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Jakob Roy Fanos

October 15, 1975 — June 14, 2024

Gillette, WY

Jakob Roy Fanos passed away at his home in Gillette, Wyoming on June 14, 2024. 

Jakob was born on October 15, 1975, in Ogden, Utah, to Tonja (Groff) Lupher and Charles “Charlie” Mark Fanos. He grew up loving to fish, hunt, and explore the outdoors. After his mother's remarriage to Nate Lupher, he enjoyed much of his childhood on Lupher Ranch, immersing himself in the world of ranch work. An exceptional steer showsman, Jake earned numerous awards, his proudest being named Grand Champion at the Wyoming State Fair in 1994. 

He graduated from Sheridan High School and later attended both Laramie County Community College and Western Wyoming Community College during different periods of his life. Jake was a skilled ironworker, welder, miner, and mechanic. His skillset reflected his dedication to hard work and love of working with his hands.

Jake’s love for the outdoors extended to fly fishing at Smiths Fork River, fishing and camping in the Uinta Mountains with his family, and riding and breaking horses, among many other things. Music was a constant in Jake’s life, and he could always be found singing or whistling a tune. He enjoyed telling jokes and playing pranks, and his magnetic personality made him the life of every party. Jake cherished time spent with his family above all else.

He was blessed with six children, whom he loved more than anything: Joshua Jakob (28, married to Madeleine Patten), Hallee (25), Abigail (23), Jesse Loren (21), Brigham Lee (19), and Charlee Ann (16). He was also a proud grandfather to Holland Oslo (3) and Henry Joshua (1 month), the children of Joshua and Madeleine.

Jake was married to the mother of his six children, Desirée Haws, for 17 years and divorced in 2012. He later married Tristan Shumway in April 2016.

Jake is preceded in death by his fathers, Charles Mark Fanos and Jeffrey Nate Lupher, brother-in-law Gary “Kirk” Revelli, nephew Carson Kirk Revelli, and grandparents John George Fanos and Jessie Johnson. He leaves behind his six children; two grandchildren; his mother, Tonja Lupher; his sisters, Darci Revelli and Jade Byers; his grandmother, Barbara Ann Fanos; and many aunts, uncles, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Jake's life was a testament to hard work, love for the outdoors, and devotion to his family. He will be deeply missed by all who knew him.

A viewing will be held at the Urie Wyoming Stake Center (Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints) from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Monday, June 24. Funeral services will be held the next day, Tuesday, June 25, with a viewing from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. and funeral at 11:00 a.m., followed by a graveside service at the Fort Bridger Cemetery.

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Monday, June 24, 2024

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Tuesday, June 25, 2024

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Tuesday, June 25, 2024

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