Brannan, Wayne Phillip (May 22, 1927 - March 11, 1990)

Wayne Phillip Brannan

Douglas Budget - March 14, 1990

Memorial services for Wayne Phillip Brannan, 62, will be held Thursday March 15, at 2 p.m. at the Converse Funeral Chapel with the Rev. Jon Laughlin of the First United Methodist Church officiating.

Interment of the cremains will be at the Douglas Park Cemetery with Samuel Mares American Legion Post #8 conducting graveside rites.

Mr. Branna died Sunday, March 11, 1990 at the Wyoming Medical Center in Casper, following a long illness.

He was born May 22, 1927 in Vernonia, Ore., the son of Clarence C. and Opal (Eggleston) Brannan. As an infant he moved from Oregon and lived his early childhood in Nebraska and Wyoming. He attended and received his education in Converse County.

He was married to Fritzie Schlichting in 1944 in Douglas, and to this union one daughter, Lynn, was born. He then entered the United States Army in 1945, and was discharged in 1947. Following his discharge he worked as a ranch hand in Nebraska.

He was married to Betty Lou Andrews on Oct. 1, 1951 in Cheyenne, and to this union one daughter, Rhonda, was born. He worked in the oil fields in Converse County. He then lived in Gillette, working various jobs. In 1965 he moved to Converse County and ran the Best Coal Company for 10 years.

In 1975 he began working as the caretaker of Ayers Natural Bridge for Converse County. He retired in April, 1987, and has resided in Douglas until the time of his death.

He is survived by his two daughters, Lynn Byrum of Salt Lake City, Utah and Rhonda Wilkinson of Gillette; one brother, Don Brannan of Mullen, Neb.; three sisters, Maxine Land of Casper, Linda McKibben of Glenrock, and Donna Cumpton of Douglas; one grandson; three granddaughters; and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his wife, Betty Lou, on May 28, 1986; infant son, Tye Clayton Brannan; one brother, Kenneth Brannan; two grandsons; one nephew; and one niece.

Serving as honorary pallbearers are Duane Haefele, Max Page, Elvin Munkres, Dick Reed, Peter Mike Curtin, Dean Munkres, Wes Reed, Murray Reed, and Kile Munkres.

A memorial to the Wyoming Children Society, P.O. Box 105, Cheyenne, Wyoming 82003 would be appreciated by the family.

The Converse Funeral Chapel of Douglas is in charge of the arrangements.

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