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Margaret Elaine Rickert Bindl March 4, 1944 – March 11, 2014

Posted: Wednesday, Mar 12th, 2014

CARTER — Elaine Bindl, 70, died at her home in Carter on March 11.

She was born on March 4, 1944, in Evanston, the daughter of Dale Lawson and Vera Jane (Briggs) Rickert.

Elaine married the love of her life, Louis John Bindl on May 14, 1963, in Evanston. They both lived in Bridger Valley at the time, Elaine in Mountain View, and Louis in Carter. They had no children.

She worked on several ranches around Evanston and in the Valley. She was a deputy town clerk for Mountain View for several years. She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary.

Elaine loved the outdoors, whether it was rock hunting, fishing, camping or just riding down an old two-track trail. She especially loved animals, all kinds, cats in particular. She was known as the “Cat Lady in Carter.” She and Louis had horses, a mule, a coyote, goats, geese, dogs and whatever came along. She loved to read and enjoyed listening to western music.

She is survived by her husband, Louis, Carter; one sister, Sally (Del) Lamb, Mountain View; one brother, Phillip (Pam) Snow, Urie, WY; sister-in-law, Carolyn Rickert, Diamondville; two other sisters-in-law, Bonnie Dahlquist and Nancy; brother-in-law, Eddie Bindl; and numerous nieces, nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her parents, her step-father, Eugene Snow; and one brother, Gary Rickert.

She will be greatly missed by all her family and friends.

Visitation will be held at the American Legion Hall in Fort Bridger on Friday, March 14, from 6 to 8 p.m. Funeral services will be held at the American Legion Hall in Fort Bridger on Saturday, March 15, at 11 a.m. Interment will follow services at the Fort Bridger Cemetery.

Online condolences may be left at crandallfhevanston.com

For the complete article see the 03-14-2014 issue.

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