Rodney Louis “Rod” McQueary, 61, of Recluse, died Saturday, Dec. 29, 2012, at the Cheyenne Regional Medical Center.
Mr. McQueary was born July 16, 1951, in Elko, Nev.
He was a rancher and a poet. He served in the United States Marine Corps during the Vietnam Conflict.
He is survived by his wife, Sue Wallis, whom he married in July of 1994 in Starr Valley, Nev.; his children, Porter, Cecile, Ian and Justine McQueary; his stepchildren, Isaac Wallis, Megan Kruse and Rys Martin; his mother, Eloise McQueary; two brothers, Lyle and Neil McQueary; and three grandchildren.
Mr. McQueary was preceded in death by his father, Howard McQueary.
Cremation has taken place at Cheyenne Memorial Gardens under the direction of Wiederspahn-Radomsky Chapel.
A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Wednesday at the Western Folklife Center in Elko, Nev.
Friends may contribute to the Western Folklife Center, 501 Railroad Street, Elko, NV 89801, to support the Cowboy Poetry Gathering.
Condolences may be posted online at wrcfuneral.com or attached to the obituary at www.gillettenewsrecord.com.