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Lee D. Whitlock

Lee D. Whitlock

Aug 19, 1924 - Jan 22, 2013
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Lee D. Whitlock, long time rancher on the Sweetwater near Jeffrey City, died Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at the age of 88.

Cremation has taken place, and memorial services will be held at 4:00 p.m. Saturday, January 26, 2013 at the United Methodist Church in Riverton, with Rev. Doug Hill officiating. Committal rites will be conducted by the Lander VFW.

Lee Darwin Whitlock was born August 19, 1924 in Alliance, NE, the son of Guy Vivien Whitlock and Vivian (Westlake) Whitlock. He came to Pavillion with his parents in 1936, and attended Morton High School.

He entered the U.S. Army at the age of 19. He was awarded the European African Middle Eastern Service Medal, Good Conduct Medal, Bronze Star Medal with one Bronze Oakleaf Cluster GO 74 & 209 Hq 3rd Inf Div 45 Distinguished Unit Citation GO 44 WD 44, Croix de Guerre with Palm Orders of Day 1st French Army 45.

Mr. Whitlock was able to be a passenger on the last Honor Flight to Washington, D.C. from Wyoming in October of 2011.

On January 18, 1955, he married Fern Willard. She preceded him in death in July of 1997. He was a lifelong rancher, living on the Sweetwater from 1946 to 2006, at which time he retired and moved to Lander.

Mr. Whitlock is survived by son Bob Whitlock and his wife Judy of Sweetwater; daughters Willa Fisk and her husband Jim of Lander, Wanda Ladbury and her husband Brad of Ft. Morgan, CO, Carla Crofts and her husband Rob of Sweetwater, and Arden Allemand of Casper; sisters Margie Collins of Mesa, AZ and Mary Nordwick of Brockton, MT; 15 grandchildren and 9 great-grandchildren.

In addition to his wife Fern, he was preceded in death by siblings Doy, Guy Jr. “Tode”, Dick, Paul and Mavadell; grandson Matthew Fisk.

Donations may be made the charity of the donor’s choice.

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Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.