Richard "Dick" Lobdell

Dec 13, 1930 - Dec 25, 2007
Richard "Dick" Lobdell of Riverton died Tuesday morning, Dec. 25, 2007, at Wind River Healthcare of Riverton. He was 77 years of age.

According to his wishes, no services will be held and cremation has taken place.

Richard George Lobdell was born in Wenatchee, Wash., on Dec. 13, 1930, the son of Gordon and Adeline Lobdell.

He joined the U.S. Navy at the age of 15 and was a veteran of the Korean War. His destroyer squadron received a Presidential Unit Citation for their part in the Inchon invasion.

He was married to Janice Wilson in 1953. Their family includes two sons and two daughters.

Mr. Lobdell served in law enforcement as a police officer for the city of Cody and later as a deputy in the Park County Sheriff's Department.

Mr. Lobdell and his family moved to Riverton in 1968 where he worked for Stylehomes, Inc., and later as a heavy equipment mechanic in the Gas Hills. In 1974, he purchased a distributorship with Clover Club Foods.

The family returned to the Cody area where Mr. Lobdell continued his work as a Clover Club distributor and later worked as a security guard for the Buffalo Bill Historical Center.

Mr. Lobdell was an outdoorsman and his family said he enjoyed rock hunting and camping with his family. Cody's Rattlesnake Mountains and the Red Desert were said to be among his favorite haunts, providing the scenery for the family's camping adventures.

On-line obituaries are available and condolences for the family may be made at: thedavisfuneralhome.com

Arrangements were under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton.