copen 2
    Arnold Wilfong 8/12

    Source Citation
    Year: 1940; Census Place: Little Levels, Pocahontas, West Virginia; Roll: m-t0627-04438; Page: 2A; Enumeration District: 38-14

    Source Information
    Ancestry.com. 1940 United States Federal Census [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.

    Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Sixteenth Census of the United States, 1940. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1940. T627, 4,643 rolls.

Reta May Maud Jones1

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     Reta May Maud Jones married Thurman Brown "John" Copen, son of James Thurman Copen and Nellie Bly "Nell" Wilfong, in 1959 in Pocahontas, West Virginia.1
Last Edited29 Mar 2018

Family: Reta May Maud Jones and Thurman Brown "John" Copen

Citations

  1. [S2745] Marriage Records: WV Marriages Index, 1785-1971, Therman Brown Copen
    in the West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971

    Name: Therman Brown Copen
    Gender: Male
    Spouse's Name: Reta May Maud Jones
    Spouse Gender: Female
    Marriage Date: 1959
    Marriage Place: Pocahontas, West Virginia, United States

    Source Information
    Ancestry.com. West Virginia, Marriages Index, 1785-1971 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.

    Original data:
    "West Virginia Marriages, 1853–1970." Index. FamilySearch, Salt Lake City, Utah, 2008, 2009. Digital images of originals housed in County Courthouses in various counties throughout West Virginia. Marriage records.

Thompson Copen1

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     Thompson Copen married Barsheba Tanner.1
Last Edited29 Mar 2018

Child of Thompson Copen and Barsheba Tanner

Citations

  1. [S707] Find-a-Grave, http://www.findagrave.com, James Thurman Copen
    Birth 4 Feb 1891 Clay County, West Virginia, USA
    Death 27 Jan 1958 (aged 66)
    Marlinton, Pocahontas County, West Virginia, USA

    Burial
    Ruckman Cemetery
    Mill Point, Pocahontas County, West Virginia

    James Thurman Copen b. 4 Feb 1891 Clay Co, WV d. 27 Jan 1958 at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital in Marlinton, Pocahontas, WV. He was married to Nellie Bly Wilfong about 1931. In 1940 the couple was living with Nellie's parents. Son of Thompson Copen and Barsheba Tanner. He died from acute coronary occlusion.

Barsheba Tanner1

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     Barsheba Tanner married Thompson Copen.1
Last Edited29 Mar 2018

Child of Barsheba Tanner and Thompson Copen

Citations

  1. [S707] Find-a-Grave, http://www.findagrave.com, James Thurman Copen
    Birth 4 Feb 1891 Clay County, West Virginia, USA
    Death 27 Jan 1958 (aged 66)
    Marlinton, Pocahontas County, West Virginia, USA

    Burial
    Ruckman Cemetery
    Mill Point, Pocahontas County, West Virginia

    James Thurman Copen b. 4 Feb 1891 Clay Co, WV d. 27 Jan 1958 at Pocahontas Memorial Hospital in Marlinton, Pocahontas, WV. He was married to Nellie Bly Wilfong about 1931. In 1940 the couple was living with Nellie's parents. Son of Thompson Copen and Barsheba Tanner. He died from acute coronary occlusion.

Russell Andrew Wilfong1

M, b. 24 September 1956, d. 26 March 2018
Relationship5th great-grandson of Johannes Wildfang [Sr.]
     Russell Andrew Wilfong was born on 24 September 1956 in Mill Point, Pocahontas, West Virginia.1,2 He was the son of James Thurman Copen and Nellie Bly "Nell" Wilfong.1,2 Russell Andrew Wilfong married Claire Marie Pittinger, daughter of Carl Bertrum Pittinger and Theresa Ann (?), on 15 November 1975.1 Russell Andrew Wilfong died on 26 March 2018 in Elkins, Randolph, West Virginia, at age 61.2 He was buried on 3 April 2018 in Elkins, Randolph, West Virginia.2
Last Edited4 Apr 2018
Father*James Thurman Copen2 b. 4 Feb 1891, d. 27 Jan 1958
Mother*Nellie Bly "Nell" Wilfong1 b. 29 Apr 1912, d. 4 Jun 1990

Children of Russell Andrew Wilfong and Claire Marie Pittinger

Citations

  1. [S2749] Marriage Records: Summit County, Ohio Marriage Records, 1840-1980, Russell Andrew Wilfong
    in the Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980

    Name: Russell Andrew Wilfong
    Gender: Male
    Marriage Age: 19
    Birth Date: 24 Sep 1956
    Birth Place: Mill Point, West Virginia
    Marriage Date: 15 Nov 1975
    Marriage Place: Summit, Ohio, USA
    Mother: Nellie Bly Wilfong
    Spouse: Claire Marie Pittinger

    Source Citation
    Summit County Court of Common Pleas - Probate Division; Akron, Ohio; Volume Number or Range of Dates: Vol 244-249, No. 9601-13200 , Apr.-NoVol 1975; Roll: 0309S - Roll 4

    Source Information
    Ancestry.com. Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.

    Original data: Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980. Akron, Ohio: Summit County Court of Common Pleas - Probate Division. Digital Publication, 41 rolls.
  2. [S3273] Obit: Russell/Claire/Thomas Wilfong, Obituary for RUSSELL ANDREW WILFONG CLAIRE MARIE PITTINGER WILFONG THOMAS ANDREW PAUL WILFONG

    Russell Andrew Wilfong, 61, and his wife Claire Marie Pittinger Wilfong , 59 along with their son Thomas Andrew Paul Wilfong, 36 of Harman WV, lost their life in a single vehicle car accident Monday, March 26, 2018 in Elkins WV.
    Russell was born Sept. 24th 1956 in Marlinton WVa, and was a son of the late Nellie Bly Wilfong and James Thurman Copen.
    Russell was preceded in death by a stepfather, Jordan David McMillion, brother, Thurman Brown (John) Copen, Brother in Law, David Slawter, 3 Nephews, Victor Doyle, Kevin Copen and Jason Copen.
    Russell is survived by his son, Jamie Lee Wilfong and his wife Melissa, grandsons, Chad Wilfong and Wade Wilfong, son, Russell Thurman Wilfong all of Burnsville Va., brother, Jimmy Joe Copen and his wife Elizabeth of Monterville, WV, brother, Floyd Thomas (Dude) Copen of Elkins WV, sister, Louise Gertrude Doyle and husband Wriley of Monterville, WV, sister, Linda Lou Slawter Bickel and husband David of Huttonsville WV. Several nieces, nephews and friends, special pet– Marley and Harley.
    Claire Marie Pittinger Wilfong was born March 27, 1958 and was the daughter of Carl Bertram Pittinger and the late Theresa Ann Pittinger in Akron Ohio.
    Claire is survived by 2 sons, Jamie Lee Wilfong wife Melissa, Russell Thurman(Bubs) Wilfong Grandchildren Chad and Wade Wilfong all of Burnsville Va, three sisters, Carla Pittinger and Family, Christine (Tom) Heller & Family, and Theresa Pittinger & Family, two brothers, Carl Pittinger Jr. & Family, and John Pittinger & Family all still residing in Akron Ohio.
    Thomas (Tommy) was born Sept, 17, 1981 at Memorial General in Elkins WV and was a son of Russell and Claire Wilfong.
    Tommy was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother Nellie Bly Wilfong McMillion and Jordan David McMillion, grandfather, James Job Thurman Copen, uncle, Thurman Brown (John) Copen. maternal grandmother, Theresa Ann Pittinger, Three cousins, Victor Doyle, Kevin Copen and Jason Copen.
    Tommy is survived by brother, Jamie Lee Wilfong and wife Melissa children, Chad Wilfong and Wade Wilfong, brother, Russell Thurman Wilfong (Bubs) of Burnsville Va., uncles, Jimmy Joe Copen and wife Elizabeth of Montersville WVA and uncle Floyd Thomas (Dude) Copen of Elkins WV, Aunt Louise Gertrude Doyle husband Wriley of Montersville, WVA, aunt, Linda Lou Slawter Bickel and husband Dave of Huttonsville WV. maternal Grandfather Carl Bert Pittinger of Akron Ohio, aunts Carla Pittinger & family.
    Aunt Christine Heller and family Aunt Theresa Pittinger and family Uncle Carl Pittinger Jr and family Uncle John Pittinger and family, all of Ohio.
    Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Lantz Funeral Home with Pastor Lorrie Aikens officiating. Burial will follow in the Ruckman Cemetery.
    Visitation will be Tuesday from 1 until time of services at the funeral home.
    Online condolences may be made at Lantzfuneralhome.com

    To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of RUSSELL ANDREW WILFONG CLAIRE MARIE PITTINGER WILFONG THOMAS ANDREW PAUL WILFONG, please visit our Tribute Store. Or, if you would like to donate to the family, please visit RUSSELL ANDREW WILFONG's Tribute Fund.

Claire Marie Pittinger1

F, b. 27 March 1958, d. 26 March 2018
     Claire Marie Pittinger was born on 24 September 1956 in Summit, Ohio.1 She was born on 27 March 1958.2 She was the daughter of Carl Bertrum Pittinger and Theresa Ann (?)2 Claire Marie Pittinger married Russell Andrew Wilfong, son of James Thurman Copen and Nellie Bly "Nell" Wilfong, on 15 November 1975.1 Claire Marie Pittinger died on 26 March 2018 in Elkins, Randolph, West Virginia, at age 59.2 She was buried on 3 April 2018 in Elkins, Randolph, West Virginia.2
Last Edited4 Apr 2018
Father*Carl Bertrum Pittinger2
Mother*Theresa Ann (?)2

Children of Claire Marie Pittinger and Russell Andrew Wilfong

Citations

  1. [S2749] Marriage Records: Summit County, Ohio Marriage Records, 1840-1980, Russell Andrew Wilfong
    in the Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980

    Name: Russell Andrew Wilfong
    Gender: Male
    Marriage Age: 19
    Birth Date: 24 Sep 1956
    Birth Place: Mill Point, West Virginia
    Marriage Date: 15 Nov 1975
    Marriage Place: Summit, Ohio, USA
    Mother: Nellie Bly Wilfong
    Spouse: Claire Marie Pittinger

    Source Citation
    Summit County Court of Common Pleas - Probate Division; Akron, Ohio; Volume Number or Range of Dates: Vol 244-249, No. 9601-13200 , Apr.-NoVol 1975; Roll: 0309S - Roll 4

    Source Information
    Ancestry.com. Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980 [database on-line]. Lehi, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.

    Original data: Summit County, Ohio, Marriage Records, 1840-1980. Akron, Ohio: Summit County Court of Common Pleas - Probate Division. Digital Publication, 41 rolls.
  2. [S3273] Obit: Russell/Claire/Thomas Wilfong, Obituary for RUSSELL ANDREW WILFONG CLAIRE MARIE PITTINGER WILFONG THOMAS ANDREW PAUL WILFONG

    Russell Andrew Wilfong, 61, and his wife Claire Marie Pittinger Wilfong , 59 along with their son Thomas Andrew Paul Wilfong, 36 of Harman WV, lost their life in a single vehicle car accident Monday, March 26, 2018 in Elkins WV.
    Russell was born Sept. 24th 1956 in Marlinton WVa, and was a son of the late Nellie Bly Wilfong and James Thurman Copen.
    Russell was preceded in death by a stepfather, Jordan David McMillion, brother, Thurman Brown (John) Copen, Brother in Law, David Slawter, 3 Nephews, Victor Doyle, Kevin Copen and Jason Copen.
    Russell is survived by his son, Jamie Lee Wilfong and his wife Melissa, grandsons, Chad Wilfong and Wade Wilfong, son, Russell Thurman Wilfong all of Burnsville Va., brother, Jimmy Joe Copen and his wife Elizabeth of Monterville, WV, brother, Floyd Thomas (Dude) Copen of Elkins WV, sister, Louise Gertrude Doyle and husband Wriley of Monterville, WV, sister, Linda Lou Slawter Bickel and husband David of Huttonsville WV. Several nieces, nephews and friends, special pet– Marley and Harley.
    Claire Marie Pittinger Wilfong was born March 27, 1958 and was the daughter of Carl Bertram Pittinger and the late Theresa Ann Pittinger in Akron Ohio.
    Claire is survived by 2 sons, Jamie Lee Wilfong wife Melissa, Russell Thurman(Bubs) Wilfong Grandchildren Chad and Wade Wilfong all of Burnsville Va, three sisters, Carla Pittinger and Family, Christine (Tom) Heller & Family, and Theresa Pittinger & Family, two brothers, Carl Pittinger Jr. & Family, and John Pittinger & Family all still residing in Akron Ohio.
    Thomas (Tommy) was born Sept, 17, 1981 at Memorial General in Elkins WV and was a son of Russell and Claire Wilfong.
    Tommy was preceded in death by his paternal grandmother Nellie Bly Wilfong McMillion and Jordan David McMillion, grandfather, James Job Thurman Copen, uncle, Thurman Brown (John) Copen. maternal grandmother, Theresa Ann Pittinger, Three cousins, Victor Doyle, Kevin Copen and Jason Copen.
    Tommy is survived by brother, Jamie Lee Wilfong and wife Melissa children, Chad Wilfong and Wade Wilfong, brother, Russell Thurman Wilfong (Bubs) of Burnsville Va., uncles, Jimmy Joe Copen and wife Elizabeth of Montersville WVA and uncle Floyd Thomas (Dude) Copen of Elkins WV, Aunt Louise Gertrude Doyle husband Wriley of Montersville, WVA, aunt, Linda Lou Slawter Bickel and husband Dave of Huttonsville WV. maternal Grandfather Carl Bert Pittinger of Akron Ohio, aunts Carla Pittinger & family.
    Aunt Christine Heller and family Aunt Theresa Pittinger and family Uncle Carl Pittinger Jr and family Uncle John Pittinger and family, all of Ohio.
    Funeral services will be held 2:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Lantz Funeral Home with Pastor Lorrie Aikens officiating. Burial will follow in the Ruckman Cemetery.
    Visitation will be Tuesday from 1 until time of services at the funeral home.
    Online condolences may be made at Lantzfuneralhome.com

    To send flowers or a remembrance gift to the family of RUSSELL ANDREW WILFONG CLAIRE MARIE PITTINGER WILFONG THOMAS ANDREW PAUL WILFONG, please visit our Tribute Store. Or, if you would like to donate to the family, please visit RUSSELL ANDREW WILFONG's Tribute Fund.

Brianna (?)1

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     Brianna (?) married Bradley Allen Jack, son of Clark Allen "Buzz" Jack and Cathy Jean Wilfong.1
Last Edited31 Mar 2018

Family: Brianna (?) and Bradley Allen Jack

Citations

  1. [S3268] Obit: Cathy Jean (Wilfong) Jack, Cathy Jean Wilfong Jack
    Cathy Jean Wilfong Jack, 64, a resident of Beverly, passed from this life Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, at Davis Medical Center in Elkins. She had been in her usual health, and death was unexpected.
    Cathy was born Monday, March 9, 1953, in Marlinton, a daughter of the late John Randall Wilfong and Virgie Mae Arbogast Wilfong, who survives in Slaty Fork.
    Also left to cherish her memory are two children, Bradley Jack and wife, Brianna, of Elkins and Christina Jack-Johnson and husband, Doyle, of Beverly; three grandchildren, Dalton, Brayden and Makenna Jack; three siblings, Janice Galford, Connie Thomas and husband, Bobby, and Randy Wilfong and wife, Diane; several nieces and nephews; and long time companion, Roger Coffman.
    Cathy graduated Pocahontas High School and was a dedicated homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She loved traveling to the beach with family and collecting sea shells. Cathy enjoyed spoiling her cat, Miss Gab. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed crocheting.
    Visitation will be held at the Randolph Funeral Home Monday, Nov. 6, from noon to 1 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Wink Lanham will officiate, and interment will follow in Maplewood Cemetery in Elkins.
    The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements for Cathy Jean Wilfong Jack.
    Send online condolences to the family at www.therandolphfuneralhome.com.

    Intermountain, November 4, 2017.

Doyle Johnson1

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     Doyle Johnson married Christina Jack, daughter of Clark Allen "Buzz" Jack and Cathy Jean Wilfong.1
Last Edited31 Mar 2018

Family: Doyle Johnson and Christina Jack

Citations

  1. [S3268] Obit: Cathy Jean (Wilfong) Jack, Cathy Jean Wilfong Jack
    Cathy Jean Wilfong Jack, 64, a resident of Beverly, passed from this life Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, at Davis Medical Center in Elkins. She had been in her usual health, and death was unexpected.
    Cathy was born Monday, March 9, 1953, in Marlinton, a daughter of the late John Randall Wilfong and Virgie Mae Arbogast Wilfong, who survives in Slaty Fork.
    Also left to cherish her memory are two children, Bradley Jack and wife, Brianna, of Elkins and Christina Jack-Johnson and husband, Doyle, of Beverly; three grandchildren, Dalton, Brayden and Makenna Jack; three siblings, Janice Galford, Connie Thomas and husband, Bobby, and Randy Wilfong and wife, Diane; several nieces and nephews; and long time companion, Roger Coffman.
    Cathy graduated Pocahontas High School and was a dedicated homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She loved traveling to the beach with family and collecting sea shells. Cathy enjoyed spoiling her cat, Miss Gab. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed crocheting.
    Visitation will be held at the Randolph Funeral Home Monday, Nov. 6, from noon to 1 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Wink Lanham will officiate, and interment will follow in Maplewood Cemetery in Elkins.
    The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements for Cathy Jean Wilfong Jack.
    Send online condolences to the family at www.therandolphfuneralhome.com.

    Intermountain, November 4, 2017.

Randy Wilfong1

M, b. after 1954
Relationship6th great-grandson of Johannes Wildfang [Sr.]
     Randy Wilfong married Diane (?)1 Randy Wilfong was born after 1954. He is the son of John Randell Wilfong and Virgie Mae Arbogast.1
Last Edited31 Mar 2018
Father*John Randell Wilfong1 b. 5 Aug 1922, d. 16 Dec 1988
Mother*Virgie Mae Arbogast1 b. Apr 1925

Family: Randy Wilfong and Diane (?)

Citations

  1. [S3268] Obit: Cathy Jean (Wilfong) Jack, Cathy Jean Wilfong Jack
    Cathy Jean Wilfong Jack, 64, a resident of Beverly, passed from this life Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, at Davis Medical Center in Elkins. She had been in her usual health, and death was unexpected.
    Cathy was born Monday, March 9, 1953, in Marlinton, a daughter of the late John Randall Wilfong and Virgie Mae Arbogast Wilfong, who survives in Slaty Fork.
    Also left to cherish her memory are two children, Bradley Jack and wife, Brianna, of Elkins and Christina Jack-Johnson and husband, Doyle, of Beverly; three grandchildren, Dalton, Brayden and Makenna Jack; three siblings, Janice Galford, Connie Thomas and husband, Bobby, and Randy Wilfong and wife, Diane; several nieces and nephews; and long time companion, Roger Coffman.
    Cathy graduated Pocahontas High School and was a dedicated homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She loved traveling to the beach with family and collecting sea shells. Cathy enjoyed spoiling her cat, Miss Gab. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed crocheting.
    Visitation will be held at the Randolph Funeral Home Monday, Nov. 6, from noon to 1 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Wink Lanham will officiate, and interment will follow in Maplewood Cemetery in Elkins.
    The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements for Cathy Jean Wilfong Jack.
    Send online condolences to the family at www.therandolphfuneralhome.com.

    Intermountain, November 4, 2017.

Diane (?)1

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     Diane (?) married Randy Wilfong, son of John Randell Wilfong and Virgie Mae Arbogast.1
Last Edited31 Mar 2018

Family: Diane (?) and Randy Wilfong

Citations

  1. [S3268] Obit: Cathy Jean (Wilfong) Jack, Cathy Jean Wilfong Jack
    Cathy Jean Wilfong Jack, 64, a resident of Beverly, passed from this life Wednesday, Nov. 1, 2017, at Davis Medical Center in Elkins. She had been in her usual health, and death was unexpected.
    Cathy was born Monday, March 9, 1953, in Marlinton, a daughter of the late John Randall Wilfong and Virgie Mae Arbogast Wilfong, who survives in Slaty Fork.
    Also left to cherish her memory are two children, Bradley Jack and wife, Brianna, of Elkins and Christina Jack-Johnson and husband, Doyle, of Beverly; three grandchildren, Dalton, Brayden and Makenna Jack; three siblings, Janice Galford, Connie Thomas and husband, Bobby, and Randy Wilfong and wife, Diane; several nieces and nephews; and long time companion, Roger Coffman.
    Cathy graduated Pocahontas High School and was a dedicated homemaker who enjoyed spending time with her children and grandchildren. She loved traveling to the beach with family and collecting sea shells. Cathy enjoyed spoiling her cat, Miss Gab. She was an excellent cook and enjoyed crocheting.
    Visitation will be held at the Randolph Funeral Home Monday, Nov. 6, from noon to 1 p.m., the funeral hour. The Rev. Wink Lanham will officiate, and interment will follow in Maplewood Cemetery in Elkins.
    The Randolph Funeral Home and Cremation Services has been entrusted with the arrangements for Cathy Jean Wilfong Jack.
    Send online condolences to the family at www.therandolphfuneralhome.com.

    Intermountain, November 4, 2017.