Lyndell H. 'Short' Tilley

Lyndell H. "Short" Tilley

Aug 26, 1914 - Dec 23, 2009
Lyndell H. "Short" Tilley of Riverton died on Wednesday, Dec. 23, 2009, at Wind River Healthcare in Riverton. He was 95.

Cremation will take place and, according to his wishes, no services will be held.

Lyndell Harold Tilley was born in Wewoka, Okla., on Aug. 26, 1914, the son of John Oscar Tilley and Mamie Dale (Salter) Tilley. He attended school in Wewoka and grew up in Oklahoma.

He worked as a driller in the oil fields with jobs in Alaska, Pakistan, Norway, South America, Venezuela, and Scotland. He moved to Riverton in September 1964, still following the oil field work. He bought land along Lumerxous Draw, later the Rendezvous Road.

His family said Mr. Tilley enjoyed working on machines including tractor, cars, vehicles and graders, and enjoyed working in his yard.

Survivors include his sons, Gary L. Tilley and his wife Karen of Bay City, Texas, Richard Tilley of Las Vegas, Nev., and James H. Tilley of Riverton; daughters, Claira Jo Gremore of Las Vegas, and Tracy Wichelhaus and Robyn of Riverton; seven grandchildren and five great grandchildren; a sister, Loretta May of Midwest City, Okla.

He was preceded in death by his parents, four brothers, three sisters, and two grandsons.

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 of Riverton.