James E. Lynn

James E. Lynn

Dec 30, 1926 - Nov 13, 2008
Funeral services for James E. Lynn of rural Riverton will be at 2 p.m. Monday, Nov. 17, at the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. Pastor Cleve McSwain will officiate and committal rites will be by the Wyoming Army National Guard.

Interment will be at Mountain View Cemetery in Riverton.

Mr. Lynn died Thursday evening, Nov. 13, 2008, at Riverton Memorial Hospital. He was 81.

James Everett Lynn was born in Belfry, Mont., on Dec. 30, 1926, the son of David Larkin Lynn and Blanch (Kirk) Lynn. He was graduated from high school in Fromberg, Mont., in 1944.

Mr. Lynn was a World War II veteran who served with the U.S. Army and had lived in Fremont County for the past 46 years.

On March 14, 1951, he married Betty Jean Barnes in Minot, N.D.

Mr. Lynn worked as a welder and in the horse arena at Central Wyoming College in Riverton as a caretaker for the animals. He had worked in the oil fields for several drilling companies for many years, then in the Susquehanna mill, before taking the job at the college.

His family said Mr. Lynn "could fix anything." He enjoyed hunting, fishing, electrical work, carpentry, and was an excellent welder.

Survivors include his wife, Betty Jean Lynn of Riverton; son, Dean Lynn and his wife Marilyn of Riverton; daughters, Sandra Smith and her husband Michael of Riverton, Debra Blough of Greybull, and Cathy Herrera and husband Troy of Albuquerque, N.M.; 17 grandchildren and 30 great grandchildren; a brother, Dave Lynn of Payson, Ariz.; sister, Ruby Strobbe of Park City, Mo.

Mr. Lynn was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Jimmy Evan Lynn; three brothers, and two sisters.

Memorials may be made to St. Jude's Children's Hospital in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 West Main, Riverton WY 82501.

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.