Dennis F. Edwards
Oct 5, 1942 - Mar 15, 2010
Dennis F. Edwards, 67, of Riverton died Monday morning, March 15, 2010, at the Help for Health Hospice Home after a long battle with ALS. Mr. Edwards was a participant through the Veteran's Administration to further understand ALS and move closer to a cure.
Funeral Mass will be 10:00 a.m., Friday, March 19, 2010 at Saint Margaret's Catholic Church. A Rosary will be 6:00 p.m., Thursday, March 18, 2010 at the Church. Inurnment in the Cody Riverside Cemetery will be held at a later date.
Dennis Ferdinand Edwards was born October 5, 1942 in Saint Paul, Minnesota to John William and Dorothy Marie (Engelhart) Edwards. Mr. Edwards grew up in Saint Paul, Minnesota and Wolf Creek, Wisconsin. He later moved to Cody and was graduated with the class of 1960. He entered the U.S. Army and served for three years.
On July 2, 1962 he married Betty Green in Cody at Saint Anthony's Catholic Church. The couple lived in various communities while Dennis apprenticed for various electrical companies. He started his apprenticeship in March of 1965 with Riverton Electric working for Bob Sackett. He also attended Casper College while apprenticing. He later completed his apprenticeship with A-1 Electric in 1969.
During his electrical career he worked in Ottawa, Illinois for a year and a half and lived in Green River, WY until 1977. They moved to Riverton were he was employed by Intermountain Electric. He also was self-employed operating D's Electric, then worked for Central Wyoming College retiring in 1998 due to health complications.
Together the couple enjoyed fishing, hunting, camping, traveling and spending time with their children and grandchildren.
He was a member of the IBEW Local 322 , Saint Margaret's Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, past member of the American Legion Post #19 and served on the Parrish Council at Saint Margaret’s Catholic Church.
He is survived by his wife Betty of Riverton; sons, Mark and his wife Julie, their children, Jennifer and Matthew of Snoqualmie, WA, Jeff and his wife Diane of Henry, Nebraska; half brother Bill of Wisconsin; half sister, Tensie and husband Rick of Wisconsin; sister-in-law Roberta Branam of Cody; nephew Greg Capron and his wife Dianne of Billings, their children, Montana Rose of Washington and Carmen Grace of Billings; niece Pam Wright and her husband Ken of Cody.
He was preceded in death by his parents, John Edwards and Dorothy Caturia; step-father, Robert Caturia; sister, Claudia Jensen and her husband Steve; brother-in-law, Gary Branam.
Memorials may be made to ALS, Little Wind Hospice, or Help for Health Hospice Home in care of Davis Funeral Home, 2203 W. Main Street, 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.