Boyd Whitman

Boyd Whitman

Oct 30, 1940 - Feb 13, 2011
Boyd David Whitman died on Sunday, February 13, 2011, at his home in rural Riverton. Graveside services will be held at 1:00 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 23, at Viola Cemetery near La Barge, Wyoming Boyd was born October 3, 1940, in Kemmerer, Wyoming to Bruce Douglas and Frances Amonda (Davidson) Whitman. He grew up on and worked on ranches in the Big Piney area until he got married in 1968 to Carolyn M Thompson. They moved immediately to Riverton, Wyoming, where he became a brand inspector, a position he held for the next 38 years. He purchased a ranch to raise his family, and in that process was instrumental in nurturing uncounted youths in Fremont County. His home was always a safe haven for those in need, be that emotional, physical or material help. He took in strays of all kinds, be they two legged or four legged, and he loved them all.

Boyd is survived by his wife, Carolyn, two sons, Michael Whitman of Phoenix, AZ; Patrick Whitman and wife, Carla, of Big Piney, WY; one daughter, Nate, and husband James Caples of Riverton, WY. Surviving also are Michael’s sons, Christopher and Joshua Gray; Patrick’s sons, Tyrel, Austin, and Zeus; daughters Brittawna and Uriel; Nate’s daughter Stephanie and son Daryk, and four great-grandchildren. Also, notable and beloved others; Jared Arnold, Eric Mintun, Dennis Florence, Sam Beattie, Mike Ingram, Janet Crouse, Lisa Kress and Carol Beagle. Brother Ward Whitman and wife Betty of Alpine, WY; sisters Charlotte Bartlett and husband Joe of Riverton, WY; Phyllis Smith and husband Fred of Washington, MI; Marcy Thompson and husband Tom of Big Piney, WY, and Laurel Corlett of El Dorado Springs, MO, as well as numerous nieces and nephews.

Boyd was preceded in death by his parents, Bruce and Frances Whitman, brothers Charles (infant) and Nelson Whitman, nephew Ian Corlett, brother-in-law Mike Corlett and niece Sari Darrington. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation or other charity of your choice in care of Davis Funeral Home.