BILL KOCI came to Moab in the late 70s and was a familiar and colorful presence in town for decades. He ran the Parkside Trailer Court until his death in January of this year. I miss Bill…
JIM MAROONEY and his infamous brother Mike ran Dos Amigos Mexican Cantina in the 90s. Celebrated as ‘El Mano Grande,’ Jim was the calmer counterpoint to his exuberant bro. Jim died more than a decade ago of cancer.
ANNE WILSON was born and raised in Moab/Grand County. She grew up at Professor Valley Ranch with her sister Lynn and had maybe the most amazing parents any of us could wish for—Bates and Robin Wilson. Anne still lives on the ranch with her husband Peter Lawson and their two children.
LEW PROUSE, Moab’s postmaster from the late 70s to the early 90s (?). From the days when being a postmaster in Moab was a relatively non-stressful experience. Lew retired and, last I heard, spent a lot of time at Lake Powell, but I’ve lost track of him. If you know Lew, tell him to phone home.
DAVE LYLE, Moab resident for decades, won a battle against the food chain Wendy’s when they tore apart his yard while building their Main St. restaurant—don’t mess with Dave Lyle’s garden. He’s still there.
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