Aug 22, 1927 - Sep 12, 2009
Memorial services for Mervin Lindsey of Crowheart will be held at 2:00 p.m. Saturday, October 3, 2009 at the Headwaters Community Center in Dubois.
Mr. Lindsey died suddenly on Saturday, September 12, 2009 at Lander Valley Medical Center, having suffered a massive stroke.
Cremation has taken place.
Mervin Lindsey was born on August 22, 1927 in Custer, SD, the son of Mervin Lindsey and Thelma (Chapin) Lindsey.
Mr. Lindsey received his master’s degree from the University of Wyoming and had been a school teacher in South Dakota, Montana, Idaho and several communities in Wyoming.
He moved to Dubois in 1974 and had been principal at the Dubois Elementary School from 1974 to 1989, when he retired. Since that time, he had been ranching.
On April 10, 1990, he married Laney Hicks in Chicago, IL.
Mr. Lindsey’s family said he had a great love of land and people and was an important member of the communities of Dubois and Crowheart. He was beloved by everyone. They also said he enjoyed being in the forest with his cattle and enjoyed woodworking.
He was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge in Dubois.
Mr. Lindsey is survived by his wife, Laney Hicks of Crowheart; sons, Brad Allen Lindsey and his wife Arden of Dubois, Roche Lindsey of Colorado Springs, Colo.; daughter, Nancy Lindsey of Seattle, Wash.; sister, Nancy Dunkin and her husband George of Evergreen, Colo.; 5 grandchildren, Morgan Piper Lindsey, Rachel Kolesnikov-Lindsey, Elizabeth Geary, Jake Liebschutz, and Maggie Lindsey.
He was preceded in death by a son, Mark Lindsey.
Memorial donations may be made to the Union of Concerned Scientists, or the ACLU, in care of the Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main, Riverton, WY 82501.
On-line obituaries are available and condolences for the family may be made at: thedavisfuneralhome.com.
Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home.