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Jerry Atwood

Jerry Atwood

Mar 22, 1939 - Nov 16, 2015
Jerry Don Atwood 76, of Lander passed away on Monday, November 16, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, Wyoming. Jerry was born on March 22, 1939 in Kimball, Nebraska to Helen Margaret (Leininger) and Lester Ray Atwood.

Mass of Christian Burial services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Sat. November 21, 2015 at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church in Riverton. Burial will follow the service at Mountain View Cemetery. Viewing and visitation will be held from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, at Davis Funeral Home in Riverton.

Jerry was a lifetime Fremont County resident, graduating from Riverton High School and attending college at Chadron State College in Nebraska and Western State College in Gunnison, Colorado.

Jerry married his first wife Joy Forbis in 1962 and to that union had two sons, Jason Thomas Atwood and John Ray Atwood. He married Mary Ann McGarvin November 28, 1981 in Sacramento, California.

Jerry was an active member of the Catholic Church, Knights of Columbus, church usher and greeter and Parish Council.

He worked for his family’s business for 40 years (Atwood Equipment Inc) in Farm Equipment and Car Sales, later working for Fremont Motors in sales.

Jerry was member of the Elks, Lions Club, Wyoming State Winter Fair Board, LVHS Booster Club, and Recreational District Board. He also served as a sports official and Little League Coach. Jerry was inducted into the Fremont County Fast pitch Hall of Fame. He was also in the Senior Olympics. Mr. Atwood enjoyed bird hunting and boating. He was an avid fan of all sporting events and loved snowmobiling. But his family says his greatest love was his family.

Mr. Atwood owned Atwood Equipment, Inc. and worked 40 years in Farm Equipment and car sales.

Survivors include his wife, Mary Ann Atwood of the family home in Lander; sons, John Ray (Susan) Atwood of Tallahassee, FL, Jason Thomas (Angi) Atwood of Tallahassee, FL, Dave (Wendy) McGarvin of Ten Sleep, WY, Mark (Donna) McGarvin of Worland, and Jamie McGarvin of Worland, WY; daughter, Jeanne Ann (John) Scott of Dayton, WY; 13 grandchildren; 6 great grandchildren; brother, Tom (Norma) Atwood of Thermopolis, WY; sisters, Linda (Gale) Ibach of Riverton, Kathleen (Ken) McKinley of Henderson, NV and Sandee Atwood of Greeley, CO.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Ray and Helen Atwood and his niece, Kelly Ibach.

Memorial contributions to the Jerry D. Atwood Athletic Scholarship Fund in care of Davis Funeral Home.

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Services are under the direction of Davis Funeral Home.