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Raymond Lewis Dennis, 84, of Hulett, died Tuesday, Aug. 14, 2012, at Wyoming Medical Center in Casper.
Funeral services will be at 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Old High School Gymnasium in Sundance.
Visitation will be one hour prior to the service.
He was born Nov. 23, 1927, to Lewis and Marjorie (Frisbee) Dennis at the ranch on the Little Missouri River.
He attended several rural schools in the area while growing up. His high school years were spent in Gillette While there, he worked at Edelman’s Drug Store. He graduated high school in 1946.
He married Daisy Blakeman in Sundance on July 30, 1950. They had three sons.
His entire life was spent on the home ranch in rural Crook County.
He joined Tower Lodge #44 AF&AM at Hulett in 1949. He was active in various branches of the Lodge and was grand master of Masons in Wyoming in 1968. He also laid the cornerstone at the current Crook County Courthouse that year.
He enjoyed hunting and shooting, and was a benefactor life member of the National Rifle Association. He made many life-long friends guiding hunters on the ranch over the years.
He collected petrified wood, various rocks and artifacts, and shed horns and antlers. He was an avid reader and enjoyed time with family and friends, especially his great-granddaughters who were his “sweetie-pies.”
He served various levels of school boards during the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s. In 1986, he was elected Crook County commissioner and served eight years, spending time in Cheyenne, then and after, lobbying for Crook County and other concerns. He enjoyed politics and was a fervent conservative all his life.
Mr. Dennis is survived by his wife of 62 years, Daisy; sons, Kelly, Murray and Earl, all of Crook County; two grandsons; three great-granddaughters; sister, Dorothy Soule of Gillette.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister, Barbara.
A memorial has been established to benefit the Moorcroft Volunteer EMS.
Arrangements are under the care of Fidler-Roberts and Isburg Funeral Chapel of Sundance. Online condolences may be written at www.fidler-isburgfuneralchapels.com or attached to the obituary at www.gillettenewsrecord.com.