Perle W.  Groathouse

Perle W. Groathouse

Oct 20, 1922 - Feb 9, 2008
Funeral services for Perle W. “Grandpa Bill” Groathouse of Riverton will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, February 15, 2008 at the United Methodist Church in Riverton, with the Rev. Cleve McSwain officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain View Cemetery.

Mr. Groathouse died Saturday, February 9, 2008 at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 85 years old.

A viewing will be from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 14, 2008 at the Davis Funeral Home.

Perle William Groathouse was born October 20, 1922 in Glendo, WY, the son of George and Ethel (Harrington) Groathouse. He came to the Pavillion and Riverton area to farm with his family when he was 12 years old and remained in the Pavillion area all of his life.

On December 8, 1941 he married Evelyn E. Schamber in Riverton. During the early years of their marriage he worked on farms. He was then employed for a short while for the Bureau of Reclamation prior to the formation of Midvale Irrigation District, where he worked for the next 32 years. Mr. and Mrs. Groathouse moved to Riverton in 1992.

Mr. Groathouse was a member of the United Methodist Church of Riverton, served a term on the Pavillion City Council and was a member of the Board of Directors of Midvale Insurance Group.

The family said he enjoyed gardening, lawn work, socializing with family members and friends and playing cards.

Among his survivors are his wife Evelyn of Riverton, son Ron Groathouse and his wife Judy of Riverton, daughter Linda Flack and her husband Ron of Cheyenne; daughter-in-law Joyce Groathouse of Cody; brother Vern Groathouse and his wife Hilda of Riverton; 9 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.

Mr. Groathouse was preceded in death by his parents, George and Ethel Groathouse; son Richard (Dick) Groathouse; brothers Earl and Chuck Groathouse.

Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Care of Fremont County, c/o Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main, Riverton, WY 82501.

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Services are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.