Bob Gene McKee

Bob Gene McKee

Dec 7, 1930 - Feb 14, 2008
Memorial services will be held at a latter date for Bob Gene McKee of Pavillion who died on Thursday, Feb. 14, 2008, in Gillette. He was 76 years old.

Bob Gene McKee was born in Greeley, Colo., on Dec. 7, 1931, the son of Clyde and Lottie (Miller) McKee.

He grew on the family farms in and around Grover, Colo., where he attended elementary school. In 1946, the family moved to Elk Mountain, Wyo., where he was graduated from high school in 1950.

On Aug. 24, 1950, he married Darlene Hennings in Laramie and the family moved to Cokeville in 1958, to Savery in 1965, and to Fremont County in 1976.

Mr. McKee was a rancher who first worked and lived on the family ranch. His family said his interest was always centered in the care of the livestock, including his dog and all of his cats.

In addition, he hunted rocks and old bottles, enjoyed hunting and fishing with his grandchildren and great grandchildren, "enjoyed and joked with all little and big kids," loved to work on machinery and always had a project remodeling someone's home, yet always had time to stop for friends and family.

Survivors include his wife, Darlene McKee of Pavillion; sons, Bobbie McKee and his wife Vicky of Manila, Utah, and Dannie McKee of Pavillion; daughters, Connie McKee and Dorene Keever and her husband Bob, all of Gillette; 11 grandchildren, 15 great grandchildren, and two great-great grandchildren; brothers, Bill McKee and Al McKee and wife Kay; sisters, Helen Addison, Charllote Orton, Blanch Gunderson and husband Richard, and Dixie Johnson and husband Bert.

He was preceded in death by a daughter, Lottie Helen McKee; father Clyde and mother Lottie McKee; brother, Pete McKee, and sister, Hazel Larson.

On-line obituaries are available and condolences for the family may be made at: thedavisfuneralhome.com

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